The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher

Randolph Hock - 2004
    From emerging search tools and Windows Live to standbys Google and Yahoo!, the major search engines and their myriad of services are thoroughly discussed. Recent additions to the Internet realm—RSS feeds, podcasts, alert services, wikis, and blogs—are explained, as well as tried-and-true search tools, including web directories, newsgroups, and image resources. For those with little to moderate searching experience, friendly, easy-to-follow guidelines to the world of Web research are provided, while experienced searchers will discover new perspectives on content and techniques.

Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation

Katherine T. Bucher - 2005
    This is not an encyclopedic reference book of the past--but rather a cutting edge resource for teachers who want to connect with their techno-savvy 21st century students and in turn connect them to the literature of today. Using themes of exploration and connecting to literature--the authors emphasize actual reading of books, rather than reading about them. The authors also encourage using the Internet to expand our knowledge and interest of literature. Finally, the text contains the most current materials that will get adolescents reading-horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and comic books.

Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice

Susan G. Salvo - 1999
    With clear writing and a straightforward approach, leading massage authority Susan G. Salvo and her team of expert contributors and reviewers provide cutting-edge, practical information and professional insight in one broad, in-depth, and visually engaging resources, giving you everything you need to launch a successful career in massage therapy.Clear, straightforward approach simplifies complex content for better understanding.Thorough anatomy and physiology coverage integrated throughout helps you master essential A&P concepts without buying additional resources.Emphasis on kinesiology includes more than 170 images of muscles, bones, joints, and related structures, and useful muscle action charts.Bound-in DVD guides you through 2 hours of techniques, routines, client interactions, and case scenarios.675 high-quality illustrations clarify difficult concepts in vibrant detail.Biography profiles and candid interviews provide a real-world perspective on massage practice from the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork. DVD icons throughout the text and E-Resources lists at the end of each chapter direct you to corresponding multimedia resources on the bound-in DVD and companion Evolve website to help you save time and study more efficiently. All-new Clinical Massage chapter broadens your career potential with detailed information on trigger points, posture, gait, and rehabilitation for working in physician-referred practices, multidisciplinary clinics, and sports injury environments.All-new Research Literacy chapter demonstrates the importance of research-based massage practice and guides you through the process of acquiring and applying the latest information.Expanded Business chapter helps you prepare for today's job market and appeal to potential employers and clients using digital media and social networking tools.Numerous case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply your knowledge and understanding in realistic scenarios.Vibrant group muscle illustrations help you accurately identify, locate, and palpate muscles.Charts and tables summarize important information such as nutrition and pharmacology for fast, easy reference at a glance.Innovative motion photographs demonstrate technique sequence in greater clarity than traditional images.Content reflects the most essential massage therapy topics as identified by the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK). Enhanced online resources on Evolve make chapter review and exam preparation fun and engaging.

Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy

Keith M. Dyce - 1987
    It provides the general knowledge of mammalian structure that is crucial to the understanding of the other basic sciences, as well as the more detailed information that is directly applicable to the practice of veterinary medicine. Discussing the various body systems, it then offers a working knowledge of them by addressing the regional anatomy of a particular species or group of species.Content is divided into two main sections - body systems and specific species or group of species - for a thorough and more logical study of anatomy.All chapters feature a consistent format, offering a simple and even flow of information.Color inserts enhance the overall quality of the book and better illustrate various anatomical areas of concern.Both small and large animals are covered - including the horse, pig, cow, dog, and cat - to emphasize features and topics that have direct relevance to clinical work. Also included is a chapter on Avian Anatomy.Content has been streamlined to include only the most important information.A new section on imaging greatly enhances diagnostic procedures.The addition of new illustrations provides an emphasis on surface anatomy throughout the text.

Medical-Surgical Nursing (Single Volume): Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems

Sharon Mantik Lewis - 1983
    It covers patient care in various clinical settings by employing a unique levels of care approach, discussing nursing implementation at multiple levels. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, nutrition, drug therapy, cultural and ethnic disparities, and more.Identifies and discusses all levels of nursing management, including Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care, to prepare the nurse to effectively intervene at various stages of illness.Online podcasts feature audio key points summaries for each chapter highlighting important information.Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts the nurse to differences often encountered in older patients.Attractive four-color design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations enhance learning by presenting disease processes and related anatomy and physiology more clearly.About 55 thoroughly updated, comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and more.New chapters on Health Disparities, Stress and Stress Management, Infection and HIV, and Nursing Management: Obesity provide a more comprehensive look at the world of medical-surgical nursing.Electronic Resource Summary at chapter openers alert students to additional electronic resources available on companion CD and Evolve.Gender Differences boxes summarize how women and men are affected differently by medical conditions.Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.A glossary of key terms and definitions contains definitions and page references.NCLEX examination style review questions in each chapter include a focus on prioritization of patient care.All nursing care plans now incorporate NIC and NOC. Companion CD:More than 50 interactive case studies with realistic, 3-D animations to help you visualize disease processes from the inside outA unique Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students with strategies for managing your (and your patients') stressA collection of Multimedia Supplements with audio and video clips, plus additional animations375 NCLEX(R) examination-style review questions

Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog

William B. Badke - 2000
    It is possible to develop significant skills in order to make the writing process much easier than you think. In "Research Strategies," author William Badke offers a clear, simple, and often humorous roadmap for conducting research and navigating the vast new world of information and technology. In this, the fourth edition, Badke details the entire research paper process from start to finish. "Research Strategies" provides a plethora of insightful and helpful information, including:Finding and narrowing a topic Creating an outline Searching databases Understanding metadata Using library catalogs and journal databases Conducting Internet research Organizing research notes Writing the actual paper"Research Strategies" explains the skills and strategies you need to efficiently and effectively complete a research project from topic to finished product. With the information provided here, research doesn't have to be frustrating or boring. Badke's strategies present a sure path through the amazing and complex new world of information.

Fundamentals of Nursing

Patricia A. Potter - 1985
    Encompassing principles, concepts, and skills, it offers thorough coverage, a nursing process framework, an emphasis on critical thinking, and a focus on care in all settings. This new edition addresses a number of key issues, including evidence-based practice, safety concerns, and end-of-life care. To better meet the needs of beginning students, care plans have been expanded to more clearly explain assessment findings leading to nursing diagnoses, as well as evaluation of outcomes.

Conducting the Reference Interview: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Catherine Sheldrick Ross - 2002
    Based on the latest research in communication theory, the book includes new exercises and examples to help you practice effective reference transactions and avoid common pitfalls. Guidance for helping users with special language-related needs (such as speech and hearing disabilities and English language learners) and social difficulties is also included, as are updated chapters on readers' advisory interviewing and policy and training procedures. An extensively revised chapter on virtual reference features new sections on live chat and instant messaging services as well as a discussion of Web 2.0 initiatives and updated information on email reference.

Fires in the Middle School Bathroom: Advice to Teachers from Middle Schoolers

Kathleen Cushman - 2008
    Following on the heels of the bestselling "Fires in the Bathroom," which brought the insights of high school students to teachers and parents, Kathleen Cushman now turns her attention to the crucial and challenging middle grades, joining forces with adolescent psychologist Laura Rogers. As teachers, counselors, and parents cope with the roller coaster of early adolescence, too few stop to ask students what they think about these critical years. Here, middle school students in grades 5 through 8 across the country and from diverse ethnic backgrounds offer insights on what it takes to make classrooms more effective and how to forge stronger relationships between young adolescents and adults. Students tackle such critical topics as social, emotional, and academic pressures; classroom behavior; organization; and preparing for high school. Cushman and Rogers help readers hear and understand the vital messages about adolescent learning that come through in what these students say. This invaluable resource provides a unique window into how middle school students think, feel, and learn, bringing their needs to the forefront of the conversation about education.

The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession

Jim Burke - 1999
    Covering the entire English curriculum, from basic reading and writing to digital literacy, media literacy, and integrated instruction, it proved to be a revolutionary guide for preservice and inservice teachers alike. And with it author Jim Burke became one of the most trusted names in secondary English.Now, in this new edition, "ETC"2, Jim incorporates his current thinking. He also shows how teachers can address standards and assessment issues while maintaining their commitment to meaningful, engaging curriculum. With all this, plus updated revisions and 40 percent completely new material, his "ETC2" is a must-have addition to every English teacher's bookshelf.Written for the way most teachers read-on the run, in search of a particular solution-the second edition retains the original's highly structured format with a new more open design for ease of use. Chapters are clearly subdivided; lessons are presented step-by-step; and assessment is integrated throughout. Outstanding new features include: increased emphasis on theoretical foundations completely revised major curriculum areas, especially reading and writing changes that reflect the latest use of technology in the classroom updated recommendations for the latest resources improved alignment with the latest standards and assessments sample instructional sequences to show how a complete unit looks new instructional design and planning tools expanded strategies for helping English Language Learners. Discover-or rediscover-a valued colleague who challenges you to reexamine your own classroom practice. Read "ETC2," reference it, share it, but most of all USE it-as your primary source of information about classroom management, curriculum content, professional development, and more.

Strategic Management: Text and Cases

Gregory G. Dess - 1995
    The text is rounded off by rich, relevant, and teachable cases. This text's accessible writing style and wealth of new and updated illustrations, which clarify the most difficult topics, make this text the best resource for your students. The new case selections emphasize variety, currency, and familiar company names. The cases are up-to-date in terms of both financial data and strategic issues. This group of cases gives both instructors and students unparalleled quality and variety. Based on consistent reviewer feedback, these selections combine comprehensive and shorter length cases about well known companies.

The Daily Five

Gail Boushey - 2006
    Based on literacy learning and motivation research, they created a structure called The Daily Five which has been practiced and refined in their own classrooms for ten years, and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United States. The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.This book not only explains the philosophy behind the structure, but shows you how to carefully and systematically train your students to participate in each of the five components.Explicit modeling practice, reflecting and refining take place during the launching phase, preparing the foundation for a year of meaningful content instruction tailored to meet the needs of each child.The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues

Barbara MacKinnon - 1994
    Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from both traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader friendly. Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover major ethical theories, including feminist ethics, contract theory, and ethical relativism, before delving into issues ranging from euthanasia and sexual morality to war and globalization. A broader range of voices and philosophical traditions in this edition includes continental and non-Western philosophers, with new readings from prominent ethicists. Increased coverage of contemporary dilemmas highlights issues of widespread interest, including torture and terrorism, "partial birth" abortion, cloning, same-sex marriage, and global distributive justice. An innovative online resource center offers, among other things, animated simulations. These simulations allows you to personally engage with dilemmas and thought experiments commonly presented in introduction to ethics classes and provide instructors with a way to seamlessly integrate online assignments into the class.


Kent Kennan - 1972
     While a limited understanding of contrapuntal elements may be gained through analysis alone, these elements are grasped in a more intimate way through the actual writing of contrapuntal examples. Also, by linking the study of counterpoint to music of a specific period, the text provides a clear model for students to emulate and a definite basis for the criticism of student work.

Introduction to Public Librarianship

Kathleen de la Peña McCook - 2004
    Students of library and information studies, as well as all working public librarians, will find this the essential source for learning about the successful management and functioning of public libraries throughout the U.S. today. Kathleen McCook, one of the country's leading library educators, compares our library system to those of other nations, details the history of public libraries and information movements, and explains both differing state funding models and state library standards. Dr. McCook discusses the practical functioning of various library programs - information and referral services, discussion groups, genealogy services, and children's, youth, and seniors' programming. Issues of library administration and operation, especially in light of new technology, are explored. State and federal laws, political and educational outreach, and relations with associations and foundations are all discussed in detail.