• Databases,  History,  Research,  Web Resources

    New Reference Book: Women in Congress: 1917 – 2006

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Women in Congress: 1917 – 2006 prepared by The Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 328.73 W28 Covering 4 generations, this volume provides biographical information on each U.S. Congresswoman. Arranged chronologically until the current Congress, entries are then arranged alphabetically. Also available is the U.S. Government companion site: HERE. Helpful for: Women’s Studies, Politics, History, Humanities Ohrstrom Library congratulates Claire Branch and Victoria Hetz on their selection as this year’s SPS Interns for Senator John F. Kerry. These two gifted young women will be excellent ambassadors for our school as…

  • Databases,  Research,  Web Resources

    Reading up on Current Events: Spotlight on CQ Researcher

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Interested in spending some of your time during the break to catch up on current events?  This news database accessible through the Ohrstrom Library website is a valuable source of information about current events. CQ Researcher – Use this database to read reports covering the hottest social issues in the U.S.  Considered an unbiased source of reporting, these topical essays provide overviews, time-lines, in-depth news and often, expert pro/con opinions.  Recent topics include: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, Declining Birthrate and Financial Bailout.  You can access CQ Researcher HERE (remember to log in to the VPN first if you are off grounds). Tip:  After selecting a…