• History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

    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

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

    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

  • General Works,  Research

    New Reference Book: The NYT Guide to Essential Knowledge

    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 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…