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New Books This Week

The Actress, a novel

After Everything, a novel

The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook

By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire

Censors at Work: Hos States Shaped Literature

China’s Rising Research Universities

Choices for College Success

A Colder War, a novel

Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We’ve Overlooked

Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Energy Statistics of OECD Countries, 2014

An Event in Autumn

The First Interview

Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis

Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine

The Glass Kitchen, a novel

GMAT Premier 2015

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

The Liar’s Wife, four novellas

Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary

Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges, 2015

Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States: Pop Culture, Politics, and Protest

Shakespeare’s Style

The Stager, a novel

Staying Focused in a Hyper World: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory, and Brain Performance

Treatment-Refractory Schizophrenia

The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington

Wisdom for Winners: A Millionaire Mindset

Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism

New DVDs This Week

The Other Woman

The World Wars (includes 3-part History Channel miniseries Trial by Fire, A Rising Threat, Never Surrender)

Giovatto News this Week 2.19.14

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Library News This Week

February 18th, 2014

Library News

Faculty and staff — Avoid the winter chill and let us deliver your books, magazines, and DVDs to your campus office by interoffice mail!

Library Language Tables — Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed!

We are now planning the April calendar.

Faculty and staff, share your knowledge of other languages and cultures with our Metropolitan Campus community!

If you would like to volunteer to host a Library Language Table, please contact Kathy@

Library Book Discussion Groups — New Groups Now Forming– Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed!

In response to requests for additional book discussion groups, the Library would like to welcome faculty and staff who would like to host a Book Discussion Group @ Giovatto Library.

If you would like to host a Book Discussion Group @ the Library, please contact Kathy @

Kathy’s Picks

Books:  New and Noteworthy @

Upcoming Events@ Giovatto

French Language Table – Thursday, February 20th – Library Café – Kathy

Arabic Language Table, Sanaa Hindeleh, Arabic Instructor – Monday, February 24th – 1:00 PM – Library Café

Food for Thought – “Canadian Travel – Tuesday, February 25th – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room – Dirk

Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board – Monday, March 3rd – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Sharing is Caring:  Motorcycle Safety – Tuesday, March 4th – Joan Leder, Petrocelli College – 12 noon – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Italian Language Table – Thursday, March 6th – 1:00 PM – Library Café – Paul

Soiree Francophone – Special Guest Speaker Patrick Hyndman, Quebec Government Office – Thursday March 6th – 5:30 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Library Research Clinic – Friday, March 7th 11:00 AM – Reference Desk — Kathy

Chinese Language Table – Friday, March 7th – Professor Ruby Yao, University College – 12 noon – Library Café

Library Open Late for Midterm Study – until 8:00 PM – Friday, March 7th

New Books This Week

Best practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Civilizing the Child:  Discourses of Race, Nation, and Child Welfare in America – Faculty Author

Cuban Revelations:  Behind the Scenes in Havana

Daughters in Danger:  Helping Our Girls Thrive in Today’s Culture

Familiar Studies of Man and Books

First Love, a novel


Governing America:  A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism

Health Psychology

The History of Cuba

How to Speak and Write Correctly

Journalism Next:  A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

The Kept, a novel

King John (William Shakespeare)

Lethal but Legal:  Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health


No Excuses Art Journaling

PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, 2014

Ripper, a novel

Rococo, a novel

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed:  Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

New DVDs This Week

About Time

All about Eve

The Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving (Great Courses)

Baggage Claim

Born Yesterday


Dallas Buyers Club

Downton Abbey, season 4

Five Easy Pieces

Geometry (Great Courses)

Inside Islam

The Jolson Story

The Joy of Thinking:  The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas (Great Courses)

Nicholas and Alexandra

Prove It:  The Art of Mathematical Argument (Great Courses)

Sherlock, season 3

The World before her

Giovatto Library Hours 

Spring Semester 2014

Monday – Thursday 




8:00 AM – 11:00 PM 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

12 noon – 10:00 PM

The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 20th and 21st for Spring break, and Sunday, April 20th, Easter Sunday.

FDU Online Library 24/7

Chat with a Giovatto Librarian — Email an FDU Librarian @



Filming in the Monninger Center

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Film students are welcome to film in the Monninger Center to fulfill course-related assignments. Please review the Monninger Center Filming Guidelines and contact the office of the Director of Public Services at x8682 to obtain appropriate permissions and schedule dates/times.

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Blue Book Building and Construction Northern New Jersey, 201

Blue Book Building and Construction New York, 2012

Brain Works

Brainstorm:  The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Demographic Yearbook, 2011

Detroit, an American Autopsy

French Women Don’t Get Facelifts:  The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude

Learning Japanese Kanji

License to Wed:  What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples

Medical-Surgical Nursing:  Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems

The New Atkins Made Easy

River Road, a novel

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 2014

The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting:  A French Recipe for a Long Life, Well-Lived

Weeknight Wonders:  Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less

Weight Watchers:  What to Cook Now

New DVDs This Week

The Art of Public Speaking:  Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History (Great Courses)

The Butler

Captain Phillips

Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution:  Modern Physics for Non-Scientists (Great Courses)

How Conversation Works:  6 Lessons for Better Communication (Great Courses)

Downton Abbey, season 3

Fast and Furious, 6

Intersection (Motorcycle Safety Foundation)

Justified, season 4

The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles, from Cards to Sudoku (Great Courses)

Meaning from Data:  Statistics Made Clear (Great Courses)

Physics and Our Universe:  How It All Works (Great Courses)


Sophie Scholl

Understanding Investment (Great Courses)

The World Was Never the Same:  Events That Changed History (Great Courses)

New Books and DVD’s @Giovatto Library This Week

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Annual Review of Nursing Research:  Exercise in Health and Disease

Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook

The Cave and the Light:  Plato versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

Citizen Emperor:  Napoleon in Power

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book:  Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop

Grimm Language:  Grammar, Gender and Genuineness in the Fairy Tales

Longbourn, a novel

Mass Media and American Politics

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Suicide:  A Global Issue

Takedown Twenty, a novel

2 States:  The Story of My Marriage, a novel

Writing the Gettysburg Address

New DVDs

Malcolm X

Malcolm X Speaks

Malcolm X Vision for Change

Mozart’s Sister

Giovatto Library News this Week 7/15/13

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New This Week @ Giovatto Library

July 15, 2013

Library News –

Library Café @ Giovatto – open during regular Library hours – ATM now available!

New Giovatto Library Research Guides are now available on Spanish Language and Literature, Sports Administration, Philosophy, and Environmental Science @ The Research Guide for Criminal Justice has also  been updated

Kathy’s Picks This Week

The Navigator, by Michael Pocalyko – Did you know that there is a new thriller with a recent FDU graduate as one of the main characters?  There is – and it’s available @ the Library!

Written by a former member of our Board of Trustees, it’s a great read on a hot summer day.

Weekend Picks for Book Lovers @

Youtube Videos That Will Change How You Think @

Coming This Fall

Library Recital Program in the Giovatto Library Auditorium and Theatre

A piano is now available for recital programs in the Giovatto Library Auditorium and Theatre.

If you play the piano and would like to schedule a recital for yourself as a soloist, or with a small group ensemble, please contact Paul Dunphy ( @ Giovatto Library for more information.

Recital program open to FDU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Many thanks to Metropolitan Campus Provost Kiernan for making this addition to the Library possible.

Practice Piano also available.

Giovatto Library Reader’s Advisory Service

If you would like to develop a plan for independent self-directed learning over the summer months, please contact the reference librarians for assistance.  We will be happy to help you to find the best reading and research materials for your needs.

The Great Courses @ Giovatto Library – The summer is a wonderful time to enjoy a “Great Course.”  A complete list of the Great Courses @ Giovatto Library is available @

The Giovatto Library collection includes many of “The Great Courses” on DVD and/or CD!

And More for You @ Your Library

Games Nights this summer – Jeopardy, Scrabble, and Chess. Ruth Schwartz Reading Room, until 9:30 PM.

For Alumni Only – Welcome May 2013 Graduates!

FDU Alumni Library Privileges -- As an FDU Alumnus/a, you are entitled to lifetime Library privileges.  Borrow books, magazines, DVDs, language CDs, and more from the Library.  Attend Library events and programs.  Use Library spaces.

To get your Library card, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations @ or at 201-692-7013.

If you would like more involvement with the Library, consider joining the Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board.

The Metropolitan Campus Student Newspaper Archive can be viewed on the Library web page @

Stay cool and stay connected — In response to student requests, the Library offers power cords and – most recently – personal battery-operated fans for student use.  They may be checked out as reserve items at the Circulation Desk.

Library Café @ Giovatto – open during regular Library hours – ATM now available!

Library Self-Checkout – no more lines, no more waiting!

“Special Delivery” – On-campus delivery to your office available for faculty and staff.

Please note that items will generally be sent via intercampus mail to your office on campus, so please allow time for delivery when making your request.  Last-minute requests and requests for delivery to other campus locations may not be accepted.

Stay comfortably at your desk, and your books, magazines, DVDs, and other items will come to you!

Paperbacks @ Giovatto – A collection donated by faculty, staff, and students.

Pianos @ Giovatto The practice piano in the Library Theatre/Auditorium has been tuned and is, as always, available for practice and use on a first-come first-served basis when the space is not otherwise scheduled. A performance piano is now available, too!

Library Spaces – Did you know that the Sammartino Room and the Library Conference Room can be reserved for your special event. The Library Auditorium/Theatre is also available if not scheduled for classes or another activity.

Giovatto Library Summer Hours 2013

Summer Hours May 18th – August 23rd

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sa%#$!$ay – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Closed Fridays – June 14th, 21st, 28th; July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th; August 2nd

Regular Fall Semester Hours begin Sa%#$!$ay, August 24th

Closed September 2nd in observance of Labor Day

FDU Online Library 24/7

Chat with a Giovatto Librarian — Email an FDU Librarian @

New Books This Week

Advances in Child Development and Behavior, v. 44 and 45

Austerity:  The History of a Dangerous Idea

Best Graduate Schools:  U.S. News & World Report 2014

The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Business Law

Business Law:  The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment

Business Law:  Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and International Issues

Buy-In:  Saving Your Good ideas from Getting Shot Down

College Board College Handbook 2014

College Students in the United States

Communications Law

Criminal Law

Energy Security

The Engagements, a novel

European Multilingualism

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

French Women for All Seasons

Get into Medical School

The Great Degeneration:  How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Happy Money:  The Science of Smarter Spending

Higher Education in the Digital Age

Hipstermattic:  One Man’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Hipster

How to Get into the Top Law Schools

A Hundred Summers, a novel

In the Kingdom of the Sick:  A Social History of Chronic Illness in America

Influence:  The Psychology of Persuasion

Influence:  Science and Practice

Island Girl, a novel

John Wayne:  The Genuine Article, the Unseen Archive of an American Legend

The King’s Deception, a novel

Magill’s Cinema Annual, 2013

Market Your Way to Growth

Marketing 3.0:  From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit

Mary Norton of New Jersey:  Congressional Trailblazer

Maximum Influence:  The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

Medical School Admission Requirements, 2014-2015

The Metropolitan Revolution:  How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

Official Directory of New Jersey Libraries and Media Centers, 2013

The Oil & Gas Industry

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry

The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2013

The Secrets of College Success

The Silent Wife, a novel

Sisterland, a novel

Social Marketing in the 21st Century

Social Marketing:  Influencing Behaviors for Good

The Summer Girls, a novel

Think Like a Futurist:  Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next

This Is Not a Writing Manual:  Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World

Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the World’s Greatest Race

Understanding Arabs

The Unwinding:  An Inner History of the New America

What the Best College Students Do

William Ellery Leonard:  The Professor and the Locomotive God

New DVDs This Week

Borstal Boy

The Leopard

Shoot the Piano Player

That Hamilton Woman

Zazie dans le Metro








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Carbon Energy Taxation:  Lessons from Europe

Chopin:  Prince of the Romantics

Climate Change:  What the Science Tells Us

College (Un)bound:  The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

Complete Preludes, Nocturnes and Waltzes, for Piano

Crazy in the Kitchen:  Food, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family

Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, 2013

Eleven Rings:  The Soul of Success

Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century

The Europa World Yearbook, 2013

Food Security and Global Environmental Change

Harrison’s Infectious Diseases

The Heist, a novel

How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times

Kennedy’s Last Days

Ladies’ Night, a novel

The Last Original Wife, a novel

The Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, 2013

Media and Terrorism

NCLEX-RN:  Strategies, Practice, and Review

The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter:  A Portrait of Descartes

The Power Surge:  Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future

Revenge Wears Prada, a novel

The Second World War

Sentimentalism in Nineteenth-Century America:  Literary and Cultural Practices

The Silver Star, a novel

So You Think You’re a Hipster

The Son, a novel

Thanks, but This Isn’t for Us:  A (Sort of)Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing Is Being Rejected

TransAtlantic, a novel

The Unknown Hipster Diaries

New DVDs This Week

Burn Notice Season 6Les Choristes (The Chorus)

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters


Les Intouchables

Monsieur Lazhar

Oz the Great and Powerful

The Secret in Their Eyes

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New Books This Week

Amnesty International Report, 2013

A Coffin for Dimitrios

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:  DSM-5

Directory of American Medical Education, 2013

Fate of the States:  The New Geography of American Prosperity

Fear Your Strengths:  What You Are Best at Could Be Your Biggest Problem

Finding Your Element:  How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Foreign Policy Begins at Home:  The Case for Putting America’s house in Order

George Washington:  The Crossing — Juvenile

The Global Oil & Gas Industry

Global Warming:  Understanding the Forecast

Griftopia:  Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Intelligent Leadership

Italian Ways:  On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

Jersey Troopers II:  The Next 35 Years (1971-2006)

July 1914:  Countdown to War

Nursing Drug Handbook, 2014

Perspectives on Individual Characteristics and Foreign Language Education

The Plateau Effect:  Getting from Stuck to Success

Privacy and Big Data

Revolutionary Summer:  The Birth of American Independence

The Thorn Birds, a novel

Traffic and Highway Engineering

Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962

12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence

Understanding Privacy

UNThink:  Rediscover Your Creative Genius

New DVDs This Week

Rick Steves’ Europe 2014

Side Effects


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New Books This Week

The Art of Thinking Clearly

Counselor:  A Life at the Edge of History

Country Girl, a memoir

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Gettysburg:  The Last Invasion

The Make Good Art Speech

Margaret Thatcher:  From Grantham to the Falklands

Paris in American Literatures

Saving Normal:  An Insider’s Revolt against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life

Theodore Boone, a novel

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Our Economic and National Security

Wine for Dummies

New DVDs This Week

What Science Knows about Cancer

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