About CUPID: For Check Out

For Check Out

PWR and ENG students may check out CUPID resources by contacting a PWR faculty member. We have books on everything from design and PR to technical writing and research, so be sure to check out the list of books we have to offer below.

How to Check Out Equipment

PWR and ENG students may check out CUPID resources by contacting a PWR faculty member. When students request items, they must come to the lab in order to receive them and to sign their names for them. Online checkout is not available.

Equipment may be kept for a period of up to a month. If the student loses a piece of CUPID equipment, he or she will be held responsible for replacing it.

Books for Check Out

Design Books

  • Graphic Design Solutions by Robin Landa
  • The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams
  • The Non-Designer’s Scan and Print Book by Sandee Cohen and Robin Williams
  • Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills by Sherwin
  • The Non-Designer’s Web Book by Williams & Tollett
  •  Designing Information for Today’s Time and Attention-Challeneged Business Reader by Kantor
  • The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Vol. 1 by McNeil
  • The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Vol. 2 by McNeil
  • Looking Good in Print by Parker
  • Picture This: How Pictures Work by Bang
  • A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn’t Make it Good by Henry Holt
  • Picture This by Molly Bang
  • Elements of Design by Gail & Greet & Hannah
  • Using Design Basics to get Creative by Peterson
  • 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Weinschenk
  • Graphic Design Cookbook by Koren & Meckler

Designing Presentations

  • The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book by Robin Williams
  • PresentationZen by Reynolds
  • Slide:ology, The art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Durarte
  • Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Durarte
  • Technical Presentations and Professional Speaking by Pfeiffer

Web Content Writing

  • Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works by Redish
  • Content Rules by Handley & Chapman
  • The New Rules of Marketing & PR by Scott
  • Writing for the Web by Felder
  • Design Writing: A Practical Guide by Mike Palmquist

Social Media & PR

  • Likeable Social Media by Kerpen
  • The Tao of Twitter: Changing your life and business 140 characters at a time by Mark W. Shaefer
  • WordPress: Visual Quickstart Guide by Neuman & Beck & Beck
  • Teach Yourself Visually: WordPress by Majure
  • Using WordPress by Hussey
  • The Subject Is: Research by Bishop & Zemliansky, eds.
  • Electronic Document Management Systems by Bielawski & Boyle
  • Voice and Writing by Peter Elbow

Grant Writing

  • Grant Writing 101 by Johnson
  • Winning Grants Step by Step by Carlson & O’Neil-McElrath
  • How to Say It: Grantwriting by Deborah S. Koch
  • The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need by Karsh & Fox
  • 101 Tips for Aspiring Grant Writers by Veronica Robin

Business & Technical Writing

  • Technical Communication Today by Johnson-Sheehan
  • Interviewing by Gelncoe
  • Portfolios for Technical and Professional Communicators by Smith & Haimes-Korn
  • The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication by Lutz & Storms
  • Technical Communication by Lay, Wahlstrom, Rude, Selfe & Selzer
  • The Practical Technical Writer by Keller
  • Information in Action: A Guide to Technical Communication by Killingsworth & Palmer
  • Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication by Bowdon & Scott
  • Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams
  • Strategies for Business and Technical Writing by Harty
  • Writing at Good Hope by Dautermann
  • Career Opportunities in Magazine Publishing: Sources and Strategies for Composition by Peterson
  • Scenarios for Technical Communication by Kynell & Stone
  • Communication in Organizations by Peterson
  • Writing in the Health Professions by Heifferon
  • The Business Writer’s Handbook by Alfred & Brusaw & Oliu

Research and PWR

  • Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric, Vol. 7 by Young Scholars in Writing
  • Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric, Vol. 8 by Young Scholars in Writing
  • Rhetoric of Science by Randy A. Harris
  • Rhetoric and the Environment by Craig Waddell

Resources for Check Out

Lacie d2 External Hard drive (x3) (Firewire 800, Firewire 400, USB 2.0); 160GB; in original box (opened); contains silver hard drive unit, Storage Utilities v1.3 CD, Quick Install guide (print), Firewire 800 to Firewire 800 cable, Firewire 400 to Firewire 400 cable, USB 2.0 cable, iLink/DV 6-to-4 pin cable, Drive stand for upright desktop use, external power supply

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera (12.1 Mega Pixels), 2 AA batteries, Interface cable IFC-400 PCU, AV cable AVC-DC400, one Canon SD Memory Card (128MB), Digital Camera Solution Disk

Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera (10 Mega Pixels), rechargeable battery back, battery charger with external power supply, Canon USB 2.0-USBb cable, one SanDisk CompactFlash card (256MB); all in LowePro EX 120 camera bag

Panasonic Digital Video Camera Model PV-GS320 (Elon University 0292703690644), small remote control, Panasonic AC adapter with power cord, USB 2.o-to-USBb cable, AV cables, Li-ion battery (no tape or memory card) in LowePro Edit 120 camera bag

Sony HandyCam Model DCR-HC42 (x2), Sony AC adapter with power cord, USB 2.o-to-USBb cable, AV cables, Li-ion battery (no tape), Sony Mini-remote control, Sony HandyCam station Model DCRA-C121 in LowePro Rezo 110 AW camera bag

Sony HandyCam Model DCR-HC65, Sony AC adapter with power cord, USB 2.o-to-USBb cable, AV cables, Li-ion battery (no tape), Sony Mini-remote control, in Sony HandyCam large camera bag