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ebrary downtime 10/24/13

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ebrary logoebrary will experience interruptions in service (up to 60 minutes) while scheduled maintenance is performed on Thursday, October 24th starting at 10PM.

ebrary is striving to minimize service disruption and expects downtime of up to 60 minutes in total.

During the maintenance window, customers who attempt to access ebooks hosted on ebrary platform impacted by this maintenance activity will be redirected to a page which lists the scheduled maintenance hours and be encouraged to return at the close of the maintenance window.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of March 4th

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Aloha to the Healthiest State: Hawaii Ranks Highest in Well-Being @ http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/28/aloha-to-the-healthiest-state-hawaii-ranks-highest-in-well-being/

Barnes & Noble: Stores Are Bad, but E-Books Are Worse @ http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/02/28/barnes-noble-stores-are-bad-but-e-books-are-worse/     

College Students Heading to Jersey S%#$!$ to Help Rebuild during Spring Break @ http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/college_students_head_to_jerse.html

TIME Turns 90: All You Need to Know about Modern History in 90 Cover Stories @ http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/27/time-turns-90-all-you-need-to-know-about-modern-history-in-90-cover-stories/

The Trouble with Finding Books Online – And A Few Solutions @ http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidvinjamuri/2013/02/27/the-trouble-with-finding-books-online-and-a-few-solutions/

Subject Guides

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“Subject Guides”…another available online resource.  Created for you by the College at Florham Librarians, these guides offer research assistance and useful resources.
 
Available guides:
  1. Mobile Apps, Websites, Widgets & Tools
  2. Paralegal Guide
  3. Video and Streaming Video Collections
  4. Digital Archive Resources

Take a look!   http://fdu.libguides.com/

Come see what all the excitement is about!

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FDU Library now has Kindle Fires and Kindle Touches!  Students, faculty and staff can check them out for up to 7 days.  

The Kindle Fire is a tablet that can be used to browse the Internet, do library research, read e-books, stream videos and music, play games, and much more. The Kindle Touch is an e-Reader, similar to the original Kindle, only smaller.

Kindle TouchTwo of each type of device will be available at both the College at Florham Library and the Giovatto Library on the Metro campus. Please stop by the circulation desk at either library to sign out the devices or for more information about our e-Reader and Laptop (including iPads) loaner programs. A valid FDU library account in good standing is required for loan of these devices.

 

Read an eBook Week

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It’s Read an eBook Week. Here are some new, free titles from Amazon recently added to the FDU Kindles (and Kindle for the iPad):

  1. Swept Away by Marsha Canham. Price: $0. Genre: Historical Romance, Romance.
  2. Tremolo: Cry of the Loon by Aaron Paul Lazar. Price: $0. Genre: Coming of Age Mystery, Maine, Mystery, Suspense and Nostalgia.
  3. Spring House: Book 1 in the Westward Sagas by David Bowles. Price: $0. Genre: Historical Fiction, Revolutionary War, Family Saga.
  4. How I Wrote My First Book: the story behind the story by Anne K. Edwards, Lida E. Quillen. Price: $0. Genre: 20 Authors’ Stories, How Authors started, For Writers. 
  5. One Small Victory by Maryann Miller. Price: $0. Genre: Undercover Mom, A Mother’s Story, Suspense Thriller.
  6. Jerome and the Seraph (Quantum Cat) by Robina Williams. Price: $0. Genre: Afterlife, Quantum Physics, Mythology.
  7. No Fear by Allie Harrison. Price: $0. Genre: Police Procedural, Thriller, Suspense.
  8. Grave Illusions (Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter) by Lina Gardiner. Price: $0. Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Police Procedural, Fighting Vampires.
  9. Gemini Moon (Moon Series) by Elysa Hendricks. All three are highly rated. Price: $0. Genre: Paranormal, Soul Searching (literally), Princes visiting Earth.

To download these titles on a library device, simply connect to WiFi and look for your title in the Archives folder. Click on the name of the book in order to initiate the download process. Contact the Systems Librarian, oshea at fdu.edu if you encounter any problems.

ebrary maintenance 10/2

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ebrary will be performing system maintenance Sat. 10/2/10 from 2-6 pm. Our ebrary e-book collection may be unavailable at times during that period.

New eBook Titles, Apps and Games Available on Library Kindles and iPads

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Over the summer the  FDU campus libraries have added a number of new Kindle eBook titles to their collections. The libraries have also added  a new feature — Kindle games — to the Kindle devices. On the iPads, we have placed many new apps and some new eBook titles are available through the Kindle for iPad app. Students, faculty and staff my borrow a Kindle for up to 1 week and may renew their loan for another week. The iPads currently may be only used within the library.

Kindle Games

There are two word games available on the Kindle — Every Word and Shuffled Row.

Kindle Books

The new eBooks  represent a variety of categories — Fiction, Mysteries/Thrillers, Romance, Bollywood, Business, and Medicine to name a few. New titles include:

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Free ebooks for the Kindle

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The Amazon Kindle store now offers an easy to use portal for access to free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books available for the Kindle:

http://tinyurl.com/yfa2nyn

Psychology E-books Added

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Several references works in psychology were recently added to the FDU Library’s e-book collection:

Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression

Dictionary of Forensic Psychology

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

Encyclopedia of the Human Brain

Encyclopedia of the Human Genome

These e-books can be accessed either through the Library catalog, or through the “Credo Reference” database on the FDU Online Library page. Remote access is possible with your FDU Webmail ID and password.


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