08 July 2021 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Public, Faculty, Librarian

Editor Picks for Faculty…July Issue

Shoah, Harriet Jacobs, Algorithms, Old Irish Airs and more

By Kelly A. Latham, Editor

Reviewing your syllabi this summer? Spark student engagement with a variety of content from across the ProQuest portfolio. (For some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account.)

Documentary: Shoah
Source: Academic Video Online
Discipline: World History
Twelve years in the making, “Shoah” is filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust featuring interviews with survivors, bystanders and perpetrators. This two-part documentary does not contain any historical footage, but rather features interviews which seek to “reincarnate” the tragedy and visits places where the crimes took place. This massive achievement – at once epic and intimate, immediate and definitive – is a triumph of form and content that reveals hidden truths while rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking. (FILM PLATFORM)
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Ebook: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Black History, Women’s History, Literature
In clear and unshrinking prose, Harriet Jacobs – writing under the pseudonym Linda Brent – relates the story of her girlhood as an enslaved person in North Carolina and her eventual escape. Resolutely addressing women readers, the autobiography – originally published in 1861 – seeks to make white women understand how the threat of sexual violence shapes the lives of enslaved Black women and children.
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Dissertation: The Revolution May Not Be Televised But It Will Be Hashtagged: The Impact of Social Media on Social Movements, Racial Perceptions and Real-World Activism
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Sociology, Mass Communication, Black Studies
Social media platforms have emerged as integral and operative elements of activism in social justice movements. Prior studies focused primarily on quantifying the use of social media in political and social campaigns. This study investigates the quality and types of engagement that occur and what role, if any, race plays in online social justice discourse.
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Ebook: Introduction to Algorithms, Third Edition
Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: Computer Science
The latest edition of the essential text and professional reference contains substantial new material on such topics as vEB trees, multithreaded algorithms, dynamic programming and edge-based flow. Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. This text uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. It covers a broad range of algorithms in depth yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers.
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Documentary: Living the Tradition: An Enchanting Journey Into Old Irish Airs
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: World Music, Anthropology
Behind every Irish tune is an ancient tale of love and loss, of history and heroes. Cello player and composer Ilse de Ziah journeys across Ireland in this inspiring documentary. Along the way she meets with renowned Irish musicians, scholars and local characters who share the history and stories behind the music. The filmmaker captures the romantic landscapes, the charm of the Irish people and the powerful resonance of the cello, creating a fresh and fascinating account of Irish music and culture.
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Dissertation: Perceptions Analysis of Micro and Macro Organizational Behavior
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Discipline: Business
Understanding organizational behavior has profoundly influenced organizational performance and how people behave in organizations. Researchers have suggested various micro and macro behaviors to be the impetus for high performance. Through a policy capturing approach, this study builds on these findings.
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Journal Article: Parse’s Nursing Theory and Its Application to Families Experiencing Empty Arms
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Nursing, Science, Philosophy
From the International Journal of Childbirth Education, this paper addresses Parse’s Human Becoming Theory as applied to those experiencing the trauma of the loss of a pregnancy or infant. A nurse or doula may encourage a patient to follow advice from experts, but after embracing Parse’s theory, can facilitate the family’s exploration of their choices.
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