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“Find it @ EIU” becomes “Get Full Text” …and you get your articles faster!

Posted on August 26th, 2015

You might notice a slight change in the way you retrieve articles from the library databases this semester.

For the past several years Booth Library has been using a service we call  finditatEIU. You see it when your database search returns a citation to an article but not the full-text.

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The “find it” service allowed you to search across Booth’s  journal holdings to see if we had an electronic version of the article you need.

If we did, finditatEIU provided a link to it.

If we didn’t, finditatEIU  gave you option to request the article through Interlibrary Loan.*

Now we have get full text logo image. It is the same service, but improved!

“Get Full Text” brings the article a step closer to you.


If you are searching in a database like Article First, Philosopher’s IndexAmerica: History and Life, and even Google Scholar**,

and you see the    logo, just click it.

You will immediately be whisked directly to the full article.

If we do not have electronic access to the article, you’ll be presented with a menu of options.

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It is a small, barely noticeable change, but get full text logo image is one of those little differences that show you how the librarians are working hard for the EIU community to make access to information as quick and seamless as we possibly can.

*Interlibrary loan is the service we provide in which you can get books or articles from virtually anywhere free of charge. See for more information or to place a request.
**Even off campus google scholar will connect to EIU’s get full text logo image if you know how to set it up. Ask the librarians for more information.


Posted on August 21st, 2015


Entomology is the the branch of Zoology dedicated to the study of insects and closely related arthropods, with regard to identification, ecology, morphology, physiology, and evolution.

Dr. Ann Fritz

This fall Dr. Ann Fritz is teaching BIO4964 – Entomology



“Ewww!”  Is this your reaction to these creepy critters?  Don’t be so quick to dismiss them. Insects are important and some are even beautiful, such as the monarch butterfly.  Whether you love them or hate them, they live among us…just listen to the cicadas! Explore this display in the 3000 level hallway for all things creepy and crawly or follow the links below for more information about any of the listed books.

For a more detailed description of insects, see this encyclopedia entry:


Dutta, H., & Dutt, A. (2007). Insects. In P. Robbins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of environment and society.(pp. 932-934). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:


From  Sage Knowledge E-Reference Collection:  sage-knowledge-logo


  • 500 Insects: A Visual Reference
  • Marshall, S. A. (Steven A.)
  • QL466 .M37 2008x
  • summary | details
  • Amazing Insects: Images Of Fascinating Creatures
  • Chinery, Michael.
  • QL466 .C475 2008
  • summary | details
  • American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to Ddt
  • McWilliams, James E.
  • SB950.2.A1 M39 2008
  • summary | details
  • Bee Lessons: Think Bees, Thank Natural Life, and Bee Happy
  • Scott, Howard.
  • QL568.A6 S36 1999x
  • summary | details
  • Bees: A Natural History
  • O’Toole, Christopher,
  • QL568.A6 O858 2013x
  • summary | details
  • Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation
  • Horn, Tammy, 1968-
  • SF524.5 .H67 2005
  • summary | details
  • Book Of Beetles: A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Of Nature’s Gems
  • QL575 .B66 2014
  • summary | details
  • Buzz: The Intimate Bond Between Humans and Insects
  • Glausiusz, Josie.
  • QL496.4 .G53 2004
  • summary | details
  • Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars Of North America
  • Allen, Thomas J., 1940-
  • QL548 .A44 2005
  • summary | details
  • Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures Of Water, Air, and Land
  • Dokkum, Pieter van, 1972-
  • QL520.2.A1 D65 2015
  • summary | details
  • Essential Entomology: An Order-by-order Introduction
  • McGavin, George.
  • QL468 .M35 2001
  • summary | details
  • Fireflies, Honey, and Silk
  • Waldbauer, Gilbert.
  • SF517 .W35 2009
  • summary | details
  • Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery Of the Monarch Butterflies
  • Halpern, Sue.
  • QL561.D3 H35 2001
  • summary | details
  • Honeybee Democracy
  • Seeley, Thomas D.
  • QL568.A6 S439 2010
  • summary | details
  • Housefly an Everyday Monster
  • QL537.M8 H68 2001x .DVD
  • summary | details
  • How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back
  • Waldbauer, Gilbert.
  • QL496 .W336 2012
  • summary | details
  • Illinois Insects and Spiders
  • Macnamara, Peggy.
  • QL475.I3 M33 2005
  • summary | details
  • Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects Of Eastern North America
  • Marshall, S. A. (Steven A.)
  • QL473 .M37 2006x
  • summary | details


A Culture of Kindness

Posted on August 12th, 2015

It seems lately that there are lots of people around who don’t treat each other very well. These books for children and young adults, “promote tolerance… and support the transformative power of kindness.” Selected by Professor and Reference Librarian Ann Brownson from an article by Amina Chaudhri in the September, 2014 issue of Booklist. All of these books are available in Booth Library’s Ballenger Teacher’s Center. Chaudhri’s article provides a synopsis and suggests classroom activities aligned with common core.

Chaudhri, A. (2014). A Culture of Kindness. Booklist, 111(1S), 34-38.

  • Counting by 7s
  • Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
  • 813 SL523co
  • summary | details
  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
  • DiCamillo, Kate,
  • 813 D547fl
  • summary | details
  • Sick Day for Amos Mcgee
  • Stead, Philip Christian.
  • 800 St311si
  • summary | details

Looking for some shade?

Posted on August 10th, 2015


Arbor Day is April 24,

(but you can appreciate trees any day)

book cover imageTrees: Their Natural History
Peter Thomas
QK475 .T48 2014





book cover imageThe Tree: A natural history of what trees are, how they live and why they matter
Colin Tudge
QK475 .T83 2006




book cover image


Gingko: the Tree that Time Forgot
Peter Crane
QK494.5.G48 C73 2013




book cover image

Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: a Cultural History
William Kerrigan
SB63.C46 K47 2012





book cover image

 Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs
Michael A. Dirr
Reference Room 3000 level
SB435 .D57 2011







Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning
(Ballenger Teachers Center stacks)
SB55 .G74 2001x


Recycle this Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green
(Ballenger Teachers Center)
363.72 R2458

After you’ve read a few, get up and take a walking tour trees on the EIU campus.

2010 map (pdf) of trees on the EIU Campus

Campus tree inventory project (Thut Greenhouse 2011)

Help for autism: the latest research

Posted on August 6th, 2015

Recently published books in Booth related to Autism and Autism research

For a more compete list, search the catalog for “autism spectrum disorders.”



Supporting Pupils on the Autism Spectrum in Secondary Schools:
a Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants
LC4717 .C36 2015

Music Therapy Handbook
ML3920 .M89776 2015


Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities:
a Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD,
Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental
LC4813 .O75 2014

Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals for Individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorders
RC553.A88 G36 2014x

A1The PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals: Social Skills Training
for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
LC4717.5 .L38 2014

Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research,
Policy, and Practice
SpringerLink ebook

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships:
Fully Revised and Updated with DSM 5 Criteria (2nd edition)
CARLI ebook

a2Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety and More!
The One-Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
J506.B44 K88 2014

Language Sampling with Adolescents:
Implications for Intervention
RJ496.S7 N57 2014

The Myth of Mirror Neurons: the Real Neuroscience of Communication and
QP376 .H53 2014



Drawing Autism
N8356.M4 M85 2014x

Technology and Students with Special Educational Needs: New Opportunities and Future Directions
LC4019 .T448 2014x





Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
(Electronic Reference)

Springer e-book


Teaching Play to Children with Autism:
Practical Interventions Using Identiplay
LC4717.5 .P47 2012x

LC4717.5 .P47 2012x .CDROM (4th floor)


Summer Reads

Posted on August 3rd, 2015


Summer is the time for reading!  Find a great book to take to the beach by checking out this display in the 3000 level corridor.


  • After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction
  • Adler, Renata.
  • PS3551.D63 A6 2015
  • summary | details
  • Blood-drenched Beard: A Novel
  • Galera, Daniel, 1979-
  • PQ9698.417.A4 B3713 2015
  • summary | details
  • Book Of My Lives
  • Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964-
  • PS3608.E48 B66 2013
  • summary | details
  • Boy in the Twilight: Stories Of the Hidden China
  • Yu, Hua, 1960-
  • PL2928.H78 H8313 2014
  • summary | details
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s: & Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
  • PS3505.A59 B7x 2013
  • summary | details
  • Brethren
  • Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
  • PS3562.E9383 B74 2006
  • summary | details
  • Charterhouse Of Parma
  • Stendhal, 1783-1842.
  • PQ2435.C4 S4 1992x
  • summary | details
  • Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
  • PR6039.O32 H6 1997x
  • summary | details
  • Lord Of the Rings
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
  • PR6039.O32 L63x 1994
  • summary | details
  • Maid’s Version: A Novel
  • Woodrell, Daniel.
  • PS3573.O6263 M35 2013
  • summary | details
  • No Time Like the Present
  • Gordimer, Nadine.
  • PR9369.3.G6 N58 2012b
  • summary | details
  • Ripper: A Novel
  • Allende, Isabel,
  • PQ8098.1.L54 D4713 2014
  • summary | details
  • Sister Carrie
  • Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
  • PS3507.R55 S575 1997
  • summary | details
  • Storyteller: A Novel
  • Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
  • PS3566.I372 S76 2013
  • summary | details
  • Tale for the Time Being
  • Ozeki, Ruth L.
  • PS3565.Z45 T35 2013
  • summary | details
  • Ten Little Indians: Stories
  • Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
  • PS3551.L35774 T46 2003
  • summary | details


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