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Deadline for book requests –>Friday, April 27
Deadline for article requests –>Wednesday, May 2
All ILL books/media are DUE Friday, May 4!
(Deadlines apply to STUDENTS ONLY)
Ramaker has added a number of new electronic reference books to our collection:
- Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable
- Encyclopedia of the History of American Management
- Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
- Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
- Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
- Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
These e-reference books are great places to start your research. Check them first for a general overview of a topic, for key issues related to the topic, and for bibliographies of related works.
To see a more complete list of our e-reference books, visit the Reference Resources subject guide.
When researching current issues, our NWC students have always appreciated the point-counterpoint structure of CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints. That same discussion format is now available in the History in Dispute series. This time, though, the topics are ones of historical importance, rather than contemporary ones.
History in Dispute allows you to look at differing perspectives on major historical issues. Coverage is broad, including issues from antiquity all the way through the late 20th century. Some examples of essays are:
- Were the Crusades Motivated Primarily by Economic Considerations?
- Did Adolf Eichmann Receive a Fair Trial?
- What was the Effect of Large Dams in the American West?
To use this tool, simply enter keywords for your search in the search box at the top of the page. You can also see all the titles in the series by mousing over the book covers; clicking on a specific title allows you to browse the topics covered in that volume.
Starting on Wednesday, November 16, Ramaker is hosting a Favorite Study Spaces photo contest. It’s easy to enter:
- Take a photo of your favorite study / learning spot anywhere on campus.
- Like Ramaker Library on Facebook.
- Post your photo to our Facebook page by Thursday, December 8. When you post the photo, be sure to enter the appropriate category; you may enter photos for more than 1 category.
We are awarding prizes in 3 categories:
- Most creative
- Most group friendly
- Most unique spot in the library
Each category winner will receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card. Nice! Have fun with this — we look forward to seeing how and where students learn.
Are you curious about religion in America? The US Religious Landscape Survey provides answers to many questions about contemporary religious beliefs and practices. The survey covers religious affiliations, frequency of prayer, church attendance, scripture interpretation, and more. All the information is presented using eye-appealing graphics, and the data is easy to decipher.
The US Religious Landscape Survey is presented by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which itself is a site worth visiting. The Pew Forum looks closely at how religion intersects with politics and public issues, gathering its data from extensive nationwide surveys. One feature that may particularly interest students is the section on topics; Pew reports on the various sides of current issues such as evolution and bioethics, showing how and why religion shapes citizens’ views.
Everyone knows how to Google, right? This new guide from Ramaker will show you other tricks you can do in Google, such as using it as a calculator, a dictionary, or a sports reporter. The guide also covers some of Google’s special applications such as Google Documents and Google Sites.
Check it out at http://nwciowa.libguides.com/google.