New Books

Please visit the Southwestern Library and view our shelves of new books!

Here's a sampling, by subject:


  • QuickBooks 2014, the Missing Manual


  • Etching and Engraving Techniques and the Modern Trend by John Buckland-Wright
  • Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques by Rolina van Vliet
  • Composition: A Painter's Guide to Basic Problems and Solutions by David Friend


  • Printmaking Off the Beaten Track by Richard Noyce
  • Push Print: 30+ Artists Explore the Boundaries of Printmaking, Curated by Cranky Pressman and Jamie & Keith Berger
  • Printmaking Revolution: New Advancements in Technology, Safety, and Sustainability by Dwight Pogue
  • Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking Techniques by Sarah Riley
  • Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes by Beth Grabowski & Bill Fick
  • The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques by Ann D'Arcy Hughes and Hebe Vernon-Morris


  • Diversity in the Workforce: Current Issues and Emerging Trends edited by Marilyn Y. Byrd and Chaunda L. Scott


  • The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia by Angus Roxburgh


  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease by Daniel E. Lieberman (chair of the Harvard University Department of Human Evolutionary Biology)


  • The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen
  • Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing by Vaclav Smil
  • Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy


  • The Deerholme Foraging Book: Wild Foods and Recipes from the Pacific Northwest by Bill Jones
  • Brassicas by Laura B. Russell
  • The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber
  • Microgreen Garden: Indoor Grower's Guide to Gourmet Greens by Mark Mathew Braunstein
  • Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson (Portland authors)
  • The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches by Andrea Nguyen

Computer Science

  • The NSA Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World by The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communication Technologies
  • Wireless Network: Absolute Beginner's Guide by Michael Miller
  • Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Bill Phillips and Brian Hardy
  • Digital Modeling by William Vaughan
  • Designing Multi-Device Experiences by Michal Levin
  • Don't Make Me Think Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web and Mobile Usability by Steve Krug

Criminal Justice

  • Crime and Policing in Rural and Small-Town America by Ralph A. Weisheit , David N. Falcone and L. Edward Wells
  • Criminal Justice Technology in the 21st Century by Laura J. Moriarty
  • Policing Domestic Violence by Laura Richards, Simon Letchford and Sharon Stratton


  • Economics: The User's Guide by Ha-Joon Chang


  • Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching by John D. Shank
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
  • The Dance of Change: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Mastering the Challenges of Learning Organizations by Peter Senge
  • Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents and Everyone Who Cares about Education by Peter Senge
  • Talking and Doing Science in the Early Years: A practical guide for ages 2-7 by Sue Dale Tunnicliffe
  • How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading by Susan M. Brookhart
  • A Guide to Online Course Design: Strategies for Student Success by Tina Stavredes and Tiffany Herder
  • Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education by Maarit Alasuutari, Ann-Marie Markstrom and Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth
  • Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners by Ron Ritchart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison

Environmental Science

  • The Fish in the Forest: Salmon and the Web of Life by Dale Stokes
  • Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants by Jane Goodall
  • Oil Spills & Gas Leaks: Environmental Response, Prevention and Cost Recovery by Stephen M. Testa and James A. Jacobs
  • The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold
  • Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge by Kathie Durbin


  • Jump-Starting a Career in Pharmaceuticals


  • Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap between Them and Us by Joshua Greene


  • Fire Fighter Safety and Survival by Don Zimmerman


  • American Catch: The Fight for our Local Seafood by Paul Greenberg


  • Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation by David P. Paine and James D. Kister
  • A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information System by Jatin Pandey and Darshana Pathak
  • Ecology and Management of Forest Soils by Dan Binkley and Richard F. Fisher
  • Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy by Char Miller

Graphic Design

  • Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, & Students, Edited by Ellen Lupton
  • Color Works: Best Practices for Graphic Designers: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Applying color Design Principles by Eddie Opara and John Cantwell
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design by Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne
  • Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design by Randy Krum
  • The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos & Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures by Dona M. Wong

Green Technology

  • Understanding Green Building Materials by Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass and Jessica McNaughton


  • Inheritance: How our Genes change our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes by Sharon Moalem
  • Genomics by the Nursing Clinics of North America


  • Quick Medical Terminology by Shirley Soltesz Steiner and Natalie Pate Capps
  • Treating Women with Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy by Hendree E. Jones and Karol Kaltenbach
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice for Technicians by Mark G. Brunton
  • A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus, MD
  • The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living by Amit Sood
  • Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach by Marie A. Boyle and David H. Holben
  • Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues by Martin J. Blaser


  • The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee
  • Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu by Allen V. Pinkham and Steven R. Evans
  • Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory by R. Gregory Nokes
  • Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark
  • The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama


  • Stand Up Straight and Sing!: A Memoir by Jessye Norman

Nursing/Medical Assisting

  • Medical Assistant Exam Review by Diann L. Martin
  • Facilitating Aging in Place: Safe, Sound and Secure by Nursing Clinics of North America


  • Gran Brain by David Perlmutter
  • Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food & Health by Charlotte Biltekoff
  • Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food took over the American Meal by Melanie Warner
  • Super Foods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet by Tonia Reinhard


  • The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson


  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

Political Science

  • American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution by Garrett Epps


  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
  • Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Impulse: Why We do What We Do without Knowing Why We Do It by David Lewis
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, an Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12-24 by Daniel J. Siegel

Science, General

  • Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet by John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Blue Mind: The Surprising Science that Shows how Being Near, In, On, or Under Water can make you Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols
  • Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone
  • The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku
  • Brilliant Blunders, from Darwin to Einstein:  Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists that Changed our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio


  • Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect by Matthew D. Lieberman
  • A Year Up: Helping Young Adults Move from Poverty to Professional Careers in a Single Year by Gerald Chertavian
  • Inequality in America: Facts, Trends and International Perspectives by Uri Dadush, et al


  • Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo


  • Swimming Anatomy: Your Illustrated Guide for Swimming Strength, Speed, and Endurance by Ian McLeod

Study Guides

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate by Todd Lammle
  • ACCUPLACER Secrets Study Guide, Mometrix Test Preparation


  • Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea

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