New Reference Book: European Immigration

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 11th, 2010

European Immigration edited by Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas, Ashgate, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.7 T73E

A presentation of immigration patterns as related to the 25 European Union member states.  Immigration policy(s), impact, history and related statistical data for each member state is included.

A sampling of included nations: Austria, Denmark, France, Latvia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

Helpful for: Humanities V, Global Studies, Statistics, European Studies

New Reference Book: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 3rd, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture edited by Gary Hoppenstand, Greenwood Press, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.03 G85W

Each volume in this 6-volume set  discusses popular culture from a particular area of the world.

Included are:
• Volume 1 – North America
• Volume 2 – Latin America
• Volume 3 – Europe
• Volume 4 – North Africa and the Middle East
• Volume 5 – Sub-Saharan Africa
• Volume 6 – Asia and Pacific Oceania

Each volume then discusses the following topics:
•    Architecture
•    Art
•    Dance
•    Fashion and Appearance
•    Film
•    Food and Foodways
•    Games, Toys and Pastimes
•    Literature
•    Love, Sex and Marriage
•    Music
•    Periodicals
•    Radio and Television
•    Sports and Recreation
•    Theater and Performance
•    Transportation and Travel

Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities IV, Humanities IV Research Paper, Humanities V, Humanities V Research Paper, Topic Finding, History, Middle Eastern Voices, Global Studies

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 19th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World edited by Pam J. Crabtree, Facts on File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 909.07 F11S

A 4-volume set comprised of more than 70 articles focused on Medieval society and culture.  Each entry discusses the article topic from the viewpoint of the following geographic areas:
•    Africa
•    The Americas
•    Asia and the Pacific
•    Europe
•    The Islamic World

Illustrations, maps and a smattering of primary source documents are included throughout.

Examples include: Calendars and Clocks, Education, Food and Diet, Gender Structures and Roles, Money and Coinage, Weaponry and Armor.

Helpful for
:  Humanities III, History, European History, Medieval Studies, Medieval Enthusiasts