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Jon Hall
Jon Hall MS, MLIS
Golemon Library @ Ranger College
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Ranger, TX 76470

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*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)


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


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.

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America's Newsbank

Articles from over 2,500 United States newspapers. Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with areas of study such as Business, Health, Criminal Justice, Science, Humanities, Political Science and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national and local news sources. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.


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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Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II by Tracy Borman

Since William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, crossed the English Channel in 1066 to defeat King Harold II and unite England’s various kingdoms, forty-one kings and queens have sat on Britain’s throne.  Ironically, during very few of these 955 years has the throne’s occupant been unambiguously English―the Norman French, the Welsh-born Tudors, the Scottish Stuarts, and the Hanoverians and their German successors to the present day have dominated the throne.

Appealing to the intrinsic fascination with British royalty, Borman lifts the veil to reveal the remarkable characters and personalities who have ruled and, since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, have more ceremonially reigned ― a crucial distinction explaining the staying power of the monarchy

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Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde by John Boessenecker

From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution’s spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.

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The Revolutionary Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff

Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.”  With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in American history.  Stacy Schiff returns Adams to his seat of glory, introducing us to the shrewd and eloquent man who supplied the moral backbone of the American Revolution.  A singular figure at a singular moment, Adams amplified the Boston Massacre.  He helped to mastermind the Boston Tea Party.  He employed every tool available to rally a town, a colony, and eventually a band of colonies behind him, creating the cause that created a country.  For his efforts he became the most wanted man in America:  When Paul Revere rode to Lexington in 1775, it was to warn Samuel Adams that he was about to be arrested for treason.

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Of Thee I Sing: The Contested History of American Patriotism by Ben Railton

When we talk about patriotism in America, we tend to mean one form:  the version captured in shared celebrations like the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.  But as Ben Railton argues, that celebratory patriotism is just one of four distinct forms:  celebratory, the communal expression of an idealized America; mythic, the creation of national myths that exclude certain communities; active, acts of service and sacrifice for the nation; and critical, arguments for how the nation has fallen short of its ideals that seek to move us toward that more perfect union.

In Of Thee I Sing, Railton defines those four forms of American patriotism, using the four verses of “America the Beautiful” as examples of each type, and traces them across our histories.

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There Will Always be the Need for Hometown Newspapers by H.V. O'Brien

As long as there are local public school athletics, cheer leaders, spelling contests as well as stock show blue ribbon winners distributed.  As long as new babies are announced.  Weddings reported.  And sadly, obituaries are symbols of the passing of citizens.  So long as there are legal notices that need to be posted.  In print, on time and historically 99 44/100% accurate.  No other media can truthfully make that statement!

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Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis by Tom Humberstone

One of the greatest tennis players the world has ever seen was a woman few even remember. A championship player by the age of fifteen in a Europe overshadowed by impending war, Suzanne Lenglen broke records for ticket sales and match winning streaks, scandalized and entranced the public with her playing outfits, and became a pioneer, making friends and enemies throughout restrictive tennis society in the trailblazing jazz age.

With stunning art and an astute eye, Suzanne explores how a figure both enormously influential and too-often overlooked battled her father’s ambition, bias in sporting journalism, and her own divisive personality, to forge a new path ― and to change sport forever.

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Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers by Doug J. Swanson

A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruptionThe Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico.  Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers are still going--one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies.  In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson has written a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles their epic, daring escapades while showing how the white and propertied power structures of Texas used them as enforcers, protectors and officially sanctioned killers.

Cult of Glory begins with the Rangers' emergence as conquerors of the wild and violent Texas frontier.  They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War.  As Texas developed, the Rangers were called upon to catch rustlers, tame oil boomtowns, and patrol the perilous Texas-Mexico border.  In the 1930s they began their transformation into a professionally trained police force.

Ranger by Alfred Rogers

From Images of America, Ranger covers covers a period of about 75 years from the town's beginnings to 1950.  Ranger began in the 1870s near a Texas Ranger camp in northeastern Eastland County.  It remained a farming community of about 700 people until October 17, 1917, when an oil well on the McCleskey farm, south of town, ushered in one of the best-known oil discoveries.  Within months, Ranger's population had surged to approximately 30,000, including investors, speculators, wildcatters, oil field workers, curious onlookers, and the usual criminal element attracted to oil boomtowns.  Crime became so rampant that the Texas Rangers eventually were called in to intercede.  Oil production peaked in 1919 before tapering off.

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