Monday, June 10, 2013

Russell Sage Foundation e-books on Project MUSE

From Penn Libraries New & Noteworthy:
"The Penn Libraries welcomes Project MUSE as a new e-book provider through the acquisition of more than 150 Russell Sage Foundation e-books

Project MUSE has been a dependable platform for humanities and social sciences e-journals since its founding by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 1995. The platform added e-book collections from university presses and scholarly societies in 2012 and recently permitted libraries to acquire e-books as individual purchases. 

The Russell Sage Foundation, founded in 1907, has been the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences, looking especially to strengthen methods, data, and theory as a means of improving social policies. The Foundation's current publishing program focus on cultural contact, the future of work, immigration, and social inequality. The Foundation also publishes the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology. 

Penn usage of Russell Sage Foundation books is remarkable. At any given time, one-quarter to one-half of Russell Sage Foundation print copies will be charged out to Penn readers. Of the 150-plus e-book titles acquired, print counterparts have been borrowed an average of 7.3 times. 35 of the titles have been borrowed 10 or more times. Russell Sage Foundation titles frequently appear in faculty course reserve requests. The e-book format will provide these in-demand materials to multiple readers around the clock. 

We hope to continue acquiring Russell Sage Foundation e-books as they appear in Project MUSE."

From this batch you might want to "check out": 
Dialogue Across Difference: Practice, Theory, and Research on Intergroup Dialogue (their most recent title, 2013)
The broken table: the Detroit Newspaper Strike and the state of American labor (2012)
Unveiling inequality: a world-historical perspective  (2012)
Still connected : family and friends in America since 1970 (2011)
Who gets represented? (2011)
The handbook of research synthesis and meta-analysis (2009)
Democracy, inequality, and representation: a comparative perspective (2008)
Designing democratic government: making institutions work  (2008)

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