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The Ubiquity of Social Media in Education, Business and Politics


Social media is everywhere we turn.  Education, business, and politics have been transformed by social media.  Read on for a sampling of Booth Library books that explore social media issues that we encounter in our daily lives.


Social Media in Education

image of a book cover#Republic: divided democracy in the age of social media
HM851 .S869 2017

Building a Professional Teaching Identity on Social Media: A constellation of selves
SpringerLink Electronic Book

Social Works: How #HigherEd uses #SocialMedia to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results
LB2342.82 .S63 2013x

Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best PracticesBook Cover Image
LB1044.87 .J667 2012

Postsecondary Play: The Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education
LB2395.7 .P68 2014

Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More
LB1044.87 .S46 2013

Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools
LB1028.3 .D585 2012

Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges
HM742 .S628193 2013


Social Media in Business

The Social Organization: managing human capital through social media
a SpringerLink Electronic Book

Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement
CARLI eBooks

Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program
Electronic Book

Book Cover ImageThe Social Media Handbook: Policies and Best Practices to Effectively Manage Your Organization’s Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential Risks
HM742 .F58 2012

The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks
HF5415.1265 .B45 2014

Learn Marketing with Social Media in 7 Days: Master Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for Business
CARLI eBooks

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits
HD62.6 .M3676 2012


Social Media in Politics


Revolution in the Age of Social Media: the Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Book Cover Image

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
Kerric Harvey (ed)
Sage Electronic Reference Book 

Social Media in Politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media
Bogdan Patrut, Monica Patrut, editors
Springer Electronic Book

Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter
Ralph D. Berenger (ed)
HM742 .S628196 2013x

Rhetoric Online: The Politics of New Media
Barbara Warnick and David Heineman
P301.5.P67 W37 2012

The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence
Sean Richey
JA85 .R54 2014




Cuba: New Beginnings

With the recent thawing of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, many have taken a renewed interest in Cuba.  These materials explore the history, culture, and famous people of this island nation in the Caribbean.


Famous People

Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

GV1785.A634 S56 2013

Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiographybook cover image
F1788.22.C3 A513 2008x

La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess Who
Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris

DP202.M5 G37 2014

Azúcar!: The Biography of Celia Cruz
ML420.C957 M3713 2004

Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist
QC774.A49 A3 1987


Art Cuba

N6603.2 .A78 2001x

Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba
ML3917.C9 M66 2006

Trumpets in the Mountains: Theater and the Politics of National Culture in Cuba
PN2401 .F74 2012

Book Cover ImageCuban Ballet
GV1632.C9 R64 2010

The Island Called Paradise: Cuba in History, Literature, and the Arts
F1760 .B45 2014

Origins of Cuban Music and Dance: Changüí
ML3486.C82 L37 2008

U.S. Foreign Relations


Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba Could Never Work
HF1500.5.U6 S63 2010

The Future of U.S. Economic Relations: Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela
HF1456.5.M6 F88 2013Book Cover Image

The Purposes of Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Cuba and Hawaii
G155.C9 S56 2010

The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs
F1788 .R275 2011

Breaking up with Cuba: The Dissolution of Friendly Relations Between Washington and Havana, 1956-1961
E183.8.C9 S67 2011


Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

F1788 .G755 2012

A History of the Cuban Revolution
F1788 .C465 2011

Book Cover ImageThe Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past
F1760 .P473 2013

Last Dance in Havana: The Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution
F1765.3 .R63 2004

Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence
F1783.P77 P69 2014



The Dog Days of Summer


Summer is a great opportunity to spend time with your pets. The sunshine and the warm air make it easy to get outside with your furry friends. If you’re looking for more information about pets, check out this book display in the 3000 S Hallway. It features stories about pets, informational reading about pet care, and training manuals for help when your pet won’t listen to you!


  • Adopted Dog Bible
  • Saunders, Kim.
  • SF427 .S325 2009x
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  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Palika, Liz, 1954-
  • SF429.A75 P34 2006
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  • Animal-assisted Therapy
  • Altschiller, Donald.
  • RM931.A65 A54 2011
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  • Are You Poisoning Your Pets?
  • Anderson, Nina, 1944-
  • SF757.5 .A63 1998
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  • Are You the Pet for Me?: Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family
  • Checchi, Mary Jane.
  • SF411.5 .C44 1999X
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  • Best Friends: The True Story Of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary
  • Glen, Samantha.
  • HV4708 .G64 2001x
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  • Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Types
  • Miller, Louise, 1940-
  • SF80 .M55 2007
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  • Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul: Celebrating Pets As Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs, and Other Critters
  • SF445.5 .C47 1999
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  • Creature Comfort: Animals That Heal
  • Graham, Bernie, 1959-
  • RM931.A65 G73 2000
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  • Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
  • Katz, Jon.
  • SF426.2 .K38 2003
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  • Housetraining for Dummies
  • McCullough, Susan.
  • SF431 .M4634 2009x
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  • It’s Raining Cats & Dogs: Paper-pieced Quilts for Pet Lovers
  • Kime, Janet, 1948-
  • TT835 .K49537 1998
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  • Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches
  • Muir, Sally.
  • TT829 .M853 2011x
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  • Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End Of Their Lives
  • Pierce, Jessica, 1965-
  • BD444 .P54 2012
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  • Nature Of Dogs
  • Ludington, Mary, 1956-
  • SF430 .L83 2007
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  • Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed, and Care for Your New Best Friend
  • Stern, Beth Ostrosky.
  • SF426 .S728 2010
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Summertime Crime Fiction


 It’s Crime…(fiction) in the Summertime!  Mystery and thrills await you in these crime fiction reads.  All the titles listed here are available in the library catalog.  Get them before they mysteriously disappear…


After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman
PS3562.I586 A69 2014

Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg
PT9877.22.A34 T9713 2014b

Book Cover ImageThe Long Way Home by Louise Penny
PR9199.4.P464 L66 2014

Third Girl by Agatha Christie
PR6005.H66 T5X 1992

Broken Harbor by Tana French
PR6106.R457 B76 2012

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: A Novel by Rita Mae Brown
PS3552.R698 L48 2014


Dead Will Tell: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo
PS3603.A8758 D43 2014

Seventh Grave and No Body: A Novel by Darynda JonesBook Cover Image
PS3610.O6236 S49 2014

Fatal Likeness: A Novel by Lynn Shepherd
PR6119.H465 F38 2013

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
PR6063.C326 N6 2002

Toured to Death by Hy Conrad
PS3553.O5166 R35 2015x

Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith
PR6063.C326 H36 2014

Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
PS3555.V2126 T67 2014

Book Cover ImageW is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
PS3557.R13 W17 2013

Death in Geneva: A Novel by A. Denis Clift
PS3553.L4388 D43 2014x

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
PR6064.O73 M57 2008x

Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
PS3613.C584 W56 2014

To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie
PS3553.R5378 T6 2014

Saint Brigid’s Bones: A Celtic Adventure by Philip Freeman
PS3606.R44548 S25 2014x

Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd
PS3570.O37 H86 2015x

Enemies at Home by Lindsey Davis
PR6054.A8925 E54 2014

Job Hunting and Career Resources


Graduation is here… now what? Check out these career and job-hunting books on display in the 3000 South corridor. They’ll give you all the information you need to know about resumes, cover letters, and the interview process. Armed with this new knowledge, trek over to EIU’s Career Services in 1301 Human Services Bldg. The fabulous staff can help you put the information into action!
Contact them at or 581-2412

  • 2-hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
  • Dalton, Steve, 1976-
  • HF5382.7 .D35 2012
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  • Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads: Jump-start Your Career!
  • Kursmark, Louise.
  • HF5383 .K867 2012x
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  • Career Clinic: Eight Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love
  • Anderson, Maureen, 1958-
  • HF5381.5 .A53 2009
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  • Career Wisdom for College Students: Insights You Won’t Get in Class, on the Internet, or from Your Parents
  • Vogt, Peter, 1967 April 30-
  • HF5381 .V58 2007
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  • Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets Of Professional Resume Writers
  • Enelow, Wendy S.
  • HF5383 .E4787 2004
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  • Elements Of Reìsumeì Style: Essential Rules for Writing Reìsumeìs and Cover Letters That Work
  • Bennett, Scott, 1962-
  • HF5383 .B423 2014
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  • Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives
  • Enelow, Wendy S.
  • HF5383 .E47879 2012
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  • Expert Resumes for Military-to-civilian Transitions
  • Enelow, Wendy S.
  • HF5383 .E47885 2010
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  • Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World
  • Pollak, Lindsey.
  • LB2343 .P57 2012x
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  • Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay off in Today’s Market
  • DeLong, David W.,
  • HF5382.7 .D447 2013x
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  • I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College
  • Leibman, Pete, 1981-
  • HF5382.7 .L45 2012
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  • Job Search Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Back to Work After a Layoff
  • Birkel, Damian.
  • HF5382.7 .B557 2014
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  • Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!
  • Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • HF5382.7 .B472 2012
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  • Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-how for Business and Career Success
  • Baber, Anne, 1938-
  • HF5381 .B143 2007
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  • Military-to-civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members
  • Farley, Janet I.
  • HF5384 .F37 2010
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  • Out Of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-civilian Career Transition
  • Wolfe, Tom, 1950-
  • HF5384 .W64 2012
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  • Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace
  • HF5381 .P876 2013
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  • Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job
  • Acuff, Jonathan M.
  • HF5381 .A38 2011x
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  • This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want
  • Kay, Andrea, 1954-
  • HF5382.7 .K39 2013
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  • Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • Van Rooy, David L.
  • HF5381 .V323 2014
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  • Unbeatable Reìsumeìs: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired
  • Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • HF5383 .B4335 2011
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  • What Color Is Your Parachute?
  • Bolles, Richard Nelson.
  • HF5382.7 .B64
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  • What’s That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It?: The Inside Scoop on More Than 50 Cool Jobs from People Who Actually Have Them
  • Rosen, David J.
  • HF5382 .R67 2008x
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Finals Week


Finals are almost here, are you ready? Booth Library has some fun things to offer during finals week.

Extended Booth Library hours:
Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am-9:00pm

Therapy Dogs, Library Quad:
Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd from 2:00-6:00pm

Popcorn & Lemonade, Library Atrium Bridge:
Monday, May 2nd at 7:00pm

There will also be Sudoku puzzles and coloring sheets available,as well as a group coloring project in the Marvin Foyer.

Booth Library has several books available to help with stress management. Find these stress busting books in the library stacks, grab some colored pencils and find your zen!

  • Big Book Of Stress-relief Games: Quick, Fun Activities for Feeling Better
  • Epstein, Robert.
  • HF5548.85 .E669 2000x
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  • Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress
  • Hanna, Judith Lynne.
  • GV1588.5 .H36 2006
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  • Emotions, Stress, and Health
  • Zautra, Alex.
  • R726.7 .Z38 2003
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  • How to Deal with Stress
  • Palmer, Stephen, 1955-
  • RA785 .P344 2010
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  • Learn to Relax: Proven Techniques for Reducing Stress, Tension, and Anxiety–and Promoting Peak Performance
  • Walker, C. Eugene (Clarence Eugene), 1939-
  • BF575.A6 W34 2001
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  • Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing
  • Seaward, Brian Luke.
  • RA785 .S434 2006
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  • Oxford Handbook Of Stress, Health, and Coping
  • RA785 .O94 2011
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  • Principles and Practice Of Stress Management
  • RA785 .P75 2007
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  • Qigong Illustrated
  • Barea, Christina J.
  • RA781.8 .B37 2011
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  • Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living: How to Survive Stress, Late Nights, & the College Cafeteria
  • Smith, M. J. (Margaret Jane), 1955-
  • RA777.3 .S63 2006
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  • Stress Management: A Comprehensive Handbook Of Techniques and Strategies
  • Smith, Jonathan C.
  • RA785 .S655 2002
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  • Stress Management: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Working Smarter
  • Hargreaves, Gerard.
  • BF575.S75 H395 1998
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Gene Luen Yang: National Library Week Honorary Chair


Author Gene Luen Yang will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week (April 10-16).  GeneYangGene is a graphic novelist who was recognized by the Library of Congress as the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  His books often look at themes such as acceptance and culture from a young person’s perspective. His first graphic novel, American Born Chinese, about a boy struggling to fit into a new school, was the first graphic novel to be a finalist for the national book award.

Many of Gene’s books, and other graphic novels and books about comics are on display at Booth in the 3000 corridor. Check them out below!

Booth Library has events planned to help celebrate National Library Week:

April 11th: Edible Book Festival 4pm, Marvin Foyer (see entries from past years!)
April 13th: Book Sale, 9am-4pm, Library South Entrance


  • Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching with Graphic Narratives
  • LB1044.9.C59 C53 2015
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  • Eternal Smile: Three Stories
  • Yang, Gene Luen.
  • 741.5973 Y163et
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  • Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels
  • PN6710 .G7375 2011
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  • Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle
  • PN6714 .M85 2010
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  • Out Of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics
  • PN6725 .D77 2008
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  • Oxford Handbook Of Children’s Literature
  • PR990 .O94 2011
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  • Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice
  • LB1044.9.C59 T43 2012
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  • Up All Night: A Short Story Collection
  • 813.0108 Up11
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Sports & Recreation


Ready to watch the Superbowl? Getting an early start on March Madness?  This time of year offers lots of excitement in the sports world. So whether you’re a fanatic cheering on your team or just a fair weather fan, check out this display of sports books in the 3000 level hallway. There’s something for everyone no matter what sport you’re interested in!

If you’re doing research on sports, don’t forget about our Sports Studies databases Physical Education Index and SPORTDiscus. They offer peer reviewed journal articles on topics such as coaching, exercise physiology, and sports medicine.

  • 15 Sports Myths and Why They’re Wrong
  • Fort, Rodney D.,
  • GV716 .F665 2013
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  • Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse
  • Knight, Molly,
  • GV875.L6 K55 2015
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  • Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth Of Modern Baseball
  • Fountain, Charles,
  • GV875.C58 F68 2016
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  • Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End Of a 20-year Losing Streak
  • Sawchik, Travis.
  • GV875.P5 S28 2015
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  • Billion-dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-money Culture Of College Football
  • Gaul, Gilbert M.,
  • GV959 .G385 2015
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  • Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius
  • Pennington, Bill, 1956-
  • GV865.M35 P46 2015
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  • Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side Of Soccer
  • Vecsey, George.
  • GV943.49 .V43 2014
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  • Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at Espn, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom
  • Bodenheimer, George.
  • GV742.3 .B625 2015
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  • Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan
  • Gubar, Justine.
  • GV715 .G83 2015
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  • Farmers’ Game: Baseball in Rural America
  • Vaught, David, 1958-
  • GV863.A1 V38 2013
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  • Foxcatcher: The True Story Of My Brother’s Murder, John Du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
  • Schultz, Mark, 1960-
  • GV1196.S39 A3 2014
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  • Game: Inside the Secret World Of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers
  • Pessah, Jon,
  • GV863.A1 P465 2015x
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  • Grand Old Man Of Baseball: Connie Mack in His Final Years, 1932-1956
  • Macht, Norman L. (Norman Lee), 1929-
  • GV865.M27 M33 2015
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  • Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise Of Modern India
  • Astill, James.
  • GV928.I4 A77 2013
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  • Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League
  • Brioso, César, 1965-
  • GV863.25.A1 B75 2015x
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  • Hidden Mechanics Of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us
  • Gillen, Christopher M.,
  • QP303 .G543 2014
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  • How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan
  • Reed, Ken,
  • GV583 .R44 2015
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  • Irish Dancing: Cultural Politics and Identities, 1900-2000
  • O’Connor, Barbara (Cultural historian),
  • GV1646.I8 O37 2013
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  • Mr. Hockey: My Story
  • Howe, Gordie, 1928-
  • GV848.5.H6 A3 2014x
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  • Nfl, Year One: The 1970 Season and the Dawn Of Modern Football
  • Schultz, Brad, 1961-
  • GV955.5.N35 S38 2013
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  • Old Wheelways: Traces Of Bicycle History on the Land
  • McCullough, Robert, 1949-
  • GV1045 .M38 2015
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  • Oval World: A Global History Of Rugby
  • Collins, Tony, 1961-
  • GV944.85 .C65 2015x
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  • Playing with the Big Boys: Basketball, American Imperialism, and Subaltern Discourse in the Philippines
  • Antolihao, Lou,
  • GV885.8.P6 A67 2015
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  • Public Spectacles in Roman and Late Antique Palestine
  • Weiss, Zeev, 1959-
  • GV31 .W45 2014
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  • Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth Of Analytics in Baseball
  • Baumer, Benjamin,
  • GV877 .B38 2014
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  • Scribe: My Life in Sports
  • Ryan, Bob, 1946-
  • GV742.42.R93 A3 2014
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  • Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour De France in the Global Era
  • Reed, Eric (Professor of history),
  • GV1049.2.T68 R44 2015
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  • Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-century America
  • Lansbury, Jennifer H.
  • GV697.A1 L273 2014x
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  • Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers
  • Alamar, Ben.
  • GV741 .A34 2013
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  • Temple Of Perfection: A History Of the Gym
  • Chaline, Eric,
  • GV403 .C43 2015x
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  • Tennis Science: How Player and Racket Work Together
  • GV995 .T463 2015x
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  • Tony Oliva: The Life and Times Of a Minnesota Twins Legend
  • Henninger, Thom.
  • GV865.O44 H46 2015
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  • Twin Tracks: The Autobiography
  • Bannister, Roger,
  • GV1061.15.B37 A3 2014
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  • Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
  • Leerhsen, Charles,
  • GV865.C6 L44 2015
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  • What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery Of the Ninety-something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives
  • Grierson, Bruce.
  • GV1061.15.K68 G75 2014
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  • What the Eye Hears: A History Of Tap Dancing
  • Seibert, Brian,
  • GV1794 .S44 2015
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  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues Of Baseball
  • Feinstein, John.
  • GV875.A1 F37 2014
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  • World in the Curl: An Unconventional History Of Surfing
  • Westwick, Peter J.
  • GV839.5 .W47 2013
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  • Wrestlers, Pigeon Fanciers, and Kite Flyers: Traditional Sports and Pastimes in Lahore
  • Frembgen, Jürgen Wasim,
  • GV1198.81.P18 F74 2014
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African American History Month at EIU


Events to celebrate African American History Month are underway at EIU. Booth Library is celebrating with a selection of books on display in the 3000 level hallway.  Read more about aspects of African American culture and attend some of the events on campus.

These print books are available to be checked out, but there are full online encyclopedias of African American Culture and History available at your fingertips.

  • American Cocktail: A “colored Girl” in the World
  • Reynolds, Anita Thompson Dickinson, 1901-1980.
  • E185.97.R49 A3 2014
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  • American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction
  • Williams, Heather Andrea.
  • E441 .W723 2014
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  • Black Revolution on Campus
  • Biondi, Martha,
  • LC2781 .B38 2012
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  • Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
  • E185.86 .C978 2015
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  • Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
  • Anderson, Devery S.
  • HV6465.M7 A63 2015
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  • Fear Of a Hip-hop Planet: America’s New Dilemma
  • Jones, D. Marvin.
  • E185.86 .J647 2013
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  • Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South
  • McCluskey, Audrey T.
  • LA2311 .M33 2014x
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  • Hip Hop Movement: From R & B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation
  • Rabaka, Reiland, 1972-
  • ML3479 .R28 2013
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  • Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend
  • Jackson, Ron, 1966-
  • F390.J64 J33 2015
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  • Later Novels
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-1987,
  • PS3552.A45 A6 2015x
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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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  • Loneliness Of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit Of Power
  • Wright Rigueur, Leah, 1981-
  • E185.615 .W795 2015
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  • Oberlin, Hotbed Of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America
  • Morris, J. Brent,
  • F499.O2 M67 2014
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  • On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution Of Cultural Freedom
  • McNally, Dennis,
  • ML3479 .M36 2014
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  • Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography Of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American
  • Stauffer, John, 1965-
  • E449.D75 S733 2015
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Subject Dictionaries


When you think of dictionaries you might think of Webster’s Dictionary or the Oxford English Dictionary. Did you know that the subject you’re studying probably has a dictionary too? Specialized subject dictionaries can be used to help you define tricky terms that are specific to your subject or further explain concepts you run across in your reading. The dictionaries often give more then just simple definitions too, they also offer context and examples to help you understand the material.

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  • Blackwell Dictionary Of Sociology: A User’s Guide to Sociological Language
  • Johnson, Allan G.
  • HM425 .J64 2000
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  • Congressional Quarterly’s American Congressional Dictionary
  • Kravitz, Walter.
  • JK9 .K73 2001
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  • Cop Speak: The Lingo Of Law Enforcement and Crime
  • Philbin, Tom, 1934-
  • HV7901 .P55 1996
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  • Dictionary Of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult
  • Mather, George A.
  • BL31 .M295 1993
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  • Dictionary Of Entomology
  • Gordh, Gordon.
  • QL462.3 .G67 2001
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  • Dictionary Of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Porteous, Andrew.
  • GE10 .P67 1996
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  • Dictionary Of Geography
  • Mayhew, Susan.
  • G63 .M39 2009
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  • Dictionary Of Media and Communication
  • Chandler, Daniel.
  • P87.5 .C43 2011
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  • Dictionary Of Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Singleton, Paul.
  • QR9 .S56 2001
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  • Dictionary Of Multicultural Education
  • LC1099 .D53 1997
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  • Dictionary Of Pure and Applied Physics
  • QC5 .D485 2001
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  • Dictionary Of Travel and Tourism Terminology
  • Beaver, Allan, 1934-
  • G155.A1 B38 2005
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  • Dictionary Of Weather
  • Dunlop, Storm.
  • QC854 .D86x 2001
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