The scholarly impact of The Keep is measured in worldwide downloads.
A university in Lagos, Nigeria. A library in Turapati, India. A cafe in Medan, Indonesia. Along the banks of the Seine, near Notre Dame.
What do these places have in common? They were all locations where the research and scholarship of Booth Library faculty members Todd Bruns, Kirstin Duffin and Steve Brantley were downloaded in the past week. The Keep, Eastern’s institutional repository, collects the research and scholarship of participating faculty, making it available to scholars around the world. To date over 350,000 downloads of over 37,000 documents have increased EIU’s national and international visibility and worldwide scholarly impact.
As part of the international Digital Commons Network participating EIU faculty regularly appear on monthly “Most Popular Author” Top Ten lists in areas including:
EIU has frequently appeared in the “Most Popular Institution” Top Ten lists in
Dean’s List: Eleven Habits of Highly Successful
LB2395 .B28 2011
Kick Ass in College: a Guerrilla Guide to College Success
LB2343.32 .F69 2004x
These books about “doing history” are currently on display in the Booth Library 3rd floor main corridor. Take a look at the catalog records for each to learn more and find additional resources. Booth also offers several research guides focusing on the history of different regions.
Origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding, is an area where art, mathematics, education, and elegance intersect. To learn more about this intriguing art form, consult one of the books in Booth’s origami exhibit, on display in the 3rd floor south hallway during January and early February 2015.
These colorful titles have lots of illustrations that will help you create your own animals, flowers, or other works of geometric art. Some are geared towards beginners, some focus on their use in advanced mathematics, and others show how origami can be used as a classroom teaching tool.
A Constellation of Origami Polyhedra, by John Montroll
Book Stacks TT870 .M55323 2004
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form, by Paul Jackson
Book Stacks TT870 .J14x 2011
Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra, by Erik D. DeMaine
Book Stacks QA491 .D46 2007
Geometric Origami: The Art of Modular Paper Sculpture, by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander
Book Stacks TT870 .L2336 2011x
Making Basic Origami Shapes Step by Step, by Michael G. LaFosse
BTC Juvenile Books 736.982 L134bas
Making Origami Animals Step by Step, by Michael G. LaFosse
BTC Juvenile Books 736.982 L134ani
Making Origami Toys Step by Step, by Michael G. LaFosse
BTC Juvenile Books 736.982 L134toy
Marvelous Modular Origami, by Meenakshi Mukerji
Book Stacks TT870 .M82 2007
Mathematics Through Paper Folding, by Alton T. Olson
Book Stacks QA19.P34 O38 2004x
Origami 5: Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education, edited by Patsy Wang-Iverson, Robert J. Lang, and Mark Yim
Book Stacks QA491 .I55 2010
Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art, by Robert J. Lang
Book Stacks TT870 .L2614 2003
Origami for Parties, by Kazuo Kobayashi and Makoto Yamaguchi
Book Stacks TT870 .K59 1987
Origami Made Easy, by Kunihiko Kasahara
Book Stacks TT870 .K28 1973x
Origami Polyhedra Design, by John Montroll
Book Stacks TT870 .M567 2009
Origamics: Mathematical Explorations through Paper-Folding, by Kazuo Haga
Book Stacks QA491 .H3413 2008x
Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs, by Meenakshi Mukerji
Book Stacks TT870 .M822 2009bx
Paper in Three Dimensions: Origami, Pop-Ups, Sculpture, Baskets, Boxes, and More, by Diane Maurer-Mathison
Book Stacks TT870 .M377 2006
This exhibit was developed by Sarah Johnson, Reference Librarian and Mathematics/Computer Science Bibliographer.
Browse the whole series in the library catalog
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history
as the greatest demonstration for freedom
in the history of our nation.”
Listen to Dr. King’s “Dream” speech on Soundcloud
The many speeches, letters, and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are among the most famous in all American History. Much has been written about them (as witnessed by the small sample of books from Booth collections listed below), and today we can see or hear many of these famous appearances on demand.
Booth’s electronic encyclopedias can provide credible, authoritative
information on Dr. King, the Dream speech, civil rights, and other topics related to the man and his legacy.
Also available on your screen via Booth’s streaming video collections is the Universal Newsreel footage of contemporary news coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. King’s speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. See it embedded below, or visit the Alexander Street Press Website for the video plus a full searchable transcript and video editing and annotation tools. Several other relevant videos are also available.
Martin Luther King: “I Have a Dream” on DVD
E185.97 .K5 M36x 2005 DVD
A Call to Conscience: the Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (VHS video)
E185.97.K5 A5 2001cx .CASS (LTS Storage; request at LTS desk, 4th floor)
The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. (1996) Edited by Brian Ward and Tony Badger
E185.97.K5 M255 1996
The Dream Lives On: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1999) by Sandra Millner
E185.97.K5 M516 1999
(Pictorial works Oversize collection, 2nd floor)
King: the Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000) by Charles Johnson and Bob Adelman
E185.97.K5 J57 2000 (Oversize collection, 2nd floor)
Martin Luther King (2010) by Godfrey Hodgson
E185.97.K5 H62x 2010
Waking From the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2014) by David L. Chappell
I May Not Get There With You: the True Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000) by Michael Eric Dyson
E185.97.K5 D97 2000
The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation (2003) by Drew D. Hansen
E185.97.K5 H273 2003
A Testament of Hope: the Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1986) edited by James Melvin Washington
E185.97.K5 A25 1986
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Companion: Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Books of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1993) Selected by Coretta Scott King introduction by Dexter Scott King
E185.97.K5 A25 1993a
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse (1993) edited by Carolyn Calloway-Thomas and John Louis Lucaites
E185.97.K5 M32 1993
British author P.D. James (aka Phyllis Dorothy James White and Baroness James of Holland Park) passed away this past Thanksgiving at her home in London. She was born in Oxford the eldest of three children to Sidney, a tax inspector, and Dorothy James. At 16 she was forced to leave school in order to supplement the family income, as her father did not believe in higher education for women. In 1941 James met and married her husband, army doctor Ernest White. When her husband returned from the war suffering from mental illness until his death in 1964, Ms James, again, became the sole provider in her family. Before life as an author, she worked as a stage manager, a Red Cross Nurse, and as an administrator for a hospital, police and criminal policy departments. Ms James served on the Governor’s Board of the BBC and sat in the House of Lords as a conservative. James did not start writing until later on in life, in her mid-forties, after the death of her husband. In 1983 she was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a national order of merit, and was bestowed Baroness James in 1991.
For over 50 years, P.D. James has been one of the most popular British “Crime Storytellers”–as opposed to the traditional “Mystery”–with the genre’s exploration of motivations, relationships and the meanings of justice. Among her 22 titles she also wrote an unusual memoir as well as a best-selling instructional on how to write detective fiction.
Below is a list of her titles, many of which are available for free download via MyMediaMall in our E.I.U. online catalog.
1962-Cover Her Face (E-book)
1963-A Mind to Murder (E-book)
1967-Unnatural Causes (E-book)
1971-Shroud for a Nightingale (E-book)
1972-An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (E-book)
1975-The Black Tower (E-book)
1977-Death of an Expert Witness (E-book)
1980-Innocent Blood Call # PR6060.A467 I3x
1982-The Skull Beneath the Skin (E-book)
1971-The Maul and the Pear Tree (co-author T.A. Critchley) Call # HV6535.G6 L634 1986
2000-Time to be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography Call # PR6060.A467 Z468 2000
2011-Talking About Detective Fiction Call # PR830.D4 J36 2009
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