New Reference Book: British Political Facts

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 1st, 2012

British Political Facts by DavidĀ  Butler and Gareth Butler, Palgrave Macmillan, 10th edition, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 320.441 B97b

A compendium of “…essential facts and statistics of recent politics” (xvii), extending from the Third Marquess of Salisbury through the Blair era.

Chapter Examples:

  • Ministries
  • Parliament
  • Civil Service
  • The Treasury and the Economy
  • The Media

Helpful for: Political Studies, British Studies, Humanities, History, Global Studies

New Reference Book: Trials of the Century

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 10th, 2012

Trials of the Century: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law by Scott P. Johnson, ABC-CLIO, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 345.73 J637T

A 2-volume set presenting U.S. trials that have captured the public throughout the last 500 years.

Entry Examples:

  • Lincoln Conspiracy Trial
  • Haymarket Riot Trial
  • Al Copone Trial
  • The Hollywood Ten Trials
  • The Ruby Ridge Trial

Helpful for: Political Studies, Legal Studies, Popular Culture, Humanities, U.S. History, Gender Studies

New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 24th, 2012

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars edited by Spencer C. Tucker, ABC-CLIO, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.928 T79M

A 5-volume set focusing on U.S. involvement and engagement in conflicts in the Middle East.

Entry Examples:

  • Aircraft, Reconnaissance
  • Casualties, Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Egypt, Armed Forces
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • Warlords, Afghanistan

Helpful for: Political Studies, Military Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities, History, Global Studies