Library Graffiti: On Poetry

Poetry, the language of the gods” (Samuel Rogers, c. 1820) Poets.org I have to teach a class on the villanelle – what are good examples?  What is a villanelle, anyway?  For more information on poetry and poets, as well as interviews with some living poets, check this free website from the Academy of American Poets. […]

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Library Graffiti: On Writing

For those struggling with Writers’ Block, Writers’ Cramp, and Writer’s Malaise: The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White Not merely a guide to punctuation for the bleary-eyed late night writer, but also a literate and clear reminder of the elements of composition.  A short classic originally written by Strunk in 1918 and recast by […]

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Library Graffiti: Oscar Wilde, Wit and Aesthete

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations When Oscar Wilde remarked wistfully, “I wish I’d said that,” James Whistler replied, “You will, Oscar, you will.” Try quotation books to see What Oscar Said: PN6080 .O95 or Online:  http://www.drew.edu/library/er/oxford-dictionary-of-quotations Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia Summarizing the content and reception of most of Wilde’s works, from poetry to newspaper articles, this volume […]

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Library Graffiti: Leadership

Inspired by the 2012 Leadership conference… Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations… Look under “Leadership” here to see what quotations the Library of Congress can supply on the subject: Reference PN6081 .R435 or http://ezproxy.drew.edu/login?url=http://www.credoreference.com/vol/84 New Dictionary of the History of Ideas Somehow one suspects that this reference has somewhat sanitized Harry Truman’s definition of leadership: […]

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Library Graffiti: Islamic Awareness Week

Here’s some sources to learn more about Muslims & Islam: Muslim Life in America Trying to explain or understand what it’s like to be Muslim in America? The U.S. Department of State offers this magazine-like profile of everyday Muslims. http://infousa.state.gov/education/overview/muslimlife/homepage.htm Ethnic NewsWatch For non-mainstream news coverage of Islam, try this full text news source. http://www.drew.edu/library/er/ethnic-newswatch […]

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Library Graffiti: Civil War Supplements

Interest piqued by the “Future of Civil War History” conference? Follow up:   Civil War: a Newspaper Perspective What was the news from the front—and the home front—on both sides of the War Between the States? Find full text of selected articles from Northern and Southern American newspapers, Nov. 1860-April 1865. Find on Drew Library […]

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LibraryGraffiti: Behavior, Ethics, Brain Computations

If the topic of the first Drew Faculty Seminar piqued your interest in these topics, Then the Drew Library reference collection, physical and virtual, is the place to turn to find out more. Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience As soon as you open this collection of two dozen thoughtful essays, you will wish you […]

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Library Graffiti: More about the Forest

Drew Magazine’s interactive “Four Seasons at Drew” beautifully introduces Forest plants and animals: http://www.drewmagazine.com/2011/12/four-seasons-at-drew/. Our reference sources will tell you even more. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Squirrels, chipmunks and….coyotes? Oh my! Although the coyote was probably just passing through, they’ve all been seen on campus and they all are known to cache food. What is […]

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Library Graffiti: Divali

Divali.  For the Love of Light…   Encyclopedia of Hinduism Get the facts about this 5-day long Indian festival, which begins this year on Oct 26.  Divali is the Hindu festival of lights, and means literally, “row of lights,” of which many appear throughout the holiday.   Philosophically, Divali marks a passage from ignorance to knowledge. […]

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Library Graffiti: 9-11-01, Ten Years After

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Most people have heard of the 9/11 Commission Report, produced by “an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation . . . in late 2002”. Read it at http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf. For more public documents by the commission, including staff monographs and staff statements, check out  http://www.9-11commission.gov/ World […]

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