15 October 2019 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Faculty

See Our Editor Picks for Faculty

Does your reading list need a refresh? Update your courses with varied content from across the ProQuest portfolio.

Does your reading list need a refresh? Update your courses with varied content from across the ProQuest portfolio.

By Kelly Latham, Editor

Access to different content types and cross-disciplinary content allow faculty and students to explore subjects from different angles. See our Fall Editor’s Picks for Faculty below. (For some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account or request a free trial.)

Video: Romeo and Juliet
Source: National Theatre Collection
Disciplines: Theatre/Drama, Music

Originally staged as part of the National Theatre’s “Shakespeare for younger audiences” program, this archival recording was captured in 2017. The contemporary production tells the most famous love story of all time, set against a vivid urban backdrop bursting with excitement, color, dance and song.
Watch the preview | Learn more about the new National Theatre Collection

Dissertation: The Work Engagement of Millennial Employees
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Business

Low employee engagement among the Millennial generation has taken center stage as a topic of research. It has significant implications for the economy and the performance of American companies. This qualitative case study builds on work engagement theory by investigating whether positive psychology and positive leadership styles may positively impact Millennial employee engagement. Millennials embody a shift in today’s workplace and are motivated by a desire to transform themselves, their colleagues and the world around them.
Read the preview | Learn more about ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Newspaper Article: The 37th President Is First to Quit Post (Nixon Resigns)
Source: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2014)
Disciplines: Political Science, History

From the front-page of the New York Times on August 9, 1974: President Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, announced he would give up his long and arduous fight to remain in office. Gerald Rudolph Ford, whom Mr. Nixon nominated for Vice President the previous October, would be sworn in as the 38th President.
Learn more about Historical Newspapers

Video: Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Source: Psychological Experiments Online
Disciplines: Psychology, Counseling

In 1971, Professor Philip Zimbardo carried out a psychological experiment at Stanford to test the question: What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Student volunteers were pre-tested and randomly assigned to play prisoner or guard in a simulated prison. Before long, some guards became sadistic and prisoners showed signs of acute stress and depression. After only six days, the planned two-week study ended to prevent further abuse of the prisoners. This dramatic demonstration is relevant in many institutional settings. The documentary uses original footage, flashbacks, post-experiment interviews and comparisons with real-life prisons.
Watch the preview | Learn more about Psychological Experiments Online

Blog Post: The Radicalism of Toni Morrison
Source: ProQuest Extraordinary Stories Blog
Disciplines: Literature

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s debut novel changed the way we think about American literature. “There can’t be anyone, I am sure, who doesn’t know what it feels like to be disliked, even rejected, momentarily or for sustained periods of time,” she wrote in a foreword to the 2007 reprint of her seminal 1970 novel, The Bluest Eye. The ProQuest Extraordinary Stories Blog takes a closer look at the radicalism of this work and its profound impact on American literature and the American consciousness.
Read the post | Visit the Extraordinary Stories blog

Video: James Baldwin: Speech on Civil Rights
Source: The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974
Disciplines: Black Studies, American History, The 1960s

This 18-minute film shows James Baldwin giving a speech on civil rights to a group of students in London. Baldwin was a novelist, short story writer, playwright and prolific social critic. His politics tended toward anti-imperialism. “…Look the world in the face like you have a right to be here. When you do that, you have attacked the power structure of the Western world.”
Watch the preview | Learn more about The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974

Ebook: Social Media for Nurses: Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World
Source: Academic Complete/Ebook Central
Disciplines: Nursing

The “how to” primer for nurses and health professionals on effectively using social media in educating consumers and patients on health issues and for their own professional development.
Learn more about Academic Complete

And, in case you missed it…

Survey: Using Primary Sources in Your Undergraduate Courses? Earn a $25 Gift Card

ProQuest is participating in an Ithaka S+R research support study to identify ways in which undergraduate faculty support teaching and learning with primary sources in their courses. ProQuest will use the results of the study to provide teaching and learning materials that meet faculty needs. Qualifying faculty who participate will receive a $25 Visa gift card. Begin the dialogue today by taking our short survey to see if you qualify.
Start survey

Webinar: Promote Critical Thinking & Make Courses More Engaging (and Affordable!)

Did you miss ProQuest’s Fall Faculty webinar? Now you can access the recording on demand. This special online event was designed especially for academic faculty by a panel of experts from across ProQuest and Ex Libris. You’ll learn ways to promote critical thinking, what makjjgglhuefkes sources credible and how you (and students) can find them faster, how to use varied content types to create engaging classrooms and assignments, ways to make your courses more affordable for students and how your peers are usingvvvib VR.
Watch the recorded webinar