New and Notable: May 2022

Covers of Toys in the Age of Wonder, Taxis vs. Uber, and Dancing in the Streets

Georgetown University Library is a treasure trove of fascinating books, databases, and research. Here are some new and notable things at the Library that you may be interested in.

Robert M. Veatch papers

Longtime Georgetown professor Robert M. Veatch was one of the founding figures of the field of bioethics and a leading expert in the ethics of death and dying, organ transplants, and human experimentation.

The Psychology of Job Interviews by Nicolas Roulin

A concise overview of research-based strategies and tactics that both applicants and interviewers can use to make their interviews more successful.

Hispanic Life in America, Series I and II

Articles about Hispanic American life from 1704–2009, drawing on Readex and Newsbank’s collection of more than 17,000 periodicals.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

More than 300 historical newspapers from the University of Houston, representing a wide range of diverse perspectives, voices, and geographies from the 19th and 20th centuries. Spanish, English, and bilingual newspapers are available.

Toys in the Age of Wonder: Science Fiction, Society, and the Symbolism of Play by Mark Rich

By the mid-19th century, scientific advancements, and the hopes and fears they engendered, were having significant impacts on both literature and children’s toys. This study weaves together the history of speculative fiction and playthings, and how they reflected and expressed the social attitudes of their time, from 1859–1957.

Dancing in the Streets: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans by Judy Cooper

Second Line parades arranged by New Orleans’ social aid and pleasure clubs are part of the lifeblood of the city. This book combines archival and contemporary photography and essays to provide a survey of every social aid and pleasure club in the city today, and trace the evolution of the parades.

Bloomsbury E-books on the Middle East

The Library has added more than 1,000 ebooks focused on the Middle East from Bloomsbury. Access to these collections are provided by the Georgetown University in Qatar Library.

Omaha Star

Nebraska’s leading African-American newspaper. While the Library already had access to issues since 2011, this database includes the newspaper’s full history, dating back to 1938.

Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us by Ro Khanna

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna offers a vision for democratizing digital innovation to build economically vibrant and inclusive communities.

Taxis vs. Uber: Courts, Markets and Technology in Buenos Aires by Juan M. del Nido

Del Nido arrived in Buenos Aires in November 2015 to research the taxi industry. Six months later, Uber launched in the city, and del Nido documented the upheaval in real time.