New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials this month. Here’s the latest update:

June Monthly Materials Update

New materials include viscose fibers made of wood, 3D wallcoverings made of recycled bottles, and high-performance textiles.

New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on lobbying, high school dropouts, life on other planets, and al Qaeda:


Regulating Lobbying
By Chuck McCutcheon
June 6, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 21
Do current laws have too many loopholes?


Dropout Rate
By Robert Kiener
June 13, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 22
Are new policies needed to keep more
teens in school?


Search for Life On New Planets
By Marcia Clemmitt
June 20, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 23
Are distant worlds habitable?


Assessing the Threat From al Qaeda
By Barbara Mantel
June 27, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 24
Is the militant Islamist group still a
danger to the West?

LexisNexis Academic webinars

LexisNexis Academic is an excellent resource for news, business, and legal research. Learn how to get the most out of this database with these free webinars:


LexisNexis Academic
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to the most news, business, and legal information available from one interface. Newly redesigned with a simplified, single-search box and improved search options, this research tool provides streamlined access to the credible information students and faculty need. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.

LexisNexis Academic – Business
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on business resources and Company Dossier.

LexisNexis Academic – News
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on news resources within LN Academic.

LexisNexis Academic – Shepard’s®
Shepard’s® is an extremely important part of legal research. Once you have found a case that is relevant to your research, you must verify that it is still good law. The webinar will cover the features and benefits of using Shepard’s® on-line.

LGBT Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, a celebration of LGBT culture and history and a call to end prejudice and discrimination against people based on sexual orientation. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:

National Men’s Health Month

June 9-15 is National Men’s Health Week and June is Men’s Health Month. According to the CDC, only 46% of men met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity in 2010. Learn how men can reduce their risk of illness and stay healthy with books and ebooks from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

New titles in Films On Demand

Films On Demand added 192 new videos in May, bringing our streaming video collection up to 15,457 titles. Take a look!

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last month. There are two new briefings:

There’s a new Curriculum Map on Organic Chemistry and five new Research Updates:

Finally, take a look at the new video biography of Subra Suresh, winner of the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.

New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on addiction, school discipline, U.S. global engagement, and online journalism:


Treating Addiction
By Jane Friedman
May 2, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 17
Is medication the best way to treat drug
abuse?


School Discipline
By Anne Farris Rosen
May 9, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 18
Should zero-tolerance policies be revised?


U.S. Global Engagement
By Peter Katel
May 16, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 19
Should America be more assertive on the
world stage?


Online Journalism
By
May 30, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 20
Is news quality better or worse online?

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. According to SAMHSA, 1 out of 5 American adults experienced some form of mental illness in 2010. You can learn more about mental health with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials this month. Here’s the latest update:

May Monthly Materials Update

New materials include a range of nanostructured clear coatings for hard surfaces that enhances resistance to abrasion, scratching, and fingerprints and makes the surfaces easier to clean.