New Research Guide: Literature of Witness

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 20th, 2011

A new Literature of Witness research guide is available for those writing the accompanying research paper.  Use this guide to identify reference materials, recommended catalog searches to retrieve physical and ebooks, as well as contemporary and historical journal, magazine and newspaper articles.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and /or to discuss any of the items in this guide.

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 24th, 2010

Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts edited by Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr., Greenwood, 2003.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.8 R83

A one-volume guide concerning the study of global ethnic conflict during the 20th Century.  Each of the thirty-eight individual entries discusses the historical background of a particular ethnic conflict, how the conflict was managed, and the impact of the conflict.

Examples include:

  • Canada: The Nationalist Movement in Quebec
  • China: Ethnic Conflict and the International System
  • France: The “Foreigner” Issue
  • Middle East: The Arab-Jewish Struggle for Palestine to 1948
  • Rwanda: Hutu-Tutsi Conflict and Genocide in Central Africa
  • United States: The United States – Puerto Rico Relationship

Helpful for:  Literature of Witness, Middle Eastern Voices, Gender Studies, International Studies, Social History, World Politics, Humanities

New Library Display: Genocide

By - Systems Librarian September 9th, 2008

Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian

It’s a human rights crisis, a regular news item, a campaign issue – and an ongoing reminder of what poet Robert Burns called “man’s inhumanity to man.” Do you wonder how genocide can happen? Want to know more about genocide in history or hear survivors’ narratives from Rwanda and Darfur? Check out the display of books, DVD’s, and articles in the Baker Reading Room, “Genocide: Darfur, Rwanda, Sudan.” For a report on genocide, policy analysis, chronologies, maps, and more, search “Darfur” or “genocide” in CQ Researcher through the Ohrstrom Library website.

HELPFUL FOR: Literature of Witness