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New Books (March 27, 2020)

In alignment with the Governor’s directives, the state’s library buildings are closed. The New Jersey State Library is adhering to these restrictions and is closed for requested items until further notice. We will begin featuring titles from our print collections when the Library re-opens. In the meantime, please explore our extensive electronic resource collections, including eBooks on EBSCOhost.

Featured eBook

Our featured eBook is Managing the Digital You: Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life

Managing the Digital You: Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life is a much-needed guide for those struggling with how to manage and preserve their digital items. Starting with a values assessment, this book helps readers identify what items are important to them personally so that they can effectively prioritize their time and effort. Covering multimedia, correspondence, legacy planning, password protection, photos, non-digital documents, financial and legal documents, and even social media archiving, this comprehensive text addresses how to get started and how to develop a plan for managing existing and future items.
Features include:

  • Value assessment exercises to help readers identify what is a preservation priority to them personally
  • Best practices for managing digital financial and legal documents
  • How to save things from multiple devices, as well as social media sites
  • Recommendations for scheduling maintenance activities and automating backup
  • Guidelines for creating a personal management plan so that users are prepared to handle new and existing documents, photos, and other digital material for ongoing access

After reading this short primer, readers will be ready to:

  1. better organize and identify what they already have in a digital form,
  2. have a personal plan for knowing what to discard and what to retain,
  3. know how to digitize papers, photographs, voicemail,
  4. preserve email and social media postings, and
  5. set up a workable long-term file naming and organizational structure.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (March 13, 2020)

Featured eBook

Our featured eBook is Universal Healthcare

This accessibly written book explains universal healthcare; the many forms it can take; and the issues, debates, and historical context underpinning the continued struggle for its implementation in the United States. Part I provides an overview of the universal healthcare landscape. Universal healthcare may be defined as any healthcare system that ensures at least basic coverage to most, if not all, citizens of a country. Although it may be implemented in many ways, universal healthcare has been widely accepted by international humanitarian organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) as the best way to ensure the universal human right to health. So why is the United States the only industrialized country without universal healthcare? What are the political, social, and economic factors that have prevented its successful introduction? Universal Healthcare explores what universal healthcare is, the many forms it can take—using examples from countries around the world—and the tumultuous history of attempts to implement a system of universal healthcare in the United States. Part II delves into the contentious issues and debates surrounding adoption of universal healthcare in the United States.  Lastly, Part III provides a variety of useful materials, including case studies, a timeline of critical events, a glossary, and a directory of resources.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (February 28, 2020)

Featured eBook

Our featured eBook is 50 Events That Shaped African American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

This two-volume work celebrates 50 notable achievements of African Americans, highlighting black contributions to U.S. history and examining the ways black accomplishments shaped American culture. Chronicles almost 400 years of African American history beginning with the arrival of 20 Africans into Jamestown, VA, and ending with the 2014 Ferguson Protests. Provides readers with an understanding of key events that represent the African American experience. Brings the featured events to life using first-person accounts, essays, primary sources, photographs, and timelines. Demonstrates the broad influence and impact of African Americans on history, the arts, laws, sports, literature, film, television, and social movements

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (February 14, 2020)

Featured eBook

Our featured eBook is The Rules and Politics of American Primaries: A State-by-State Guide to Republican and Democratic Primaries and Caucuses

Provides an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and political observers who want a comprehensive picture of the past and present of the U.S. presidential nominating system across every state. In 2020, the parties will again nominate their candidates for president. Those nominations will play out in a complicated system of federal law, state law, national party rules, state party rules, and informal norms that have developed over decades. This resource provides a roadmap for understanding the rules of the game and the ways in which they impact elections and politics across the United States.

This reference work is organized in two parts. Part I consists of a series of short thematic essays discussing topics such as what primaries and caucuses are, what the difference between open and closed primaries is, varying methods used by the parties for delegate selection, and how campaign finance works in the primaries. Part II consists of a state-by-state description of recent primary/caucus history and the methods currently used for delegate selection by Democrats and Republicans in each state. Comprehensively examines the development and current features of the presidential nominating system. Authoritatively and objectively summarizes debates and controversies over the rules, operations, and influence of primaries and caucuses. Provides a rich historical background, including primary or caucus results from 2000–2016 for each state, DC, and the territories. Contains detailed information on parties’ 2020 methods of delegate selection in each state, DC, and the territories.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (January 31, 2020)

Featured eBook

Our featured eBook is Profit From Your Idea: How to Make Smart Licensing Deals

You’ve got a great idea and you’re ready to strike it rich. But finding a company you can trust, hashing out a fair licensing deal, then watching your idea hit the marketplace―well, you’ll need help.  Profit From Your Idea will help you negotiate and draft a licensing agreement that best protects your interests. With this all-in-one guide you’ll understand how to:

  • navigate the licensing landscape
  • protect your intellectual property rights
  • resolve inventor-employee ownership issues
  • work with licensing agents
  • protect confidential information
  • find potential licensees
  • license overseas
  • reveal your invention safely, and
  • negotiate and update an agreement.

The 9th edition is completely updated with current licensing law and patent rules, and covers the implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (January 17, 2020)

Featured eBook

Our featured eBook is the Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Diego Velazquez, and Nicolas Poussin. The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture, Second Edition covers the most salient works of baroque artists, the most common themes depicted, historical events and key figures responsible for shaping the artistic vocabulary of the era, and definitions of terms pertaining to the topic at hand. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures, and events. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Baroque art.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (January 3, 2020)

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is One by One: A Memoir of Love and Loss in the Shadow of Opioid America

Behind closed doors, thirty-six million people around the world abuse opioids, three million of them are in the US. Nick Bush was one of them. Forty-five thousand people in the US die annually from the disease, two lives lost to it were Nick’s sister and brother, three were his friends. Opioid addiction is recognized as the nation’s worst health crisis. Because of it, the average American lifespan is decreasing.

Incredibly, the stories of the people suffering from opioid addiction rarely get told. In One by One, Nick steps out of the opioid shadows to share his page-turning true story. He is remarkably candid about how he became an addict, as well as the stories of those around him, in a community ravaged by the disease. Nick, though, is a survivor. Here he tells how, and inspires us to know that the war against opioid addiction is one that we can win if only we are willing to bring humanity to the disease, faces to the addiction.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (December 20, 2019)

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is The Chemistry of Wine: From Blossom to Beverage and Beyond

Poets extol the burst of aroma when the bottle is opened, the wine poured, the flavor on the palate as it combines with the olfactory expression detected and the resulting glow realized. But what is the chemistry behind it? What are the compounds involved and how do they work their wonder? What do we know? Distinct and measurable differences in terroir, coupled with the plasticity of the grape berry genome and the metabolic products, as well as the work of the vintner, are critical to the production of the symphony of flavors found in the final bottled product. Analytical chemistry can inform us about the chemical differences and similarities in the grape berry constituents with which we start and what is happening to those and other constituents as the grape matures. The details of the grape and its treatment produce substantive detectable differences in each wine. While there are clear generalities – all wine is mostly water, ethanol is usually between 10% – 20% of the volume, etc – it is the details, shown to us by Analytical Chemistry and structural analysis accompanying it, that clearly allow one wine to be distinguished from another.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (December 6, 2019)

Cover image for the book Facebook, the Media, and Democracy

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is Facebook, the Media, and Democracy

This book examines Facebook Inc. and the impact that it has had, and continues to have, on media and democracy around the world. Drawing on interviews with Facebook users of different kinds, and dialogue with politicians, regulators, civil society and media commentators, as well as detailed documentary scrutiny of legislative and regulatory proposals, and Facebook’s corporate statements, the book presents a comprehensive, but clear, overview of the current debate around Facebook and the global debate on the regulation of social media in the era of ‘surveillance capitalism.’ Chapters examine the business and growing institutional power of Facebook as it has unfolded over the fifteen years since its creation, the benefits and meanings that it has provided for its users, its disruptive challenge to the contemporary media environment, its shaping of conversations, and the emerging calls for its further regulation. The book considers Facebook’s alleged role in the rise of democratic movements around the world, as well as its suggested role in the election of Donald Trump, and the UK vote to leave the European Union. This book argues that Facebook, in some shape or form, is likely to be with us into the foreseeable future, and that how we address the societal challenges that it provokes, and the economic system that underpins it, will define how human societies demonstrate their capacity to protect and enhance democracy, and ensure that no corporation can set itself above democratic institutions. This is an important research volume for academics and researchers in the areas of media studies, communications, social media and political science.

To view this title, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (November 22, 2019)

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is The Routledge Companion to Media and Technology Obsolescence

While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of nostalgia. From card catalogs and typewriters to stock tickers and cathode ray tubes, contributors examine the legacy of analog technologies, including those, like vinyl records, that may be experiencing a resurgence. Each essay includes a brief history of the technology leading up to its peak, an analysis of the reasons for its decline, and a discussion of its influence on newer technologies.

To view this, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (November 8, 2019)

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is Go Ahead in the Rain : Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group’s history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself.

Abdurraqib traces the Tribe’s creative career, from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. Their work is placed in the context of the broader rap landscape of the 1990s, one upended by sampling laws that forced a reinvention in production methods, the East Coast–West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, and some record labels’ shift from focusing on groups to individual MCs. Throughout the narrative Abdurraqib connects the music and cultural history to their street-level impact. Whether he’s remembering The Source magazine cover announcing the Tribe’s 1998 breakup or writing personal letters to the group after bandmate Phife Dawg’s death, Abdurraqib seeks the deeper truths of A Tribe Called Quest; truths that—like the low end, the bass—are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest.

To view this, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.

New Books (October 25, 2019)

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is Boycotts Past and Present : From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel

Cover image of the book Boycotts Past and PresentIn this book historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Employed in struggles against British rule in the American colonies, against racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in South Africa, today it is Israel that is the focus of a campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labor, consumer and nationalist movements. Jews were the focus of some boycotts instigated by nationalist movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Jewish businesses were targeted by the National Socialist regime in Germany. In this collection, contributors explore the history of past boycott movements and examine the different narratives put forward by proponents and opponents of the current BDS movement directed against Israel: one which places the movement within a history of struggles for ‘human rights’; the other which regards BDS as the latest manifestation of an antisemitic tradition.

To view this, 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.

Still have questions? You can send an email to Reference Services at refdesk@njstatelib.org, or speak with Reference staff at 609-278-2640 x103, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.


New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog. Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog.

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org, or by contacting the Circulation Desk at 609-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

See the New Books Blog page to view additional titles.