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    New Research Guides

    The end of term is near, as is the due-date for many projects.  Three new guides were created in LibGuides to assist those working on projects in the following courses: Latin I Introduction to Islam Modern Environmental Literature and Ethics And as always, feel free to stop in and chat, or send an email for a person-to-person research consultation.

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair, Oxford U. Press, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 709.17 G911 Islamic art and techniques, as well as related people and places from Asia, Europe and Africa provide  the focus of this 3-volume set. A sampling from the 1,600 entries: Fulani, Body Art; Jade; Carpets and Flatweaves; Metalwork; and Banknotes. Helpful for: Middle Eastern Voices, Humanities III, Art, Art, Islamic Studies

  • 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…