• Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

    International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources by Chad M. Kahl, Libraries Unlimited, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 016.32 K12I A reference book about reference books! This volume identifies and describes research sources related to politics/policy the world over, including international law, organizations, security, leaders and political parties and philosophy. Examples include: •    Statistical sources related to American and Caribbean Politics •    Yearbooks related to International Law and Treaties •    Chronologies related to International Security •    Guides and Handbooks related to Middle Eastern Politics •    Dictionaries and Encyclopedias related to Women in Politics Helpful for: Global Studies, Politics, Economics, Model UN,…

  • History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Uncategorized

    New Reference Book: The 9/11 Encyclopedia

    The 9/11 Encyclopedia edited by Stephen E. Atkins, Praeger, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.931 At5 This encyclopedia includes 169 entries covering a wide range of topics connected to the events that took place on September 11th, 2001.  Also includes a chronology of events and a few dozen primary sources. Examples include: American Airlines Flight 11, Conspiracy Theories, Economic Impact of September 11, Freedom Tower, Phoenix Memo, Victim’s Compensation Fund Helpful for: U.S. History, Humanities, Global Studies, 9/11 Research, American Foreign Policy

  • Geography,  History,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: New Encyclopedia of Africa

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian New Encyclopedia of Africa edited by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 960 M858 2008 v.1-v.5. A comprehensive introduction to Africa past and present, these five volumes contain over 1200 cross referenced entries with bibliographies, covering geography, human and natural history, politics, and culture, from ancient times to the present. The fifth volume’s reference aids include a chronology, charts of ethnic and other identity groups, a detailed index, and a thematic outline, grouping related entries. HELPFUL FOR: Humanities III & V, Leadership for Social Justice, American Foreign Policy, The Cold War World, Introduction to…

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    Sustainability at SPS: Inspirations for Sustainable Living Part I

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Were you inspired to shrink your environmental footprint after listening to Anne Stephenson of Clean Air Cool Planet at chapel yesterday? Do you want to know what a locavore is, how to calculate food miles, or why global hunger persists? Ohrstrom library’s Concord Reads/SPS Community Partner display, “Inspirations for Sustainable Living,” can help you sort through the facts, read compelling arguments from many points of view, and learn about the environmental, ethical, and health impact of what you eat. If you’re interested in the connections between American culture and farming, read Wendell Berry’s essays in The Unsettling of America or The Gift of Good…

  • Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Global Perspectives on the United States

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Global Perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey edited by David Levinson and Karen Christensen, Berkshire Publishing Group, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 327.73 L579 v.1 Volumes one and two of this set explore current and historical global opinions towards the U.S. with “A Nation by Nation Survey” of 140 countries. The third volume, “Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations,” contains 95 articles about world views on U.S. policy, perspectives, values, business and commerce, organizations, culture, trends, and issues, as well as a “Reader’s Guide” grouping related entries. HELPFUL FOR: American Foreign Policy, Topics in Global Events FUN FOR:…