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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Library Graffiti: Eid al-Fitr

 Happy Eid! The Islamic month of Ramadan ends with the celebration Eid ul-Fitr (on July 6 this year). We’re a little late, but celebrate by feasting on these resources. American Muslims Trying to explain or understand what it’s like to be Muslim and celebrate Ramadan in America? The U.S. Department of State offers this magazine-like […]

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Library Graffiti: LGBTQ Month

June is LGBTQ Month LGBT Rights “That could have been me.”  So begins a posting on the ACLU website on the meaning of gay clubs in the LGBT community and the impact of losing a place of safety. LGBT Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, 2004. Among some Native American […]

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Library Graffiti: Science Fiction

On April 27, Drew University Library will hold a Conversation on Collecting: Science Fiction & Popular Magazines centering around the David Johnson Science Fiction Collection. Join us at 4pm in the Pilling Room to hear from Claire Du Laney CLA ’14, who has been processing the Johnson collection, and Neil Clarke, publisher of Clarkesworld science […]

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Library Graffiti: An Evening with Robert O. Fisch

An Evening with Robert O. Fisch Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. The  2016 Karpati Lecture in the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Dr. Fisch is a pediatrician, artist, author, and survivor of the Holocaust. Light from the Yellow Star: a Lesson of Love from the Holocaust A collection of Dr. Fisch’s paintings, personal narrative and […]

Library Graffiti: Sugerman Forum: Women’s Leadership in Interfaith Affairs

Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum: Women’s Leadership in Interfaith Affairs Berkley Center For Religion, Peace & World Affairs At Georgetown University. Offers resources on Interfaith Dialogue, women, religion & peace. Encyclopedia of Women & Religion in North America A wide-ranging 3-volume encyclopedia covering all aspects of women and religion, including women’s important involvement in peace […]

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Library Graffiti: History of Half the Human Race

We’ve come a long way – and we’re still going! Chronology of Women’s History In 1942, the same year that women were first admitted to Drew, the US Armed Forces created auxiliary corps for women in all three branches, Casablanca was produced, Edith Hamilton published Mythology, and St. Peter’s (Rome) began admitting women without stockings.  […]

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