Updated Research Guide: Literature of Witness

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 2nd, 2012

A newly updated research guide for the Literature of Witness project  is available on the library’s website.  Use this guide to identify and review: reference materials, Biography Database, library catalog (printed books & eBooks), newspaper collections, NBC newsreels, and Noodlebib citation tutorials.

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 Human Rights

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 25th, 2011

Encyclopedia of Human Rights edited by David P. Forsythe, Oxford, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 323 Ox2h

This five volume set presents articles related to the ideas, progress, people, politics and policies related to, created for and influencing human rights.

Examples: Simone de Beauvoir, Convention on the Rights of a Child, Peacebuilding, Sisterhood is Global, Universality

Helpful for:  Global Studies, Humanities, Humanities V Research Paper, Social Justice Club, Model U.N., Literature of Witness

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 Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

By - Systems Librarian November 4th, 2008

Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice edited by Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr, Sage Publications, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 303.48 An2 v.1; Ref. 303.48 An2 v.2; Ref. 303.48 An2 v.3.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justicec

Each volume of this set includes a list of the 960 entries and a “Reader’s Guide,” which groups related articles under broad subject headings. For example, under “Environmentalism,” the guide lists 40 pertinent entries scattered across all three volumes. The third volume contains an extensive index.

HELPFUL FOR: Literature of Witness, Terrestrial Ecology, Religion and Ethics, Leadership for Social Justice, Biomedical Ethics, Community Outreach

FUN FOR: Eco-Action members, protest song writers, activist poets

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