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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Library Graffiti: “One Drop” Rule

Dr. Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, will be speaking on October 1 at 4 pm in Crawford Hall. Want to learn more? The (1)ne Drop Project This online exhibit, companion to the book, “explores the ‘other’ faces of Blackness… to raise social awareness and spark community dialogue about the […]

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Library Graffiti: For D.Mins on the Fly

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 them. Ministry […]

Library Graffiti: Parting Recommendations

Dr. Ernie Rubinstein, Theological Librarian, retires June 30. His last reference picks:   Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Kaleidoscopic in approach—topical, geographical, biographical—this 6-volume work is still in process. Note especially the articles, “Gender” in v. 4, and “Feminism,” v. 5. Ref BL1105 .B75 Defending Same-Sex Marriage The 2nd volume of this collection of essays is […]

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