Tattoo Resources supporting Designs of Duty exhibit

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Currently featured in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library is the Designs of Duty exhibit of military tattoos.

“an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, Designs of Duty will be on display at Booth Library from Jan. 22 through May 11, 2018.

“Designs of Duty” tells the stories of seven military veterans who served our country over a 45-year period throughout Asia and Europe. Veterans featured in the exhibit are Eric Hiltner and Wilson Reynolds of Charleston, Ken Fernandes of Newman, Random Clavin of Nokomis, Adam Griffy of Olney, Shane Wright of Shelbyville and Lyle Gordon of Towanda.

The exhibit also features several titles from Booth’s collections about military tattoos and body art in general. These titles are on display and available for check out in the Marvin Foyer.

In addition to these books, Booth also has Electronic Encyclopedia entries on the topic, and scholarly articles via JSTOR from many academic disciplines.

  • 100 Years Of Tattoos
  • McComb, David,
  • GT2345 .M4185 2015x
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  • Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History Of Women and Tattoo
  • Mifflin, Margot, 1960-
  • GT2345 .M54 2013x
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  • Chick Ink: 40 Stories Of Tattoos–and the Women Who Wear Them
  • GT2345 .H84 2007
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  • Inked: Tattoos and Body Art Around the World
  • DeMello, Margo.
  • GT2345 .D46 2014
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  • Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited
  • Archer, Michael, 1948-
  • DS557.8.K5 A725 2016
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  • Patch Of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered
  • Archer, Michael, 1948-
  • DS557.8.K5 A73 2004
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  • Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
  • Fitzgerald, Isaac.
  • GT2345 .F57 2014
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  • Tattoo Culture: Theory and Contemporary Contexts
  • Barron, Lee, 1970-
  • GT2345 .B43 2017
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  • Tattoo Dictionary: An A-z Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo
  • Aitken-Smith, Trent,
  • GT2345 .A395 2016x
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  • Tattooed Lady: A History
  • Osterud, Amelia Klem.
  • GT2346.U6 O87 2009
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  • Tattoos in American Visual Culture
  • Fenske, Mindy, 1969-
  • GT2345 .F455 2007
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African American Heritage Month in Booth

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February is African American Heritage Month and Booth has many featured books and electronic resources on display and for checkout on the third floor corridor. The EIU office of Minority Affairs has posted many events celebrating African-American Heritage and The EIU Calendar of Events also lists several celebrations in February.

Reference News has recently published a post about a Black history and culture DVD display located on the 4th floor through February.

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African American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar, click to see the full view

Stream 366 films from the Kanopy Black History Month collection! kanopy bhm banner

  • Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family
  • Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937-
  • CT274.C34 B83 2016
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  • Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century
  • Wilder, JeffriAnne,
  • E185.625 .W5195 2015
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  • Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954
  • Neary, Timothy B., 1970-
  • F548.9.N4 N43 2016
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  • Defying Jim Crow: African American Community Development and the Struggle for Racial Equality in New Orleans, 1900-1960
  • DeVore, Donald E.
  • F379.N59 N437 2015
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  • Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the Pbs Series
  • Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
  • CS16 .G365 2014
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  • Freedom National: The Destruction Of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
  • Oakes, James.
  • E453 .O13 2013
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  • Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment
  • Kubic, Micah W.,
  • E185.615 .K79 2016x
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  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History Of the Underground Railroad
  • Foner, Eric, 1943-
  • E450 .F66 2015
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  • Lines Of Descent: W.e.b. Du Bois and the Emergence Of Identity
  • Appiah, Anthony.
  • LB875.D83 A67 2014
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  • Long Emancipation: The Demise Of Slavery in the United States
  • Berlin, Ira, 1941-
  • E441 .B48 2015
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  • Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries Of Emilie Frances Davis
  • Whitehead, Karsonya Wise,
  • F158.44 .W55 2014
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  • Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott
  • VanderVelde, Lea,
  • KF4545.S5 V36 2014
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  • Slave’s Cause: A History Of Abolition
  • Sinha, Manisha,
  • E441 .S557 2016
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  • Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History Of American Economic Development
  • E441 .S538 2016x
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  • Soldiers in the Army Of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit
  • Spurgeon, Ian Michael, 1976-
  • E508.5 1st .S68 2014
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  • Strange Career Of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
  • Jacoby, Karl, 1965-
  • E185.97.E46 J33 2016
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  • Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War
  • Manning, Chandra,
  • E453 .M24 2016
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  • Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-century Boston
  • Hardesty, Jared,
  • F73.4 .H37 2016
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Black History Month DVDs and Streaming Media at Booth

AAHM gov site logoA celebration of African American History, covering a range of topics from landmark events to overlooked pioneers of early cinema. These films are available as DVDs and many are also Streaming.

 

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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Quest: An intimate portrait of an African American Family

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet

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I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

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The Price

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366 streaming videos on African American History and Culture

 38 DVDs in Booth, listed alphabetically by title
  • America Beyond the Color Line
  • E185.86 .A44 2005x .DVD
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  • Black Panthers: Vanguard Of the Revolution
  • E185.615 .B53 2016x .DVD
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  • Black History: A Retrospective
  • E185 .B53 2009x .DVD
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  • Blues Masters: The Essential History Of the Blues
  • M1670 .B674x .DVD
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  • Color Purple = La Couleur Pourpre
  • PN1997 .C725x .DVD
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective
  • E185.97.K5 D7 2002x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • History Of Black Achievement in America
  • E185 .H57 2005x .DVD
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  • James Baldwin: The Price Of the Ticket
  • PS3552.A45 Z53x 1990 .DVD
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  • King Go Beyond the Dream to Discover the Man
  • E185.97.K5 K565 2008x .DVD
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  • March: The Story Of the Greatest March in American History
  • E185.61 .M324 2013x .DVD
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  • Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind
  • E185.97.G3 G3632 2001x .DVD
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  • Martin Luther King: “i Have a Dream.”
  • E185.97.K5 M36x 2005 .DVD
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  • Martin’s Big Words: The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –and More Stories from the African-american Tradition
  • E185.96 .M37x 2005 .DVD
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  • Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
  • F232.S7 N47 2002x .DVD
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  • Pioneers Of African-american Cinema
  • PN1995.9.N4 P56 2016x .DVD
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  • Prejudice: More Than Black & White
  • BF575.P9 P743 2008x .DVD
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  • Race, Power & American Sports
  • GV706.32 .R32 2013x .DVD
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  • Solo/black/woman: Scripts, Interviews, and Essays
  • PS627.M63 S65 2014 .DVD
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  • Spirit Moves: A History Of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900-1986
  • GV1624.7.A34 S65x 2008 .DVD
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  • Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence Of a People
  • TR23 .T495 2014x .DVD
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  • Truth About Slavery in History
  • E441 .T78 2005x .DVD
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  • Two Nations Of Black America
  • E185.8 .T96x 2008 .DVD
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  • When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Skate
  • PN2270.A35 W44 2003x .DVD
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McNichols-Torroledo photography: Cultural Survival and Land Dispossession

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Bradley Tolppanen, Interim Dean of Library Services, curated the materials listed below in support of a presentation of photography by Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo: “Cultural Survival and Land Dispossession: A Photographic Essay on The Lakota-Dakota and the Embera Peoples of North and South America.” The event is Monday, February 26, at 4:00 pm in Buzzard Hall Auditorium, 1920 9th St.

Resources on Native Americans and Photography from Booth Library are on display and available to borrow on the 3000 level corridor. Come by and take a look at our exhibit.

Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo is a Colombian-American photographer who specializes in issues affecting indigenous people of North and South America.

Doudna logoThe event is sponsored by Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the EIU Humanities Center, the Departments of Art and Design, History, and  Journalism,  and the Programs in Latin American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

 

  • American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence Of Identity and Culture
  • Nagel, Joane.
  • E98.E85 N34 1997x
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  • Cultural History Of the South American Indians
  • Nordenskiöld, Erland, 1877-1932.
  • F2230.1.S7 N6713 1999
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  • God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making Of Modern America
  • Warren, Louis S.,
  • E78.W5 W35 2017
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  • Hands Of the Rain Forest: The Emberá People Of Panama
  • Crandell, Rachel.
  • 972.87 C8503h
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  • In a Barren Land: American Indian Dispossession and Survival
  • Marks, Paula Mitchell, 1951-
  • E98.L3 M375 1998
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  • In the Spirit Of Crazy Horse
  • Matthiessen, Peter.
  • E93 .M46 1983
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  • Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
  • Smith, Paul Chaat,
  • E93 .S655 1996
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  • Prehistory Of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent
  • Moore, Jerry D.
  • F2229 .M66 2014
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  • Real Indians: Identity and the Survival Of Native America
  • Garroutte, Eva Marie, 1962-
  • E98.E85 G37 2003
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  • Siege and Survival: History Of the Menominee Indians, 1634-1856
  • Beck, David, 1956-
  • E99.M44 B43 2002
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  • We Are Still Here: A Photographic History Of the American Indian Movement
  • Bancroft, Dick, 1927-
  • E98.T77 B35 2013
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Visit Kanopy Streaming to see the many films related to this topic available via Booth Libraryscreengrab from kanopy site

Darwin Day 2018

What is Darwin Day?

Charles Darwin in 1881.

Darwin Day is a celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday with emphasis on his contributions to science. It also recognizes the ongoing work of scientists around the world.

Born on February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin spent his life dedicated to exploration of the world around us. As a biologist, geologist, and naturalist, Darwin’s contributions to the science of evolution were unparalleled.

To learn more about Darwin Day, visit the official website at: http://darwinday.org/

EIU Darwin Day Events

1918 influenza virus

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Join the EIU campus community in a timely examination of the germs and viruses that surround us and the constant battle being waged as we fight to control an evolving enemy. Three campus events will explore influenza and the science of fighting this deadly enemy.

  • Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
    Film: “Influenza 1918 / American Experience / PBS.”
  • Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
    Dr. Christopher Byron Brooke, School of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana “An Evolutionary View of Influenza Virus Infection and Control.”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota “Deadliest Enemies: Our War Against Killer Germs.”

For more information, visit: EIU Darwin Day Events

Please note that all events are FREE and open to the public!

 

Booth Library Resources

Drop by Booth Library’s display in support of EIU Darwin Day events and check out some of the great resources available on these subjects!

  • America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza Of 1918
  • Crosby, Alfred W.
  • RA644.I6 C76 2003
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  • Darwin’s on the Origin Of Species: A Modern Rendition
  • Duzdevich, Daniel.
  • QH366.2 .D89 2014
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  • Disease: The Extraordinary Stories Behind History’s Deadliest Killers
  • Dobson, Mary J.
  • RA653 .D63 2007x
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  • Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Threat?
  • RA643 .D595 2014
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  • Epidemic!: The World Of Infectious Diseases
  • RA651 .E596 1999
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  • Evolution and Medicine
  • Perlman, Robert L.,
  • RB152 .P475 2013x
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  • Evolution: The Story Of Life
  • Palmer, Douglas.
  • QH360.2 .P35 2009
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  • Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters
  • Fairbanks, Daniel J.
  • QH360.5 .F24 2012
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  • Flu: The Story Of the Great Influenza Pandemic Of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
  • Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948-
  • RC150.4 .K64 1999
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  • Genetics Of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health
  • Paul, Sharad P.,
  • QH431 .P358 2017
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  • Great Influenza: The Epic Story Of the Deadliest Plague in History
  • Barry, John M., 1947-
  • RC150.4 .B37 2004
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  • Infectious Disease: A Scientific American Reader.
  • RA643 .I652 2008
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  • Influenza 1918: The Worst Epidemic in American History
  • Iezzoni, Lynette.
  • RC150.4 .I39 1999x
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  • Influenza Pandemic Of 1918-1919: A Brief History with Documents
  • Kent, Susan Kingsley, 1952 May 9-
  • RA644.I6 K52 2013x
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  • Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases That Threaten Humanity
  • Zimmerman, Barry E.
  • RA643 .Z55 2003
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  • Microbes and Evolution: The World That Darwin Never Saw
  • QR13 .M522 2012
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  • Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health
  • Monosson, Emily,
  • RA601 .M66 2017x
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  • Origin Of Species by Means Of Natural Selection, Or, the Preservation Of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
  • QH365 .O2 1985x
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  • Unnatural History Of Emerging Infections
  • Barrett, Ron, 1963-
  • RA643 .B377 2013x
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  • Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective
  • Pollard, Tessa M., 1966-
  • RB152 .P655 2008
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BTC December Holiday Books

December Holiday Books for the Classroom

It’s that time of year. A season of lights, joy, family, and lots of jittery school children. To help you find quality stories for the children in your life, my elves have helped me pull together an array of December Holiday Books. Come in to find books about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Holiday Display - Christmas

Christmas Book Display

Christmas Books:

  • Bethlehem Star: Children’s Newspaper Reports Of the Life Of Jesus
  • Van Vechten, Schuyler,
  • 232.9 V375
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  • Birds’ Christmas Tree
  • Brock, Emma L. (Emma Lillian), 1886-1974.
  • 800 B782b
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  • Christmas Around the World
  • Lankford, Mary D.
  • 394.2 L276chr
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  • Christmas Eve
  • Hurd, Edith Thacher, 1910-1997.
  • 232.9 H932
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  • Christmas Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11chri
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  • Christmas in Noisy Village
  • Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.
  • 394 L643
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  • Christmas in the Big Woods: Adapted from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • 800 C464
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  • Christmas Like Helen’s
  • Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie.
  • 800 K625chr
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  • Christmas Story from the King James Version
  • Brent, Isabelle.
  • 745.6 B839
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  • Christmas Trees
  • Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.
  • 394.2 P2724
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  • Coal Country Christmas
  • Brown, Elizabeth Ferguson.
  • 800 B812coa
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  • Crafts for Christmas
  • Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
  • 745.594 R7337cc
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  • Dragon Christmas: Things to Make and Do
  • Leedy, Loreen.
  • 745.5941 L5175dr
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  • Father Christmas Goes on Holiday
  • Briggs, Raymond.
  • 800 B767fa
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  • First Christmas;
  • Trent, Robbie, 1894-1988.
  • 232.9 T723
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  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Seuss, Dr.
  • 800 G277how
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  • Jack Kent’s Twelve Days Of Christmas.
  • 784.4 T917
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  • Jingle, the Christmas Clown
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 800 D44ji
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  • Let’s Celebrate Christmas
  • Roop, Peter.
  • 394.266 R675Le
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  • Mary: The Mother Of Jesus
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 232.91 D44ma
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  • Miracle Of Christmas,
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • 394.268 H157
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  • Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation
  • Alsenas, Linas.
  • 800 AL78mrs
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  • Mrs. Wishy-washy’s Christmas
  • Cowley, Joy.
  • 800 C83922mc
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  • On Christmas Eve
  • Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.
  • 800 B8143on
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  • One-minute Christmas Stories
  • Lewis, Shari.
  • 394.2 L5887on
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  • Pigs on the Move: Fun with Math and Travel
  • Axelrod, Amy.
  • 800 Ax22pi
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  • Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days Of Christmas
  • Mora, Pat.
  • 782.42 M79pi
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  • Pop-up Book for Christmas
  • Bowden, Joan Chase,
  • 394.268 B6727p
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  • Road to Santiago
  • Figueredo, D. H., 1951-
  • 800 F469roa
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  • Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert
  • Frazee, Marla.
  • 800 F869san
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  • Spirit Child: A Story Of the Nativity
  • Bernardino, de Sahagún, 1499-1590.
  • 232.9 S191
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  • Story Of the Three Wise Kings
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 232.92 D4404st
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  • Twelve Days Of Christmas: A Christmas Carol
  • 784.4 T97ea
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  • Twelve Days Of Christmas; a Picture Book,
  • 784.406 T917
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  • Under the Christmas Tree
  • Grimes, Nikki.
  • 811.54 G8828un
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  • Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club Presents Baby Kermit’s Christmas
  • Gikow, Louise.
  • 800 G369w
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  • Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
  • Brett, Jan, 1949-
  • 800 B755wh
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Holiday Display - Hanukkah

Hanukkah Book Display

Hanukkah Books:

 

  • All the Lights in the Night
  • Levine, Arthur A., 1962-
  • 800 L5785a
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  • Crafts for Hanukkah
  • Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
  • 745.594 R7337ch
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  • Great Miracle Happened There: A Chanukah Story
  • Kuskin, Karla.
  • 296.4 K968g
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  • Hanukkah at Valley Forge
  • Krensky, Stephen.
  • 800 K882ha
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  • Hanukkah Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11hanu
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  • Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah!: A Treasury Of Stories, Songs, and Games to Share
  • 296.4 H199
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  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
  • Kimmel, Eric A.,
  • 800 K5713h
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  • Jar Of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm
  • Kimmel, Eric A.
  • 800 K5713ja
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  • Magic Dreidels: A Hanukkah Story
  • Kimmel, Eric A.
  • 800 K5713ma
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  • My First Hanukkah Book
  • Fisher, Aileen, 1906-2002.
  • 811 F531m
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  • One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story
  • Adler, David A.
  • 813 Ad593o
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  • Oskar and the Eight Blessings
  • Simon, Richard, 1959-
  • 800 Si551os
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  • Stone Lamp: Eight Stories Of Hanukkah Through History
  • Hesse, Karen.
  • 811.54 H463sto
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  • Tie Man’s Miracle: A Chanukah Tale
  • Schnur, Steven.
  • 800 Sch589t
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  • While the Candles Burn: Eight Stories for Hanukkah
  • Goldin, Barbara Diamond.
  • 813 G569shi
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Holiday Books - Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Display

Kwanzaa Books:

  • Celebrate Kwanzaa
  • Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-
  • 394.2612 AL797ce
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  • Celebrating Kwanzaa
  • Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
  • 394.2 H856c
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  • Children’s Book Of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday
  • Johnson, Dolores, 1949-
  • 394.2 J631c
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  • Crafts for Kwanzaa
  • Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
  • 745.594 R7337c
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  • Gifts Of Kwanzaa
  • Saint James, Synthia.
  • 394.2 Sa235gi
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  • K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book
  • Ford, Juwanda G.
  • 394.261 F753k
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  • Kwanzaa: African American Celebration Of Culture
  • Doering, Amanda F., 1980-
  • 394.2612 T6491k
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  • Kwanzaa: Activities, Crafts, Recipes, and More
  • Marsh, Carole.
  • 394.2612 M3522k
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  • Kwanzaa: Count and Celebrate!
  • McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
  • 394.2612 M217kw
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  • Kwanzaa Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11kwan
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  • Let’s Get Ready for Kwanzaa
  • Winne, Joanne.
  • 394.261 W73Let
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  • Listen for the Fig Tree
  • Mathis, Sharon Bell.
  • 813 M4266L
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  • Paper Crafts for Kwanzaa
  • McGee, Randel.
  • 745.594 M1727p
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  • Santa’s Kwanzaa
  • Thomas, Garen Eileen.
  • 800 T3631sa
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  • Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
  • 394.2 P656s
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  • Seven Spools Of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story
  • Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-
  • 800 M467sev
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  • Sound Of Kwanzaa
  • Tokunbo, Dimitrea.
  • 394.2612 T5735so
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  • Story Of Kwanzaa
  • Washington, Donna L., 1967-
  • 394.2 W276s
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  • Very Special Kwanzaa
  • Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton.
  • 813 C4517ve
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Alzheimer’s Awareness

Image courtesy of National Institutes of Health [Public domain] via Medlineplus.gov

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease by visiting the Alzheimer’s Awareness display, on exhibit throughout November, in the main corridor of Booth Library. The display has been curated by students in the EIU chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

On November 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Britto Nathan will speak about Alzheimer’s Awareness in Booth Library Witters Conference Room 4440. The program is free and open to the public.

In the presentation, Dr. Nathan will discuss the biochemical and molecular pathways that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. A better understanding of these pathways may one day help researchers develop novel therapeutics to combat Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Nathan is professor and assistant chair of Biological Sciences at EIU. Nathan’s presentation is sponsored by the EIU chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

More than 5 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Within the next few decades, this illness is predicted to be on the rise. The only drugs that exist specifically for Alzheimer’s disease are purely symptomatic and are not able to slow the progression of the disease.

In addition to the books below, which are on display and available for checkout, view these reference articles in our Gale Virtual Reference Library that give a quick overview of Alzheimer’s disease.

Watch these videos about Alzheimer’s disease via our Kanopy Streaming Video library.

 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Activity-focused Care
  • Hellen, Carly R.
  • RC523 .H45 1998
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A Guide for Families
  • Powell, Lenore S.
  • RC523 .P68 1993
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers
  • RC523 .A386 1994
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease, Media Representations, and the Politics Of Euthanasia: Constructing Risk and Selling Death in an Ageing Society
  • Johnstone, Megan-Jane.
  • RC523 .J643 2013
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  • Different Minds: Living with Alzheimer Disease
  • Drew, Lorna Ellen, 1937-
  • RC523.2 .D74 2005x
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  • Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer’s Story
  • Pierce, Charles, 1953-
  • RC523.2 .P54 2000
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  • Inside Alzheimer’s: How to Hear and Honor Connections with a Person Who Has Dementia
  • Pearce, Nancy D.
  • RC523 .P413 2007x
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  • Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye Of Alzheimer’s
  • Petersen, Barry (Barry Rex), 1949-
  • RC523.2 .P48 2010
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  • Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze Of Alzheimer’s
  • Friel McGowin, Diana.
  • RC523.2 .F75 1994x
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  • Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • RC523.2 .M385 2002
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  • Voices Of Alzheimer’s: The Healing Companion ; Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength
  • RC523.2 .V65 2007
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Thesis research help offered

Booth Faculty Librarians will offer thesis research instruction during three seminars in November.

Thesis Research 101, taught by faculty librarians Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, consist of a series of three 50 minute seminars covering different aspects of researching and preparing your thesis.

Seminar 1: Researching the literature, presented by Steve Brantley will cover the following topics:
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  • What are your options for online research destinations?
  • How do you know when you have done enough research?
  • How can you identify the key journals and most relevant databases in your field?
  • What is controlled vocabulary and how can its effective use benefit my research?
  • What is Open Access and Open Research?

Seminar 1 will take place Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-7:50 pm,  and will be repeated on Thursday, November 2, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor).

Register here: booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg

Seminar 2: Organizing your references using citation management software presented by Kirstin Duffin will help you:

  • Save your sources to one convenient location and access via the cloud
  • Create formatted citations and your reference section in seconds (really!)
  • Understand the software options and features in Mendeley and Zotero
  • Export citation information using library databases

Seminar 2 will take place the following week on Wednesday, November 8, 7:00-7:50 pm and will be repeated Thursday, November 9, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor). (booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg)

Seminar 3: Presenting your thesis (to the world) presented by Ellen Corrigan will answer the questions:

  • What happens to your thesis after you submit it?
  • How can I avoid common pitfalls when preparing my thesis?
  • How can I optimize discovery of my thesis with metadata?

Seminar three will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-7:50 pm in rm 4450 in Booth Library and then be repeated Thursday, November 16, 10:00-10:50 am in Booth Library rm. 4440.

Registration is required: booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg

Database of the Week: CLCD Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

Welcome back for another Database of the Week! This week I, your humble library writing intern, would like to present the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (or CLCD for short.)

You can find CLCD by navigating to ‘C’ on the database A-Z page. Or,select the ‘Research by Subject’ tab above the search bar and then click on ‘Literature/Drama.’ Scroll down to the heading “Interdisciplinary and Related” to find CLCD.

CLCD mostly applies to elementary and middle grade education majors, there are still some valuable assets to this easy-to-search site for all (especially for those avid YA readers, like myself!)

screenshot of database search pageThe advanced search features allow for many different ways to look for titles, authors, subject areas, or even age ranges. So, if you were to do a presentation for your children’s lit class about historical fiction, you could select an age range (anywhere from ages 1-18), a series, the scholastic reading level or even the amount of Accelerated Reading points the title is worth.

For that same presentation on historical fiction, you can search specifically for the country of publication. CLCD allows you to focus on international titles like those from the U.K. or Canada.

But what if you are really passionate about historical fiction (as I am, obviously), and you would like to focus on only acclaimed books, like award winners? There’s even a selection for that!

screenshot of power search interfaceIf you’re interested in a boarder search (or the number of options is too overwhelming when you’re buried in midterms!), ditch all the Advanced Search options, and stick to the efficient ‘Power Search’ option in CLCD (psst! ‘Power Search’ tab is on the top right, next to ‘Advanced Search.’)

 

With this option you can search more generally for all the options that the Advanced Search offers, just in a simpler format that is more accessible for people with sensory disorders (or people who prefer a simpler interface).

Some of the features of this database can be used for lesson planning on a certain subject… or for that special YA reader in your life who only wants to read particular subjects. The CLCD has a ‘Read and Shine’ blog, which covers reading lists based on age range, such as picture books, middle grade books, and even author interviews about their publications.

The CLCD also offers thematic reading lists, focusing on a topic and including a wide range of titles. Here’s a few to kick off your own research:

Cover for 'The Top Ten Most Challenged Books'

‘The Top Ten Most Challenged Books’ includes titles such as Eleanor and Park, I Am Jazz, and Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread.

Cover for 'Mental Illness in YA'

‘Mental Illness in YA – A Reading List’ includes titles such as It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Finding Audrey, and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B.

Cover for 'Books to Read Aloud'

‘Books to Read Aloud for All Ages’ includes titles such as Holes, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, and Borrowers.

That’s all for this week. Check out the Ref News blog for more neat finds in our massive collection. And of course, come back next week for another Database of the Week! And happy reading!

Books by EIU faculty

Listed below are several new book authored and/or edited by professors at EIU. They range from philosophical analyses of Spinoza, to film studies, to subarctic archaeology, to memoir, to political science, to original poetry.

All are available to be checked out!

 

  • American Antiquities: Revisiting the Origins Of American Archaeology
  • Barnhart, Terry A., 1952-
  • CC101.U6 B37 2015
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  • American Farms, American Food: A Geography Of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States
  • Hudson, John C.,
  • S441 .H83 2016
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  • Countries We Live In: Poems
  • Radavich, David, 1949-
  • PS3568.A268 C68 2014x
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  • Expedition: Essays Of Life Experiences.
  • Craig, Cameron Douglas,
  • PS3603 .R3432 2017x
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  • History in the Making: The Archaeology Of the Eastern Subarctic
  • Holly, Donald H., Jr.
  • E99.W84 H65 2013
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  • Human Machine Interface: Concepts and Projects
  • Guccione, Samuel,
  • TS156.8 .G83 2016x
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  • Integrative Approach to Successional Dynamics: Tempo and Mode Of Vegetation Change
  • Meiners, Scott J., 1970-
  • QK910 .M45 2015
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  • Memory Pool: Reflections Of Past~forward
  • PS558.I4x M46 2014
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  • Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot
  • Gisondi, Joe.
  • QL89.2.S2 G57 2016
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  • Monstrous Nature: Environment and Horror on the Big Screen
  • Murray, Robin L.,
  • PN1995.9.H6 M875 2016
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  • Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police
  • Closson, David J.,
  • BF637.I5 C57 2015x
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  • Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency
  • Hendrickson, Ryan C., 1969-
  • E908.3 .H46 2015
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  • One Million Pedal Strokes: A Successful Approach to Raam
  • Wolcott, Ellen,
  • GV1049.2.R33 W65 2015x
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  • Pregnancy in Literature and Film
  • Boswell, Parley Ann,
  • PS374.P645 B67 2014
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  • Professor at the End Of Time: The Work and Future Of the Professoriate
  • Best, John B.,
  • LB1778.2 .B474 2017
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  • Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Spinoza on Politics
  • Frank, Daniel, 1955-
  • B3998 .F695 2016
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  • State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and Their Modern Implications
  • Smith, Michael A., 1970-
  • KF4886 .S65 2015x
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  • Tie That Bound Us: The Women Of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy Of Radical Abolitionism
  • Laughlin-Schultz, Bonnie, 1975-
  • E451 .L38 2013
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