Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of October 28:

Volcanic eruptions of 1980 at Mount St. Helens : the first 100 days
Just one evil act
Spiritual questions for the twenty-first century : essays in honor of Joan D. Chittister
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children’s crusade : a duty-dance with death
The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information
Innocent victims in the global war on terror
Alien life imagined : communicating the science and culture of Astrobiology
No place like home : a new beginning with the dogs of Afghanistan
Grating spectroscopes and how to use them
Deep-sky wonders
Astronomical spectroscopy for amateurs
Scientific astrophotography : how amateurs can generate and use professional imaging data
Comets : visitors from deep space
Assessment and student success in a differentiated classroom
National Geographic global atlas : [a comprehensive picture of today with more than 300 new maps, infographics, and illustrations
Global climate change
Stars and their spectra : an introduction to the spectral sequence
Discovery and classification in astronomy : controversy and consensus
The exoplanet handbook
An introduction to the solar system
The so-called historical Jesus and the historic, Biblical Christ
Basketry : a world guide to traditional techniques
The jewels of the Madonna : opera in three acts on Neapolitan life

October 21 – 27 is Open Access Week

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of journal and research articles, and grants researchers the right to re-use the results of other scholars.

Why does Open Access matter?

Most scholarly research is publicly funded, but can’t be accessed without paying hefty journal subscription fees. Open Access seeks to make research results widely available in order to increase their exposure and advance scholarship.

How does Open Access affect me?

Subscription journal databases are one of the most expensive resources the Nielsen Library offers. Before we subscribe to a database we have to carefully consider how beneficial it will be to our students and faculty in order to determine how to best allocate our budget. Open Access drastically increases the number of resources we can provide to meet your research needs.

Where can I learn more about Open Access?

International Open Access Week – The website for the annual Open Access Week campaign

Open Access: Six Myths to Put to Rest – A recent article from The Guardian explaining common misconceptions about Open Access

Directory of Open Access Journals – A large collection of Open Access journals

Open Access Explained – A high quality YouTube video that provides a fantastic introduction to Open Access

Sentinel in Sight now available at Nielsen Library

Adams State’s own Michael Rael recently published a book, Sentinel In Sight, which is now available at the Nielsen Library. The book features Michael’s photographs of San Antonio Mountain, said to be the largest free-standing mountain in the continental United States. Selected photographs can be viewed at

Check the library catalog for availability. Sentinel In Sight is also available for purchase on Amazon.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of October 14:

Foreign influence : a thriller
The face
Bad blood
Fang : a Maximum Ride novel
Cross fire
Hell’s corner
The inner circle
Falcon seven
In the name of honor : a novel
The girl with the dragon tattoo
The confessor
The fleece & fiber sourcebook : more than 200 fibers from animal to spun yarn
Rage of eagles
American assassin : a thriller
Jackpot Ridge
Rogue warrior : seize the day
Unequal childhoods : class, race, and family life
Simple dreams : a musical memoir
Shady characters : the secret life of punctuation, symbols, & other typographical marks
The handbook of astronomical image processing
Photoshop astronomy : includes full res tutorial images on DVD
Celestial harvest : 300-plus showpieces of the heavens for telescope viewing and contemplation
The night sky observers guide
Chuck Close : work

SciFinder Database Trial


SciFinder is an excellent resource for chemistry research and can be used to search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references.

SciFinder provides unlimited access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry information and is available to Adams State students, faculty and staff for the remainder of 2013.

Each SciFinder user must register individually, using this link. Once you’ve registered your account, go to SciFinder’s sign in page to log in. If you need help registering, view the End User Registration Guide or email Nicole LeBoeuf for assistance.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of October 7:

You can heal your life

The seven storey mountain

Worse than Watergate : the secret presidency of George W. Bush

The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America

Change we can believe in : Barack Obama’s plan to renew America’s promise

Broke, USA : from pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. : how the working poor became big business

Texts of terror : literary-feminist readings of Biblical narratives

Woman : Earth and spirit, the feminine in symbol and myth

The purpose linked organization : how passionate leaders inspire winning teams and great results

Hidden order : the economics of everyday life