• Geography,  History,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: New Encyclopedia of Africa

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian New Encyclopedia of Africa edited by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 960 M858 2008 v.1-v.5. A comprehensive introduction to Africa past and present, these five volumes contain over 1200 cross referenced entries with bibliographies, covering geography, human and natural history, politics, and culture, from ancient times to the present. The fifth volume’s reference aids include a chronology, charts of ethnic and other identity groups, a detailed index, and a thematic outline, grouping related entries. HELPFUL FOR: Humanities III & V, Leadership for Social Justice, American Foreign Policy, The Cold War World, Introduction to…

  • Humanities,  Research

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of American Journalism

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Encyclopedia of American Journalism edited by Stephen L. Vaughn, Routledge, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 070.03 V46 This unique reference explores how the media has shaped American perceptions throughout our nation’s history, contributing to our national culture, impacting the way Americans stay informed, even influencing how citizens will react to information. Articles cover themes such as “Feminist Journalism,” or “Religion and the Press,” prominent news organizations, individuals, time periods, and events; entries on ethics and legal issues examine the press’s limits. Helpful research tools include a thematic list of articles and suggested reading for each entry. HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV, American Domestic…