Library Graffiti: For D.Mins on the Fly

Research in Ministry Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association. http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm Dissertations and Theses And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them. http://www.drew.edu/library/er/dissertations-and-theses Ministry […]

Library Graffiti: Parting Recommendations

Dr. Ernie Rubinstein, Theological Librarian, retires June 30. His last reference picks:   Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Kaleidoscopic in approach—topical, geographical, biographical—this 6-volume work is still in process. Note especially the articles, “Gender” in v. 4, and “Feminism,” v. 5. Ref BL1105 .B75 Defending Same-Sex Marriage The 2nd volume of this collection of essays is […]

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Library Graffiti: Go home, Arctic. You’re Drunk.

Greg Laden’s blog post explaining how the ongoing presence of the Polar Vortex over the United States is compatible with a warming arctic has been posted and reposted on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1gbZ9TN.   Encyclopedia of the Arctic So what is the “Polar Vortex”? Look here to see how this pressure system works and why we’re glad […]

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Library Graffiti: Sustainable Food & Food Systems

Feeling a little ‘bloated’ by the holiday feed? Here’s some ideas to digest. Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 1st ed. Graze Farmer’s Markets and Community Supported Agriculture; do some Organic Gardening with the Food Counterculture and local girl Alice Waters. Online at: http://tinyurl.com/drew-oxford-food1  Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics To a chemist, […]

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Library Graffiti: Chthonic Goddesses: Scary Ladies

Mythology is replete with chthonic goddesses—frightening figures of the underground realm of the dead. Check some out this autumn season. Death Gods: An Encyclopedia… Where better to find underworld goddesses? Check out Ereshkigal, the sadistic underworld sister of Babylonian goddess Inanna, or Nephthys, hawk-headed Egyptian goddess of death AND childbirth, and her compatriot Ammut, crocodilian […]

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Library Graffiti: The Hajj and Eid al-Adha

Credo Reference Eid al-Adha or Eid ul-Adha, the Major Festival or Feast of the Sacrifice, is a three-day Muslim holiday commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s command—but it’s also the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage. Get started learning about it in the reference books in Credo: http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy.drew.edu/ Encylopedia of Islam […]

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Library Graffiti: Special Election

Federal Elections Commission There will be a “special election” in New Jersey on October 16 to fill the Senate seat left empty at the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D). Other states are holding special elections during this off-election year: Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and South Carolina are electing House Reps; but Massachusetts and […]

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Library Graffiti, Starting the School Year

Scrawled shortcuts through the research maze… “Libraries are full of hints to life’s great puzzles.” –Avi Steinberg Summon that Source! Our new service searches nearly everything and then provides a variety of faceted limiters to let you pinpoint exactly the information you need. Find it on the library’s main page: http://www.drew.edu/library   Encyclopedia Britannica online: […]

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Library Graffiti: For DMin Students on the Fly

Research in Ministry Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association. http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm Dissertations and Theses And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them. http://www.drew.edu/library/er/dissertations-and-theses Ministry […]

Library Graffiti: Science Humor

“A month in the laboratory can often save an hour in the library.” –-Frank H. Westheimer, chemistry professor Stand-up Chemist Natural History 1994;103(11):34 http://bit.ly/16LVasa Scientists Locate Funny Bone: Brain’s Right Frontal Lobe Vancouver Sun 2003: http://bit.ly/10xgVv5 Effect of Humor on State Anxiety and Math Performance Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 2012;25(1):59-74 : http://bit.ly/11XlQqe No Creative […]

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