Library Graffiti: Special Election

Federal Elections Commission There will be a “special election” in New Jersey on October 16 to fill the Senate seat left empty at the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D). Other states are holding special elections during this off-election year: Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and South Carolina are electing House Reps; but Massachusetts and […]

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Library Graffiti, Starting the School Year

Scrawled shortcuts through the research maze… “Libraries are full of hints to life’s great puzzles.” –Avi Steinberg Summon that Source! Our new service searches nearly everything and then provides a variety of faceted limiters to let you pinpoint exactly the information you need. Find it on the library’s main page:   Encyclopedia Britannica online: […]

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Library Graffiti: For DMin Students 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: Science Humor

“A month in the laboratory can often save an hour in the library.” –-Frank H. Westheimer, chemistry professor Stand-up Chemist Natural History 1994;103(11):34 Scientists Locate Funny Bone: Brain’s Right Frontal Lobe Vancouver Sun 2003: Effect of Humor on State Anxiety and Math Performance Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 2012;25(1):59-74 : No Creative […]

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Library Graffiti: Fern Fest/Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 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 New Jersey Ferns and Fern-allies Check out (literally) this book describing New Jersey ferns. Perfect for Fern Fest! 587.309749 M787n Earth Day Network Discover the history, current campaigns, programs […]

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Library Graffiti: It’s a Queer Old World…

Homosexuality and Science:  a Guide to the Debates. From nineteenth-century documents on cross-dressing, to the impact of the Cold War on perceptions of gays and lesbians, and how millennials identify. Credo Reference: Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide Trace the conditions and issues of LGBTQ people country by country, from Andorra to Zimbabwe. Reference […]

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Library Graffiti: Second Amendment Debate

Guns in American Society  The ‘Sporting Purposes Test,’ Beecher’s Bibles, Samuel Colt, Waco, ‘Gun Culture,’ Columbine, the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, Thomas Jefferson, Uniform Crime Reports: this “Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture and the Law” explains people, terms, incidents, and laws central to our national discussion of firearms. Reference HV 7436 .G8783 or online […]

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Library Graffiti: On Popes, the Papacy, and Papal Resignations…

The Papacy: An Encyclopedia Everything you wanted to know about the papacy, including a (now incomplete) “List of Papal Resignations,” from Martin I (954-5) to Gregory XII (1415). Ref. BX955.2 .D53 New Catholic Encyclopedia Just for some perspective, find here under “Popes, List of” an online list of all the popes.  See the 2011 print […]

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Library Graffiti: Stressbusters for Finals

CuteOverload According to a recent journal article in PLOSone: “The Power of Kawaii,” “viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus.” ( So get some cute puppies, kittens, red pandas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, birds, rabbits, frogs, etc here: something for everyone! EmergencyCompliment Worrying about finals got you down? Maybe you need […]

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Library Graffiti: A dose of (info about) vaccines

International Encyclopedia of Public Health The article “Vaccine, Historical” touches on controversies that have plagued efforts to immunize populations against infectious diseases. (Note: Find more thorough coverage in the book The Vaccine Controversy  in the circulating collection at RA638 .L565 2005.) Reference RA 423 .I58 2008 Public Health in the 21st Century: Current Issues in […]

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