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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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. 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 […]

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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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