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.” ( So get some cute puppies, kittens, red pandas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, birds, rabbits, frogs, etc here: something for everyone! 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: 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. […]

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Library Graffiti: 2012 Presidential Elections

RealClearPolitics Check the latest election polls from RealClearPolitics, an aggregator of numerous polls: Multiple polls By state: Senate races: House races: Fact Checkers There are numerous ones. A partial list exists here: 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 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 […]

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Library Graffiti: Scrawled shortcuts through the research maze…

You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library everyday of your life. – Ray Bradbury Summon that Source! Our new service searches nearly everything and then provides a variety of faceted limiters to let you pinpoint exactly the information […]

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Library Graffiti: For DMin Students on the Fly

July 2012   Research in Ministry Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association. 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 […]

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