Monday, November 28, 2005

Dictionary of Art (Reference Resource Spotlight)

The 34 volume Dictionary of Art (REF N31 .D5 1996) can be used to begin your research on an artist, style, movement, material, technique, or location. Don’t be fooled by the title, this resource is more similar to an encyclopedia with over 45,000 detailed articles with bibliographies. The Dictionary of Art includes the following types of articles:
  • bibliographies of individual painters, sculptors, architects, potters;
  • artistic styles, schools, movements, and groups;
  • forms, themes, subject matter, materials, and techniques;
  • country specific art, architecture, sculpture, and decorative arts;
  • highlights of artwork of non-Western cultures;
  • geographic locations with significant artistic traditions;
  • and a history of art patronage

The articles vary in length from a half a page to multiple pages. Most entries include a photograph, sketch, or image to help you further understand what is being describe. We recommend that you start with the Index (Volume 34) to help you identify which volumes include information related to your topic.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Library will have reduced hours during Thanksgiving Break.

Tuesday, November 22 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 23 - 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 24 - CLOSED
Friday, November 25 - CLOSED
Saturday, November 26 - CLOSED
Sunday, November 27 - Open at 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Remember you can always check the Library Hours page on the web site to see when we are open.

Job Posting: Instructional Technology Technician (PT)

Muskingum College Library is currently seeking to fill a part-time Instructional Technology Technician position.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

New Videos Added to the Collection

The following new videos have been added to the Library's collection:

Fatal flood
DVD E185.61 .F383 2005

Woodrow Wilson
DVD E767 .W66 2002

The Kennedys
DVD E842 .K46 2003

VHS E847 .L35 1997

Jimmy Carter
VHS E873 .J56 2002

The Appalachians
F217.A65 A67 2005 pts. 1-3

The murder of Emmett Till
DVD F350.N4 M87 2003

DVD HD9662.C664 T87 2004

Mary Pickford
DVD PN2287.P5 M37 2005

The two gentlemen of Verona
DVD PR2838 .A23 2000

The pill
VHS RG137.5 .P55 2004

Monday, November 14, 2005

Author Talk on Thursday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m.

The next Author Talk in our series will be held this coming Thursday, November 17 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Library. This month we will hear from Dr. Jim Chlovechok and Dr. Joe Reese.

Dr. Jim Chlovechok owns a sports medicine practice in Cambridge and is a former Ohio Athletic Commissioner and a national Bando kickboxing champion He began his suspense novel, Gameface in 1997, the year before Mark McGwire's and Sammy Sosa's famed home run chase. A powerful steroid called "Gameface" plays a role in his novel. "Information on steroid use was available even then, says Chlovechok, although Major League Baseball still kept its head in the sand." Chlovechok says he spent several months with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Kentucky to research the forensic aspects of Gameface, which came out in 2002. He said he has been interviewed about the book and performance enhancing drugs in sports on more than 100 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He was asked to comment medically on Curt Schilling's ankle injury on a Boston radio station during the 2004 World Series.

Dr. Joe Reese, lecturer at Muskingum College in the English department, has written two youth novels, Katie Dee and Katie Haw, and Dear Katie Dee. These are funny and gritty stories told in letters from a Texas farm girl in the 1960’s, to her best friend. There is nostalgia as well as treatment of harsh realities of farm life in Katie’s letters, all based on experiences the author had while growing up in Texas. School children get to hear Dr. Reese read these stories to them when he visits their classrooms. A group of his listeners illustrated Dear Katie Dee. Reese has also written plays, short stories, articles and essays

Please plan on joining us to learn about the writing and publishing experience. There will be an opportunity to ask both authors questions. Light refreshments will also be served.

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History Library Research Seminar on Thursday, November 17

The Library will be offering an hour long training on Thursday, November 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. in 204 Boyd Science Center. ACLS History e-Books, Historical Abstracts, and America: History and Life will be discussed along with additional history research resources. You will have the opportunity to follow along and practice searching the databases. All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited.

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Encyclopedia of Religion (Reference Resource Spotlight)

The Encyclopedia of Religion (REF BL31 .E46 2005)is the definitive resource for researching religion, world faiths, and people and places of religious texts. The 16-volume second edition was published in 2005. The second edition contains over 500 new topics and almost 1,000 new articles. The first edition contained 2,750 articles with 1,800 articles being republished in the new edition with little change.

Volume 1 contains an alphabetical listing of the articles and also lists the authors. Volume 15 contains a synoptic outline of the contents of the previous 14 volumes. This synoptic outline identifies for you the primary and supporting articles to read for an in-depth understanding of a topic. Volume 15 also contains an extensive index for the complete set.

Articles vary in length, but all are signed and indicate if they are new to the second edition or included from the first edition. Each article also includes a bibliography for further study. Below is a listing of just a few of the articles you will find in the Encyclopedia of Religion:
  • Afterlife: Islamic Concepts
  • Chinese religion: An Overview
  • Evolution: The controversy with creationism
  • Gender and Religion: Gender and Judaism
  • God in the New Testament
  • Jesus
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
  • Rites of Passage: African Rites
  • Zionism
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

New Gender Studies Subject Guide to Library Resources

A new subject guide for gender studies is now available on the Library's web site. This subject guide will help you identify databases, reference resources, books, journals, and web sites covering gender and sexuality issues. Check out the Subject Guide page to see the 30 additional guides describing library resources you can use for your paper, speech, or project.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Political Science Library Research Seminar on Thursday, November 10

The Library will be offering an hour long training on Thursday, November 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. in 204 Boyd Science Center. Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, PAIS International, and LexisNexis be will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to follow along and practice searching the databases. All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Reference Resource Spotlight)

The five volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics (REF QH332 .E52 2004) is an excellent starting point for researching many of today's most controversial topics. For example, you will find a detailed 40 page article with an extensive bibliography covering all aspects of abortion from medical, ethical, and religious perspectives.

The Encyclopedia of Bioethics contains 450 articles, including 110 new to the 3rd edition and 150 rewritten extensively. Below is a brief listing of just a few of the topics covered:
  • Aging
  • Animal Rights
  • Bioterrorism
  • Circumcision (Female and Male)
  • Cloning
  • Death
  • Embryo and Fetus (Stem Cell Research)
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Eugenics
  • Fertility Control
  • Genetic Testing and Screening
  • Homosexuality
  • Informed Consent
  • Life (Quality of and Sanctity of)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Organ and Tissue Procurement
  • Patient's Rights
  • Population Ethics
  • Reproductive Technologies
  • Smoking
  • Warfare
Volume 1 contains a complete listing of the articles and topical outline. The topical outline can be used to find related articles on major themes. For instance, the topic outline for law and bioethics refers the reader to 38 different entries.

Items added to the collection in October

A number of new books and videos were added to the Library collection in October, including 37 Master's theses from Muskingum's Graduate program. You can view the complete list on the Library's web site. Below are just a few of the new titles added in October. Feel free to stop by and browse the new item shelf located directly behind the Reference Desk on the main floor of the Library.

Karl Rove, the architect
DVD E840.8.R68 K36 2005

Gender through the prism of difference
HQ1075.G4666 2005

Declining by degrees : higher education at risk
LA227.4 .D45 2005

A study of the effectiveness of suggested therapies dealing with children who have autism
Cress, Jodie C.
Quarto LB2385 2005 .C74 c.2

Poverty and the child within the school
Leiffer, Wendy Renee Hurst.
Quarto LB2385 2005 .L45

Stardust melodies : the biography of twelve of America's most popular songs
Friedwald, Will, 1961-
ML3477 .F75 2002

Al Jazeera voice of Arabia
V PN5359 .A4 2003

Community onsite options wastewater management in the new millennium
V TD741 .C66 2002

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