New Reference Book: International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 30th, 2010

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities edited by Michael Flood, Routledge, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.31 F651

A one-volume guide devoted to the study of global masculinity.  Articles are arranged alphabetically and range in length from half a page to several pages.

Examples include: Diasporic and Migrant Masculinities, Friendship, Gangs, Masculinity Politics, Police

Helpful for:  Gender Studies, International Studies, Humanities IV, Humanities V, Social History

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 23rd, 2010

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society edited by Jodi O’Brien, Sage Publications, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.7 Ob6G

A 2-volume set focusing on gender scholarship.  Articles cover many categories including: art, popular culture, sports, body image and health, economics, politics, race and ethnicity, relationships, religion, science and sexuality.

Examples: Bachelors and Spinsters, Body Hair, GI Joe, Nuns, “Personal is Political,” Sports and Homosexuality, Tomboy/Sissy

Helpful for
:  Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Social History, U.S. History, Science

New Reference Book: The NYT Guide to Essential Knowledge

By - Systems Librarian August 27th, 2008

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

New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

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 buffs, game show lifelines, Jeopardy contestants