Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Databases: FAITS & SMP

ITM, PSA, and Police Science students rejoice! We have two new databases especially for you.
FAITS stands for Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies. Topics covered in this database include IT infrastructure, wireless communications, security, telecom, data networking, convergence, and information management. In addition to articles and reports, FAITS has tutorials, industry standards, company profiles and more. Healthcare students can also rejoice--there is a section specific to healthcare IT topics in FAITS as well. Time to read up on electronic medical records....

SMP stands for Security Management Practices. Topics include securing the enterprise network, planning for disruptions, managing risk, protecting intellectual property, protecting and training employees, establishing security best practices, deploying network security appliances, using biometric technologies for network and physical security, managing organizational risk and more. SMP primarily offers news reports and has a weekly digest summarizing major events in security.

Monday, May 21, 2012

TC Library: Mobilized

Resources are within reach with Twin Cities Library's NEW mobile website! Access this mobile-friendly site using any smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad) with Internet access. On this website, you can:
  • Search for articles, ebooks, and more
  • View your checked-out items
  • Renew and request materials
  • Watch video tutorials
  • Get library hours and directions
  • Ask us a question
The website was developed by Twin Cities Librarians, and its features were ordered based on student and faculty preferences as evidenced by our mobile website usability study.

For easy access on the go, bookmark the site or use the "MOBILE WEBSITE " link at www.smumn.edu/tclibrary.

Try it out, and let us know what you think.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 2012 New Books #2

Book Chapter Authored by SGPP Faculty

Exciting news, SMU Community!

Yvette Pye, Ph.D., Core Assistant Professor in our EDD program is a contributing author in the just-published book Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

To quote Dr. Pye:
"This book, the third in the Breaking the Mold series, was conceptualized with the hope that by sharing compelling stories of successful innovation, advocacy, and social justice, more children and their families will be affected in positive ways. The narratives presented in this volume are rooted in classrooms, districts, communities, teacher preparation programs from around the United States and many corners of the world. The unique initiatives portrayed here represent collaborative efforts by students, teachers, administrators, professors, parents, boards of education, and global citizens who believe in change and transformation for the betterment of education. 
TC Library has just purchased this book.
To learn more about the book or to place a hold on it, click here.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

May 2012 New Books

Yes, you may see a list of our new books!
Since May just started and our purchasing power has yet to reach full steam, here is an abbreviated list of our new books...5 of them....cinco de Mayo, perhaps?
And even better, there is a wacky-waving-arm-flailing-inflatable-tube-calendar to the right. Could this post get any better? Maybe, some with more puns?
  1. The psychology of selling : how to sell more, easier, and faster than you ever thought possible. / Brian Tracy. 2004.
  2. The nature of leadership. / Antonakis. 2012.
  3. The origins of political order : from prehuman times to the French Revolution / Francis Fukuyama. 2011.
  4. Embodied enquiry : phenomenological touchstones for research, psychotherapy and spirituality. / Todres. 2011.
  5. Handbook of intercultural training. / Bennett, Janet Marie; Bennett, Milton J.; Landis, Dan. / 2004.