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Holiday films

Enjoy a selection of holiday films from Booth curated by our Library Technology Services Staff and students. These films are on display on the 4th floor of the library.

You might also find an interesting holiday choice from among the thousands of streaming films we have available through Alexander Street Video and Kanopy Streaming.


  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Includes the Mayflower Voyagers, Remastered Tv Special
  • PN1992.77 .C474x .DVD
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  • Christmas with London Brass.
  • London Brass (Musical group)
  • M1629.3.C5 L66x C57 .CD
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  • Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Bennett, Tony, 1926-
  • M1629.3.C5 B46 C57x .CD
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  • Classic Christmas ; the Johnny Cash Family Christmas
  • Cash, Johnny.
  • M1629.3.C5 C373x .CD
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  • Conte De Noël = Christmas Tale
  • PN1997 .C5743x .DVD
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  • Dig That Crazy Christmas
  • Brian Setzer Orchestra.
  • M1629.3.C5 S47 D53x .CD
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  • Elvis Christmas
  • Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977.
  • M1629.3.C5 P73x E48 .CD
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  • Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life
  • PN1997 .I76x .DVD
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  • Home Alone: The Complete Collection
  • PN1997 .H6572x .DVD
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  • Home Alone: The Complete Collection
  • PN1997 .H6572x .DVD
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  • How to Celebrate the African American Holiday Kwanzaa
  • GT4403 .H69 2006x .DVD
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  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
  • PN1997 .W4788x .DVD
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  • It’s a Very Sunny Christmas
  • PN1992.77 .I87x 2009 .DVD
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  • Joyeux Noël = Merry Christmas
  • PN1997 .J729x .DVD
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  • Kwanzaa: A Cultural Celebration
  • GT4403 .K83 2007x .DVD
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  • Kwanzaa Album
  • Women of the Calabash (Musical group)
  • M1629.3.K9 W66 K82x .CD
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  • Nutcracker
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.
  • M1520.T33x S52 L46 .CD
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  • Original Television Christmas Classics: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer ; Frosty the Snowman ; Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town ; with the Little Drummer
  • PN1997 .O7482x .DVD
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  • Simpsons Christmas 2
  • PN1992.77.S567 C5712 2004x .DVD
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  • There’s No Such Thing As a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein
  • PN1997 .T48725x .DVD
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  • White Christmas
  • Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977.
  • M1629.3.C5 C76 W54x .CD
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Booth Librarian Steve Brantley has selected a number of titles on the subject of fear, monsters and the monstrous in literature and film.  The selections span a range from Beowulf and Bela Lugosi, to special effects makeup and “fantastic victoriana.”  Most of the books are on display and available for checkout on the 3000 level corridor, but a few are e-books, accessible right here (see below). screenshot-2016-10-26-10-27-55The full catalog list can be retrieved using the tag “monstrous” whenever you are viewing any one of the catalog records.

Any EIU library user can view a selected list of  electronic encyclopedia entries from our collection of hundreds of reference e-books.

Monsters from: Gaster, Theodor H. “Monsters.” Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay Jones. 2nd ed. Vol. 9. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 6163-6166. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Dragons from: Grottanelli, Cristiano. “Dragons.” Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay Jones. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 2430-2434. Gale Virtual Reference Library

Horror Films from: “Horror Films.” Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. Ed. Barry Keith Grant. Vol. 2. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2007. 391-399. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Ghoul from: Bishop, Kyle William. “Ghoul.” Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth. Ed. June Michele Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2014. 110-111. Gale Virtual Reference Library

Some ebooks to pique your interest:

The Monstrous List

  • American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn Of the Millennium
  • PN1995.9.H6 A385 2010
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  • At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric Of Fear in Public Culture
  • Ingebretsen, Edward J., 1950-
  • P96.M62 U655 2001
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  • Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Frankenstein
  • Adams, Carol J.
  • PR5397.F73 A33 2007
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  • Blood Read: The Vampire As Metaphor in Contemporary Culture
  • PS374.V35 B58 1997
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  • Caligari’s Children: The Film As Tale Of Terror
  • Prawer, Siegbert Solomon, 1925-
  • PN1995.9.H6 P68 1988
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  • Classic Movie Monsters
  • Glut, Donald F.
  • PN1995.9.H6 G57
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  • Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: [conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists
  • PN2068 .C595 2008x
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  • Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work
  • Sova, Dawn B.
  • PS2630 .S68 2007
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  • Culture Of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid Of the Wrong Things
  • Glassner, Barry,
  • HN59.2 .G58 1999
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  • Deformed and Destructive Beings: The Purpose Of Horror Films
  • Ochoa, George.
  • PN1995.9.H6 O25 2011
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  • Deformed Discourse: The Function Of the Monster in Mediaeval Thought and Literature
  • Williams, David (David Eliot), 1939-
  • PN56.M55 W56x 1996
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  • Draw 50 Beasties and Yugglies and Turnover Uglies and Things That Go Bump in the Night
  • Ames, Lee J.
  • 743 Am371
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  • Encyclopedia Of Fantastic Victoriana
  • Nevins, Jess.
  • PR461 .N48x 2005
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  • Encyclopedia Of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
  • Guiley, Rosemary.
  • BF1556 .G86 2005
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  • Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture
  • Olney, Ian.
  • PN1995.9.H6 O46 2013
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  • Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen: A Celebration Of the World’s Most Unheralded Fright Flicks
  • Lukeman, Adam.
  • PN1995.9.H6 L84 2003
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  • Frankenstein: A Cultural History
  • Hitchcock, Susan Tyler.
  • PR5397 .H58 2007
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  • Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
  • PR5397 .F7 1998c
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  • From Amazons to Zombies: Monsters in Latin America
  • Braham, Persephone,
  • PQ7081 .B679 2015
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  • Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture
  • GR581 .G46 2011
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  • Gothic Histories: The Taste for Terror, 1764 to the Present
  • Bloom, Clive.
  • PR830.T3 B57 2010
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Horror Cinema
  • Hutchings, Peter.
  • PN1995.9.H6 H836 2008
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  • History Of Horrors: The Rise and Fall Of the House Of Hammer
  • Meikle, Denis.
  • PN1999.H3 M45 2001x
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  • Hollywood Horror Film, 1931-1941: Madness in a Social Landscape
  • Humphries, Reynold.
  • PN1995.9.H6 H78 2006
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  • Horror: A Thematic History in Fiction and Film
  • Jones, Darryl, 1967-
  • PN56.H6 J66 2002x
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  • Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch
  • Wells, Paul, 1961-
  • PN1995.9.H6 W455 2000x
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  • Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-believe Violence
  • Jones, Gerard, 1957-
  • P94.5.C55 J66 2002
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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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  • Offensive Films
  • Brottman, Mikita, 1966-
  • PN1995.9.H6 B67 2005
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  • Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
  • Burgess, Michael, 1948-
  • Z5917.S87 B872002
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  • Screening the Marquis De Sade: Pleasure, Pain and the Transgressive Body in Film
  • Hallam, Lindsay Anne, 1979-
  • PN1995.9.H6 H342 2012
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  • Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology Of Monsters
  • Halberstam, Judith, 1961-
  • PR830.T3 H27 1995
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  • Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics
  • Debreceni, Todd.
  • PN2068 .D43 2012
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  • Terror and Everyday Life: Singular Moments in the History Of the Horror Film
  • Crane, Jonathan Lake, 1959-
  • PN1995.9.H6 C72 1994
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  • They Suck, They Bite, They Eat, They Kill: The Psychological Meaning Of Supernatural Monsters in Young Adult Fiction
  • Bodart, Joni Richards.
  • PS374.M544 B63 2012
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  • Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia Of the Undead
  • Melton, J. Gordon.
  • BF1556 .M46 2011
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Scary movies for Halloween!

Library Technology Services staff member Lee Whitacre wants to scare you! She has curated several of the scariest, funniest, and classic supernatural and/or  horror movies from Booth’s film and TV collection. See below and come to the 4th floor LTS corridor to check them out!


  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • PN1997.5 .C53x .DVD
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  • Yeux Sans Visage Eyes Without a Face
  • PN1997 .Y469x .DVD
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A Little Romance–it’s not just for Valentines Day!

luvAhhhh…Spring! It’s finally here and like Lord Alfred Tennyson penned: In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.

Or, as John Dryden proclaimed: Pains of love be sweeter far | Than all other pleasures are.

Lastly, Emily Dickinson wrote: That love is all there is, is all we know of love.

Below are a few titles revealing all kinds of love and affection, pulsing within each cover: from Edith Wharton’s “Ethan Frome” the classic tale of the hiss of an old love grown cold as well as the promise, thrill and redemption of a new lover; to an unlikely, but growing friendship and attachment between two prison cellmates in “The Kiss of the Spider-Woman;” to the hilarious daily journal of a young woman, Bridget, describing her none-too-suave exploits (think blue soup, trying to shed stones, and an inappropriate interest in her bad-boy boss) in “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

flowerbuttonsEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCour — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Rusty’s Surprise by Zach Sweets — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Homemade Love by California Cooper — Call #  PS 3553 .O5874 H66 1986

The Necessity of Certain Behaviors by Shannon Cain — Call #  PS 3603 .A389 N43 2011

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud — Call #  Coming soon! Ordered 2-6-15 for GraFX in the Atrium

Someday, Someday, Maybe: a Novel by Lauren Graham — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

flowerbuttonsTrust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig —  Call #  book, CD, e-book, movie, musical

Plum Lovin
by Janet Evanovich — Call #  PS3555.V2126 P56 2007b & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding — Call #  PR 6056 .I4588 B75 1998 & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

The Arrow by Monica McCarty — Call #  e-book via Booth Library online catalog &

flowerbuttonsWhen the Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath — Call # e-book via Booth Library online catalog & MyMediaMall

The Paying Guests 
by Sarah Waters — Call # e-book via Booth Library online catalog & MyMediaMall

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — Call # PR 4034 .P7 2006x & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall (and…lots of other versions)

Oryx and Crake: a Novel by Margaret Atwood — Call # PR 9199.3 .A8 O79 2003 & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Every Day 
by David Levithan — Call # Ballenger Teachers Center 813 L579ev  &  e-book via Booth Library online catalog & MyMediaMall
Annie on My Mind
by Nancy Garden — Call # Ballenger Teachers Center 813 G167a

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy — Call # PR 4745 .A1 1958x  &  read it online via Hathitrust

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare — Call # PR PR2831.A2 W35 2012   &  Graphic Novel, GraFX-Atrium PR2831.A2 P33x 2005   &  Movie PN1997 .R73x .DVD  &  music, opera, monologues  &  Hathitrust online book

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Call # PR 4167 .J3 1996  /  e-book  /   movie PR 4167 .J32 1999x .DVD / read it online via Hathitrust

flowerbuttonsThe Awakening by Kate Chopin — Call #  Complete stories PS 1294 .C63 v.1, v.2  &  e-book via Booth Library and MyMediaMall & screenplay PS1294.C63 A6434 1992

Ethan Frome 
by Edith Wharton Call #  PS 3545 .H16 E7 1968  &  read it online via Hathitrust  &  movie PN1997 .E87x .DVD  &  Ballenger Teachers Center 813 W55E3

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway — Call #  PS 3515 .E37 F3 1997  &  movie PN 1997 .F3896x .DVD  &  audio sound recording (in storage): introduction, excerpts, and study guide PS3515.E37 F355 2006x .CD

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough — Call #  PR 9619.3 .M32 T46x


Civil Rights: Freedom Rising

rosa parks

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks in jail after having refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus.

 Courage.  Conviction.  Sacrifice.

This month we’re looking back and remembering
those who marched, protested, and stood tall
in the face of fierce opposition
to win civil rights for
African Americans.


African American history is the subject of this book display on the third floor of Booth Library.  Prepare to be inspired.


CR1A Chosen Exile: a
History of Racial
Passing in American Life

E185.625 .H63 2014

Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops
E540 .N3 S67 2013

Making Freedom: the Underground Railroad and the Politics of

E450 .B59 2013

Freedom’s Ballot: African American
Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

F548.9 .N4 M34

A Working People: a History of African American Workers Since Emancipation
HD808.1 .A65 R45 2013

Cornel West on Black Prophetic Fire
E185.96 .W47 2014

The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1920-1929
F548.9 .N4 R445 2011

CR2In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media
Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

E184.93 .M5 M24

A Decisive Decade: an Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s
F548.9 .N4 M34 2013

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
KF4744.5151964 .P87 2014


Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era
BP223 .Z8 L57163 2014

The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten
History of Civil Rights

F200 .J66 2013

This is the Day: the March on Washington
F200 .F74 2013

CR3This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement

E185.61 .C633 2014

The Freedom Summer Murders
E185.93 .M6 M58 2014x

The Black Revolution on Campus
LC781 .B38 2012

Some of My Best Friends Are Black: the Strange Story of
Integration in America

E184 .A1 C537



Dr. King’s dream

“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history
as the greatest demonstration for freedom
in the history of our nation.”
image of MLK giving speech
Listen to Dr. King’s “Dream” speech on Soundcloud

The many speeches, letters, and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are among the most famous in all American History. Much has been written about them (as witnessed by the small sample of books from Booth collections listed below), and today we can see or hear many of these famous appearances on demand.

Booth’s electronic encyclopedias can provide credible, authoritative
information on Dr. King, the Dream speech, civil rights, and other topics related to the man and his legacy.

Also available on your screen via Booth’s streaming video collections is the Universal Newsreel footage of contemporary news coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. King’s speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. See it embedded below, or visit the Alexander Street Press Website for the video plus a full searchable transcript and video editing and annotation tools. Several other relevant videos are also available.

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Martin Luther King: “I Have a Dream” on DVD
E185.97 .K5 M36x 2005 DVD

A Call to Conscience: the Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (VHS video)
E185.97.K5 A5 2001cx .CASS (LTS Storage; request at LTS desk, 4th floor)



The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. (1996) Edited by Brian Ward and Tony Badger
E185.97.K5 M255 1996

The Dream Lives On: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1999) by Sandra Millner
E185.97.K5 M516 1999
(Pictorial works Oversize collection, 2nd floor)

King: the Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000) by Charles Johnson and Bob Adelman
E185.97.K5 J57 2000 (Oversize collection, 2nd floor)

Martin Luther King (2010) by Godfrey Hodgson
E185.97.K5 H62x 2010

Waking From the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2014) by David L. Chappell
MyMediaMall (ebook)

IMLK2 May Not Get There With You: the True Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000) by Michael Eric Dyson
E185.97.K5 D97 2000

The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation (2003) by Drew D. Hansen
E185.97.K5 H273 2003

A Testament of Hope: the Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1986) edited by James Melvin Washington
E185.97.K5 A25 1986

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Companion: Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Books of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1993) Selected by Coretta Scott King introduction by Dexter Scott King
E185.97.K5 A25 1993a

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse (1993) edited by Carolyn Calloway-Thomas and John Louis Lucaites
E185.97.K5 M32 1993