Sample list of new materials added to the Southwest Tech Library (Summer 2016)

Non-Fiction Books

The 160 Character Solution: how text messages and other behavioral strategies can improve education - Benjamin L. Castleman – 2015

In The 160-Character Solution, Benjamin L. Castleman shows how insights from behavioral economics―the study of how social, cognitive, and emotional factors affect our decisions―can be leveraged to help students complete assignments, perform to their full potential on tests, and choose schools and colleges where they are well positioned for success. By employing behavioral strategies or "nudges," the author shows, administrators, teachers, and parents can dramatically improve educational outcomes from preschool to college.

The anxiety survival guide for teens: CBT skills to overcome fear, worry, and panic – 2015

Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your "monkey mind"—the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You’ll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.

Black Lives Matter - Edwards, Sue Bradford - 2016

Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light.

Crime and criminal justice in American society - Shelden, Randall G. - 2016

The authors offer an alternative interpretation of criminal justice rarely presented in traditional textbooks or by the media. They encourage readers to examine their beliefs about crime, punishment, and the law. Discussions in the chapters about how African Americans, Hispanics, whites, women, juveniles, the rich, and the poor experience crime and the criminal justice system contribute context for understanding different viewpoints. The poor and minorities are the most likely to be caught in the net of criminal justice—but inequities have consequences for everyone. Reflection on various perspectives provides helpful input for assessing attitudes and for becoming actively involved with issues that have significant consequences.

Cybersecurity – Higgins, Melissa - 2016

Cybersecurity discusses the evolving nature of Internet-based attacks, the vulnerabilities of individuals and corporations to these threats, and the hackers who carry out or defend against cyberattacks.

How not to die: discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease - Greger, Michael - 2015

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

Listening for what matters: avoiding contextual errors in health care – Weiner, Saul j. - 2016

This book tells the stories of patients whose care was compromised by inattention to individual context, and introduces novel methods for assessing the magnitude of the problem. It describes how these errors, termed "contextual errors," can be minimized through changes in how doctors are trained, how medicine is practiced and quality measured, and in the ways patients assert their needs during visits. The aim of this book is to open a dialog between patients, physicians, policy makers, and medical educators, about a serious quality problem that has been overlooked and understudied.

Prescription drug abuse: a reference handbook – Newton, David E. - 2016

This outstanding resource guide for students and young adults provides an introduction to the history of prescription drug abuse that explains how this problem has arisen and examines the social, political, economic, and health issues associated with prescription drug abuse in modern society.

Educational DVD

Countering Terrorism – A Detrick Lawrence Production - 2015

This module examines the role of the security officer during a terrorist threat at the facility, including detecting a threat, preventing an attack, dealing with suspicious packages, self-protection, and appropriate actions to take in the event of a terrorist act.

Introduction to Investigation – A Detrick Lawrence Production - 2015

Explains how investigations are carried out, covering all elements that are fundamental in every investigation, such as examining the scene, interviewing witnesses, gathering and maintaining evidence, writing reports, and carrying out follow-up activities.

Roles and responsibilities – A Detrick Lawrence Production - 2015

This module focuses on how security officers support a safe workplace and a secure facility, while remaining open and friendly. It covers crisis intervention, criminal and civil laws as pertain to security professionals, and interactions with public safety agencies.

Audio CD - Fiction

As times goes by - Mary Higgins Clark - 2016

Television journalist Delaney Wright tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.

See Me - Sparks, Nicholas - 2015

Colin Hancock, a young man with a dark, destructive past now focused on keeping his life straight, has his plans to remain single challenged by Maria Sanchez, a hardworking lawyer.

A Spool of Blue Thread - Tyler, Anne – 2015

The changing needs of aging parents impact a family gathering during which Abby Whitshank relates how her husband and she fell in love during the summer of 1959 and shares decades of marriage impacted by children and long-held secrets.

We have several other fiction titles downloaded onto both the Nook and Kindle – check one out today!