• History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    New Reference Book: Saints Preserved An Encyclopedia of Relics

    Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics by Thomas J. Craughwell, Image Books, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 235.2 C85S This volumes contains 350 entries, focused on the “…most important, interesting, unusual, or rare relics” (xv).  Catholic relics of U.S. saints as well as some from Canada and South America are included. Examples of Topics: Saint Anne (first century) Holy Grail Irish Martyrs Saint Paul Veronica’s Veil Helpful for: Religious Studies, History, Humanities, Gender Studies, Catholic Studies

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Research

    New Reference Book: 100 Animated Feature Films

    100 Animated Feature Films by Andrew Osmond, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 Os5O An alphabetical list of 100 animated feature films, each accompanied by a short essay, which typically includes: summary, impact and historical placement. Examples of Topics: The Adventures of Prince Achmed The Fabulous World of Jules Verne The Incredibles The Lion King Le Roi et l’oiseau Helpful for: Film Studies, History, Humanities, Gender Studies, Fine Arts

  • History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson, ABC-CLIO, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 810.9 N33E This two volume set presents over 300 reference articles important to the field of LGBTQ literature from the United States.  Many articles are biographical while others focus on themes, events, and texts. Angels in America Gay Literature, African American Pedagogy and LGBTQ Literature Violet Quill Club Young Adult Literature, Transgender Helpful for: Literature, LGBTQ Studies, History, Humanities, Gender Studies

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Incredibly Wealthy

    The Incredibly Wealthy edited by Howard Bromberg, Salem, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.5 B78i This three volume set presents over 440 biographical reference articles about  incredibly wealthy people from around the globe from the deep past to the current day.  Incredibly wealthy is defined as “…men and women who were or are among the wealthiest people at the time in which they lived” (vii). The library has purchased the digital version of this book, available within the Salem History Reference Collection.  If off the grounds, please visit vpn.sps.edu and login using your SPS username & password to access any/all of the library’s digital collections. Examples: Agamemmnon Eighteenth…

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Trials of the Century

    Trials of the Century: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law by Scott P. Johnson, ABC-CLIO, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 345.73 J637T A 2-volume set presenting U.S. trials that have captured the public throughout the last 500 years. Entry Examples: Lincoln Conspiracy Trial Haymarket Riot Trial Al Copone Trial The Hollywood Ten Trials The Ruby Ridge Trial Helpful for: Political Studies, Legal Studies, Popular Culture, Humanities, U.S. History, Gender Studies