Hello again with another ‘Database of the Week’ from your friendly neighborhood research librarians at Booth Library!
Salem Literature Online might sound like an ‘English Major Only’ type of database, but never fear other majors! There’s a wealth of sources and articles that you can use on your papers, too!
Salem Literature Online is a collection of electronic books that has a Wikipedia style interface, which makes it simple to use and understand. (But it’s much more credible!) The homepage of Salem Literature Online is organized into columns of subject areas; Literature, History, Science, Health, and Careers. (Psst! Users can also look for specific items, like critical looks at authors and medical articles at the top of the homepage, under ‘View Subject Index.’)
You can dig down into the table of contents of an individual title, or search across the entire collection. All of Salem Literature Online’s blue links lead to another rabbit hole of specific articles concerning that main subject. For example if you wanted to learn more (or perhaps write an essay on) immigration issues in the United States, you’ll notice ‘Issues in U.S. Immigration’ has its own section under ‘History’ on the Salem Online homepage.
What about research on Black cultural movements during the Roaring Twenties? All of these sub links to W. E. B. Du Bois, Harlem Renaissance, Jazz, Negro League Baseball, and NAACP can be found in ‘The 1920’s In America’ also linked from the Salem Online homepage. Or search the Salem Online Database for “roaring twenties” to get a broader view.
Here are a few different articles to kick off your assignments, or even your own independent research!
In the Electronic book (part of the Salem Online collection) ‘Applied Science: Engineering and Mathematics:’
Video Game Design and Programming – For your favorite gamer!
Earthquake Prediction – For that science class.
And just in time for Booth’s exhibit and program series ‘Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating A Phenomenon,’ try these essays from: ‘Critical Insights: The Harry Potter Series
‘Splinched: The Problem of Disability in the Harry Potter Series’ – For a look at physical disabilities.
For a look at our favorite half-giant nurturer take a look at ‘Rock Cakes and Reciprocity: Food and Male Performance of Nurturing in Harry Potter‘
That’s all for this week’s database. Keep checking out Reference News page for more gems from our collections! (And next week’s valuable database, of course!)
A Harry Potter Trivia Contest is planned as part of Harry Potter Night on Oct. 26 at Eastern Illinois University.
The trivia contest will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the West Reading Room of Booth Library. Teams of between two and six players may register online now at http://booth.eiu.edu/trivia. The cost is $10 per team plus $5 per player. Payment may be made online or in person on the night of the contest. The deadline to register is Oct. 25.
All net proceeds from the Harry Potter Trivia Contest will benefit HOPE of East Central Illinois, a Coalition Against Domestic Violence agency based in Charleston that serves seven area counties.
Trivia participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Harry Potter-inspired costume; prizes will be awarded! The top three winning trivia teams also will be awarded special prizes. The trivia contest is co-sponsored by the Harry Potter Alliance at UIUC.
Both campus and community members are encouraged to form a team for the trivia contest. Free parking will be available in the lot just southwest of the library off of Fourth Street.
Activities during Harry Potter Night also will take place at the Tarble Arts Center from 7-10 p.m., with food, music, games and more planned for EIU students. Co-sponsors are the EIU Harry Potter Club and the EIU Gamers Guild.
Harry Potter Night is one of several programs being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon,” which will be on display through Dec. 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Harry Potter exhibit and other related programs, click here ; or contact Steve Brantley at email@example.com or Stacey Knight-Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon exhibit happily coincides with Banned Books Week, September 24-30. So what do Harry Potter and Banned Books have in common? Harry Potter has faced many challenges in school and public libraries over the past twenty years. Fortunately, in more recent years, critics have left Harry Potter alone, but other books have taken its place on the top ten challenged books of the year. Books receive challenges for a variety of reasons, the most common being religion, sex, language, or even just encouraging young readers to disrespect their elders.
Come to the Marvin Foyer to look at a variety of children’s titles that have been challenged over the years. Exercise your first amendment rights and check out a banned book.
Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:
Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.
Welcome to ‘Database of the Week,’ where we here at Booth, with the help of our invaluable Reference Librarians, will be shining a light on some of those lesser-known, but wonderfully valuable, databases we host at the library!
For the first database to showcase, we’re picking something that you can use for those film and history classes, but you can also use on your downtime from classes, too. And it’s educational, so you aren’t technically slacking.
Kanopy Streaming is one of the streaming databases you can find on on the database A-Z page (click on ‘K‘) linked from Booth’s website. You can also find it on the ‘Books and Movies’ search tab from the homepage. (Click on ‘Streaming Video’ under the search bar!)
Kanopy Streaming has a Netflix-like interface, where you’re able to scroll though documentaries, foreign films, and even classic movies, and stream them at your leisure. You can watch off campus too (with your EIU login, of course)! Kanopy Streaming also has some pretty nice features, for instance:
Users who are hearing impaired (Or with really loud roommates) can run a transcript of the video while it plays. Just start the film, click the ‘More’ link, and then the ‘Transcript.’ If you don’t quite know where to start in Kanopy Streaming’s large collection of titles, the ‘Subjects’ link at the top of the screen can help you sort through films to find that one particular doc you need on women in media, or the over-arching effects of global warming.
Here are a few interesting titles to get you started:
Before Stonewall (1984): a documentary focusing on the lives of LGBT peoples before the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969, which opened the floodgates to the fight for equal rights for LGBT Americans.
Stolen Education: The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools (2013): another doc, but this one details the struggle of Hispanic-American children in the 1950’s school system. Chronicling their struggles, from being held back in first grade for three years, to being discouraged to achieve academically because they spoke Spanish, this film gives a critical view to both racism and the education system.
And, for those times when you need a break from any and all academia:
The BBC’s Emma: this four-episode series brings the comedic Austen novel about the beautiful Emma Woodhouse’s matchmaking abilities right into your dorm! This pick is best suited for a mini-binge before your chemistry homework.
The Blob (1958): a cult classic! This cheesy “horror” movie is perfect for a Friday night treat after a week full of classes.
That’s all for Kanopy Streaming. So please, enjoy some movies this weekend! See you next week for another featured Database of the Week.
You may or may not have shed a tear after finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As for me, I was ugly crying. Inevitably, any Potterhead worth their salt finds themselves wondering, “What now? I have read all the books six times. I have watched all the movies at least that many times. I couldn’t afford to go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. What’s a Potterhead to do?”
As someone who has searched high and low for a Harry Potter read-alike, I can say with reasonable confidence that there is nothing truly like it. However, you might want to try some of the titles below. You might just find a new favorite in their midst. You can find them on display in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library.
Booth Library is seeking on-campus and East Central Illinois veterans with tattoos to be featured in its spring 2018 exhibit titled “Designs of Duty.”
“Designs of Duty” will focus on veterans and their service-related tattoos. Veterans will be interviewed, as well as have their tattoos photographed. The exhibit will be on display at Booth Library in the spring of 2018 and will be offered for display at other libraries in the region.
We are looking for veterans with tattoos related to their service who are willing to meet for an in-person interview and be photographed for the exhibit. We will ask that they submit a service photo of themselves, and they must agree to allow these photos, videos and information to be included in the exhibit and for publicity purposes.
Booth Library staff would appreciate the opportunity to interview veterans who are willing to share their stories and the inspiration behind their tattoos.
To participate in “Designs of Duty,” please contact Beth Heldebrandt, public relations director, at email@example.com or 217-581-6064.
#Republic: divided democracy in the age of social media
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Building a Professional Teaching Identity on Social Media: A constellation of selves
SpringerLink Electronic Book
Social Works: How #HigherEd uses #SocialMedia to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results
LB2342.82 .S63 2013x
Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices
LB1044.87 .J667 2012
Postsecondary Play: The Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education
LB2395.7 .P68 2014
Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More
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Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools
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Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges
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The Social Organization: managing human capital through social media
a SpringerLink Electronic Book
Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement
Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program
The Social Media Handbook: Policies and Best Practices to Effectively Manage Your Organization’s Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential Risks
HM742 .F58 2012
The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks
HF5415.1265 .B45 2014
Learn Marketing with Social Media in 7 Days: Master Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for Business
Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits
HD62.6 .M3676 2012
Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
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