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New Arrivals at the Library


New Arrivals at the Library

The U.S. Embassy / American Center Reference Service (ACRS) offers a monthly list of newly acquired titles, listed below. The titles are arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. To see a bibliographic record, please click on a title below. Those interested in reading these titles may contact us for details. You can also search our holdings with our online catalog.
(Last Updated: April 23, 2012)

March 2012

Spotlight Items

The Standard Periodical Directory, 2012
(Oxbridge Communications, 2012)

This title is the most comprehensive guide to periodicals in the United States. It includes over 62,000 titles, including magazines, journals, newsletters, newspapers, directories, and yearbooks. The contents are arranged alphabetically by subject categories.

U.S. Health Policy and Politics: A Documentary History
(CQ Press, 2011)

This book provides a broad cross section of essential primary source documents from various eras in American history. The approximately 150 documents featured in this book are useful to any study of American’s evolving attitudes and policies toward health care and insurance.

Medicare & You 2011
(U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2011)

This is the official Medicare handbook issued by the Department of Health & Human Services. It summarizes Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights and protections. It also answers the most frequently asked questions about Medicare.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

600 Technology/Applied Science

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography

February 2012

Spotlight Items

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census
(CQ Press, 2011)

This title provides an understanding of the major topics surrounding the decennial census. It includes 140 signed entries written by historians and statisticians. This new edition also explains recent changes in census methods, procedures, and products.

American Votes 29
(CQ Press, 2011)

This is a resource of U.S. election facts and figures. It includes official state-certified election returns by county and by district for the House, Senate, and off-year gubernatorial elections for the 2009-2010 election cycle.

U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics
(Kevin Hillstrom, ed., CQ Press, 2010)

This is a wide-ranging document collection including over 150 speeches, writings by conservationists, federal and state legislation, court opinions, testimonies, and policy briefs. Some of the topics covered include: Population growth and territorial expansion, air pollution and climate change, wilderness and species protection, and energy production.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

600 Technology/Applied Science

700 Arts and Recreation

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography

January 2012

Spotlight Items

The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues
(Susan Burgess, ed., CQ Press, 2011)

This title compiles news stories, editorials, and letters to the editor to present the major political, social, and cultural issues that have affected gays and lesbians in the U.S. over the past 150 years. It includes 12 chapters covering topics such as the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, gays in the military, youth, education, and AIDS.

The College Board Getting Financial Aid, 2012
(The College Board, 2011)

This guidebook helps you find scholarships and other aid at more than 3,000 schools in the U.S. It includes step-by-step instructions for applying for college aid. You can search college by college as well.

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview, 2012
(Peterson's, 2012)

This title gives you comprehensive information on graduate degree programs at nearly 2,400 institutions in the U.S. It lists over 500 fields of study and the institutions offering the particular graduate programs.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

600 Technology/Applied Science

700 Arts and Recreation

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography

November 2011

Spotlight Items

An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States
(H. Victor Conde, ed., Grey House Pub, 2011)

This title offers explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. It also cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts human rights measures.

Peterson's Four-Year Colleges, 2012
(Peterson's, 2011)

This book includes information on every accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. – nearly 2,500 institutions. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel for nearly 600 colleges.

Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle, 1971-2010
(NASA, ed., GPO, 2011)

This title focuses on science and engineering accomplishments of the space shuttle program, the history of the program, and the shuttle’s place in U.S. history. It also features imagery, photographs and firsthand accounts of those who worked with the shuttle program.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

600 Technology/Applied Science

700 Arts and Recreation

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography

October 2011

Spotlight Items

America's Top-Rated Cities: A Statistical Handbook
(Grey House Publishing, 2011)

This book includes narrative city backgrounds, statistical information, rankings, and comparative data, on cities that have scored high marks on economy, education, health care, crime, transportation, and arts & culture - in one source.

Legal Research Illustrated
(Steven Barkan, ed., Foundation Press, 2009)

This book offers an authoritative introduction to legal research, including the most recent methods and resources. Highlights of this edition include updated chapters covering the newest sources, with an emphasis on the Internet.

American Decades 2000-2009
(Eric Bargeon, ed., Gale Cengage, 2011)

This title is useful for historical research in disciplines raging from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends. Each chapter is introduced by a contextual chronology of the decade’s events on that subject and is followed by biographies of people important to that discipline.

300 Social Sciences

900 History, Geography, and Biography

August 2011

Spotlight Items

Politics in America, 2012
(CQ Press, 2011)

This is an authoritative information resource on the members of the 112th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the six non-voting delegates offer concise analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. It also includes a wealth of information on partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts.

The College Board International Student Handbook, 2012
(The College Board, 2011)

This handbook contains information that foreign students in the U.S. and abroad need to know about entering a U.S. college. It includes international policies and academic offerings at 2,800 institutions in a tabular format. It has also lists and indexes detailing which colleges have the largest international student populations or the most financial aid, etc.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2012
(Yale Daily News, ed., St. Martin's Griffin, 2011)

The Yale Daily News interviewed hundreds of students on more than 330 campuses and got the inside scoop on many issues, such as nightlife, professors, and dorms. It created this candid college guide that includes essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to popular majors.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

600 Technology/Applied Science

July 2011

Spotlight Items

Testifying Before Congress
(William N. LaForge, The Capitol Net, 2010)

This is a practical guide to assist witnesses and their organizations to prepare and deliver Congressional testimony. Also it can be helpful to scholars in research organizations, as well as to students engaged in the study of law, government, political science, and the legislative processes of federal government.

Environmental Encyclopedia
(Gale Cengage, 2011)

This title features approximately 1,300 signed articles providing in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Articles are written in non-technical language, providing current status and analysis, and suggesting solutions.

The College Board College Handbook, 2012
(The College Board, 2011)

This handbook includes comprehensive descriptions of 3,800 accredited universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical schools in the U.S. More than 40 indexes help readers find schools and compare them by key features, such as size and programs.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

200 Religion

300 Social Sciences

700 Arts and Recreation

900 History, Geography, and Biography

June 2011

Spotlight Items

Encyclopedia of Associations
(Gale Cengage, 2011)

This is the most comprehensive source for detailed information on nonprofit membership organizations in the U.S. Every entry offers valuable data, including the organization’s name, address and phone number together with the name and title of the primary official. The entry also includes founding date, purpose of the organization, and its activities, when this information is available.

State Rankings, 2011
(CQ Press, 2011)

This reference book makes it easy to compare states in the areas of education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and more. Over 550 tables, readers can compare every state as well as Washington, D.C.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2011-2012
(Jane's Information Group, 2011)

This title provides exhaustive technical detail on more than 1,000 civil and military aircraft currently under development or being produced by more than 600 aircraft manufacturers in 48 countries.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

600 Technology/Applied Science

700 Arts and Recreation

900 History, Geography, and Biography

May 2011

Spotlight Items

Awards, Honors & Prizes
(Gale Cengage, 2011)

This directory describes awards given for achievements in every field. Awards are listed alphabetically by the name of the administering organization, followed by alphabetical listings and descriptions of each award it offers.

National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
(TAFT Group, 2011)

This is one of the most comprehensive guides to nonprofit organizations. You can find contact and factual information on more than 260,000 organizations. Entries are accessible by alphabetical and activity indexes.

The Cambridge History of the Cold War
(Melvyn Leffler, ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010)

This three-volume work examines the global history of the Cold War. It emphasizes social, intellectual, economic and geostrategic trends as well as focusing on personalities, politics, and human agency.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

200 Religion

300 Social Sciences

600 Technology/Applied Science

700 Arts and Recreation

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography

April 2011

Spotlight Items

The Encyclopedia of American Religious History
(Edward Queen, Facts on File, 2009)

This title outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history. Special emphasis is placed on recent developments in religious life in the U.S.

The Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
(Ferguson, 2010)

This comprehensive encyclopedia helps you find many types of career information and guidance. From each article, you can find the overview, requirements, earnings, work environment, and outlook, etc.

Chase's 2011 Calendar of Events
(Contemporary Books, 2011)

This is a handy guide to special occurrences, holidays, anniversaries, celebrity birthdates, religious observances, sporting events, and more from around the world in 2011.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

200 Religion

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

600 Technology/Applied Science

700 Arts and Recreation

900 History, Geography, and Biography

February 2011

Spotlight Items

Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2011
(Bureau of the Census, ed., Bernan Press, 2010)

This is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is designed to serve as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources.

The United States Government Internet Directory, 2010
(Peggy Garvin, ed., Bernan Press, 2010)

This is a guide to over 2,000 websites from the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the U.S. federal government. It organizes websites into 20 subject-themed chapters. The subject-based approach allows you to browse relevant sites in your field of interest.

Musical America : International Directory of the Performing Arts
(Commonwealth Business Media, 2010)

This annual directory features contact information for over 14,000 performing arts organizations. It also includes articles focusing on issues facing the performing arts industry and profiles of this year's award winners.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

700 Arts and Recreation

900 History, Geography, and Biography

January 2011

Spotlight Items

Business Statistics of the United States, 2010
(Cornelia Strawser, ed., Bernan Press, 2010)

This is a basic desk reference for anyone looking for statistics on the U.S. economy. The data are predominantly from federal government sources. It also includes extensive background notes for each chapter.

National Faculty Directory
(Gale Cengage Learning, 2010)

This title contains names, departmental affiliations, institutional addresses, and phone numbers of approximately 768,000 members of teaching faculties at more than 4,300 American colleges and universities.

The Grey House Performing Arts Directory, 2011/12
(Richard Gottlieb, ed., Grey House Publishing, 2011)

This title offers over 8,500 listings of the major performing arts organizations, facilities and information resources. It covers dance, instrumental music, vocal music, and theater, as well as series and festivals.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

100 Philosophy and Psychology

300 Social Sciences

700 Arts and Recreation

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography

December 2010

Spotlight Items

Encyclopedia of the United States Cabinet
(Mark Grossman, Grey House Publishing, 2010)

The second edition of this encyclopedia has substantial changes throughout the entire work compared to the first edition published in 2000. This work describes 44 cabinet offices of all presidential administrations from George Washington to Barack Obama.

AHA Guide to the Health Care Field, 2011
(American Hospital Association, ed., Health Forum, 2010)

This directory of hospitals and health care systems includes profiles of over 6,500 hospitals. It is useful for identifying key services offered within hospitals as well as top- line utilization statistics. The content is annually updated by the American Hospital Association.

Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
(Thomas Snyder, ed., U.S. Dept. of Education, 2010)

This work provides a compilation of statistics covering the broad field of U.S. education, from pre-kindergarten to graduate level. It includes a selection of data from many government and private sources, and draws especially on the survey results and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

500 Science

800 Literature

900 History, Geography, and Biography