Monthly Archives: January 2016

The science of well-being

book cover imageThe reference collection has recently received the 2016 Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being (call number BD431 .R623 2016).

This comprehensive reference source provides entries on the key concepts, theoriesimage and debates surrounding this ancient idea from a philosophical perspective but it includes explorations of well being from Psychology, Law, Medicine and Economics as well. Review a limited preview from Google books at the link above or browse the book in the reference collection, 3000 level of Booth Library.

While the concept may seem new, there is a strong body of literature surrounding well being and “Happiness studies.” In Booth’s Collection alone there are more than 80 books centrally about well-being, 45 of which are electronic and immediately accessible. EIU Psychology Professor Steve Scher has published an article on prayer and well-being and the psychological journal literature abounds with studies, even in just the past 15 years.

For a quick overview take a look a one or more of these electronic encyclopedia entries. As always, the high quality scholarly information is not free and open to the public. It is available to EIU users because Booth librarians purchased it. Next time you see one tell them “thanks!”

 

 

Black History media materials on display at Booth

February is African American History Month and in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and in anticipation of the featured history month, Booth media staff have curated a list of relevant DVDs from our rich film collections.

Learn more about the month at the official websitewebsite banner image

 

 

 

 

12 Years a Slave

  • Between Two Rivers Struggle for Civil Rights in Small-town America
  • F549.C2 B48 2012x .DVD
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  • Black History a Retrospective
  • E185 .B53 2009x .DVD
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  • Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: A Documentary in 9 Chapters
  • E185.615 .B5468 2011x .DVD
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  • Brother Outsider the Life Of Bayard Rustin
  • E185.97.R93 B76 2002x .DVD
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  • Civil Rights Martyrs Free at Last
  • E185.61 C58 2003x .DVD
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a Historical Perspective
  • E185.97.K5 D7 2002x .DVD
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  • For Love Of Liberty the Story Of America’s Black Patriots
  • E185.63 .F67x 2009 .DVD
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  • Irresistible Vision Mandela and the End Of Apartheid.
  • DT1949.M35 I7 2004x .DVD
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  • King Go Beyond the Dream to Discover the Man
  • E185.97.K5 K565 2008x .DVD
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  • Martin Luther King “i Have a Dream.”
  • E185.97.K5 M36x 2005 .DVD
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  • Martin’s Big Words the Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –and More Stories from the African-american Tradition
  • E185.96 .M37x 2005 .DVD
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  • Separate but Not Equal the Stories Behind Brown V. Board Of Education.
  • KF4155 .S47 2004x .DVD
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  • Seven Songs for Malcolm X
  • BP223.Z8 L5774x 2010 .DVD
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  • Slavery and the Making Of America
  • E441 .S523 2005x .DVD
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  •  Slavery and the Making Of America
  • E441 .S523 2005x .DVD
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  • Slavery and the Making Of America
  • E441 .S523 2005x .DVD
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  • Slavery and the Making Of America
  • E441 .S523 2005x .DVD
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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence Of a People

  • Unforgivable Blackness the Rise and Fall Of Jack Johnson
  • GV1132.J64 U64 2005x .DVD
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  • Unforgivable Blackness the Rise and Fall Of Jack Johnson
  • GV1132.J6 U54 2005x .DVD
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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
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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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Lions in Winter Literary Festival

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EIU will host the Lions in Winter literary festival January 29-30, 2016. This annual festival will take place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center, with some activities occurring in Booth Library and the Tarble Arts Center. Click here for a full schedule of events and registration.

Featured writers that will speak at the festival include keynote speaker Moira Crone (pictured), Bradford Tice, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Andrew Malan Milward.

Booth Library has several of these author’s works on display in the hallway of the reference room. Check them out before the festival begins!

 

  • Agriculture Hall Of Fame: Stories
  • Milward, Andrew Malan.
  • PS3613.I59199 A73 2012
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  • Children Of Long Ago: Poems
  • Little, Lessie Jones.
  • 811 L725ch
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  • Dream State: Stories
  • Crone, Moira, 1952-
  • PS3553.R5393 D74 1995
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  • Hollywood Notebook
  • Ortiz, Wendy C.,
  • PS3615.R78 H65 2015x
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  • I Was a Revolutionary: Stories
  • Milward, Andrew Malan,
  • PS3613.I59199 A6 2015x
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  • Ice Garden: A Novel
  • Crone, Moira, 1952-
  • PS3553.R5393 I26 2014
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  • Not Yet
  • Crone, Moira, 1952-
  • PS3553.R5393 N68 2012x
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  • Period Of Confinement
  • Crone, Moira, 1952-
  • PS3553.R5393 P47 1987
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  • What Gets into Us: Stories
  • Crone, Moira, 1952-
  • PS3553.R5393 W47 2006
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  • What the Night Numbered: Poems
  • Tice, Bradford.
  • PS3620.I25 W43 2015x
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  • Winnebago Mysteries and Other Stories
  • Crone, Moira, 1952-
  • PS3553.R5393 W56 1984x
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  • Excavation: A Memoir
  • Ortiz, Wendy C.,
  • HV6570.2 .O78 2014x
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