Greenwood Digital Collection

April 29, 2009

This recent addition to our databases has over 100 e-book titles on topics that range from the arts to women’s studies.  The collection can be browsed by title, subject or author.  You can also search the collection by keyword (to search the full text within the books), title, author and other fields.

There’s a Quick Search feature at the top of every page in this resource, but most users will find that the Advanced Search offers more robust and accurate searching.  The resource also has the American Heritage College Dictionary built into it for looking up definitions without leaving the collection.

Here are a few Greenwood titles that relate to some of the majors here at JWU:

BUSINESS
Building High-Performance People and Organizations
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Successful Leadership
Global Business Etiquette Marketing in the 21st Century
Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Battleground: Criminal Justice
Crimes and Trials of the Century
The Crime Junkie’s Guide to Criminal Law
Eco-Terrorism: Radical Environmental and Animal Liberation Movements
Offender Profiling in the Courtroom: The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Testimony

CULINARY
The American History Cookbook
American Indian Food
The Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia
Controversies in Food and Nutrition
Food Culture in France (there are several other “Food Culture” titles featuring other countries)

FASHION
Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture: A Reference Guide

HOSPITALITY
The Business of Entertainment
The Business of Sports
Encyclopedia of Sports in America
Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl

To access the Greenwood Digital Collection, go to the Databases section of our site, and scroll down to “G” in the alphabetical listings:

http://library.jwu.edu/research/databases/az.htm

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Project Gutenberg

September 22, 2008

Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org) contains over 25,000 free online books.  The copyright for most of these books has expired in the United States, which thereby places these works into the public domain.  You can tell which ones are copyrighted by reading the license inside the book.  The database can be searched by author’s name, title, language or words in the full text of the eBook.  Dozens of languages are represented and are indexed by languages with up to 50 books and languages with more than 50 books.  A quick browse of the top 100 books recently downloaded includes many of the classics, and authors such as James Joyce, Jane Austen, Homer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, and many more.