Library Graffiti: What’s Drew Got for You?

You’ve got your Drew account, what cool things can it get you off campus? Drew ScholarSearch Not sure where to start? Here’s a first-pass search to our journal articles, books, magazines and other holdings. Use this link to search from off campus: New York Times online account Tired of reaching your monthly NYT online […]

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Library Graffiti: Commencement

“…education is simply a leading out what is already there.” — The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Academic Dress and Insignia of the World Your Audubon Guide to robe-spotting at graduation! Why is this faculty member wearing blue? I know the color of the hood lining signifies school and specialty, but what does orange and yellow […]

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Library Graffiti: Stressbusters

Stressbusters for Finals… ZooBorns According to a journal article in PLOSone: “The Power of Kawaii,” “viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus.” (  So take a look at this roundup of zoo babies for some cute baby sloths, otters, penguins, and even lizards: something for everyone! Sporcle Change is as […]

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Library Graffiti: Earth Day 2017

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. —- Margaret Mead Earth Day origins Read how Gaylord Nelson, Democratic senator and governor from Wisconsin, helped create Earth Day and ultimately inspired environmental activists in:  Man from Clear Lake : Earth Day […]

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Library Graffiti: Gamification of Education

  A little bit of gaming makes the learning go down, or rather up, easily… The Internet Archive Software Collection Everything old is new again on the Internet Archive’s emulators—everything from classic Apple educational software to actual video arcade games. What can you learn? Educational Research Complete Use this educational index (and its sister, […]

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Library Graffiti: Freedom Summer & Freedom Schools

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Drew focuses on the Freedom Summer and the Freedom Schools. Learn more about King, about the Freedom Summer, and the Freedom Schools: Background Information and Print Encyclopedias Looking for background information? Check out our collection of Reference Books, which provide background information on your topic. They also point you […]

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Library Graffiti: Check Yourself

Check Yourself… Whether writing papers or reading social media, it’s always best to check your facts… Snopes Giant squid in NZ? Sharia law donuts? Prison for using a rainbarrel? Saw it on Facebook or heard it from a relative: is it real? “Keep Calm and Check Snopes.” A model of fact-checking since 1995, Snopes is […]

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Library Graffiti: Election within the Context of History

“Most Important Election in History!” – Historical Newspapers According to the press, every election is the “Most Important Election.” “The most important election in the history of our country…” —The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), November 03, 1916. “The most important election in our history.” —The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), May 22, 1908. “One of […]

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Library Graffiti: Eid al-Adha

Credo Reference Falling around Sept. 12 this year, Eid al-Adha or Eid ul-Adha, the 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: Rio Olympics

Scrawled shortcuts through the research maze… Rio 2016 Olympics The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin on Friday, August 5. Here are some helpful references and resources to ignite the flame of Olympic knowledge: Olympics News: The Official Olympics website has its own newsroom. Have you followed the news about the creation of a […]

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