22 January 2020 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Faculty

Editors’ Picks for Faculty (Winter Edition)

Syllabus getting stale? Shake up your class tomorrow – or next semester – with a variety of content from across the ProQuest portfolio

By Kelly Latham, Editor

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Video: Daughters of the Republic: Harriet Tubman and Sarah Bradford
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: American History, Women’s History

Today, Harriet Tubman is an icon for the struggle for freedom in the United States. But her story might have been lost to history if not for one woman, Sarah Bradford, who agreed to write her friend’s biography. Who was Sarah Bradford? Why did she say “yes” when others called her plan to make a heroine of a black woman and slave a “quixotic attempt” doomed to failure? Working together, these two indomitable women, one born a slave and a hero of the Civil War, the other born into a privileged New York family, gave voice to their shared vision of the New Republic.
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Dissertation: The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students’ Academic Writing Skills
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Literature, Education, Social Media

Technology now dominates student learning and communication. With the move toward literacy testing and Common Core standards, students are now required to write more often than before. However, educators fear that students will draw on their most frequently utilized form of communication, texting and social media, for their sentence patterns, grammar, punctuation and word choices. The purpose of this study is to describe the types of academic writing errors committed by students influenced by texting and social media.
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Journal Article: Hoover’s Company Records: Apple, Inc.
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Business, Economics

Ask Siri to name the most successful company in the world and it might respond: Apple. And it’s not just out of familial pride. Apple consistently ranks highly in profit, revenue, market capitalization and consumer cachet. In 2018, the company became the first to reach a trillion-dollar market capitalization. Primarily a consumer-oriented company, Apple has inked alliances with Accenture, General Electric and IBM to deepen its penetration of the enterprise market. About 60% of revenue comes from outside the Americas. Get all the details on Apple from Hoover’s Company Records.
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Journal Article: How Feminist Theory Became (Criminal) Law: Tracing the Path to Mandatory Criminal Intervention in Domestic Violence Cases
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Law, Gender Studies

Our popular understanding of domestic violence has shifted significantly over the past 40 years, and with it, our legal response. We have moved from an interpretation of domestic violence as a private relationship problem managed through counseling techniques to an approach that configures domestic violence first and foremost as a public crime. Mandatory criminal intervention policies reflect and reinforce this interpretation. This article, from the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, focuses on how we arrived at this point, and which understanding of domestic violence facilitated this shift.
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Ebook: The Research Process in Nursing
Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: Nursing, Health

Comprehensive and thorough in scope, this established textbook reflects significant advances in nursing research and the importance of evidence-based practice. It is an invaluable resource for both the novice and the more experienced researcher with practical information and advice on how to find and critique the evidence, choose the right approach, collect data, make sense of the data and put research into practice.  
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Journal Article: Plastic Pollution and Potential Solutions
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Environmental Studies, Food Studies

Read about the manufacture and use of different plastics and the effects of pollution by these materials on animal, human and environmental health. Since 2004, the world has made as much plastic as it did in the previous half century. Between 1950 and 2015, a total of 6.3 billion tons of primary and secondary (recycled) plastic waste was generated, of which around 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% either stored in landfills or released directly into the natural environment.
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