• History,  Humanities,  Language,  Research

    Salem Literature

    Looking for an author or poet biography?  Analysis of a text used in your Humanities class?  Need the backstory on a hero in a graphic novel? Try Salem Literature, a collection of classic literature reference titles providing biography and analysis, including: Critical Survey of Long Fiction Critical Survey of Poetry Critical Survey of Short Fiction Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Themes & Technique Magill’s Literary Annual 1977-2013  

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    Hopeful Romantics: Accessing the Romantic Poets

    Humanities V students are hopeful about finding sources for their Romantic poets assignment.  Here are helpful tips and research strategies for accessing just the right information at Ohrstrom Library, outlined in the following five easy steps: 1. Search the Library’s catalog to locate books: To find books that can be borrowed visit the Library’s homepage and click on the catalog link – or click HERE: Next, type in the name of your assigned poet.  Be sure to search by subject: Take down the call numbers and location of any items that are of interest to you. Tip:  Any call number beginning with “Biog” is a biography.  All the biographies are…

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    Ohrstrom Library Asks: Will You Be Mine? With (S)PS I Love You

    This Sunday evening, February 14th, Ohrstrom Library will host a very special event: (S)PS I Love You: A Musical Valentine from Ohrstrom Library. Beginning at 7:30 PM (sharp!) in the Baker Reading Room, Ohrstrom Library will present the SPS community with a living, breathing, singing, acting, musical Valentine’s Day card in the form of collaborative performances by many of St. Paul’s School’s biggest talents.  The evening’s program will include appearances by all of the a cappella groups, many student actors and actresses, a rock band, a jazz quartet and Madrigals. The evening will also feature many students and a few faculty members reading memorable lines, both very funny and poignant,…

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    New Reference Book: The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry 17th and 18th Centuries

    The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry 17th and 18th Centuries edited by Virginia Brackett, Facts on File, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 821 F11B v.2 This volume, the second of a projected four volume set, presents essays about poems and poets from Middle English and Early Renaissance British Isles. Examples include: Alexander Pope, A Hymn on the Seasons, Ballad, Carpe Diem, and Songs from The Beggar’s Opera. Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities V, Enlightenment Studies, Poets

  • History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry before 1600

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry before 1600 by Michelle M. Sauer, Facts on File, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 821 F11B This volume, the first of a projected four volume set, presents essays about poems and poets from Middle English and Early Renaissance British Isles. Examples include: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon Riddles, The Faerie Queene, Alfred the Great and Arthurian Literature. Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities IV, Renaissance Studies, Poets