Library Graffiti: Fern Fest/Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. —- Margaret Mead New Jersey Ferns and Fern-allies Check out (literally) this book describing New Jersey ferns. Perfect for Fern Fest! 587.309749 M787n Earth Day Network Discover the history, current campaigns, programs […]

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Library Graffiti: It’s a Queer Old World…

Homosexuality and Science:  a Guide to the Debates. From nineteenth-century documents on cross-dressing, to the impact of the Cold War on perceptions of gays and lesbians, and how millennials identify. Credo Reference: http://www.credoreference.com/book/abcbiohome Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide Trace the conditions and issues of LGBTQ people country by country, from Andorra to Zimbabwe. Reference […]

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Library Graffiti: Second Amendment Debate

Guns in American Society  The ‘Sporting Purposes Test,’ Beecher’s Bibles, Samuel Colt, Waco, ‘Gun Culture,’ Columbine, the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, Thomas Jefferson, Uniform Crime Reports: this “Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture and the Law” explains people, terms, incidents, and laws central to our national discussion of firearms. Reference HV 7436 .G8783 or online […]

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Library Graffiti: On Popes, the Papacy, and Papal Resignations…

The Papacy: An Encyclopedia Everything you wanted to know about the papacy, including a (now incomplete) “List of Papal Resignations,” from Martin I (954-5) to Gregory XII (1415). Ref. BX955.2 .D53 New Catholic Encyclopedia Just for some perspective, find here under “Popes, List of” an online list of all the popes.  See the 2011 print […]

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Library Graffiti: Stressbusters for Finals

CuteOverload According to a recent journal article in PLOSone: “The Power of Kawaii,” “viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus.” (http://bit.ly/TE9e4w). So get some cute puppies, kittens, red pandas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, birds, rabbits, frogs, etc here: something for everyone! http://cuteoverload.com EmergencyCompliment Worrying about finals got you down? Maybe you need […]

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Library Graffiti: A dose of (info about) vaccines

International Encyclopedia of Public Health The article “Vaccine, Historical” touches on controversies that have plagued efforts to immunize populations against infectious diseases. (Note: Find more thorough coverage in the book The Vaccine Controversy  in the circulating collection at RA638 .L565 2005.) Reference RA 423 .I58 2008 Public Health in the 21st Century: Current Issues in […]

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Library Graffiti: Beyond Squanto

Start off with this article from Smithsonian magazine that gives a different take on the First Thanksgiving and the Native American participation: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/squanto.html Plimoth Plantation The good researchers at the historical site/museum at Plimoth have articles, videos, & interactive features on the Plymoth colonists, the Wampanoag Native Americans they encountered, and the first Thanksgiving. http://www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL […]

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Library Graffiti: 2012 Presidential Elections

RealClearPolitics Check the latest election polls from RealClearPolitics, an aggregator of numerous polls: Multiple polls http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ By state: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/ Senate races: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/senate/ House races: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/house/ Fact Checkers There are numerous ones. A partial list exists here: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/elections/list-fact-checking-websites U.S. Census Demographics Have the demographics of voting and registration changed over the years? The U.S. Census covers […]

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Library Graffiti: Faith and Politics

Faith, Race and Politics Theme of Tipple-Vosburgh lectures, Oct 16-18, 2012 http://www.drew.edu/alumni/events/tipple Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion Extensive articles on Christianity place it in political and geo-political context. Ref. BL65 .P7 E53 2007 Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics Divides into 4 parts, on Hispanic-, Native-, African- and Asian-Americans.  Read up on “Religion and African-American […]

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Library Graffiti: Sukkot- Shake that Lulav!

What’s up with the roofless tent on campus? Find out more about the Jewish festival of Sukkot: the Festival of Booths. New Encyclopedia of Judaism What are the religious obligations and traditions of Sukkot? Look here for a complete overview, including the waving of the “four species” (the lulav & etrog). Online in Credo http://www.drew.edu/library/er/credo-reference […]

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