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UWF Emerald Coast Library: Collections

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UWF Emerald Coast Library strives to build and maintain a collection that supports the UWF classes and programs at the Fort Walton Beach campus, Eglin Air Force Base and the Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF).  Northwest Florida State College also contributes materials to our collection to support their classes at the FWB Campus. 

We currently have over 25,000 print books available for checkout in our General Collection.  Students may also consult over 1,600 titles in our Reference collection on the FWB Campus as well as small core reference collections at UWF's Eglin and REEF locations. 

Through UWF Library subscriptions, students and faculty also have access to thousands of online journals and over 300,000 ebooks, as well as millions of full-text articles through the library databases.


UWF Emerald Coast Library is working to build its collection of print books (now close to 70) supporting research and study in the Hospitality industry.  Additionally, over 900 eBooks and more than 100 online journals pertaining to Hotel Management, Restaurants and Leisure & Recreation are available to UWF students.  And our databases provide over 350,000 full-text articles from scholarly and trade publications in Hospitality.

New Books

Guest Service in the Hospitality Industry
Author: Paul Bagdan
Call Number: TX 911.3 .C8 B34 2013

Bagdan surveys the major areas of the hospitality industry as they relate to delivering quality customer service. In addition to reviewing the history and overview of guest service, the book addresses problem-solving, quality tools and assessments, staffing, marketing, and strategic planning.

Foundations of Lodging Management
Author: David K. Hayes et al.
Call Number: TX 911.3 .M27 H3879 2012

Hayes explores how the lodging industry and the hotels in the industry operate. With coverage of both small and large hotels, the book addresses each department, including the front office, sales and marketing, housekeeping, maintenance and more.

Recent eBooks

The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera : An Insider's History of the Florida-Alabama Coast
Author: Harvey H. Jackson

Jackson traces the development of the Florida-Alabama coast as a tourist destination from the late 1920s and early 1930s, when it was sparsely populated with "small fishing villages," through to the tragic and devastating BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010.

Food and Beverage Cost Control
Authors: Lea R. Dopson et al.

Foodservice managers need a firm understanding and mastery of the principles of cost control in order to run a successful operation. This text provides the necessary foundation in accounting, marketing, and legal issues, as well as foodservice, production, and sanitation.

Criminal Justice

UWF Emerald Coast Library has nearly 800 print books supporting research and study in Criminal Justice.  Furthermore, over 7,000 eBooks and more than 80 online journals in Criminal Justice are available to UWF students.  Our databases provide access to over 300,000 full-text articles from academic journals in the discipline.

New Books

Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform
Author: Hans Toch
Call Number: HV 8139 .T63 2012

Spanning the 1960s riots to 2011 accusations of police brutality in Seattle, renowned social psychologist Hans Toch provides an unflinching examination of the power of the crowd and society to shape police practice in a volatile world.

In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process
Author: Dan Simon
Call Number: HV 7419 .S57 2012

Criminal justice is unavoidably human. Dan Simon, a professor of Law and Psychology at USC, shows how flawed investigations produce erroneous evidence and why well-meaning juries send innocent people to prison and set the guilty free.

Recent eBooks

The Punishment Imperative : The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America
Authors: Todd Clear & Natasha Frost

Clear and Frost chart the unprecedented growth of the US penal system over the past 40 years and offer several pragmatic policy solutions to changing the criminal justice system’s approach to punishment.

Economics and Youth Violence : Crime, Disadvantage, and Community
Editors: Richard Rosenfeld et al.

Chapters cover such issues as the effect of inflation on youth violence; new quantitative analysis of the connection between race, economic opportunity, and violence; and the cyclical nature of criminal backgrounds and economic disadvantage among families.

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