• History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture edited by Gary Hoppenstand, Greenwood Press, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.03 G85W Each volume in this 6-volume set  discusses popular culture from a particular area of the world. Included are: • Volume 1 – North America • Volume 2 – Latin America • Volume 3 – Europe • Volume 4 – North Africa and the Middle East • Volume 5 – Sub-Saharan Africa • Volume 6 – Asia and Pacific Oceania Each volume then discusses the following topics: •    Architecture •    Art •    Dance •    Fashion and Appearance •    Film •    Food and Foodways •  …

  • Humanities,  Language,  Library News,  Web Resources

    New Research Guides

    Lisa Laughy – Library Web Services Three new research guides are now available through the Ohrstrom blog – just in time to help with current research projects. Ms. Sanborn has put together research guides for Middle Eastern Voices, the Humanities V Renaissance Artists research project, and the Latin I class.  The research guides contain helpful lists of Reference books, catalog search topics for  finding circulating books, citation examples, and database search tips. You can access the research guides through the links in the Ohrstrom Blog sidebar to the left of this post (see image above) or through the main menu of the Ohrstrom Library website (ie., Research > Research Guides…

  • 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