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November Recommended Reading: Career and Job Planning


This month’s Recommended Reading is all about Career and Job Planning. You will find resources on:

  • choosing a career path,
  • preparing for a chosen career,
  • specific job skills,
  • interviewing,
  • much more!

You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Here is a link to our Recommended Reading Library Guide.


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January 2013 Recommended Reading List

Martin Luther King
January is the month to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the American civil rights movement. Highline Community College Library presents a recommended reading/viewing list for this celebration, including books, videos, and e-films.

Come to see what Highline Community College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list.

You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

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June 2013 Recommended Reading: Children Awareness Month

June is recognized as Children Awareness Month. Our library has presented  a reading/viewing list related to children development, children’s mental and physical health, protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse, and children education. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading Display rack on the Plaza Level of the library.

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In the mood for love… February Recommended Reading List

MB900436240The Legend: According to Encyclopedia Britannica, more than one Christian martyr was named Valentine, but a priest killed about 270 AD by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus probably gave the day its name. As legend has it, the priest fell in love with his jailer’s daughter and signed a letter to her, “from your Valentine.”

Tradition: The American Folklore Encyclopedia looks at some holiday practices from the past. For example, if you were a young man during the 19th century in America, you might attend a party and  pull names of prospective sweethearts from a hat.  If you were  a young woman, you might put bay leaves sprinkled with rose water under your pillow to help you dream of your future husband.

Valentine’s Day continued in popularity so much so that after 1860, you could buy your beau a commercially made Valentine card.

In celebration for the month of love, take a look at the Recommended Reading libguide for this month  at or visit our display on the Plaza Level of the Library.

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October Recommended Reading

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?”—United States Department of Labor

“At Highline Community College, we are committed to delivering one of the core values of our institution – access.”~Highline’s Access Services

This month, our library presents the following recommended reading list. It may give you some ideas to celebrate this month and to promote national disability employment awareness.



Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.
302.23087 R573d 2005

Psychology of prejudice and discrimination / edited by Jean Lau Chin ; foreword by Joseph E. Trimble.

303.385 P974 2004

Americans with Disabilities Act : a review of best practices / Timothy L. Jones. 1993

331.59 J79a

Annual report / Washington State Rehabilitation Council.  2005

331.59 W319a

Americans with Disabilities Act / State of Washington, Legislative Budget Committee. 1993

344.0159 A512

Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.
362.1968588 J17s 2007

Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
362.1968588 M818s 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon
362.21092 D278j 1974

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
362.3092 L987L

The physically handicapped and the community: some challenging breakthroughs / Louis Arthur Michaux

362.4 M622p 1970

Ordinary lives: voices of disability & disease / edited by Irving Kenneth Zola
362.4 O65 1982

We got the message on ADA : guide to state agencies and services / produced by the Governor’s Americans with Disabilities Act Implementation Project. 1995

362.4 W361

No apologies / Florence Weiner.  1986
362.4 W423n

A matter of dignity: changing the lives of the disabled / by Andrew Potok
362.4048 P864m 2002

Talking books: pioneering and beyond / by Marilyn Lundell Majeska
362.41 M233t 1988

Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness / John V. Van Cleve, editor

362.42 G165 1987

Hearing, mother father deaf : hearing people in deaf families / Michele Bishop and Sherry L. Hicks, editors.
362.42 H435 2008

Mother father deaf : living between sound and silence / Paul Preston. Preston, Paul (Paul M.)

362.42 P939m 1994

Hands of my father : a hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love / Myron Uhlberg.
362.42092 U31h 2009

All the way back: a story of courage / Anne V. McGravie, New Readers Collection, Room 419
362.43092 B898m 1982

Deaf education in America : voices of children from inclusion settings / Janet Cerney.
371.9120973 C415d 2007

Learning disabilities sourcebook / edited by Dawn D. Matthews

371.926 L438 2003

Learning disabilities, A to Z : a complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood / Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick.
371.926 S644L 2010

Encyclopedia of learning disabilities / Carol Turkington, Joseph R. Harris

371.92603 T939e 2002

Helen Keller: rebellious spirit / Laurie Lawlor, New Readers Collection, Room

419 362.41092 K29L 2001

State of Washington Voters’ Pamphlet, Braille; General Election, November 4, 2008

    Reference Desk 2008, Well-connected    

616.02 W447 c2004

    Multiple sclerosis: the questions you have– the answers you need / Rosalind C. Kalb, ed.
616.834 M961 2008

    The science and fiction of autism / Laura Schreibman
616.85882 S378s 2007

Attention deficit disorder: the unfocused mind in children and adults / Thomas E. Brown
616.8589 B881a 2005

Framing ADHD children: a critical examination of the history, discourse, and everyday experience of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder / Adam Rafalovich
616.8589 R136f 2008

Making self-employment work for people with disabilities / by Cary Griffin and David Hammis. 2003

658.02208 G851m 2003

Employment outcomes for supported employment clients in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation / Beverly Hempleman, Dario Longhi. 1996

658.30087 H491

Muhammad Ali : a biography / Anthony O. Edmonds.
796.83092 A398e 2006

Despite this flesh: the disabled in stories and poems / edited by Vassar Miller
810.8035 D468 1985



ADA Restoration Act of 2007 : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on H.R. 3195, October 4, 2007. Y 4.J 89/1:110-59

Available, Government Documents, 4th floor East

DVR customer internship program : find out how to be a sponsoring employer / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010

People with disabilities – Washington (State)

Job search handbook for people with disabilities / Daniel J. Ryan. Ryan, Daniel J., 1960-

2011 No call number

No item information, Career Collection, 4th floor West

Improving federal employment of people with disabilities : hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United State 2011

Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.112-46 Available, Government Documents, 4th floor East

On-the-job training : train an employee to meet your needs / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State)  Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

School to work transition : a guide to life after high school / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State) Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

Services for your business : recruit, hire and retain a reliable workforce / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State)

Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

Child care and the Americans with Disabilities Act Tape 7. Family day care homes / Beth Ann Carr Associates

362.712 C536 1992

Small differences / City of Pittsburgh Allegheny County Task Force on Disabilities

362.78 S635 1995 VHS

     How difficult can this be?: understanding learning disabilities / produced and directed by Peter Rosen

371.9 H847 1989

    A celebration of differences / Rush Neurobehavioral Center 371.9 C392 1999 VHS

Creating equity / University of Maine Television

371.9 C912 1993

Graduating Peter [videorecording] / State of the Art, Inc. ; Home Box Office ; producer & director Gerardine Wurzburg.


371.9046 G733 2004

Learning disabilities and social skills [videorecording] : last one picked– first one picked on / WETA, Washington, D.C. ; produced by Jeff Bieber directed by Joseph Camp.
371.92 L438 1994

Deaf actor: Howie Seago [videorecording] 

Seago, Howie 2003

419 S438d 2003

Absolute zero [videorecording] / produced and directed by David Dugan ; written by Tom Shachtman ; a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC. 2008

536.56 A164 2008

Becoming human [videorecording] / produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation. 2010

599.938 B398 2010

Straight talk about autism: with parents & kids / IEP Resources

616.85882 S896 2008 DVD

They don’t come with manuals [videorecording] : a videotape about parenting children with disabilities / produced by Community Services Information Group, Inc. [with the cooperation of the Louisiana Division of Children, Youth and Family Services] 1988

649.151 T421

E Books


Assistive technologies in the library [electronic resource] / Barbara T. Mates ; with contributions by William R. Reed, IV. 2011

Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.
Electronic Book 2009

Aspergirls [electronic resource] : empowering females with Asperger Syndrome / Rudy Simone ; foreword by Liane Holliday Willey.
Electronic Book 2010

Authentic dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled [electronic resource] : sad without tears / Jennifer Hill.
Electronic Book 2009

Autism, discrimination and the law [electronic resource] : a quick guide for parents, educators and employers / James Graham. 2008

Autism, advocates, and law enforcement professionals [electronic resource] : recognizing and reducing risk situations for people with autism spectrum disorders / Dennis Debbaudt. 2002

Bereavement, loss and learning disabilities [electronic resource] : a guide for professionals and carers / Robin Grey.
Electronic Book 155.9/37087 2010

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [electronic resource] : message from the President of the United States transmitting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Decembe 2012

Developing college skills in students with autism and Asperger’s syndrome [electronic resource] / Sarita Freedman ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
Electronic Book 2010

Disability harassment [electronic resource] / Mark C. Weber. 2007

Disability hate crimes [electronic resource] : does anyone really hate disabled people? / Mark Sherry.
Electronic Book 364.15087 2010

Disability in the Middle Ages [electronic resource] : rehabilitations, reconsiderations, reverberations / Joshua Eyler.
Electronic Book809/.933527 2010

Disability pendulum [electronic resource] : the first decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act / Ruth Colker.
Electronic Book 342.7308/7 2005

Early years [electronic resource] : assessing and promoting resilience in vulnerable children. 1 / Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell ; illustrated by Iain Campbell. 2002

Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.
Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

Federal employment of people with disabilities [electronic resource]. 2009

Group homes for people with intellectual disabilities [electronic resource] : encouraging inclusion and participation / Tim Clement and Christine Bigby ; foreword by Jim Mansell.
Electronic Book 362.3/85 2010

Improving Your Rehabilitative Nursing Skills [electronic resource] / National Educational Video, Inc.. 2003

Issues in human rights protection of intellectually disabled persons [electronic resource] / Andreas Dimopoulos.
Electronic Book 342.408/7 2010

The labor market experience of workers with disabilities: the ADA and beyond / Julie L. Hotchkiss
Electronic Book 331.5/9/0973

Making life work [electronic resource] : freedom and disability in a community group home / Jack Levinson.
Electronic Book 362.3/8509747 2010

Mental health and development [electronic resource] : targeting people with mental health conditions as a vulnerable group.
Electronic Book 2010

Nursing and multidisciplinary care of the mentally disordered offender [electronic resource] / edited by David Robinson and Alyson Kettles. 2000

Reflections from a different journey: what adults with disabilities wish all parents knew / edited by Stanley D. Klein and John D. Kemp
Electronic Book 649/.151 2004

Reporting test results for students with disabilities and English-language learners [electronic resource] : summary of a workshop / Judith Anderson Koenig, editor. 2002

School years [electronic resource] : assessing and promoting resilience in vulnerable children. 2 / Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell ; illustrated by Iain Campbell. 2002

Special stories for disability awareness [electronic resource] : stories and activities for teachers, parents, and professionals / Mal Leicester.

Special brothers and sisters [electronic resource] : stories and tips for siblings of children with a disability or serious illness / edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey ; illustrated by Brendan McCaffrey.

This ability [electronic resource] : an international legal analysis of disability discrimination / Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter. 2007

Towards enabling geographies [electronic resource] : “disabled” bodies and minds in society and space / edited by Vera Chouinard, Edward Hall, Robert Wilton.
Electronic Book 305.9/08 2010

Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.
Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010

E Films

Alice project [electronic resource] : creative arts therapy in action / Herbison, Philip.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

Americans with Disabilities Act [electronic resource] : is it working? / MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2005

Body of war [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2008

Bridge at midnight trembles [electronic resource] : parkinson’s disease and deep brain stimulation / Galloping Pictures.

Deafblind [electronic resource] : world without sight and sound / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2005

Disability and Sexuality [electronic resource] : Exploring the Intimacy Option / System TV
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Dyslexia [electronic resource] : different kind of mind / Dartmouth/Hitchcock Medical Center.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2006

Fix Me [electronic resource] : Unlocking the Possibilities of Stem Cell Research / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Inside dyslexia [electronic resource] / Easdon, Josh.        
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

Making a Life [electronic resource] : Opportunity, Not Disability / Spectra Media (Firm)
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Oops, Wrong Planet [electronic resource] : Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome / Beyond Entertainment Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Real Life Teens [electronic resource] : Teens and Disabilities / TMW Media Group.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Shameless [electronic resource] : art of disability / Canada. Dept. of Finance.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007


ADA Home page

U.S. Department of Justice provides Americans with Disabilities Act and Information and Technical Assistance

The Association For Service Disabled Veterans

ASDV is a national association that is establishing greater economic participation for service disabled and prisoner of war veterans and all of the 80 million veteran family members in the United States.  To pursue its mission, ASDV has established programs and services that address the areas of legislative and legal advocacy, business development, healthcare, and information access.

Chance of Becoming Disable – Council for Disability Awareness

The CDA is a non-profit organization committed to informing and educating the American public about the widespread and growing frequency of disability, and the financial impact it can have.
Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits

   Disability Sensitivity – Awareness Training.

Stand Among Friends is a non-profit organization that helps college students and adults with disabilities prepare for, seek and secure active employment.

Disabled American Veterans
Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America’s service-connected disabled veterans — a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America’s 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors.

Disabled Peoples’ International
A network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.

Highline Community College Access Services
Access Services at Highline Community College supports and assists students with disabilities with campus and classroom accommodations.

Information and Dates of Disability Awareness Programs

The primary focus of Disabled World is to provide information and news to the Public, Disability Community and Organizations, as well as Disabled Rights Campaigners, via our News Service, Articles, Press Releases, and Videos.

King County Office of Civil Rights Disability Access Service

King County government strives to make its programs, services, activities and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month LD Online

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is a time where people pay particular … October was originally designated in the United States as LD

National Disability Employment Awareness Month– United States

United States Department of Labor presents that each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2011

Work World shows “Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities”

Washington State Disability Month

The WSSEC ( was proud to help youth with disabilities make specific contacts with legislators and get support and assistance from them and legislative staff to get this important bill passed.


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April Recommended Reading/Viewing

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
—-Katharine Lee Bates – 1913

April is the Month of Keeping America Beautiful, which reminds us of this great land with a glorious history, a wonderful heritage and a bright future.  The following is a recommended reading  list. It may give you some ideas to celebrate this month Keeping  America Beautiful.



American flag / Nancy Harris. Harris, Nancy, 1956- 2008

929.92 H315a 2008

American heritage pictorial atlas of United States history, by the editors of American heritage. 1966

911.73 A512a

American place-names : a concise and selective dictionary for the continental United States of America / George R. Stewart. 1895-1980. 1985

910.014 S849a 1985

American sail, a pictorial history. Laing, Alexander, 1903-, 1961

623.822 L187a

American spirit : United States history as seen by contemporaries / Selected and edited with introds. and commentary by Thomas A. Bailey. Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983, 1963

973 B156a 1963

America the beautiful : promoting our national parks as travel destinations : hearing before the Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion. 2011

Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG.111-924

America the beautiful, in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by the editors of Country beautiful. Edited by Robert L. Polley. Editorial direction: Michael P. Dineen. 1803-1882. 1970

814 E53a

America the beautiful in the words of Henry David Thoreau / by the editors of Country beautiful; editorial direction: Michael P. Dineen; edited by Robert L. Polley; art direction: Robert W. Pradt. 1817-1862. 1966

818.309 T488a 1966

America the beautiful in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / by the editors of Country Beautiful ; Editorial direction: Michael P. Dineen ; Edited by Robert L. Polley. 1807-1882. 1965

811.3 L853a 1965

Beautiful America, by Vernon Quinn; with thirty-nine illustrations from photographs. 1881-1962. 1923 917.3 Q7b

Citizen’s almanac : fundamental documents, symbols, and anthems of the United States. 2010323.6 C581 2010

Constitution of the United States / Christine Taylor-Butler. 2008

342.7302 T238c 2008

Cultural diversity in the United States / edited by Larry L. Naylor. 1997

305.8 C968

Environment and health. 1981

363.7 E61

Fast facts about the 50 states : plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. / Louise Rozett, editor.


973 F251 2010

Freedom : a history of US / Joy Hakim. 2003

973 H155f 2003

Freedom just around the corner : a new American history, 1585-1828 / Walter A. McDougall.

1946-, 2005

973.2 M137f 2005

Green : your place in the new energy revolution / Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman. 1964-, 2008

333.794 H699g 2008

Heath anthology of American literature / Paul Lauter, general editor ; Richard Yarborough, associate general editor ; Jackson R. Bryer … [et al.]. 2006

810.8 H437 2006

Heritage of America; edited by Henry Steele Commager and Allan Nevins. 1902-, 1949

973.082 C734h

Historical viewpoints : notable articles from American heritage / editor, John A. Garraty. 1920-, 1979

973 G238h

History of the American frontier, 1763-1893. Paxson, Frederic L. (Frederic Logan), 1877-1948.

973 P341h

History of the United States / by Edward Channing, 1856-1931. 1917, 973 C458h

History of the United States from the earliest discovery of America to the end of 1902, 1903, 973 A556h 1903

New basic history of the United States; the co-operative work of Charles A. Beard, Mary R. Beard, and William Beard. 1874-1948. 1961

973 B368n

Old Glory : American war poems from the Revolutionary War to the war on terrorism / edited by Robert Hedin ; with a foreword by Walter Cronkite. 2004

811.008 O44 2004

Patriotic gore; studies in the literature of the American Civil War. Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. 1962

810.9 W747p

Physiography of western United States, by Nevin M. Fenneman. 1865-1945. 1931

551.409 F335p

Rise of American civilization, by Charles A. Beard & Mary R. Beard; decorations by Wilfred Jones. 1874-1948. 1934

973 B368r

Sense of history : the best writing from the pages of American heritage / introductory note by Byron Dobell. 1985

973 S478

Short history of the United States, by Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager. 1890-1971. 1966

973 N527s

Significance of the frontier in American history. Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. 1966

973 M315

Story of American freedom / Eric Foner. 1999 

323.44 F673s 1999

Statue of Liberty / Nancy Harris. 1956-, 2008

974.71 H315s 2008

Science under siege : balancing technology and the environment / Michael Fumento. 1993

363.7 F977s

Walk quietly the beautiful trail; lyrics and legends of the American Indian, edited by C. Merton Babcock. With authentic American Indian art. Babcock, Clarence Merton. 1973

398.208997 B112w 1973



500 nations [videorecording] / a Tig Production in association with RCS Films & TV and Majestic Films and Television International ; a Jack Leustig film ; written by Jack Leustig … [et al.] ; produced by Roberta Grossman ; produced and directed by Jack  2004

970.00497 F565 2004

America [videorecording] : the story of us / produced by Nutopia for History. 2010

973 A512s 2010

America at war [videorecording] : fifty years (1941-1991) / a production of VISNEWS. 2005

973.9 A512f 2005

America in the 20th century [videorecording] 2006

973.9 A512t 2006

America in the thirties [videorecording] : depression and optimism / produced by Dieter Franck ; English language production by Henry Foster. 1990

973.917 A512

Americas. Builders of images [videorecording] / a production of WGBH, Boston and Central Television Enterprises for Channel 4, UK ; written, produced and directed by Juan Mandelbaum ; coproducer, Andres Di Tella. 1993, 980.03 A512

Beautiful mind [videorecording] / a Ron Howard film ; Universal Pictures/Dreamworks Pictures/Imagine Entertainment present a Brian Grazer production ; a Universal picture ; produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard ; written by Akiva Goldsman ; directed by  2006

791.4372 B384 2006

Celebrate America [sound recording]. 1992 781.599 C392

Conscience and the Constitution [videorecording] / produced in association with the Independent Television Service ; produced, directed and written by Frank Abe. 2000 940.5317 C755 2000

Shaping America [videorecording] : U.S. history to 1877 / produced by Dallas County Community College District, Dallas TeleLearning, in cooperation with Bedford/St. Martin. 2001

Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films / produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks. 2005

791.4375 T784 2005

United States Constitution [videorecording] / This program produced by Full Circle Entertainment ; in association with Goldhil Home Media International ; producer/writer/director, Ned Rodgers. 2004, 342.7302 U58 2004

Electronic Resources    

Across this land [electronic resource] : a regional geography of the United States and Canada / John C. Hudson. Hudson, John C. 2002

America the beautiful [electronic resource] : promoting our national parks as travel destinations : hearing before the Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United Stat

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion. 2011

American boundaries [electronic resource] : the nation, the states, the rectangular survey / Bill Hubbard, Jr. Hubbard, Bill, 1947-, 2009

American history from a global perspective [electronic resource] : an interpretation / David J. Russo ; Jon L. Wakelyn, advisory editor. 2000

American vertigo [electronic resource] : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville / Bernard-Henri Lévy. 2006

Assessing barriers and opportunities for renewable energy in North America [electronic resource] / prepared by: William R. Moomaw. Moomaw, William, 1938-, 2002

Are you earning a return on your environmental performance? [electronic resource]. 2004

Beautiful democracy [electronic resource] : aesthetics and anarchy in a global era / Russ Castronovo. 1965-, 2007

“Good observers of nature” [electronic resource] : American women and the scientific study of the natural world, 1820-1885 / Tina Gianquitto.. 2007

Building capacity to participate in Environmental Protection Agency activities [electronic resource] : a needs assessment and analysis. 1999

Connecting the dots [electronic resource] : National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program / CDC.  National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (U.S.) 2007

Conserving America’s wetlands [electronic resource]. 2005

Down to Earth : Nature’s Role in American History   ebrary Reader Steinberg, Ted
Oxford University Press, 05/2002

Great Lakes water exports and diversions [electronic resource] : annex 2001 and the looming environmental battle / by Gary Ballesteros. 2002

Major states and cultures of the world, c. 100 CE [electronic resource] 1999

Sweet freedom’s song [electronic resource] : “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and democracy in America / Robert James Branham & Stephen J. Hartnett.  2002

National Environmental Public Health tracking network [electronic resource] : technical network implementation plan.  2007

Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making [electronic resource] / Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making ; Thomas Dietz and Paul C. Stern, editors ; Committee on the Human Dimensions of Glo 2008

Photography and the USA   ebrary Reader  Gidley, Mick , Reaktion Books 11/2010


Constitution of the United States
Read a transcript of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the additional amendments that have been made to the Constitution. See images of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and learn more about these documents, including when they we …

Country Profile: United States of America
Profile of the United States, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1565, and information about U.S. leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, audio of the national anthem, and aud …

Creating the United States
“This exhibition offers a remarkable opportunity to learn in a fresh new way how the [U.S.] founding documents … were forged out of insight, invention, and creativity, as well as collaboration and much compromise.” Includes interactive fe …

Desert Environment, Minerals & Geology Index – DesertUSA
Find out about the minerals and geology, animals and wildlife, and plants and wildflowers of the desert environment. This site also includes a list of the deserts in the U.S. and descriptions of the peoples who have lived (and who currently live) in …  

Earth Force
“Earth Force is a national, nonprofit organization. We are youth-driven and nonpartisan. Our vision is to build the most effective program to help young people, ages 10-14, improve the environment through developing citizenship skills and addressing …

Environmental Working Group (EWG): Cutting-Edge Research on Health and the Environment
Focusing on agricultural, health, and environmental research, this organization seeks to influence public policy toward “improving public health and protecting the environment by reducing pollution in air, water and food.” The EWG Farm Subs …

Federal Trade Commission: Energy and Environment
This page compiles Federal Trade Commission (FTC) information regarding energy and environment topics such as labeling and advertising of fuel and automotive products, marketing claims concerning carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates, and …

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: George Washington to George W. Bush
Find U.S. presidents’ inaugural addresses, brief historical synopses of each inauguration, pictures of the presidents, and the text of the oath of office. Includes information about the five presidents who assumed office without inauguration. Searcha …

Information Center for the Environment
Find several dozen high-quality databases related to animals, plants, and the environment, with a special emphasis on geographic information systems, from “a cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis a …

Keep America Beautiful
This nonprofit organization with over 1,000 local affiliates “combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America‘s communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable.” The site explains the organization and its annual spring ev …

MapStats: United States
This site provides demographic, business, and geographic statistics for “your State, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district.” Also has profiles of the U.S. as a country and by federal judicial district, and demog …

Natural Environment Research Council
“NERC is the lead organisation within the UK with responsibility for providing funding and support of research, survey and monitoring in the sciences of the natural environment. To fulfil obligations within its mission, NERC supports an integrated sc …

Presidents of the United States
In addition to the IPL POTUS collection and IPL’s U.S. Presidency FAQ, this IPL pathfinder provides other print and Internet sources on the Presidents of the United States.

Take Care of America
Learn what you can do to take care of the environment.

The Flag of the United States of America
Flag history, pictures, etiquette, information on how to fold it, a FAQ, a glossary of related terms, and more. Searchable.

The Greens
This is “a site for kids about looking after the planet.” Through video episodes, games, a blog, and activity guides, kids learn about recycling and taking care of the planet.

The Environment Report
“The Environment Report is a news service committed to revealing the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people. This is accomplished by thoughtful and provocative explorations of the environment in a way that reaches the …

The Humane Society of the United States
“The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal-protection organization, with more than 5 million constituents. The HSUS was founded in 1954 to promote the humane treatment of animals and to foster respect, understanding, and …

The United States of America
Quick facts, photos, videos, maps and more about the fifty states and the presidents.

United States: States
The state site features a map of the United States with links to individual state sites with maps which can be enlarged. State profiles provide information on the capital; population; median age; elected officials; history; points of i

Yale Environment 360
This online publication provides reports, opinion, analysis, interviews, and other material about the environment. Browse by world regions or by topics such as biodiversity, climate, energy, forests, and water.

Your Environment. Your Choice.
An Environmental Protection Agency-run campaign designed to educate and involve teens in matters affecting our environment. This Web site challenges teens to think about their impact on the world around them.

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