New Reference Book: Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 12th, 2013

Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era by Richard S. Conley, Scarecrow Press, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.929 C76H

A one-volume snapshot of Clinton’s presidency including: people, places, events, organizations, issues and legislation.

Some examples:

  • Balanced Budget Act
  • Defense Policy
  • Million Man March
  • Reno, Janet Wood
  • Y2K Bug

Helpful for:  Humanities, Humanities 4, U.S. History, Political Science

New Reference Book: Working Americans 1880-2006

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 22nd, 2013

Working Americans 1880-2006  edited by Scott Derks, Grey House Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.5 D44W

A snapshot of work & family economic life in America ranging in time from 1880-2006.

Over 40 family profiles are included.  Some examples:

  • 1937 Family Profile: Welder from Tennessee
  • 1945 Family Profile: Army Sergeant from North Caroline
  • 1976 Family Profile: Korean Fruit Stand Owners from New York
  • 1986 Family Profile: Meat-packer from Minnesota
  • 2005 Family Profile: Telemarketer from Washington State

Helpful for: Economics, U.S. History, Humanities, Family Studies, Humanities 4, Labor Studies


Collection Spotlight: NBC Newsreel Archive

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 20th, 2013

NBC Learn (a Library purchased database supplying historical news footage) contains past Presidential inaugural addresses.

Click HERE to access the video list.

Video footage and a complete transcript is available for all included addresses.


New Research Guide: WWII Bibliographic Essay Project

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 4th, 2012

New on the Library site is a research guide in support of the Humanities 5, WWII Bibliographic Essay Project.

Spotlight on:  The newspaper & newsreel tab.  Use these newsy digital collections purchased by the Library, to locate news of the War written/produced/published as the War was occurring.

Research guides gather together the most pertinent library resources for a specific project, from the larger (and ever-expanding) universe of Library sources/collections.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in this guide.

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States

By - Research & Instruction Librarian June 5th, 2012

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson, ABC-CLIO, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 810.9 N33E

This two volume set presents over 300 reference articles important to the field of LGBTQ literature from the United States.  Many articles are biographical while others focus on themes, events, and texts.

  • Angels in America
  • Gay Literature, African American
  • Pedagogy and LGBTQ Literature
  • Violet Quill Club
  • Young Adult Literature, Transgender

Helpful for: Literature, LGBTQ Studies, History, Humanities, Gender Studies

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