Monday, June 1, 2015

Henry Stewart Talks

Henry Stewart Talks 

Henry Stewart Talks publishes animated audio visual presentations by leading world experts.

The Business and Management Collection includes over 800 specially prepared audio-visual lectures, organized into 80 comprehensive series.  Topics include Marketing, Management, Leadership Finance, Technology, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Global Business, Strategy Financial Risk Management, and much more.  Here are a few series that may be of interest:

Strategic Management, edited by Prof. Charles Baden-Fuller – Cass Business School, UK
Global Branding Strategies - Prof. Donald E. Sexton – Columbia University, USA
Corporate Finance Edited by Prof. Raghavendra Rau – University of Cambridge, UK
Principles of Marketing Edited Prof. Michael J. Baker – Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde
Managing Organizations Edited by Prof. Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Doing Business in China I Edited by Prof. Ilan Alon – Rollins College and Harvard University, USA

Talks can easily be embedded onto your course Blackboard page.

Henry Stewart Talks are listed in the Sawyer Library A-to Z list of Databases and within database subject lists.

Sawyer Library New Book Display

Here is an alphabetical list of the titles currently up in the Sawyer Library display case. This display features new book covers from the Sawyer Library collection. Click the hyperlink to see if the book is available, or already checked-out. Please be assured that the books in the display case are not the actual books!

Mildred F. Sawyer Library Book Display List

1. Advertising and propaganda in World War II : cultural identity and the blitz spirit / David Clampin

2. Animal madness : how anxious dogs, compulsive parrots, and elephants in recovery help us understand ourselves / Laurel Braitman

3. Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control / Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

4. Bats : a world of science and mystery / M. Brock Fenton, Nancy B. Simmons

5. Big data, little data, no data : scholarship in the networked world / Christine L. Borgman

6. Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union / Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley

7. Bridging the gender gap : seven principles for achieving gender balance / Lynn Roseberry and Johan Roos

8. The business of America is lobbying : how corporations became politicized and politics became more corporate / Lee Drutman

9. City of steel : how Pittsburgh became the world's steelmaking capital during the Carnegie era / Kenneth J. Kobus

10. The container principle : how a box changes the way we think / Alexander Klose ; translated by Charles Marcrum II

11. Cowardice : a brief history / Chris Walsh

12. Currency politics : the political economy of exchange rate policy / Jeffry A. Frieden

13. Energy poverty : global challenges and local solutions / edited by Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool and Jon Rozhon

14. Failing our fathers : confronting the crisis of economically vulnerable, nonresident fathers / Ronald B. Mincy, Monique Jethwani, Serena Klempin

15. The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press / Amy Gajda

16. Flags and Faces : the visual culture of America's First World War / David M. Lubin

17. From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era / Thomas C. Field Jr

18. From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history / Ely Aaronson

19. Galileo's middle finger : heretics, activists, and the search for justice in science / Alice Dreger

20. Government paternalism : nanny state or helpful friend? / Julian Le Grand and Bill New

21. Great minds : reflections of 111 top scientists / Balazs Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai, Istvan Hargittai

22. Happiness and economic growth : lessons from developing countries / edited by Andrew E. Clark and Claudia Senik

23. The human and environmental impact of fracking : how fracturing shale for gas affects us and our world / Madelon L. Finkel, editor ; foreword by Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

24. Internet literature in China / Michel Hockx

25. It's not the size of the data--it's how you use it : smarter marketing with analytics and dashboards / Koen Pauwels

26. Japan : the paradox of harmony / Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

27. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure / Michael W. Cole

28. Living in infamy : felon disfranchisement and the history of American citizenship / Pippa Holloway

29. Media violence and children : a complete guide for parents and professionals / Douglas A. Gentile, editor ; foreword by Michael Rich, MD, MPH

30. The merchant republics : Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790 / Mary Lindemann

31. Mexicans in the making of America / Neil Foley

32. Miseducating Americans : distortions of historical understanding / Richard F. Hamilton

33. The new wild : why invasive species will be nature's salvation / Fred Pearce

34. Notes from a colored girl : the Civil War pocket diaries of Emilie Frances Davis / Karsonya Wise Whitehead

35. The oldest living things in the world / Rachel Sussman

36. The outsourcer : the story of India's IT revolution / Dinesh C. Sharma

37. Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and finance / edited by Paul H. Schultz

38. Racial reckoning : prosecuting America's civil rights murders / Renee C. Romano

39. Rare : the high-stakes race to satisfy our need for the scarcest metals on Earth / Keith Veronese

40. The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s / Doug Rossinow

41. Saving the Pryor Mountain mustang : a legacy of local and federal cooperation / Christine M. Reed

42. Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina / Stuart B. Schwartz

43. The Secret History of Wonder Woman / Jill Lepore

44. Sexualized media messages and our children : teaching kids to be smart critics and consumers / Jennifer W. Shewmaker

45. South Asia in the globalised world / edited by C. Vinodan

46. The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, and pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history / Thor Hanson

47. Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce / Joseph Coleman

48. The vanishing neighbor : the transformation of American community / Marc J. Dunkelman

49. Who we be : the colorization of America / Jeff Chang

50. The wobblies in their heyday : the rise and destruction of the industrial workers of the world during the World War I era / Eric Thomas Chester

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 8, 2015: The 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe.

No single blog post could ever encompass the enormous tragedy of World War II. For that matter, many books only try to take on selected aspects of the war, its causes, and consequences. Here is a small sample of book titles available at the Sawyer Library:


Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
By Walter Kempowski; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside.

Five Days that Shocked the World:
Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II

By Nicholas Best

The Holocaust and the Revival of Psychological History
By Judith M. Hughes


The War in the Empty Air:
Victims, Perpetrators, and Postwar Germans"

By Dagmar Barnouw

Getting History Right:
East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War"

By Mark A. Wolfgram

The War Complex:
World War II in Our Time

By Marianna Torgovnick

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Interesting reading (seriously) on freight, shipping, supply chains, and logistics.

Listed below is a sample of titles that relate to containers and freight shipping. All are available through the Sawyer Library.

The "Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics" is a scholarly reference book, but the others (especially the three print titles) are interesting and relatively quick to read in their entirety.

All of the titles should awaken respect for those who work to transport the items that are at the center of the consumer economy.

Ninety Percent of Everything :
Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate.

By Rose George
Sawyer 4th Floor
HE571 .G465 2013

The Box :
How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger.

By Marc Levinson
Sawyer 4th Floor
TA1215 .L47 2006

The Container Principle :
How a Box Changes the Way we Think.

By Alexander Klose ;
translated by Charles Marcrum II
Sawyer New Books
TA1215 .K5813 2015

Box Boats:
How Container Ships Changed the World.

By Brian J. Cudahy

Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics:
Making Global Supply Chains Effective.

Edited by Chung-Yee Lee, Qiang Meng

Development of Containerization:
Success Through Vision, Drive and Technology.

By Hans van Ham, Joan Rijsenbrij

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Database: Films on Demand

Films on Demand (FOD) is a comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos. The Sawyer Library has unlimited access to over 17,000 videos covering a wide range of topics. Featured producers include American Experience, BBC, Films for the Humanities and Science, Ken Burns, Frontline, PBS, NOVA, Meridian, Royal Opera House, TED, and much more.

Individual segments subdivide each video creating separate shorter units. Films may be searched by title or by keywords in segments. In addition, the user may browse titles alphabetically or browse or search within subject areas. Films on Demand offers closed captioning in many videos.

Users can create custom playlists of selected clips and share them or embed playlist URLs in Blackboard or syllabi. In addition, users can create personal accounts and save films or segments in folders for easy access and organization.

All films have public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries. Proper citation formats are provided with each video so that students can cite correctly.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Online Resource:
Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online is comprised of "over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines." Core content titles include:
  • The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
  • The Oxford History of Islam
  • Two versions of the Qur'an:
    • M.A.S. Abdel Haleem's The Qur'an, a prose translation
    • The Koran Interpreted, a verse translation by A.J. Arberry
  • Hanna Kassis' Concordance of the Qur'an

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Have you heard about "Bitcoin"?
Are you curious about virtual currencies?
Are you looking for a paper topic relating to technology and society?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then have a look at this new book:

"Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution is Transforming the Economy," written by Edward Castronova, published by Yale University Press, [2014].

The publisher has provided this synopsis:

"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game creators have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real money is increasingly going digital, where it competes with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and the real economic worlds are intermingling more than ever before, raising the possibility that this new money might eventually replace the government-run system of dollars, euros, and yen. Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this field, a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this dynamic and essential work, he explores the current phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will mean legally, politically, and economically in the future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often surprising discourse on the meaning of money itself-what it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an emotional level"