New Reference Book: Voter Turnout in the United States 1788-2009

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 18th, 2012

Voter Turnout in the United States 1788-2009 by Curtis Gans, CQ Press, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 324.973 G15V

A record of voter turnout in America.  Included elections: president, state governor, and House of Representatives.

Examples:

  • State Gubernatorial General Elections: Republican Turnout for Election Years 1870-1886
  • United States Presidential General Elections: Election Years 1892-1908
  • United States House of Representatives General Elections: Election Years 1890-1906
  • State Gubernatorial General Elections: Democratic Turnout for Election Years 1832-1948
  • United States Senate Primary Elections: Election Years 1952-1968

Helpful for: Politics, History, Humanities, Government, Statistics

New Reference Book: International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 8th, 2011

International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources by Chad M. Kahl, Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 016.32 K12I

A reference book about reference books!

This volume identifies and describes research sources related to politics/policy the world over, including international law, organizations, security, leaders and political parties and philosophy.

Examples include:
•    Statistical sources related to American and Caribbean Politics
•    Yearbooks related to International Law and Treaties
•    Chronologies related to International Security
•    Guides and Handbooks related to Middle Eastern Politics
•    Dictionaries and Encyclopedias related to Women in Politics

Helpful for: Global Studies, Politics, Economics, Model UN, Humanities

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: U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 12th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior edited by Kenneth F. Warren, Sage, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 324.973 W25

This two volume set features essays in three major categories: campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior.

Read about: The Band-Wagon Effect, Candidate Image, The Bull Moose Party, Bellwether States (among which NH is listed), and the Whig Party.

A glossary and an appendix of voting related statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau are also included.

Helpful for: Humanities IV, Political Studies, Young Democrats, Young Republicans

New Reference Book: Women in Congress: 1917 – 2006

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 23rd, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Women in Congress: 1917 – 2006 prepared by The Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 328.73 W28

Covering 4 generations, this volume provides biographical information on each U.S. Congresswoman.

Arranged chronologically until the current Congress, entries are then arranged alphabetically.

Also available is the U.S. Government companion site: HERE.

Helpful for: Women’s Studies, Politics, History, Humanities

Ohrstrom Library congratulates Claire Branch and Victoria Hetz on their selection as this year’s SPS Interns for Senator John F. Kerry. These two gifted young women will be excellent ambassadors for our school as they contribute to the operation of Senator Kerry’s office this summer.  Perhaps someday they too will be listed in Women in Congress.

Image above: Chapman, C. T. Miss Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, speaking from the balcony of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Monday, April 2, 1917.  Photograph. 2 Apr. 1917. American Memory Project. Lib. of Congress, Washington. 11 Mar. 2009 <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp/index.html>.