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

    New Reference Book: Consider the Source

    Consider the Source: A Critical Guide to 100 Prominent News and Information Sites on the Web by James F. Broderick & Darren W. Miller, Information Today, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 070.579 B78C Using news or newspapers in your research?  Not sure of the quality, the bias or the history of the source?  Consider consulting this volume. Focusing on 100 news and newspaper sites this book provides an overview, type of coverage, leaning and the authors’ personal rating of each site discussed. Examples include: Asia Times Online, BBC, Congressional Quarterly, Times of India, Rotten Tomatoes. Helpful for: Humanities IV, Humanities V,  Media Watchers, Journalism, Those conducting news and…

  • General Works,  Research

    New Reference Book: The NYT Guide to Essential Knowledge

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind, St. Martin’s Press, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 031 N42 With over 1300 pages of information on dozens of subjects, the newspaper whose motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” attempts to offer all the facts your curiosity desires. Dip into overviews of everything from the “History of Computing” to “African Literature” or a “Dictionary of Food” – and don’t miss puzzle editor Will Shortz’s tips on solving the NYT crosswords and sudoku. HELPFUL FOR: Life, the Universe, and Everything FUN FOR: puzzlers, foodies, trivia…