Library Graffiti: The O’Reilly Factor

Bill O’Reilly will speak at the Drew Forum, Sat. Feb 13. Contemporary Authors Bill O’Reilly is nothing if not contemporary. His power to stir things up is shown in literature criticism reproduced here, such as “Spin Cycle” and “The Pinhead Factor,” and biographical notes titled “Fear Factor” and even audio excerpts like “Conservative Pundits Wage […]

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Library Graffiti: Dr. William C. Campbell

Drew’s own Nobel Laureate and his work: Dr. William C. Campbell Nobel Prize: The First 100 Years What is the Nobel Prize? How did it start? How are winners selected? Who decides? An informative book by Agneta Levinovitz and Nils Ringertz that will answer these questions and more. From ebrary.  Nobel Prize winners in physiology […]

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Library Graffiti: The University and The City

University in the Forest Turn here for an introduction to Drew University’s involvement in the boroughs of New York, from the exploits of Daniel Drew & Thos. Gibbons, to the involvement of Drew theological faculty with the NYC Mulberry Street Church (now the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew), the mysterious Wendel sisters of 5th […]

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Library Graffiti: the Hajj and Eid Al-Adha

  September 23-24, 2015 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 Credo reference books topic page: […]

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Library Graffiti: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations What is Yom Kippur? Encyclopedia of Religion This interfaith reference positions “Ro’sh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur” in their context as the “days of awe.” Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions The “scapegoat” was a Yom Kippur tradition in Temple times; this […]

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Library Graffiti: Our Favorite Things

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things… Oxford English Dictionary The original crowdsourced dictionary. Browse here for the definitive definitions and derivations in English. Recent additions: twerk, FLOTUS, yarn-bombing, crowdfund. New York Times online New this year, a Drew-wide online (tablet, phone & computer) subscription to “all the news that’s fit to print.” […]

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Library Graffiti: Study Tips

End of the Semester: Study Tips Our most important study tip: use the Center for Academic Excellence. Also: EndNote Basic (formerly Endnote Web) Export citations from databases, organize your sources and then format your in-text citations and bibliographies according to the style your prof requires. Study Tips Okay, so it’s the week before the […]

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Library Graffiti: Selma March

The Sixties in America Start with the entry on “March on Selma” for an overview of the background to and events of that fateful march. Reference E 841 .S55 Martin Luther King Encyclopedia Martin Luther King’s participation in organizing the march is often highlighted, along with the speeches he gave. Find out more here. REF […]

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Library Graffiti: Library Lightning Round

Snopes Factchecking online rumors & urban myths. Keep calm and check Snopes! Google Scholar Search academic sources online. Compare to Drew’s SUMMON. ArtSTOR Serious art images, online, searchable and presentable. Library Subscription. Copyright Copyright infringement and plagiarism are two different things. Know your rights!  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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