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Mometrix eLibrary offers test prep materials and study guides

Posted on October 19th, 2018

Booth Library has begun a pilot project to expand the library’s access to online test preparation materials and study guides.  Over the next year, patrons will have access to the full collection of over 1800 ebooks from the Mometrix eLibrary.  Materials are available in PDF format and include tips and practice questions to help you prepare for the following:

– Grad school and professional school admissions and placement, such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT

– Illinois teacher licensure (ILTS) exams

– Nursing knowledge assessments (HESI, NCLEX)

– Other career-related certifications and exams

– And lots more!

For questions, or to provide feedback on the collection, please contact your subject librarian or call the reference desk at 217-581-6072.

Halloween Books @BoothLibrary

Posted on October 15th, 2018

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Horror Literature through History. (2017). M. Cardin (Ed.), An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears, Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.

Spooky selections by Booth Library staff guaranteed to make your skin crawl. Enjoy with caution, you may not ever sleep with the light out again!

All of these titles are available for check-out in the main corridor of Booth Library. Take a look at a selection from our huge collection of horror literature and learn more about the genre.




  • August House Book Of Scary Stories: Spooky Tales for Telling out Loud
  • 808.83 Au451
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  • Book Of Hallowe’en
  • Kelley, Ruth Edna.
  • GT4965 .K4
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  • Call Of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
  • Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
  • PS3523.O833 A6 1999
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  • Country Living Handmade Halloween: Ideas for a Happy, Haunted Celebration
  • Lovén, Zazel.
  • TT900.H32 C68 1999
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  • Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories: With the Lair Of the White Worm
  • Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912.
  • PR6037.T617 A6 2006x
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  • Ghosts Of the Heartland: Haunting, Spine-chilling Stories from the American Midwest
  • PS648.G48 G47 1990
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  • H.p. Lovecraft.
  • Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
  • PN6727 .L68 2002x
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  • Hallowe’en; Its Origin, Spirit, Celebration, and Significance As Related in Prose and Verse, Together with Hallowe’en Stories, Plays, Pantomimes; and
  • Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964,
  • GT4965 .S4
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  • Halloween How-to: Costumes, Parties, Decorations, and Destinations
  • Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt.
  • GT4965 .B29 2001
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  • Heart-shaped Box
  • Hill, Joe.
  • PS3608.I4342 H43 2007bx
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  • Jack the Ripper: A Journal Of the Whitechapel Murders 1888-1889
  • Geary, Rick.
  • PN6727.G4 J33 1995
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  • Little Book Of Hallowe’en
  • Sechrist, Elizabeth Hough, 1903-1991.
  • GT4965 .S45
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  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
  • PR5397 .F7 2003
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  • More Annotated H.p. Lovecraft
  • Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
  • PS3523.O833 A6 1999b
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  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • Ferris, Emil,
  • PN6727.F4646 M9 2016x
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  • New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft
  • Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937,
  • PS3523.O833 A6 2014
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  • Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds Of the King Of Horror
  • Wiater, Stan.
  • PS3561.I483 Z915 2001x
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  • Supernatural in Fiction
  • Kelley, Leo P.,
  • PR1309.G5 K4x
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  • Trick or Treat: A History Of Halloween
  • Morton, Lisa, 1958-
  • GT4965 .M675 2012x
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  • Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford Anthology
  • PR1309.G5 V54 1991
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  • Works Of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
  • PS2600 .G01 2001
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Spooky Halloween Movies

Posted on October 11th, 2018

It’s terrifying what a good time you can have with our monster collection of Halloween-y movies @boothlibrary ! We’ve got the Universal and Hammer monsters, recent hits like The Babadook, and Get Out, and classics like Friday the 13th and Alien. Oh, and let’s not forget about the zombies

  • Bud Abbott, Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • PN1997 .B862x .DVD
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  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection
  • PN1997 .C7335x .DVD
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  • Dracula: The Legacy Collection
  • PN1997 .D78913x .DVD
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  • Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection
  • PN1997 .F692x .DVD
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  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • PN1997.5 .C53x .DVD
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  • Monster Of Phantom Lake: The Musical!
  • PN1997 .M65469x .DVD
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  • Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror
  • PN1992.77.S567 T74 2003x .DVD
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Film screenings, discussion planned

Posted on October 3rd, 2018

International Open Access Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebration Booth Library will host events and feature OA collections.

Open Access Week, Oct. 22-28, 2018, is celebrated globally and provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about open access to information and its potential benefits, and to share what they know with others. Open access is the free and immediate online access to the results of scholarly research.

OA resources take many forms: electronic books, media, journals and open educational resources, such as the Open Textbooks Alliance e-books available from Booth. Eastern Illinois University’s institutional repository, The Keep, coordinated by Booth Library, is open access and shares the scholarly output of EIU faculty with the world.

As part of Open Access Week activities, Booth Library will feature two film screenings, “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Both films will be shown in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. There is no charge, and the public is invited.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the public is invited to a brown bag lunch discussion of open educational resources with Lynne Curry (History), Lauri DeRuiter-Willems (Health Promotion) and Stacey Knight-Davis (Booth Library). They will discuss their experiences in teaching with resources that have zero costs for their students. The discussion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Edgar Room of the library.

Throughout the week Booth Library exhibits will feature open access resources and provide information for students, scholars and the community to learn about the open access movement.

Open Access Week activities are co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate Faculty Forum Committee, Center for the Humanities, and the Faculty Development and Innovation Center.


For more information on Open Access Week, contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference at Booth Library, at 581-7542 or

Try-It! Illinois returns

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

Try-It! Illinois 2018, the annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now available.

Try-It! Illinois offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. The trial period lasts from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2018.

Vendors include ABC-CLIO, Adam Matthew Digital, Bloomsbury, EBSCO, Oxford University Press, ProQuest , Sage, Salem, Taylor & Francis, and more. To access Try-It! Illinois, please visit the login page at the Booth Library website and enter your EIU netID and password.

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