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E-books of the Month-1

·         Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature:

·         Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century:

·         Beginning Cataloging:

·         Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry:

·         Connected Media in the Future Internet Era:

·         Critical Survey of American Literature:

·         Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure:

·         Emerging Trends and Applications of the Internet of Things:

·         Encyclopedia of Classic Rock:

·         Family Practice and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination: Review Questions and Strategies (5th Ed):

·         Filtering and Control of Wireless Networked Systems:

·         Game Theory Solutions for the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities:

·         Information Ethics, Globalization and Citizenship: Essays on Ideas to Praxis:

·         Internet of Things: Building Blocks and Business Models:

·         Lord of the Flies:

·         RFID Security: A Lightweight Paradigm:

·         Robots:

E-books of the Month-2

·         Safety of Web Applications: Risks, Encryption and Handling Vulnerabilities with PHP:

·         Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Communication in Internet of Things:

·         Security Challenges and Approaches in Internet of Things:

·         Stress in the Modern World: Understanding Science and Society:

·         Abidjan USA: Music, Dance, and Mobility in the Lives of Four Ivorian Immigrants:

·         After the Program Era: The Past, Present, and Future of Creative Writing in the University:

·         Asian Law in Disasters: Toward a Human-Centered Recovery:

·         Atlas of Climate Change: Responsibility and Obligation of Human Society:

·         Biostatistics for Epidemiology and Public Health Using R:

·         Climate Change: A Wicked Problem: Complexity and Uncertainty at the Intersection of Science, Economics, Politics, and Human Behavior:

·         Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation:

·         Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice:

·         Consequences of Disasters: Demographic, Planning, and Policy Implications:

·         Craft of Scientific Communication:

·         Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward:

·         Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach:

·         Decision-Making in Nursing: Thoughtful Approaches for Leadership:

·         Earth’s Early Atmosphere and Oceans, and the Origin of Life:

·         Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth’s Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe:

·         Engineering Mathematics I: Electromagnetics, Fluid Mechanics, Material Physics and Financial Engineering:

·         Environmental Toxicology: Selected Entries From the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology:

·         Essential Oils as Natural Food Additives: Composition, Applications, Antioxidant, and Antimicrobial Properties:

·         Essential Oils in Food Preservation, Flavor and Safety:

·         Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life:

·         Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion:

·         Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources In and Around Alabama:

·         Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape:

·         From Social Data Mining and Analysis to Prediction and Community Detection:

·         Frontier Nurse Practitioner: A Conceptual Model for Remote-Rural Practice:

·         Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief:

·         Hollywood Is Everywhere: Global Directors in the Blockbuster Era:

·         Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence:

·         Information Quality: The Potential of Data and Analytics to Generate Knowledge:

·         Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics:

·         Musicals in Film: A Guide to the Genre:

·         Natural Disasters: Risk Assessment, Management Strategies, and Challenges:

·         News and Numbers: A Writer's Guide to Statistics:

·         Notions of Genre: Writings on Popular Film Before Genre Theory:

·         Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge:

·         Nutrition and Dietetics: Practice and Future Trends:

·         Reading Style: A Life in Sentences:

·         Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law:

·         Securing SQL Server: DBAs Defending the Database:

·         Schoenberg’s Models for Beginners in Composition:

·         Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined America:

·         Staging France Between the World Wars: Performance, Politics, and the Transformation of the Theatrical Canon:

·         Standalone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Disaster Relief and Remote Areas:

·         Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research:

·         Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A Handbook for Students:

·         Sympathy, Madness, and Crime: How Four Nineteenth-Century Journalists Made the Newspaper Women's Business:

·         Technology, Society, and Sustainability: Selected Concepts, Issues and Cases:

·         Understanding Angry Groups: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Their Motivations and Effects on Society:

·         Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live:

·         Cherubino’s Leap: In Search of the Enlightenment Moment:

·         Descended From Hercules: Biopolitics and the Muscled Male Body on Screen:

·         Graphic Design Process: From Problem to Solution : 20 Case Studies:

·         Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers:

·         Modernism and Opera:

·         Music and Embodied Cognition: Listening, Moving, Feeling, and Thinking:

·         New Directions for Computing Education: Embedding Computing Across Disciplines:

·         Networks and New Services: A Complete Story:

·         Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories:

·         Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering:

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library Distance Education information guide. This guide is designed  for students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested to use our library.  We are committed to delivering a great experience in supporting your learning, teaching and researching needs. This guide covers the following topics:

For Students and Faculty
Remote Access

        Get Access
        Access Troubleshooting 

E-Resources (E-books, E-journals, Streaming Videos etc.)
        Finding Article with a Citation
        Finding an Article from Databases
        Finding an E-book
        Finding an Article on Reserve 
        Finding a Streaming Video 
        Library's Digital Collection
        Providers' Guide (EBSCOhost, Gale, JSTOR)

Printed Resources (Books, Journals etc.)
        Document Delivery vs. Interlibrary Loan
        Circulation Rules and Regulations
        Finding Printed Journals/Books
        Renewing Materials
        Borrow Reserved Materials

Research Assistance
        Citation Style Guide
        Citation Management Tools

        Featured Books
        Evaluation Resources
        Copyright & Plagiarism

        Research Help

Course Reserve
Finding pURL Link 
Featured Databases & Books
Requesting for Purchase
Library Instruction /Orientation Request
Faculty/Librarian Collaboration
Refero - an Anti-plagiarism Tutorial
Databases on Trial
Resources for creative teaching

New Resources

·         Bloom’s Literature

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

·         ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection:

This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses on humanities and social sciences. Coverage: 1637 – current.

·         RefWorks:

‚ÄčA reference management service that supports the needs of students, faculty and librarians.

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