New Research Guides

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 3rd, 2010

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:

And as always, feel free to stop in and chat, or send an email for a person-to-person research consultation.

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

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 24th, 2009

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

New Reference Book: New Encyclopedia of Africa

By - Systems Librarian February 26th, 2009

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.

New Encyclopedia of Africa

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 Islam: Its Literature and Practice, Topics in Global Events

FUN FOR: global citizens, armchair travelers