At Dewey, we are always on the hunt for new, interesting and informative reference books to add to our collection. Check out these recent additions:
A Dictionary of Forensic Science. Suzanne Bell. New York: Oxford University Press, c2012.
Dewey Library / Reference: HV 8073 B4246 2012.
This dictionary contains more than 1300 A-to-Z entries that cover the key concepts of forensic science, including a wide array of relevant terms from areas such as chemistry, biology, anthropology, art, engineering, firearms, trace evidence, crime scene investigation, and forensic computing. Web links to online resources are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary and pointing to more in-depth supplementary material. Many entries are complemented by case examples, figures, and photographs, which makes this an ideal reference for students and professionals in forensic science.
Essential World Atlas. George Philip & Son. New York: Published in North America by Oxford University Press, c2011. Dewey Library / Reference: G 1021 E88 2011.
With superbly crafted maps covering the entire globe, this atlas offers thorough geographical coverage, a unique city-mapping program, and dozens of thematic maps, charts, and graphs that explain many fundamental concepts in human geography. It also includes coverage of up-to-the-minute political and topographical changes. It is packed with collateral information, such as statistics on the area, population, and annual income of every country in the world. Metro maps of dozens of cities provide detailed information on tourist attractions, public transportation, and other aspects of interest to the traveler. The map section is fully indexed, allowing for quick reference. The Atlas also includes a selection of stunning satellite images that provide an impression of our world from above, offering insight into how cities expand and rivers create life in the desert. Finally, the atlas includes a thematic "World in Focus" section, easy-to-use indices, survey data, and colorful illustrations of flags from around the world.
Librarian’s Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants. Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Stacey L. Bowers, Christopher Hudson, Claire Williamson and Joanne Patrick. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, c2011. Dewey Library / Reference: HD 69 P75 L533 2011.
This book is designed to present the dynamics of the grant-seeking process, including proposal writing and grant management, for public, school, and academic librarians. A comprehensive book that covers the full spectrum of the grant process, this handbook is designed to provide all the information necessary for librarians and educators to become effective members of grant-development and management teams. Written in an easy-to-understand, succinct format, it will be invaluable even for those with little or no background knowledge and regardless of the size or type of library or information center. Recognizing that grants are developed through a sequential process, the volume focuses on the fundamental components of grant planning, grant writing, and grant management. Readers will learn to identify potential federal and state funding sources, organize and manage the proposal development process, do research, and establish and encourage participation on local development teams. They will also learn about specific aspects of grant management, such as budget and finance monitoring; hiring; research compliance and policies; sub-agreements and partnership forms; and reporting requirements.
Modern Homelessness: A Reference Handbook. Mary Ellen Hombs. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2011. Dewey Library / Reference: HV 4493 H63 2011.
Focusing on the last decade, this handbook examines the issue in the United States and in other nations that have recently adopted new strategies to address homelessness—and achieved notable results in preventing and ending it. The handbook covers the crucial shifts in strategy and investment that resulted in the unprecedented reductions first announced in 2007. These fundamental changes are analyzed to identify the factors that proved most effective in altering the national and local dialogue and response relative to this daunting issue. In addition to a brief history of homelessness in contemporary times, this handbook examines key developments of the past decade in research, policy, housing models, and service delivery that have been shown to decrease homelessness. These include active partnership among the governments of the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, and others that moved the discussion in a new direction. The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on homelessness are also considered.
Masters Social Work Licensing Examination: Study Guide. Association of Social Work Board. Culpeper, VA: ASWB, c2010. Dewey Library Reserves / HV 40.52 M37X 2010.
This guide is designed to help you prepare for the social work licensure examination that was developed by ASWB. The study guide includes a description of the examination development process and the administration procedures as well as suggestions on how to prepare for the examination. There are also sample questions and rationales for each content area of the examination, as well as a list of suggested references.
The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance. Robert D. Ebel and John E. Petersen, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Dewey Library / Reference: HJ 275 O94 2012.
This handbook evaluates the persistent problems in the fiscal systems of state and local governments and what can be done to solve them. It contains 35 chapters authored by 60 practitioners and academics who are renowned scholars in state and local finance. Each chapter provides a description of the discipline area, examines major developments in policy, practices and research, and opines on future prospects. The chapters are divided into four sections. Section I is a systematic discussion of the institutional, economic, and political framework that provides a background for understanding the structure and financial performance of the state and local sector. The chapters in Section II provide an overview of the various components of state and local revenue systems and how they reacted to the Great Recession. They analyze the diverse forms of taxes and charges in detail, prescribe remedies and alternatives, and examine the implications for future revenue performance. Chapters in Section III turn to spending, borrowing and financial management in the state and local sector. The focus is on the big six service delivery sectors: education, health care, human services, transportation, pensions, and housing. Section IV is a set of chapters that look ahead and speculate about how the state and local government sector's money-raising, spending, and service delivery structures will adjust to the new circumstances.
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