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Last Updated: May 5, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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May 2014

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Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

To join the book discussions and to receive a free copy of your books, fill out our confidential online registration form.

or contact :

April Sheppard
Dean B. Ellis Library 230
(870) 972-2766


Robert Robinette
Dean B. Ellis Library 231
(870) 972-2568

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Recently Received Books

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100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own - Edward Komara; Greg Johnson
Call Number: ML128.B49 K65 2014
ISBN: 9780810889217
Publication Date: 2014-02-07

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Nutrition and Dietetics: Practice and Future Trends - Esther A. Winterfeldt; Margaret L. Bogle; Lea L. Ebro
Call Number: RM217 .W56 2014
ISBN: 9781449679033
Publication Date: 2013-03-12

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Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences - Marilyn Lichtman
Call Number: H62 .L482 2014
ISBN: 9781412998642
Publication Date: 2013-09-11

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Social Predation - Guy Beauchamp
Call Number: QL758 .B43 2014
ISBN: 9780124072282
Publication Date: 2014-01-09

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Talk Like TED : the 9 public speaking secrets of the world's top minds - Carmine Gallo
Call Number: HF5718.22 .G353 2014
ISBN: 9781250041128
Publication Date: 2014-03-04

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The Anthropology of Climate Change - Michael R. Dove (Editor)
Call Number: QC903 .D68 2014
ISBN: 9781118383001
Publication Date: 2014-02-10

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Toni Morrison - Lucille P. Fultz (Editor)
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 Z914 2013
ISBN: 9781441130136
Publication Date: 2012-12-27


Comments? Complaints? Praise?

To submit feedback or ask questions about topics covered in this newsletter, contact:

April Sheppard, Newsletter Editor, at or

Jeff Bailey, Library Director, at


Library Hours

Spring 2014 Library Hours                
Extended Hours April 29-May 12
 7:00am - 1:00am
 7:00am - 6:00pm
 10:00am - 6:00pm
 2:00pm - 1:00am
 7:00am - 2:00am
 7:00am - 8:00pm
 10:00am - 8:00pm
 2:00pm - 2:00am


Remember: any time that the library is closed, you will still be able to access online resources via the library’s home page


Library News

Retrieval of Pre-1980 Journals

The Dean B. Ellis Library is pleased to once again offer retrieval of pre-1980 print journal volumes from remote storage.  Details and a link to a list of stored pre-1980 journals are available at or by clicking the “Request a Journal from Storage” link at the lower right of the Library’s home page. A print version of the form is available at the Library's Circulation Desk.

If more than ten volumes of a single journal are needed for class or research purposes, they can be retrieved and placed on browsable shelves on the second floor for specified periods. Contact Linda Creibaum ( or April Sheppard ( to discuss requests of this nature.

If a volume cannot be retrieved the requester will be notified so they may submit a request for the needed article(s) via Interlibrary Loan.

All of our volumes of Arkansas Historical Quarterly and Craighead County Historical Quarterly are available on the Periodicals shelves on the second floor.

For a complete list of the journal titles in storage click here (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet).

To submit a journal retrieval request online click here.

Closing of Media Services as a Separate Department

Media Services is closing as a separate department and service point. The last day to check out equipment will be May 13th and the last day of operation will be May 19th. There will be a brief disruption in access to Media items as we move.

By the first summer session, all DVDs and CDs will be moved to the main floor near the Reference area. These items will be freely accessible and will be checked out through the Circulation Desk. Audio McNaughton books will be located near the print McNaughton books and also checked out through the Circulation Desk, as well as reserve media items. We will offer a storage retrieval service for LPs and VHS.

With the closing of Media Services as a separate service point, the Library will discontinue some of our services. All color printing, laminating and binding services will be taken over by Printing Services. All equipment rentals will be discontinued.

This move will allow the Library to better serve the campus community. An immediate benefit will be the repurposing of positions, creating a second Computer Support Technician to help to alleviate the computer problems within the library.

The current Media Services space will be renovated and repurposed in the near future.


Faculty News & Resources

Embedded Librarians in Your Classrooms

During the 2013-2014 academic year, the librarians at the Dean B. Ellis Library began an embedded librarian pilot program. The librarians contacted several professors and asked if they could embed in their classes. This gave students in these classes a single, dedicated librarian for whenever they needed assistance with research. In some cases, the librarians went to the classrooms, gave demonstrations, had their contact information listed on the syllabi, and/or were embedded into Blackboard courses.

The librarians who participated found that they developed a rapport with many of the students they helped, answered more in-depth questions, and had repeat visits from the students seeking help for their embedded classes and beyond. Several students who received help from their embedded librarian the first semester, sought help the second semester regardless if they were in an embedded class.

If you would like to request a librarian to embed in your class, please contact Robin Payne ( or April Sheppard (


New Databases


A data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences from the University of Michigan. ICPSR hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Nutrition Care Manual

Professional practice manual for registered dietitians; dietetic technicians, registered; and allied health professionals. NCM gives you online access to evidence- and knowledge-based nutrition information that keeps you current and compliant.


Full text coverage from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. It offers complete access to the full text of more than 100 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience with many journals going back to the first issue.

WestlawNext Campus Research

WestlawNext Campus Research is a premier research service for legal, news, and business-related information. The database offers quick and easy online legal research, providing access to West's vast collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources.


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