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Popular Databases from our Collection

*Ranger College Students, Faculty, and Staff:  How to Access the Ranger College Databases and Usage Tips (Must be logged in to Ranger College email to access the logins and passwords)

TexShare

Provides access to over 60 databases, addressing numerous areas of academic research.

CINAHL Plus

The cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature. Access to over 5,400 indexed medical journals, over 75 full-text medical journals, and over 125 Evidence-Based care sheets.

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources and covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. Also included are thousands of podcasts and videos. 

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)

This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.  Useful for writing assignments, speeches, debate preparation, creating presentations, and more. 

Power Search (Gale)

Cross-search content from select Gale products, including Gale's OneFile periodicals, In Context products, and/or eBooks. Gale databases are accessible through their link and the Gale password found on our homepage or through TexShare directly.

 

The Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements: Development, Interpretation, and Application, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for nursing classrooms, in-service training, workshops and conferences, self-study, and wherever nursing professionals use ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements in their daily practice.

For convenience of reference, the text of ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements is included as an appendix. This book will challenge each nurse to achieve deeper professional and personal understanding, and will provide a foundation for professional pride.

From the classroom to professional practice, nurses in all roles or settings will find Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses to be a powerful tool for learning how to examine and apply the values, duties, ideals and commitments of their living ethical tradition to their practice.

 

 

 

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52 Random Weekend Projects for Budding Inventors and Backyard Builders by Grant Thompson, “The King of Random” and Ted Slampyak

A guide that enables ordinary folks to build an impressive arsenal of projects.  These crafts combine some of Grant’s most popular projects―Matchbox Rockets, Pocket Slingshot Super Shooters, Proto-Putty, Ninja Balls, Mini Matchstick Guns, The Clothespin Pocket Pistol―with many new ones, providing clear instructions on how to build them step-by-step.  Broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections, 52 Random Weekend Projects is loaded with truly amazing projects.

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America, A Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity by Senator Tim Scott

In this powerful memoir, Scott recounts formative events of his life alongside the inspiring stories of other Americans who have risen above hardship and embodied the values that make our nation great.  Together these personal and inspirational accounts call readers to embrace the mountaintops as well as the valleys on the journey to a more perfect union; a path marked by optimism, hope, and resolve; and a future characterized by endurance, unity, and strength.  Both a clear-eyed reckoning with our nation’s failures and an ode to its accomplishments, America, a Redemption Story issues a clarion call for all of us to rise courageously to the greatness within our reach.

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The Blake Street Bombers: The Definitive Account of the Most Famous and Beloved Group of Sluggers in Colorado Rockies History by Manny Randhawa

Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga and Larry Walker joined to become the Blake Street Bombers, a collection of Colorado Rockies sluggers who struck fear into the hearts of opposing pitchers, and were beloved in the Rocky Mountain region for bringing success to a young Major League Baseball franchise in the mid 1990s. This is their story -- a comprehensive biography of each slugger, from childhood to the present day.

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Boston Marathon: Year-by-Year Stories of the World’s Premier Running Event by Tom Derderian

For more than 110 years, the race has been regarded as one of the world’s great racing traditions. From the narrow starting line on Main Street, through the Screams Tunnel, past the coeds of Wellesley, and up the infamous Heartbreak Hill, Derderian chronicles the unforgettable passions, triumphs, and pitfalls of every race in the marathon’s storied history. The book also includes interviews and race recaps from marathoning greats such as Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi, Uta Pippig, Alberto Salazar, Frank Shorter, Kara Goucher, Ryan Hall, Desiree Davila, Geoffrey Mutai, Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, and dozens more.

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Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus

This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author.  This pulp-size softcover is the same physical size and layout as the original 1930s pulp magazines in which the stories first ran.  Excerpt from Introduction:  "When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print.  Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age story world in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as sword and sorcery, of which Howard is today considered the founding father."

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From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen by Snoop Dogg and Ryan Ford

Looking for cookbooks with a little more personality?  Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen.  The first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg, From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen.  You've seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook.  Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop's own collection:  Snoop's cookbook features OG soul food cookbook staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, and new takes on classic weeknight faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken.

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If You Want Something Done: Leadership Lessons from Bold Women by Nikki R. Haley

“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” ―Margaret Thatcher

In the spirit of Thatcher’s quote, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley offers inspiring examples of women who worked against obstacles and opposition to get things done―including Haley herself.  As a brown girl growing up in Bamberg, South Carolina, no one would have predicted she would become the first minority female governor in America, the first female and the first minority governor in South Carolina, or the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  Her journey wasn’t an easy one.  She faced many people who thought she didn’t belong―and who told her so.  She was too brown.  Too female.  Too young.  Too conservative.  Too principled.  Too idealistic.  As far as Nikki was concerned, those were not reasons to hold her back.  Those were all reasons to forge ahead.

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In: A Graphic Novel by Will McPhail

Nick, a young illustrator, can’t shake the feeling that there is some hidden realm of human interaction beyond his reach.  He haunts lookalike fussy, silly, coffee shops, listens to old Joni Mitchell albums too loudly, and stares at his navel in the hope that he will find it in there.  But it isn’t until he learns to speak from the heart that he begins to find authentic human connections and is let in—to the worlds of the people he meets.  Nick’s journey occurs alongside the beginnings of a relationship with Wren, a wry, spirited oncologist at a nearby hospital, whose work and life becomes painfully tangled with Nick’s.  Illustrated in both color and black-and-white in McPhail’s instantly recognizable style, In elevates the graphic novel genre; it captures his trademark humor and compassion with a semi-autobiographical tale that is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching—uncannily appropriate for our isolated times..

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Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson

In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment―a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.  After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response.  No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.  With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently.  From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.

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A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque; Rafael Scavone; and Dave Stewart

This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder.  The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror!

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Texas Bucket List Adventure Guide: Explore 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit! By John Mallon

Traveling to Texas is unlike any other adventure you crossed off your bucket list.  The ultimate dreamland for free spirits whose soul craves deep connection with nature, Texas is rich in picturesque landscapes that’ll leave you breathless.  As you travel the distance from East to West Texas, and then all the way to the Southern region, you’ll have the time of your life getting lost in the Lone Star State’s immersive beauty.  From nature’s wonders like the Bluebonnet Field, to the Natural Bridge Caverns, and the amazing Jacob’s Well, Texas just begs to be explored!

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The End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses by Dan Carlin

Do tough times create tougher people?  Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself?  Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress?  No one knows the answers to such questions, but no one asks them in a more interesting way than Dan Carlin.  In The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin looks at questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like fantasy; that we might suffer the same fate that all previous eras did.  Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore?  The questions themselves are both philosophical and like something out of The Twilight Zone.

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Your Brain is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons that Control your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-Ups by Daniel G. Amen

Your brain is always listening and responding to these hidden influences and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health.  This book will teach you to tame the:

1. Dragons from the Past that ignite your most painful emotions;

2. Negative Thought Dragons that attack you, fueling anxiety and depression;

3. They and Them Dragons, people in your life whose own dragons do battle with yours;

4. Bad Habit Dragons that increase the chances you’ll be overweight, overwhelmed, and an underachiever;

5. Addicted Dragons that make you lose control of your health, wealth, and relationships;

6. Scheming Dragons, advertisers and social media sites that steal your attention.

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Vietnam War 50th Commemoration: A Time to Honor Texas Edition: Stories of Service, Duty, and Sacrifice

With multiple images on every page, this book of personal stories tells the story of Vietnam, from a service-persons perspective.

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Acceptance: A Memoir by Emi Nietfeld

A luminous, generation-defining memoir of foster care and homelessness, Harvard and Big Tech, examining society’s fixation with resilience—and its cost.  As a homeless teenager writing college essays in her rusty Toyota Corolla, Emi Nietfeld was convinced that the Ivy League was the only escape from her dysfunctional childhood.  But upward mobility required crafting the perfect resilience narrative.  She had to prove that she was an “overcomer,” made stronger by all that she had endured.

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My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way.

A stunning visual autobiography of two crazy-talented besties, bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds and painter Jason Griffin, who could never be who they are singularly if they weren’t who they were together.

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The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride by David Dennis, Jr. and David Dennis, Sr.

A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter.  David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing and joyful with David Jr, a journalist working on the front lines of change today.

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