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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Titles in the Reference Collection

This blog post originally appeared 10/2/2007.

Here are some of the newer titles we've received in the Reference department:

The Book of the States, Volume 39. Lexington, KY: The Council of State Governments, 2007.
  • Provides information on politics, policy, and administration of the 50 states and U.S. Territories.
  • Sample entries: Methods of Nominating Candidates for State Offices; Election Dates for National, State, and Local Elections; State Excise Tax Rates.
Sherrow, Victoria. Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
  • Information on the history of hair, including what certain styles reveal about age, gender, religious beliefs, occupation, economics, etc.
  • Sample entries: Liturgical Comb, Mesopotamia, Styling Products, Farrah Fawcett.
Chase's Calendar of Events, 2007. McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • Provides day-by-day information on various holidays, celebrity birthdays, and historical anniversaries.
  • Sample entry for September 27: It's Ancestor Appreciation Day, the anniversary of the day a letter from "Jack the Ripper" was received by London's Central News Agency (1888; also later believed to be a hoax by a journalist), the anniversary of the Warren Commission Report (1964), along with the birthdays of Wilford Brimley, Shaun Cassidy, and Meat Loaf.

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