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Library Graffiti: Library Lightning Round

Snopes Factchecking online rumors & urban myths. Keep calm and check Snopes! http://www.snopes.com Google Scholar Search academic sources online. Compare to Drew’s SUMMON. http://scholar.google.com ArtSTOR Serious art images, online, searchable and presentable. Library Subscription. http://www.artstor.org Copyright Copyright infringement and plagiarism are two different things. Know your rights! https://uknow.drew.edu/confluence/x/vIOcAQ http://fairuse.stanford.edu  Creative Commons Creators of creative works […]

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Library Graffiti: Ebola Virus

“An Ohio man has become infected with misinformation about the Ebola virus through casual contact with cable news, the CDC has confirmed… Once [his] condition was apparent, [he] was rushed to a public library and given a seventh-grade biology textbook, at which point he “started to stabilize,” the spokesman said.”– satirist Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker. […]

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Library Graffiti: “One Drop” Rule

Dr. Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, will be speaking on October 1 at 4 pm in Crawford Hall. Want to learn more? The (1)ne Drop Project This online exhibit, companion to the book, “explores the ‘other’ faces of Blackness… to raise social awareness and spark community dialogue about the […]

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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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