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“Because it’s all about ‘U,’” the Chesnutt Library Blog is designed to promptly and efficiently provide timely news, inform of library events, books, databases and more for our students, staff and faculty. In our effort to enhance communication, the Chesnutt Library Blog will bring academic resources together in one place, with one click, with one purpose in mind - Educational Excellence - designed to enhance learning, guarantee access and promote scholarship.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

News from JSTOR


Added on February 5, 2007

JSTOR has partnered with its affiliate organization Aluka to offer a free preview of the Aluka website exclusively for institutions participating in JSTOR. Aluka is a not-for-profit collaboration of educational and cultural institutions with a mission to collectively build a high quality resource of materials for and about Africa. Aluka will be built through a network of participating institutions that both access and contribute to the collaborative resource, and will be aggregating important primary source materials that are typically not available for widespread use or are in disparate locations. Currently Aluka’s contributed materials are focused on three themes: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, African Plants, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.

Starting February 5, 2007, participating JSTOR institutions will have access to Aluka’s African Plants content area. Access to content in African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa is expected to be made available incrementally starting in late March 2007. The preview period for JSTOR institutions will end on June 30, 2007. For more information about Aluka or to preview the resource, please go to


  • Preview access to Aluka for current JSTOR participants from February 5 – June 30 2007.
  • The ability to search and browse images and documents from Aluka’s African Plants content area.
  • The ability to view images in detail and access associated metadata.
  • The ability to tag objects for organization and later quick retrieval.
  • Access will become available to content in African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes in late March and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa in mid June, 2007.

New Trial Databases at Chesnutt Library

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

Trial Starts: February 9, 2007 Trial Ends: March 12, 2007

Several of CQ Press's acclaimed reference titles on government and politics in a user-friendly, electronic format that offers a number of Web-enabled features that makes navigating this wealth of content intuitive and easy:
The 2006 CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions includes: Historic Documents Series (1972 - 2005); Political Handbook of the World Politics in America; Washington Information Directory; Congress and Nation (1st - 11th Editions); Sureme Court Yearbook (1989 - 2006); and Vital Statistics in American Politics.

For more information click here.

Accounting and Tax with Standards

Trial Starts: February 14, 2007 Trial Ends: March 15, 2007

Some of its features include:
  • Full text for over 350 of the world's best accounting periodicals
  • FASB, GASB, and IASB standards
  • Custom features for standards research
  • A new interface that combines the best of ProQuest and Chadwyck-Healey
  • Full integration and easy linking to the most widely used, award-winning business database--ABI/INFORM
  • Reference links for instant access to references in the full text
  • Use ProQuest Resource Linking with One-Click Searching™ to link from journal abstracts in ProQuest to the full text found in your library's holdings
Click here to access. The password is: welcome.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

More New Books at Chesnutt Library

The following books can be found on the 3rd floor of Chesnutt Library:


Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement
[ML3531 .W38 2005]


Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century
[PJ6065 .H36 2006]


Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 6-8
[QA11.2 .T423 2006]

Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 9-12
[QA11.2 .T424 2006]

The Art and Craft of Problem Solving
[QA63 .Z45 2007]

Object Oriented Programming using C++
[QA76 .64 .F37 2007]


Sports and Recreational Activities
[RA781 .C644 2007]

New Education Books at Chesnutt Library

The following books are located on the 3rd floor of the Chesnutt Library:

Hot-Button Issues in Today's Schools: What Every Parent Needs to Know

[LA210 .M328 2006]

Access, Opportunity, and Success: Keeping the Promise of Higher Education
[LA227.4 .C37 2006]

Love, Peace, and Wisdom in Education: A Vision for Education in the 21st Century
[LB14.7 .L556 2006]

Virtual Decisions: Digital Simulations for Teaching Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Humanities
[LB1029 .S53 V57 2006]

Teachers for Life: Advice and Methods Gathered Along the Way
[LB1051 .M22645 2006]

A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension: Strategies and Activities for Classroom Teachers
[LB1573.7 .K45 2006]

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development
[LB1775.6 .C745 2006]

Contemporary Issues in Educational Policy and School Outcomes
[LB2805 .C6343 2006]

Whose Business is School Reform? : Letting the Experts Drive School Improvement
[LB2822.82 .B757 2006]

Handbook of Classroom Management: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues
[LB3013 .H336 2006]

Bully Prevention: Tips and Strategies for School Leaders and Classroom Teachers
[LB3013.3 .B37 2006]

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: From Research to Practice
[LB3013.3 .H346 2006]

Uniforms in Public Schools: A Decade of Research and Debate
[LB3024 .U55 2006]

Resources for Student Assessment
[LB3060.83 .R481 2006]

Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments: Methods & Procedures
[LC4019.3 .N66 2006]

The Best of That World: Historically Black High Schools and the Crisis of Desegregation in a Southern Metropolis
[LC2802 .F6 S55 2006]

New Reference Books at Chesnutt Library

The following books are located on the 1st floor of the Chesnutt Library in the Reference Department:

Encyclopedia of African American Society Vol. 1 & 2

[Ref E185 .E546 2005]

Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarian's, Students, and Researchers [Ref HF5351 .S834 2004]

World of Forensic Science Vol. 1 & 2
[Ref HV8073 .W674 2006]

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2006 [Ref L901 .F574 2005]

Encyclopedia of Physics
[Ref QC5 .E545 2005]

Guide to Reference and Information Sources in Plant Biology
[Ref QK45.2 G85 2006]

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis Vol. 1-3
[Ref RC501.4 .D4313 2005]

Drugs and Society Vol. 1-3
[Ref RM316 .D765 2005]

Dictionary for Library and Information Science
[Ref Z1006 .R45 2006]

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers
[Ref Z1035.1 R435 2006]

Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences
[Ref Z7991 .S36 2003]

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Black History Month 2007

Chesnutt Library's Black History Month Celebration
Sponsored By
Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library
Fayetteville State University

February 9, 2007

Ray Christian
NC Mutual Insurance Co.

Place: Shaw Auditorium
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Topic: History of NC Mutual Insurance Company

February 21, 2007

Dr. Annette Billie
Church Historian
Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church

Place: Chesnutt Library, 3rd floor, Conference Room
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Topic: History of Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church

(Book Signing Immediately Followed)

February 28, 2007

Dr. Bertha Miller
FSU Historian/Professor
Fayetteville State University

Place: Chesnutt Library, 3rd floor, Conference Room
Time: 1:00-2:00
Topic: From Grammar School to a State Teacher's College: Fayetteville State Unversity 1867-1956