Category Archives: Reference Book Displays

Let Reference tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers, and the trees, and the moon up above…

Can you name the official state bird of Illinois? Which bird was the runner-up? See horrifying segments of queen bee antennas in the “Scanning Electron Microscope Atlas of the Honeybee.” Can you name the official tree of the state you were born in? Did you know there’s maple tree with a chocolate colored trunk and peeling bark? Is a Rattlesnake Master a little man with a basket? Lastly, some ideas on how to get students interested in all things lunar in “Getting a Job on the Moon.” Reference has the answers to these and other questions on display in “Let Reference tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers, and the trees, and the moon up above…”

Reference items are “in building use only” but Government Documents items circulate.

Stained & painted glass images by UK artist Stuart Low

BIRDS…

  • All the Birds Of the Bible: Their Stories, Identification and Meaning
  • Parmelee, Alice.
  • BS664 .P3
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  • Annotated Check-list Of the Birds Of Illinois
  • Bohlen, H. David.
  • Q11 .I353x v. 9
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  • Audubon Bird Guide; Eastern Land Birds,
  • Pough, Richard H. (Richard Hooper), 1904-2003.
  • QL681 .P68
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  • Bird Illustrated, 1550-1900: From the Collections Of the New York Public Library
  • Kastner, Joseph.
  • QL674 .K37 1988
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  • Birding in Illinois: A Reference to Some Of the Best Birding Areas in Illinois.
  • 598.07 BIRD
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  • Birds: Alternative Names: A World Checklist
  • Lodge, Walter.
  • QL677 .L735 1991
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  • Birds Of America: Prints from the Collection Of the Illinois State Museum
  • 709.73 BIRD
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  • Birds Of Illinois
  • Bohlen, H. David.
  • QL684.I3 B64 1989
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  • Birds Of Indiana
  • Mumford, Russell E.
  • QL684.I5 M86 1984
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  • Birds Of Missouri: Their Distribution and Abundance
  • Robbins, Mark B., 1954-
  • QL684.M8 R6 1991
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  • Birds Of Ohio
  • Peterjohn, Bruce G.
  • QL684.O3 P48 1989
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  • Birds’ Eggs
  • Walters, Michael, 1942-
  • QL675 .W32 1994
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  • Coastal Waterbird Colonies: Cape Elizabeth, Maine to Virginia
  • Erwin, R. Michael.
  • I 49.2:W 291 CA
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  • Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Birds Of the World
  • Alderton, David, 1956-
  • QL672.2 .A43 2006x
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  • Guide to Bird Finding East Of the Mississippi
  • Pettingill, Olin Sewall, 1907-2001.
  • QL683.E27 P47 1977
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  • Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings Of North American Birds
  • Baicich, Paul J.
  • QL675 .B163 1997
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  • Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges
  • QL681 .I35 2005
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  • Illinois Breeding Bird Atlas
  • Kleen, Vernon M.
  • QL684.I3 K54 2004x
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  • Latin Names Explained: A Guide to the Scientific Classification Of Reptiles, Birds & Mammals
  • Gotch, A. F. (Arthur Frederick)
  • QL9 .G67 1996
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  • Migration Of Birds
  • Lincoln, Frederick Charles, 1892-1960.
  • I 49.4:16/2
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  • Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act Of 1998: Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congr
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.105-947
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  • Seabirds Of the World: The Complete Reference
  • Enticott, Jim.
  • QL678.52 .E58 1997
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  • State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide
  • Shearer, Benjamin F.
  • E155 .S44 2002
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  • Wild Bird Conservation Act: Joint Hearing
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment.
  • Y4.M53:102-84
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  • World’s Vanishing Birds
  • Littlewood, Cyril.
  • QL676.7 .L58 1972x
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BEES…

  • Annotated Catalog Of the Halictid Bees Of the Western Hemisphere (hymenoptera, Halictidae)
  • Moure, Jesus S.
  • QL568.H3 M68 1987
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  • Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees
  • Moissett, Beatriz.
  • A 13.2:B 39/7
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  • Bees Of the World
  • O’Toole, Christopher.
  • QL563 .O87 1992
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  • Bees Of the World
  • Michener, Charles Duncan, 1918-
  • QL566 .M53 2007
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  • Check-list and Bibliography on the Occurrence Of Insects in Birds’ Nests.
  • Hicks, Ellis A.
  • QL468 .H58
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  • Encyclopedia Of Natural Insect & Disease Control: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Plants–vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Trees, and Lawns–wi
  • SB974 .E53 1984
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  • Guide to Bumble Bees Of the Eastern United States
  • Colla, Sheila.
  • A 13.2:B 39/8
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  • Illinois Insects and Spiders
  • Macnamara, Peggy.
  • QL475.I3 M33 2005
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  • Insect and Spider Collections Of the World
  • Arnett, Ross H.
  • QL468.2 .A76 1993
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  • Nectar & Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia Of Food in World Mythology
  • Andrews, Tamra, 1959-
  • GR498 .A53 2000
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  • Rodale’s Color Handbook Of Garden Insects
  • Carr, Anna, 1955-
  • SB931 .C34
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  • Scanning Electron Microscope Atlas Of the Honey Bee
  • Erickson, Eric H., 1940-
  • QL568.A6 E75 1986
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FLOWERS…

  • Dictionary Of the Flowering Plants and Ferns.
  • Willis, J. C. (John Christopher), 1868-1958.
  • QK11 .W53 1973x
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  • English Names Of Wild Flowers;
  • Dony, John G.
  • QK13 .D66
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  • Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants Of Eastern and Central North America
  • Peterson, Lee.
  • QK98.5.U6 P47
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  • How to Know Wildflowers Near Your Camp.
  • A 13.36/2:W 64/4/999
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  • Identification Of Flowering Plant Families: Including a Key to Those Native and Cultivated in North Temperate Regions
  • Cullen, J. (James)
  • QK495.A1 C85 1997
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  • Life and Lore Of Illinois Wildflowers
  • Werner, William E. (William Ernest), 1925-
  • QK157 .W47 1988
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  • Medicinal Plants Of the Bible
  • Duke, James A., 1929-
  • QK99.A1 D84 1983
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  • Modern Roses Xi: The World Encyclopedia Of Roses: The Most Comprehensive Listing Of Roses in the World, over 24,000 Roses Described, Includes a Comp
  • SB411 .M62x 2000
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  • Nature’s Palette: A Guide to Wildflower Color in Illinois
  • Schwegman, John.
  • 582.13 NATU
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  • Poisonous Plants: A Color Field Guide
  • Woodward, Lucia.
  • QK100 .W66 1985x
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  • Scientific and Common Names Of 7,000 Vascular Plants in the United States
  • Brako, Lois.
  • QK96 .B68 1995
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  • Sedges
  • Mohlenbrock, Robert H., 1931-
  • QK495.C997 M63
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  • Stearn’s Dictionary Of Plant Names for Gardeners: A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning Of the Botanical Names Of Some Cultivated Plants
  • Stearn, William T. (William Thomas), 1911-2001.
  • QK11 .S56 2002
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  • Wild Flowers Of North America
  • Forey, Pamela.
  • QK112 .F67x 1998
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  • Wildflowers Of the Eastern United States
  • Duncan, Wilbur H. (Wilbur Howard), 1910-2005.
  • QK115 .D86 1999
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TREES…

  • Allergy Plants: That Cause Sneezing and Wheezing
  • Jelks, Mary.
  • QK100 .J45x
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  • America’s Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington’s Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley’s Pin Oak
  • Meyer, Jeffrey G.
  • E159 .M53 2001
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  • Complete Encyclopedia Of Trees and Shrubs
  • QK474.87 .C66 2003
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  • Dirr’s Encyclopedia Of Trees and Shrubs
  • Dirr, Michael.
  • SB435 .D57 2011
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  • Forest Trees Of Illinois
  • Mohlenbrock, Robert H., 1931-
  • QK484.I3 M62
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  • Forest Trees Of Illinois ; How to Know Them.
  • Illinois. Department of Conservation.
  • QK157 .F67
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  • Illinois Tree City Usa Conference/awards Ceremony: Emerald Ash Borer Exclusive.
  • 635.977 ILLI 2007
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  • Illinois-grown Christmas Trees, 1987.
  • 634.975 ILLI 1987
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  • Muenscher’s Keys to Woody Plants: An Expanded Guide to Native and Cultivated Species
  • Cope, Edward A., 1948-
  • QK115 .C69 2001
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  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Trees Of North America
  • Rushforth, Keith.
  • QK110 .R78 2006
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  • Tree Key: A Guide to Identification in Garden, Field, and Forest: 77 Genera Including 235 Species
  • Edlin, Herbert L. (Herbert Leeson), 1913-1976.
  • QK477.2.I4 E34 1978
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  • Trees Are the Answer– to America’s Growing Environmental Concerns.
  • A1.68:1442
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  • Which Tree Is This?: A Key to Some Of the Unique or Commonly Found Trees Of Southeastern Arizona, Coronado National Forest.
  • A 13.2:T 71/60
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  • Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?
  • Burzynski, Roberta,
  • A 13.2:T 71/65
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MOON…

  • Agreement Governing the Activities Of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
  • Y 4.C 73/7:M 77/
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  • Geologic Map Of the Central Far Side Of the Moon
  • Stuart-Alexander, Désirée E. (Désirée Elizabeth), 1930-
  • I 19.91:I-1047
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  • Goldmanns Mondatlas: Astronomie, Astronautik.
  • Callataÿ, Vincent de.
  • QB595.C3x G6
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  • Lunar Atlas.
  • North American Aviation. Space Sciences Laboratory.
  • QB595 .N63 1968
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  • Lunar Science: Activities for the Elementary Student
  • Hartsfield, John W.
  • NAS1.2:L97
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  • Moon: Man’s Greatest Adventure.
  • Thomas, Davis.
  • Ref. Oversize Flat TL799.M6 T47
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  • Nasa: An Investment in America’s Future.
  • NAS 1.83:1999-05-247-HQ
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  • Next Steps for Mankind–the Future in Space: A Symposium …
  • Y 4.C 73/7:M 31
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  • We Have a Sporting Chance: The Decision to Go to the Moon: An Exhibition at the Library Of Congress, July 16-september 16, 1979
  • Bruno, Leonard C.
  • LC 33.2:C 36
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Omnigraphics Health Reference Series

Currently on display in the Reference Section of Booth Library, Omnigraphics Health Reference Series collects, coordinates, and indexes comprehensive information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of serious illness. The series is useful for students, general readers, caregivers. Newly released titles will also be available online at
Health Reference Series Online.

  • Aids Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (hiv) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (aids), Includ
  • RC606.64 .A337 2016
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  • Adolescent Health Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Common Medical, Mental, and Emotional Concerns in Adolescents …
  • RJ140 .A335 2002
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  • Alcoholism Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Alcohol Use, Abuse and Alcoholism, Psychological Factors, Family History, Other Influe
  • RC565 .A4493 2015x
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  • Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Alzheimer Disease and Other Forms Of Dementia, Including Mild Cognitive Impairm
  • RC523.2 .A45 2016
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  • Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Autism Spectrum Disorders (asd) Including Autistic D
  • RJ506.A9 A8929 2011
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  • Back and Neck Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Spinal Pain, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Related Disorders, Such As Degenerative Disk
  • RD771.B217 B2935 2004
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  • Brain Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Brain Tumors, Cerebral Palsy and Other Gen
  • RC351 .B735 2010
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  • Cancer Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Major Forms and Stages Of Cancer, Featuring Facts About Head and Neck Cancers, Lung Cancer
  • RC263 .C294 2011
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  • Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders, Such As Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack,
  • RC672 .C35 2016
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  • Congenital Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Information About Disorders Acquired During Gestation, Including Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy,
  • RG626 .C597 1997
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  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Information About Plastic Surgery and Non-surgical Appearance-enhancing Procedures, in
  • RD118 .R365 2007
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  • Digestive Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Diseases and Disorders That Impact the Upper and Lower Digestive
  • RC816 .D544 2000
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  • Eating Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Other Eating Disor
  • RC552.E18 E287 2011
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  • Eye Care Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Eye Care and Eye Disorders …
  • RE51 .O64 2008
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  • Genetic Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Heritable Disorders, Including Disorders Resulting from Abnormalities in Specif
  • RB155.5 .G455 2010
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  • Genetic Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Heritable Disorders, Including Disorders Resulting from Abnormalities in Specif
  • RB155.5 .G455 2016
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  • Mental Retardation Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Mental Retardation and Its Causes, Including Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Synd
  • RC570 .M4227 2000
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  • Movement Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Neurological Movement Disorders …
  • RC376.5 .M693 2003
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  • Muscular Dystrophy Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Information About Congenital, Childhood-onset, and Adult-onset Forms Of Muscular Dystrophy …
  • RC935.M7 M876 2004
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  • Obesity Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Diseases and Other Problems Associated with Obesity …
  • RC628 .O297 2001
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  • Physical and Mental Issues in Aging Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information on Physical and Mental Disorders Associated with the Aging Process,
  • RC952.5 .P48 1999
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  • Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Information About Conception and Pregnancy, Including Facts About Fertility, Infertility, Pregnancy Sy
  • RG525 .P676 2004
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  • Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Infectious, Inflammatory, and Chronic Conditions Affecting the Lungs and Re
  • RC731 .R468 2008
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  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Sexual Health and the Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Preventi
  • RC200.2 .S387 2016
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  • Sleep Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Sleep Disorders, Including Insomnia, Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Jet Lag and Other C
  • RC547 .S536 2016
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  • Sports Injuries Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Sprains and Strains, Fractures, Growth Plate Injuries, Overtraining Injuries, and
  • RD97 .S736 2007
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  • Stress-related Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Stress and Stress-related Disorders, Including Signs, Symptoms, Types, a
  • RA785 .S78 2016
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  • Stroke Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Stroke, Including Ischemic, Hemorrhagic, and Mini Strokes, As Well As Risk Factors, Preven
  • RC388.5 .S8566 2008
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  • Substance Abuse Sourcebook: Basic Health-related Information About the Abuse Of Legal and Illegal Substances Such As Alcohol, Tobacco, Prescription D
  • RC564 .S8372 1996
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  • Thyroid Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Disorders Of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands, Including Hypothyroidism, Hype
  • RC655 .T4835 2005
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  • Vegetarian Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Vegetarian Diets, Lifestyle, and Philosophy …
  • RM236 .V436 2002
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Monstrous!

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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Years of Struggle, History, Leaders, Activists

In support of the fall 2016 exhibit and programs “For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” Booth librarians have gathered several reference titles focused on African American History and civil rights. They are currently on display in the reference corridor on the 3rd floor of Booth.

  • African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography
  • Richards, Larry, 1950-
  • PN1995.9.N4 R54 1998
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  • African American Years
  • Stepto, Gabriel.
  • E185 .S797 2003
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  • African-american Atlas: Black History and Culture–an Illustrated Reference
  • Asante, Molefi Kete, 1942-
  • E185 .A79 1998
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  • Black America: A State-by-state Historical Encyclopedia
  • E185 .B537 2011
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  • Black America: A State-by-state Historical Encyclopedia
  • E185 .B537 2011
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  • Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-breaking and Pioneering Historical Events
  • E185 .B574 2003
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  • Chronology Of African-american History: Significant Events and People from 1619 to the Present
  • Hornsby, Alton.
  • E185 .H64 1991
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Actresses in Film and Television
  • McCann, Bob, 1948-2009.
  • PN1995.9.N4 M345 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American History
  • E185 .E544 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American History
  • E185 .E544 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American History
  • E185 .E544 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Politics
  • Smith, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1947-
  • E185 .S58155 2003
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Society
  • E185 .E546 2005
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Society
  • E185 .E546 2005
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of Slave Resistance and Rebellion
  • E447 .E53 2007
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of Slave Resistance and Rebellion
  • E447 .E53 2007
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of the Great Black Migration
  • E185.6 .E54 2006
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of the Great Black Migration
  • E185.6 .E54 2006
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of the Great Black Migration
  • E185.6 .E54 2006
  • summary | details
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-first Century
  • E185.61 .E54 2003
  • summary | details
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-first Century
  • E185.61 .E54 2003
  • summary | details
  • Icons Of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists Of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Knight, Gladys L., 1974-
  • E185.96 .K56 2009
  • summary | details
  • Icons Of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists Of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Knight, Gladys L., 1974-
  • E185.96 .K56 2009
  • summary | details
  • Landmarks Of African American History
  • Horton, James Oliver.
  • E185 .H6444 2005
  • summary | details
  • Routledge Atlas Of African American History
  • Earle, Jonathan Halperin.
  • E185 .E125 2000
  • summary | details
  • Timelines Of African-american History: 500 Years Of Black Achievement
  • Cowan, Thomas Dale.
  • E185 .C86 1994
  • summary | details
  • Traveler’s Guide to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Carrier, Jim, 1944-
  • E185.61 .C267 2004
  • summary | details
  • Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia Of People, Places, and Operations
  • Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.
  • E450 .S65 2008
  • summary | details
  • Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia Of People, Places, and Operations
  • Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.
  • E450 .S65 2008
  • summary | details
  • Untold Glory: African Americans in Pursuit Of Freedom, Opportunity, and Achievement
  • Govenar, Alan B., 1952-
  • E185.96 .G68 2006
  • summary | details
  • W.e.b. Du Bois: An Encyclopedia
  • E185.97.D73 W164 2001
  • summary | details

Subject Dictionaries

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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.

Take a look at these dictionaries displayed in reference!

  • 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
  • summary | details
  • Cop Speak: The Lingo Of Law Enforcement and Crime
  • Philbin, Tom, 1934-
  • HV7901 .P55 1996
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult
  • Mather, George A.
  • BL31 .M295 1993
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Entomology
  • Gordh, Gordon.
  • QL462.3 .G67 2001
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Porteous, Andrew.
  • GE10 .P67 1996
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Geography
  • Mayhew, Susan.
  • G63 .M39 2009
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Media and Communication
  • Chandler, Daniel.
  • P87.5 .C43 2011
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Singleton, Paul.
  • QR9 .S56 2001
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Multicultural Education
  • LC1099 .D53 1997
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Pure and Applied Physics
  • QC5 .D485 2001
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Travel and Tourism Terminology
  • Beaver, Allan, 1934-
  • G155.A1 B38 2005
  • summary | details
  • Dictionary Of Weather
  • Dunlop, Storm.
  • QC854 .D86x 2001
  • summary | details

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Crime & Punishment: Policing in the Modern Age

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Baltimore.  Ferguson.  Milwaukee.  These are just a few of the cities that have made headlines recently because of police shootings of unarmed black men.  Thousands nationwide have protested these killings and the perception that the response to the shooters from our justice system was inadequate or absent. This collection of materials attempts to provide some context to the police issues in the modern age since much of what we learn is through highly processed and sensationalized media soundbites.  Materials include career insight into the stressful job of a police officer, the militarization of American police forces, as well as information about forensic science and detective work. Other materials look at social tensions and conflicts that exist between the community and law enforcement. This display is located in the reference room and most items are available to check out.

If you are interested in the more current reportage of the Black Lives Matter social justice activism that was born of these protests, search the Booth library article and newspaper databases for up to the minute news and media transcripts.

 

  • Undercover: Police Surveillance in America
  • Marx, Gary T.
  • HV8080.U5 M37 1988
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  • Blue Blood
  • Conlon, Edward, 1965-
  • HV7911.C66 A3 2004
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  • Collapse Of American Criminal Justice
  • Stuntz, William J.
  • HV7432 .S78 2011
  • summary | details
  • Stress in Policing
  • Toch, Hans.
  • HV7936.J63 T63 2002
  • summary | details
  • Controlling the Dangerous Classes: A Critical Introduction to the History Of Criminal Justice
  • Shelden, Randall G., 1943-
  • HV9950 .S54 2001
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  • Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District
  • Moskos, Peter, 1971-
  • HV7911.M644 A3 2009x
  • summary | details
  • Palgrave Dictionary Of Public Order Policing, Protest and Political Violence
  • Joyce, Peter.
  • HV8055 .J69 2014
  • summary | details
  • Cop Speak: The Lingo Of Law Enforcement and Crime
  • Philbin, Tom, 1934-
  • HV7901 .P55 1996
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  • Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials Of Forensic Science
  • HV8073 .C6937 2004x
  • summary | details
  • Taming Of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees
  • Sandine, Al, 1938-
  • HN57 .S26 2009
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  • Critical Readings: Violence and the Media
  • P96.V5 C75 2006x
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  • Deadly Force: Firearms and American Law Enforcement: From the Wild West to the Streets Of Today
  • McNab, Chris, 1970-
  • HV8138 .M39 2009x
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  • Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing
  • Harris, David A., 1957-
  • HV8139 .H37 2005
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  • Driving While Black: Highways, Shopping Malls, Taxicabs, Sidewalks: How to Fight Back if You Are a Victims Of Racial Profiling
  • Meeks, Kenneth, 1963-
  • HV8141 .M39 2000
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  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Racial Profiling and Competing Views Of Justice
  • Heumann, Milton.
  • HV8141 .C37 2003
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  • Ethics Of Interrogation
  • Skerker, Michael.
  • HV8073.3 .S57 2010
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  • Mediatized Conflict: Developments in Media and Conflict Studies
  • Cottle, Simon, 1956-
  • P96.S63 C68 2006
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  • Fear Of Crime Among Inner-city African Americans
  • Scott, Yolanda M.
  • HV6250.4.E75 S367 2001
  • summary | details
  • Fit for Duty
  • Hoffman, Robert, 1947-
  • HV7936.H4 H627 2005
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Contemporary World Issues

Need a topic for your next paper or speech?  The book series Contemporary World Issues provides overviews of dozens of important and controversial topics (136 titles, almost a gross!).  Several of these reference books are on display in the reference room in Booth Library.

 

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Same-sex Marriage: a Reference Handbook
HQ1033 .N494 2010

Obesity: a Reference Handbook
RA645.O23 S74 2009

Abortion in the United States: a Reference Handbook
HQ767.5.U5 M3727 2008

Rich and Poor in America: a Reference Handbook
HC110.I5 G55 2008

World Sports: a Reference Handbook
GV706.8 .H36 2012

Entertainment Industry: a Reference Handbook
PN2266 .H382 2012

CW1Celebrity in the 21st Century: a Reference Handbook
E169.12 .L454 2011

DNA Technology: a Reference Handbook
QH442 .N465 2010

Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources: a Reference Handbook
TJ808.3 .S65 2008

Euthanasia: a Reference Handbook
R726 .R53 2008

 

 

 

CW2Consumer Culture: a Reference Handbook
HC79.C6 G665 2004

Drug Use: a Reference Handbook
HV5801 .I67 2004

World Poverty: a Reference Handbook
HC59.72.P6 G53 2004

The USA Patriot Act of 2001: a Reference Handbook
KF4850 .B35 2004

Antisemitism: a Reference Handbook
DS145 .C464 2004

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: a Reference Handbook
HV9950 .B86 2004

U.S. National Security: a Reference Handbook
UA23 .W36397 2002

Work and Family in America: a Reference Handbook
HD4904.25 .S84 2001

World Population: a Reference Handbook
HB871 .G47 2001

CW4Rainforests of the World: a Reference Handbook
QH541.5.R27 G39 2001

Natural Disasters: Floods: a Reference Handbook
GB1399.3 .M56 2000

Tax Reform: a Reference Handbook
KF6289 .J87 2000

Urban Sprawl: a Reference Handbook
HT384.U5 W55 2000

Food Safety: a Reference Handbook
TX531 .R44 2000

Feminism: a Reference Handbook
HQ1410 .H365 1998

Biodiversity: a Reference Handbook
QH541.15.B56 B435 1998

Indoor Pollution: a Reference Handbook
TD883 .M52 1998

 

Celebrate! Black History Month

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 Throughout our nation’s history, black men and women have made important contributions in science, the arts, politics, civil rights, and fields across the spectrum of our society.  This month we have placed on display many of the African American History and Culture resources from our reference collection. Several are listed below and many more are on display in the Reference Room.

nb1African American Genealogical
Sourcebook

E185.96 .A444 1995

African-American Religious Leaders: A-Z of African Americans
BL72 .A27 2003

Encyclopedia of African American
History

E185 .E544 2010

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Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: the Black Experience in the Americas
E185 .E54 2006

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America
E185.96 .F2 1997

The Harlem Renaissance: a Gale Critical Companion
PS153 .N5 H245 2003

 

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Icons of African American Literature: the Black Literary World

PS153 .N5 I33 2011

Icons of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists of the Civil Rights Movement
E185.96 .K56 2009

International Dictionary of Black Composers
ML105 .I5 1999

 

Notable Black American Men
E185.86 .N68 1999

The Routledge Atlas of African American
History

E185 .E125 2000

nb4Timelines of African American
History:
500 Years of Black Achievement

E185 .C86 1994

Who’s Who Among African
Americans

E185.96 .W521x

 


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VS1

Banish the winter blues with a Very Short read.
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Advertising: a Very Short Introduction
HF5823 .F54 2010x

The Animal Kingdom: a Very Short Introduction
QL49 .H685 2011

Astrobiology: a Very Short Introduction
QH326 .C38 2013x

Bacteria: a Very Short Introduction
QR74.8 .A49 2013

The Cell: a Very Short Introduction
QH582.5 .A45 2011

Children’s Literature: a Very Short Introduction
PN1009 .A1 R474 2011

Colonial Latin American Literature: a Very Short Introduction
PQ7081 .A36 2011

Foucault: a Very Short Introduction
B2430 .F724 G86 2005

The Great Depression & the New Deal: a Very Short Introduction
E806 .R38 2008

Habermas: a Very Short Introduction
B3258 .H324 F583 2005

Lincoln: a Very Short Introduction
E457.2 .G874 2009

Modern China: a Very Short Introduction
DS779.23 .M57 2008

Nelson Mandela: a Very Short Introduction
DT1949 .M35 B64 2008

Racism: a Very Short Introduction
HT1521 .R4244 2007

The Reagan Revolution: a Very Short Introduction
E877.2 .T767 2009

The Scientific Revolution: a Very Short Introduction
Q125 .P75x 2011

Sleep: a Very Short Introduction
QP425 .L63 2012
 

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GVRL: Virtually the best online encyclopedias

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 At 77 books and counting, the growing
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers
current information on a wide variety of
topics to broaden your knowledge and
help get your research started.

Wish you could highlight key points as you read?
Well, you can’t do that in most library books
— but you can in GVRL ebooks. 

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Cite, highlight, and annotate pages from any of GVRL’s ebooks..

Highlight, annotate, perform complex searches,
export citations, create permalinks, download PDFs, and save articles for future use with the help of advanced tools in Gale Virtual Reference Libary.

Peruse the sample of titles below,
or browse the full list

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Alcohol and Drugs in North America

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Alternative Energy

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Arts and Humanities

The SAGE Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions
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American Civil War: The definitive encyclopedia and document collection
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For more information about GVRL, stop by
Booth Library’s Reference Department.