New and notable books by subject! Course Reserves


The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases that may be of interest to DC students.

Did you accidently leave your textbook at home?  Are you lugging 20 lbs. of textbooks around campus all day?  Was a book too expensive to purchase this semester?  Have no fear!  Because there is an excellent chance we have your required book or textbook available behind the circulation desk on Course Reserve!  This semester the library drastically increased the Reserve collection to reflect what students need and DC faculty have requested.  Stop by the circulation desk and literally “check out” what we have on Reserve.  As a reminder, Reserve books are available for check out for up to three hours and can only be used inside library.  You can also browse Reserve material online by going to the “Reserve Desk” link within our Online Catalog.

Read on for a list of new or updated editions of books on Course Reserve!

Etched in sand : a true story of five siblings who survived an unspeakable childhood on Long Island

by Regina Calcaterra

For English 112 & 113

DC Call Number – 362.733 C126e

A story of perseverance, the author recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets—and how she and her siblings survived years of homelessness, abandonment, and abuse.  Author Regina Calcaterra recently autographed both copies on Reserve for DC students!

Microbiology : principles and explorations 9th edition

by Jacquelyn G. Black

For Biology 225

DC Call Number – 616.9041 B561m

A best-selling textbook for several editions due to the author’s engaging writing style. The student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology.

Calculus 10th edition

by Ron Larson

For Math 221

DC Call Number – 515 L329

The Sullivan Library purchased this new and much desired book this semester!  Calculus has a long history of innovation in the calculus market. It has been widely praised by a generation of students and professors for solidly addressing the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles.

Intermediate algebra 8th edition

by John Tobey

For Math 113

DC Call Number – 512.9 T552i 2017

Another highly requested book this semester, the updated edition is now on Reserve! The series retains the characteristics that have made the text easy to learn and teach from, including a “building block” organization. Each program builds conceptual understanding by breaking the mathematics into manageable pieces.

Motivation : biological, psychological, and environmental 4th edition

by Lambert Deckers

For Psychology 350

DC Call Number – 153.8 D357m

Well-grounded in the history of the field, the fourth edition combines classic studies with current research. The material draws on topics that are familiar to students while maintaining a conversational tone.

Social problems 15th edition

by William Kornblum

For Sociology 223

DC Call Number – 306.0973 K842s

The text explores social problems that are relevant–from same-sex marriage to police use of force to climate change. Extensively updated and revised, four major themes guide this edition: an empirical methodology; linking individual experience with social structure; recognizing that social inequality contributes to social problems; and a comparative approach.

Marketing (MKTG 10)

by Charles Lamb

For Marketing 114

DC Call Number – 658.8 L165m 2017

Covers current marketing practices through billboards, television commercials, and at the grocery store cereal aisle. Presents concepts that bring forward how much the principles of marketing play a role in daily lives.

Do you have a suggestion for a Reserve book we should have in the library?  Please let us know by filling out this short purchase request form.  You can also call the library at 845-848-7505 or email!

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