New to the Library? 10 Things You Need to Know!

June 12, 2008
  1. Bring your JWU ID Card to the library to check out circulating materials and look at books on reserve.
  2. For Your Use: Photocopiers (10¢ per pg), Printers, public computers (no word processing), wireless connectivity, study rooms, comfy chairs and tables.
  3. Our Library homepage is your gateway to library information and services:
  4. You can access library databases off-campus! All you need is your JWU ID barcode and password.
  5. Library materials are organized by Library of Congress (LC) call #’s. This means that they will be shelved alphabetically and then numerically.
  6. Library hours are Monday thru Thursday: 8a.m.-9p.m., Saturday: 10a.m.-5p.m., Sunday 12p.m.-8p.m. 
  7. We have books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and reference materials for your perusal. 
  8. You can find the JWU guide to  MLA citation format at: 
  9. You can make suggestions on books needed in the library too! Feel free to let us know if you an idea about a good resource for the collection.
  10. Need help? There is always a professional librarian at the reference desk available to assist you. You can also call us at: 305-892-7043.



New Books in the Library: Fashion

June 12, 2008

Check out a few of the new Fashion books in the library:  

An intimate affair : women, lingerie, and sexuality / Jill Fields GT2073 .F54 2007

Career opportunities in the fashion industry / Peter Vogt TT507 .V63 2007

Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972) : the couturiers’ couturier / Lesley Ellis Miller TT505.B28 M573 2007

Fashion Babylon / Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anonymous PS3605.D94 F37 2007 

Illustrating fashion / Kathryn McKelvey and Janine Munslow TT509 .M384 2007

Made for each other: fashion and the Academy Awards / Bronwyn Cosgrave PN1993.92 .C67 2007 


Visit the JWU Library to explore more of our collection!  



Business Email Netiquette

June 12, 2008

It is important to remember that email communication in the business environment should be handled with the same level of professionalism as it would be in person. Adhering to some basic guidelines will ensure your email communications come across as professional and credible. In short, understanding business email netiquette can be good for your career!

Here are Ten Tips for writing professional business email:

1. Avoid using all capitals. Doing this is the same as SHOUTING.

2. Subject. Use a meaningful subject line that provides insight into the purpose of the communication. Never omit a subject line!

3. Salutation. Always use a formal greeting at both the beginning and end of your email such as: Hello, Greetings, Sincerely, Thank You, and Best Regards.

4. Language. Use complete sentences and proper grammar.

5. Content. Your message should be short and to the point. Most importantly, check for typos!

6. Formatting. Keep colors and stylized font to a minimum.

7. Attachments. Be cautious when sending large attachments as they may take a long time to open. For a file over 2MB, it is always good practice to contact the recipient to let them know you are sending a large file.

8. TO, FROM, BCc, Cc. The TO field should have the full, formal name of the recipient. The FROM field should provide your full name. When emailing to a large number of people add the group to the BCc box. This prevents recipients from seeing the e-mail addresses of the other recipients. Use the Cc field for a group of people who do not mind their emails being shared.

9. URL’s. Always use the entire Web address, including the http://. It is also good practice to leave a space between the URL and any other words.

 10. Signature. Always provide a professional “signature”. Signature files should include your title, phone number, and website link.

For further information on writing professional business email see the following resources available in the JWU North Campus Library:

Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation / Lynne Truss PE1450 .T75 2004

Email etiquette [videorecording] / produced by Video Education Australasia ; written, produced, and directed by Tom Trikojus TK5105.73 .E42 2000 

 Get to the point : painless advice for writing memos, letters and E-mails your colleagues and clients will understand / Elizabeth Danziger HF5718.3 .D36 2001 






Looking for Criminal Justice Web Resources?

June 12, 2008


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS):

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):

Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC):

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):



Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA):

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data:

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics:

For more sources go to the JWU Subject Sites:

 *Date Links Last Checked for Access: 3/21/08 


Culinary Vocabulary Resources

June 12, 2008

 Library Books:

The Food Lover’s Companion/S. Herbst TX349 .H532 2001 [reserves] 

The Chef’s Companion/E. Riely TX349 .R48 2003 

The Chef’s Companion/E. Riely TX349 .R48 1986 

Larousse Gastronomique TX349 .M613 1988

Larousse Gastronomique  TX349 .M613 1961 

The Food Encyclopedia/J. Rolland TX349 .R564 2006 [reserves]

Webster’s New World Dictionary of Culinary Arts TX349 .L33 2001

Random House Unabridged Dictionary PE1625 .R3 1993 [reference]

American Heritage Dictionary PE1628 .A6227 2002 [reference]

Larousse concise French-English, English French dictionary PC2640 .L317 2004

Four Language Culinary Dictionary: Hungarian, French, English, German TX350 .F68x 

Web Resources:

Culinary Café Culinary Dictionary

Food Dictionary

Culinary Café Cooking Techniques

French Cooking Definitions

Wine Dictionary