New Books (May 8, 2020)

The New Jersey State Library is adhering to restrictions imposed by the Governor’s COVID-19 directives, so staff can only provide access to electronic items until further notice. We will begin featuring titles from our print collections when the restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, please explore our extensive electronic resources collection, including eBooks on EBSCOhost.

Featured eBooks

Our first featured eBook is Making Money Simple: A Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever.

Feeling paralyzed by the overwhelming number of complex decisions you need to make with your money? You don’t need to be an expert to achieve financial freedom. You just need a framework that makes the right choices simple and easy to make. Making Money Simple provides that much-needed process so you can get on the right track to long-term financial security. This valuable resource provides a solid foundation for all the nuanced personal finance decisions you need to make as you go through your career, hit major life milestones, and look to grow wealth. It’s a blueprint for financial achievement—even through tough-to-navigate situations where there are no clear-cut rules. After you read Making Money Simple, you’ll be able to create your personal plan for success using proven wealth management methods and real-world financial strategies. From basic financial principles to advanced investing techniques, you’ll get comprehensive coverage of fundamental financial topics with easy-to-follow advice from author Peter Lazaroff, who draws from his expertise as the Chief Investment Officer of a multi-billion-dollar wealth management firm to give you the tools you need to simplify your financial situation and make the right moves at every opportunity. Getting your finances in order doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t require fancy, convoluted investment strategies. Nor does it require keeping track of detailed spreadsheets. You just need this step-by-step process to get your financial house in order and keep it that way forever. It doesn’t matter what your specific situation is. We all need to understand our money—and what to do with it. Making Money Simple shows you how to: ● Develop clear financial goals and plan for your future ● Understand the three crucial elements of building a strong financial house ● Implement effective investment strategies to grow your wealth and avoid costly mistakes ● Learn ten smart questions to ask when hiring financial professionals. For those seeking to secure a solid financial future, Making Money Simple: A Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever is the roadmap to get you there.

Our second featured eBook is Futures Worth Preserving: Cultural Constructions of Nostalgia and Sustainability.

Cultures as well as individuals continually balance the demands of nostalgia and sustainability as they construct historical narratives of ‘futures worth preserving’. The aim of this volume is to explore those narratives and the underlying assumptions which inform them. Drawing on a range of disciplines from the humanities and social sciences, the chapters investigate cultural assumptions about which aspects of the past deserve to be remembered and which aspects of the present should be sustained for the future. In the process, they reveal how contemporary definitions of sustainability are informed by a nostalgic yearning for the past, and how nostalgia is motivated by a reciprocal longing to sustain the past for the future. The present becomes the moment in which both notions overlap. Cultures have to position themselves, both in relation to what they have once been and to what they aspire to become.

To view these titles, and other titles in this collection, start with the New eBooks Research Guide.

eBook access is restricted to New Jersey State employees and Thomas Edison State University staff and students.

EBSCO eBooks are available in PDF and ePub formats. You can read them online and download them to many devices. Not sure how to do that? Grab your State Library borrower’s card, and see this guide to checking out and downloading EBSCO ebooks, and this guide to reading EBSCO eBooks on your mobile devices.  If you use an Android device, this short video tutorial may also be helpful.

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See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.