Archive for December, 2007

End of semester fun …

santa_claus_2.jpg This popular site allows you to give Santa orders. Tell him to hug the elf and kiss the reindeer! Happy holidays everyone and good luck with finals.

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Time/Life Digital Gallery

The Time/Life Digital Gallery contains over 425,000 images by some of the world’s most famous photographers. The photos adorned the pages of Time & Life Magazines.

According to their “About Us” page: Time & Life Pictures is an unparalleled collection of striking imagery, documenting past and present events in politics, culture, celebrities and the arts. The collection includes some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Andreas Feininger, John Dominis, Nina Leen and Gjon Mili, whose photographs have adorned the pages of Time, Life and other Time Inc. publications.

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New Books …

Finals will soon be over, and we’ll all have a little extra time on our hands. Consider checking out some new books to read over intersession. Here are just a few intriguing options you’ll find on our shelves.

NK8459 .C65 A17 2007                         
500 metal vessels : contemporary explorations of containment
editor, Marthe Le Van

LB1065 .S863 2007        
Activating the desire to learn
Bob Sullo

JC229 .T8 B678 2007                         
Alexis de Tocqueville : a life
Hugh Brogan

DS79.76 .S322 2007                  
Blackwater : the rise of the world’s most powerful mercenary army
Jeremy Scahill

Z721 .P5613 2007
Books on fire : the destruction of libraries throughout history
Lucien X. Polastron ; translated by Jon E. Graham

E841 .B738 2007                        
Boom! : voices of the sixties : personal reflections on the ’60s and today
Tom Brokaw

PS3554 .A5815 Z46 2007                  
Brother, I’m dying
Edwidge Danticat

LC2802 .S9 F35 2007
A class of their own : Black teachers in the segregated South
Adam Fairclough

NK805 .L377
Craft in America : celebrating two centuries of artists and objects
Jo Lauria and Stephen Fenton ; prologue by Jimmy Carter

HM851 .K44 2007                        
The cult of the amateur : how today’s internet is killing our culture
Andrew Keen

BL625.47 .R43 2007
Forbidden fruit : sex & religion in the lives of American teenagers
Mark D. Regnerus

HD5724 .E97 2007
Freedom in the workplace
Gertrude Ezorsky

BX1795 .H82 T39 2007
Green sisters : a spiritual ecology
Sarah McFarland Taylor

RC889 .M345 2007
Impotence : a cultural history
Angus McLaren

QB475 .V47 2007
The invisible universe : the story of radio astronomy
Gerrit L. Verschuur

GV1785 .B3 J85 2007
Josephine Baker in art and life : the icon and the image
Bennetta Jules-Rosette

RC553 .A88 R635 2007                    
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger’s
John Elder Robison

DT510.2 .H375 2007
Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route
Saidiya Hartman

HQ1236.5 .B6 C34 2007               
Negras in Brazil : re-envisioning black women, citizenship, and the politics of identity
Kia Lilly Caldwell

BF717 .E397 2007                 
The power of play : how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children
David Elkind

HV9950 .R333 2007    
Race, gender, and punishment : from colonialism to the war on terror
Mary Bosworth, Jeanne Flavin, editors

QB805 .S5 H64 2007                    
Sirius : brightest diamond in the night sky
Jay B. Holberg

D1065 .U5 M37 2007                 
Uncouth nation : why Europe dislikes America
Andrei S. Markovits

E169 .Z83 G45 2007            
Way off the road : discovering the peculiar charms of small-town America
Bill Geist

DS134.64 .A25 2007                 
The zookeeper’s wife
Diane Ackerman      

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Early Closing

The university and library will be closing at 4 p.m. today due to inclement weather. We hope to see you again tomorrow. If you need help with your research after 4 p.m. please try QandA NJ, New Jersey’s 24/7 online reference service. Get home safely everyone.

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Extended Hours During Finals

The library will be open until 11 p.m. on the following days:

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tuesday, December 19, 2007
Wednesday, December 20, 2007

Good luck on your finals everyone!

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Friday Fun …

This librarian has taken hundreds of photos and categorized them using the Dewey Decimal System. Take a look and have a good weekend!

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Online Encyclopedias

Sometimes there is just no substitute for a good encyclopedia article. While many professors and students alike are wary of Wikipedia, perhaps they will embrace Scholarpedia, a peer-reviewed online encyclopedia. Two recent Wikipedia spin-offs: Citizendium and Veropedia, may also meet with success.

For more authoritative sources, see Bartleby, a few volumes of the classic 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica and take a look at some of the encyclopedias on the Databases by Title list: World Book’s Online Reference Center, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and the Facts on File History databases which provide access to hundreds of authoritative subject encyclopedias.

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