BTC December Holiday Books

December Holiday Books for the Classroom

It’s that time of year. A season of lights, joy, family, and lots of jittery school children. To help you find quality stories for the children in your life, my elves have helped me pull together an array of December Holiday Books. Come in to find books about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Holiday Display - Christmas

Christmas Book Display

Christmas Books:

  • Bethlehem Star: Children’s Newspaper Reports Of the Life Of Jesus
  • Van Vechten, Schuyler,
  • 232.9 V375
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  • Birds’ Christmas Tree
  • Brock, Emma L. (Emma Lillian), 1886-1974.
  • 800 B782b
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  • Christmas Around the World
  • Lankford, Mary D.
  • 394.2 L276chr
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  • Christmas Eve
  • Hurd, Edith Thacher, 1910-1997.
  • 232.9 H932
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  • Christmas Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11chri
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  • Christmas in Noisy Village
  • Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.
  • 394 L643
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  • Christmas in the Big Woods: Adapted from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • 800 C464
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  • Christmas Like Helen’s
  • Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie.
  • 800 K625chr
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  • Christmas Story from the King James Version
  • Brent, Isabelle.
  • 745.6 B839
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  • Christmas Trees
  • Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.
  • 394.2 P2724
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  • Coal Country Christmas
  • Brown, Elizabeth Ferguson.
  • 800 B812coa
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  • Crafts for Christmas
  • Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
  • 745.594 R7337cc
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  • Dragon Christmas: Things to Make and Do
  • Leedy, Loreen.
  • 745.5941 L5175dr
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  • Father Christmas Goes on Holiday
  • Briggs, Raymond.
  • 800 B767fa
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  • First Christmas;
  • Trent, Robbie, 1894-1988.
  • 232.9 T723
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  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Seuss, Dr.
  • 800 G277how
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  • Jack Kent’s Twelve Days Of Christmas.
  • 784.4 T917
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  • Jingle, the Christmas Clown
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 800 D44ji
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  • Let’s Celebrate Christmas
  • Roop, Peter.
  • 394.266 R675Le
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  • Mary: The Mother Of Jesus
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 232.91 D44ma
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  • Miracle Of Christmas,
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • 394.268 H157
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  • Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation
  • Alsenas, Linas.
  • 800 AL78mrs
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  • Mrs. Wishy-washy’s Christmas
  • Cowley, Joy.
  • 800 C83922mc
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  • On Christmas Eve
  • Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.
  • 800 B8143on
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  • One-minute Christmas Stories
  • Lewis, Shari.
  • 394.2 L5887on
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  • Pigs on the Move: Fun with Math and Travel
  • Axelrod, Amy.
  • 800 Ax22pi
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  • Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days Of Christmas
  • Mora, Pat.
  • 782.42 M79pi
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  • Pop-up Book for Christmas
  • Bowden, Joan Chase,
  • 394.268 B6727p
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  • Road to Santiago
  • Figueredo, D. H., 1951-
  • 800 F469roa
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  • Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert
  • Frazee, Marla.
  • 800 F869san
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  • Spirit Child: A Story Of the Nativity
  • Bernardino, de Sahagún, 1499-1590.
  • 232.9 S191
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  • Story Of the Three Wise Kings
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 232.92 D4404st
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  • Twelve Days Of Christmas: A Christmas Carol
  • 784.4 T97ea
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  • Twelve Days Of Christmas; a Picture Book,
  • 784.406 T917
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  • Under the Christmas Tree
  • Grimes, Nikki.
  • 811.54 G8828un
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  • Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club Presents Baby Kermit’s Christmas
  • Gikow, Louise.
  • 800 G369w
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  • Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
  • Brett, Jan, 1949-
  • 800 B755wh
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Holiday Display - Hanukkah

Hanukkah Book Display

Hanukkah Books:


  • All the Lights in the Night
  • Levine, Arthur A., 1962-
  • 800 L5785a
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  • Crafts for Hanukkah
  • Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
  • 745.594 R7337ch
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  • Great Miracle Happened There: A Chanukah Story
  • Kuskin, Karla.
  • 296.4 K968g
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  • Hanukkah at Valley Forge
  • Krensky, Stephen.
  • 800 K882ha
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  • Hanukkah Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11hanu
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  • Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah!: A Treasury Of Stories, Songs, and Games to Share
  • 296.4 H199
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  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
  • Kimmel, Eric A.,
  • 800 K5713h
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  • Jar Of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm
  • Kimmel, Eric A.
  • 800 K5713ja
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  • Magic Dreidels: A Hanukkah Story
  • Kimmel, Eric A.
  • 800 K5713ma
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  • My First Hanukkah Book
  • Fisher, Aileen, 1906-2002.
  • 811 F531m
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  • One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story
  • Adler, David A.
  • 813 Ad593o
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  • Oskar and the Eight Blessings
  • Simon, Richard, 1959-
  • 800 Si551os
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  • Stone Lamp: Eight Stories Of Hanukkah Through History
  • Hesse, Karen.
  • 811.54 H463sto
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  • Tie Man’s Miracle: A Chanukah Tale
  • Schnur, Steven.
  • 800 Sch589t
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  • While the Candles Burn: Eight Stories for Hanukkah
  • Goldin, Barbara Diamond.
  • 813 G569shi
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Holiday Books - Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Display

Kwanzaa Books:

  • Celebrate Kwanzaa
  • Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-
  • 394.2612 AL797ce
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  • Celebrating Kwanzaa
  • Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
  • 394.2 H856c
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  • Children’s Book Of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday
  • Johnson, Dolores, 1949-
  • 394.2 J631c
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  • Crafts for Kwanzaa
  • Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
  • 745.594 R7337c
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  • Gifts Of Kwanzaa
  • Saint James, Synthia.
  • 394.2 Sa235gi
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  • K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book
  • Ford, Juwanda G.
  • 394.261 F753k
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  • Kwanzaa: African American Celebration Of Culture
  • Doering, Amanda F., 1980-
  • 394.2612 T6491k
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  • Kwanzaa: Activities, Crafts, Recipes, and More
  • Marsh, Carole.
  • 394.2612 M3522k
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  • Kwanzaa: Count and Celebrate!
  • McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
  • 394.2612 M217kw
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  • Kwanzaa Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11kwan
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  • Let’s Get Ready for Kwanzaa
  • Winne, Joanne.
  • 394.261 W73Let
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  • Listen for the Fig Tree
  • Mathis, Sharon Bell.
  • 813 M4266L
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  • Paper Crafts for Kwanzaa
  • McGee, Randel.
  • 745.594 M1727p
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  • Santa’s Kwanzaa
  • Thomas, Garen Eileen.
  • 800 T3631sa
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  • Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
  • 394.2 P656s
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  • Seven Spools Of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story
  • Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-
  • 800 M467sev
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  • Sound Of Kwanzaa
  • Tokunbo, Dimitrea.
  • 394.2612 T5735so
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  • Story Of Kwanzaa
  • Washington, Donna L., 1967-
  • 394.2 W276s
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  • Very Special Kwanzaa
  • Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton.
  • 813 C4517ve
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Alzheimer’s Awareness

Image courtesy of National Institutes of Health [Public domain] via

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease by visiting the Alzheimer’s Awareness display, on exhibit throughout November, in the main corridor of Booth Library. The display has been curated by students in the EIU chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

On November 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Britto Nathan will speak about Alzheimer’s Awareness in Booth Library Witters Conference Room 4440. The program is free and open to the public.

In the presentation, Dr. Nathan will discuss the biochemical and molecular pathways that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. A better understanding of these pathways may one day help researchers develop novel therapeutics to combat Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Nathan is professor and assistant chair of Biological Sciences at EIU. Nathan’s presentation is sponsored by the EIU chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

More than 5 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Within the next few decades, this illness is predicted to be on the rise. The only drugs that exist specifically for Alzheimer’s disease are purely symptomatic and are not able to slow the progression of the disease.

In addition to the books below, which are on display and available for checkout, view these reference articles in our Gale Virtual Reference Library that give a quick overview of Alzheimer’s disease.

Watch these videos about Alzheimer’s disease via our Kanopy Streaming Video library.


  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Activity-focused Care
  • Hellen, Carly R.
  • RC523 .H45 1998
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A Guide for Families
  • Powell, Lenore S.
  • RC523 .P68 1993
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers
  • RC523 .A386 1994
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease, Media Representations, and the Politics Of Euthanasia: Constructing Risk and Selling Death in an Ageing Society
  • Johnstone, Megan-Jane.
  • RC523 .J643 2013
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  • Different Minds: Living with Alzheimer Disease
  • Drew, Lorna Ellen, 1937-
  • RC523.2 .D74 2005x
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  • Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer’s Story
  • Pierce, Charles, 1953-
  • RC523.2 .P54 2000
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  • Inside Alzheimer’s: How to Hear and Honor Connections with a Person Who Has Dementia
  • Pearce, Nancy D.
  • RC523 .P413 2007x
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  • Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye Of Alzheimer’s
  • Petersen, Barry (Barry Rex), 1949-
  • RC523.2 .P48 2010
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  • Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze Of Alzheimer’s
  • Friel McGowin, Diana.
  • RC523.2 .F75 1994x
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  • Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • RC523.2 .M385 2002
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  • Voices Of Alzheimer’s: The Healing Companion ; Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength
  • RC523.2 .V65 2007
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Thesis research help offered

Booth Faculty Librarians will offer thesis research instruction during three seminars in November.

Thesis Research 101, taught by faculty librarians Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, consist of a series of three 50 minute seminars covering different aspects of researching and preparing your thesis.

Seminar 1: Researching the literature, presented by Steve Brantley will cover the following topics:

  • What are your options for online research destinations?
  • How do you know when you have done enough research?
  • How can you identify the key journals and most relevant databases in your field?
  • What is controlled vocabulary and how can its effective use benefit my research?
  • What is Open Access and Open Research?

Seminar 1 will take place Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-7:50 pm,  and will be repeated on Thursday, November 2, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor).

Register here:

Seminar 2: Organizing your references using citation management software presented by Kirstin Duffin will help you:

  • Save your sources to one convenient location and access via the cloud
  • Create formatted citations and your reference section in seconds (really!)
  • Understand the software options and features in Mendeley and Zotero
  • Export citation information using library databases

Seminar 2 will take place the following week on Wednesday, November 8, 7:00-7:50 pm and will be repeated Thursday, November 9, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor). (

Seminar 3: Presenting your thesis (to the world) presented by Ellen Corrigan will answer the questions:

  • What happens to your thesis after you submit it?
  • How can I avoid common pitfalls when preparing my thesis?
  • How can I optimize discovery of my thesis with metadata?

Seminar three will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-7:50 pm in rm 4450 in Booth Library and then be repeated Thursday, November 16, 10:00-10:50 am in Booth Library rm. 4440.

Registration is required:

Database of the Week: CLCD Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

Welcome back for another Database of the Week! This week I, your humble library writing intern, would like to present the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (or CLCD for short.)

You can find CLCD by navigating to ‘C’ on the database A-Z page. Or,select the ‘Research by Subject’ tab above the search bar and then click on ‘Literature/Drama.’ Scroll down to the heading “Interdisciplinary and Related” to find CLCD.

CLCD mostly applies to elementary and middle grade education majors, there are still some valuable assets to this easy-to-search site for all (especially for those avid YA readers, like myself!)

screenshot of database search pageThe advanced search features allow for many different ways to look for titles, authors, subject areas, or even age ranges. So, if you were to do a presentation for your children’s lit class about historical fiction, you could select an age range (anywhere from ages 1-18), a series, the scholastic reading level or even the amount of Accelerated Reading points the title is worth.

For that same presentation on historical fiction, you can search specifically for the country of publication. CLCD allows you to focus on international titles like those from the U.K. or Canada.

But what if you are really passionate about historical fiction (as I am, obviously), and you would like to focus on only acclaimed books, like award winners? There’s even a selection for that!

screenshot of power search interfaceIf you’re interested in a boarder search (or the number of options is too overwhelming when you’re buried in midterms!), ditch all the Advanced Search options, and stick to the efficient ‘Power Search’ option in CLCD (psst! ‘Power Search’ tab is on the top right, next to ‘Advanced Search.’)


With this option you can search more generally for all the options that the Advanced Search offers, just in a simpler format that is more accessible for people with sensory disorders (or people who prefer a simpler interface).

Some of the features of this database can be used for lesson planning on a certain subject… or for that special YA reader in your life who only wants to read particular subjects. The CLCD has a ‘Read and Shine’ blog, which covers reading lists based on age range, such as picture books, middle grade books, and even author interviews about their publications.

The CLCD also offers thematic reading lists, focusing on a topic and including a wide range of titles. Here’s a few to kick off your own research:

Cover for 'The Top Ten Most Challenged Books'

‘The Top Ten Most Challenged Books’ includes titles such as Eleanor and Park, I Am Jazz, and Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread.

Cover for 'Mental Illness in YA'

‘Mental Illness in YA – A Reading List’ includes titles such as It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Finding Audrey, and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B.

Cover for 'Books to Read Aloud'

‘Books to Read Aloud for All Ages’ includes titles such as Holes, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, and Borrowers.

That’s all for this week. Check out the Ref News blog for more neat finds in our massive collection. And of course, come back next week for another Database of the Week! And happy reading!

Books by EIU faculty

Listed below are several new book authored and/or edited by professors at EIU. They range from philosophical analyses of Spinoza, to film studies, to subarctic archaeology, to memoir, to political science, to original poetry.

All are available to be checked out!


  • American Antiquities: Revisiting the Origins Of American Archaeology
  • Barnhart, Terry A., 1952-
  • CC101.U6 B37 2015
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  • American Farms, American Food: A Geography Of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States
  • Hudson, John C.,
  • S441 .H83 2016
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  • Countries We Live In: Poems
  • Radavich, David, 1949-
  • PS3568.A268 C68 2014x
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  • Expedition: Essays Of Life Experiences.
  • Craig, Cameron Douglas,
  • PS3603 .R3432 2017x
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  • History in the Making: The Archaeology Of the Eastern Subarctic
  • Holly, Donald H., Jr.
  • E99.W84 H65 2013
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  • Human Machine Interface: Concepts and Projects
  • Guccione, Samuel,
  • TS156.8 .G83 2016x
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  • Integrative Approach to Successional Dynamics: Tempo and Mode Of Vegetation Change
  • Meiners, Scott J., 1970-
  • QK910 .M45 2015
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  • Memory Pool: Reflections Of Past~forward
  • PS558.I4x M46 2014
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  • Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot
  • Gisondi, Joe.
  • QL89.2.S2 G57 2016
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  • Monstrous Nature: Environment and Horror on the Big Screen
  • Murray, Robin L.,
  • PN1995.9.H6 M875 2016
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  • Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police
  • Closson, David J.,
  • BF637.I5 C57 2015x
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  • Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency
  • Hendrickson, Ryan C., 1969-
  • E908.3 .H46 2015
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  • One Million Pedal Strokes: A Successful Approach to Raam
  • Wolcott, Ellen,
  • GV1049.2.R33 W65 2015x
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  • Pregnancy in Literature and Film
  • Boswell, Parley Ann,
  • PS374.P645 B67 2014
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  • Professor at the End Of Time: The Work and Future Of the Professoriate
  • Best, John B.,
  • LB1778.2 .B474 2017
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  • Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Spinoza on Politics
  • Frank, Daniel, 1955-
  • B3998 .F695 2016
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  • State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and Their Modern Implications
  • Smith, Michael A., 1970-
  • KF4886 .S65 2015x
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  • Tie That Bound Us: The Women Of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy Of Radical Abolitionism
  • Laughlin-Schultz, Bonnie, 1975-
  • E451 .L38 2013
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Database of the Week: Salem Literature Online

Salem Literature Online Logo Hello again with another ‘Database of the Week’ from your friendly neighborhood research librarians at Booth Library!

Up this week is Salem Literature Online, the third database down when you looks under the ‘S’ link on the database A-Z page!

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.

Writing a paper about 18th Century immigration? Try sub links Alien and Sedition Acts and Federal riot of 1799.

For a presentation about medical advancements in the 21st Century? Try Artificial Organs, under ‘Applied Science and Mathematics’ or DNA fingerprinting under ‘Genetics and Inherited Conditions.’

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!

Applied Science Engineering and Mathematics Cover

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.

Critical Insights: The Harry Potter Series Cover



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!)

AzkaBanned Books – Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom

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.

  • Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
  • 813 T911h
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  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-
  • 813 C453al
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  • Among the Hidden
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson,
  • 813 H117aml
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  • And Tango Makes Three
  • Richardson, Justin, 1963-
  • 800 R394tan
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  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
  • Blume, Judy.
  • 813 B6255a
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  • Attack Of the Mutant Underwear
  • Birdseye, Tom.
  • 813 B532at
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  • Boy Who Lost His Face
  • Sachar, Louis, 1954-
  • 813 Sa14boy
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  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Paterson, Katherine.
  • 813 P273bri
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  • Call It Courage
  • Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976,
  • 813 Sp3c
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  • Censorship in Schools
  • Sherrow, Victoria.
  • 025.213 Sh57ce
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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Dahl, Roald.
  • 823 D1375c
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  • Crow Boy
  • Yashima, Tarō, 1908-1994.
  • 823.9 Y264cro
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  • Daddy’s Roommate
  • Willhoite, Michael, 1946-
  • 800 W669d 2000
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  • Drowning Of Stephan Jones
  • Greene, Bette, 1934-
  • 813 G832dro
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  • Eleanor & Park: [a Novel]
  • Rowell, Rainbow.
  • 813 R795el 2013
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  • Fat Kid Rules the World
  • Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)
  • 813 G561fat
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  • Girls and Sex
  • Pomeroy, Wardell Baxter.
  • 613.9 P7716g
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  • Halloween a B C
  • Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992.
  • 811 M551ha
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  • Heather Has Two Mommies
  • Newman, Lesléa.
  • 800 N465hea
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  • It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
  • Harris, Robie H.
  • 613.9 H243i
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  • Mommy Laid an Egg!: Or Where Do Babies Come From?
  • Cole, Babette.
  • 649 C674m
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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead
  • Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
  • 813 C69m
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  • My Darling, My Hamburger: A Novel
  • Zindel, Paul.
  • 813 Z66m
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  • Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
  • Prelutsky, Jack.
  • 811 P915ni
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  • Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
  • 813 B6255pl
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  • Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Taylor, Mildred D.,
  • 813 T2162r 2001
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  • Story Of Little Black Sambo
  • Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946.
  • 813 B22slbs
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  • Strega Nona: An Old Tale
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 800 D44s
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  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • Steig, William, 1907-2003.
  • 800 St33syl
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  • Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers
  • Scales, Pat.
  • Z1019 .S33 2001
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  • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t: A Novel
  • Blume, Judy.
  • 813 B6255th
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  • There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
  • Sachar, Louis, 1954-
  • 813 Sa14the
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  • Vegan Virgin Valentine
  • Mackler, Carolyn.
  • 813 M218veg
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  • What My Mother Doesn’t Know
  • Sones, Sonya.
  • 813 So57wha
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  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: The New Growing-up Guide for Parents and Sons
  • Madaras, Lynda.
  • 613.953 M261wha
  • summary | details
  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-up Guide for Parents and Daughters
  • Madaras, Lynda.
  • 613.955 M261wha
  • summary | details
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings Of Shel Silverstein.
  • Silverstein, Shel,
  • 811.54 Si394w 2004
  • summary | details
  • Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Sendak, Maurice.
  • 800 Se55w
  • summary | details
  • You Know You Love Me: A Gossip Girl Novel
  • Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  • 813 V897yo
  • summary | details

Database of the Week: Kanopy Streaming Media

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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:

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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.

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Stolen Education: The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools (2013): another doc, but this one details the struggle of Hispanic-American children in the 1950s 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:

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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.

I finished the Harry Potter Series. Now what?

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.

  • Alchemyst: The Secrets Of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
  • Scott, Michael, 1959-
  • 813 Sco85a
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  • Amulet Of Samarkand
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89amu
  • summary | details
  • Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
  • Colfer, Eoin.
  • 741.5 Ar759
  • summary | details
  • Beyond the Deepwoods
  • Stewart, Paul, 1955-
  • 813 St49bey
  • summary | details
  • Brisingr, Or, the Seven Promises Of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular
  • Paolini, Christopher,
  • 813 P196br
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  • Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
  • Nimmo, Jenny.
  • 823 N617cha
  • summary | details
  • Curious World Of Calpurnia Tate
  • Kelly, Jacqueline,
  • 813.54 K297cu
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  • Dealing with Dragons
  • Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-
  • 813 W925dea
  • summary | details
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
  • Grabenstein, Chris.
  • 813 G7505es
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  • Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate
  • Kelly, Jacqueline.
  • 813.54 K297ev
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  • Extraordinary Education Of Nicholas Benedict
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee,
  • 813.6 St499ex
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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Scamander, Newt.
  • 823 R797fan
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  • Golden Compass
  • Pullman, Philip, 1946-
  • 823 P967g 1995
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  • Golden Compass
  • Pullman, Philip, 1946-
  • 823 P967g 1995
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  • Gregor the Overlander
  • Collins, Suzanne.
  • 813 C696gre
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  • Heroes Of the Valley
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89he
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  • Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again,
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973,
  • 823 T57h 1951
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  • Invention Of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
  • Selznick, Brian,
  • 813 Se495in
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  • Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel
  • Venditti, Robert,
  • 741.5973 R479Lig
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  • Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
  • 823 L585Li 2005
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  • Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee.
  • 813.6 St499m
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  • Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee.
  • 813.6 St499mp
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  • Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee.
  • 813.6 St499mpr
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  • Peter and the Starcatchers
  • Barry, Dave.
  • 813 B2795pst
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  • Peter and the Secret Of Rundoon
  • Barry, Dave.
  • 813 B2795pse
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  • Ptolemy’s Gate
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89pto
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  • Quidditch Through the Ages
  • Whisp, Kennilworthy.
  • 823 R797qui
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  • Ruins Of Gorlan
  • Flanagan, John (John Anthony),
  • 823 F614ru
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  • Screaming Staircase
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89sc
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  • Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World Of Harry Potter
  • Kronzek, Allan Zola.
  • 823.914 K926so
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  • Tales Of Beedle the Bard
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • 823 R797ta
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  • Tales Of Beedle the Bard
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • 823 R797ta
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  • Tuesdays at the Castle
  • George, Jessica Day, 1976-
  • 813 G2935tu
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  • Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
  • Larson, Hope,
  • 741.5973 L3295wr
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The Ubiquity of Social Media in Education, Business and Politics


Social media is everywhere we turn.  Education, business, and politics have been transformed by social media.  Read on for a sampling of Booth Library books that explore social media issues that we encounter in our daily lives.


Social Media in Education

image of a book cover#Republic: divided democracy in the age of social media
HM851 .S869 2017

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 PracticesBook Cover Image
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
LB1044.87 .S46 2013

Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools
LB1028.3 .D585 2012

Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges
HM742 .S628193 2013


Social Media in Business

The Social Organization: managing human capital through social media
a SpringerLink Electronic Book

Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement
CARLI eBooks

Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program
Electronic Book

Book Cover ImageThe 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
CARLI eBooks

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits
HD62.6 .M3676 2012


Social Media in Politics


Revolution in the Age of Social Media: the Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Book Cover Image

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
Kerric Harvey (ed)
Sage Electronic Reference Book 

Social Media in Politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media
Bogdan Patrut, Monica Patrut, editors
Springer Electronic Book

Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter
Ralph D. Berenger (ed)
HM742 .S628196 2013x

Rhetoric Online: The Politics of New Media
Barbara Warnick and David Heineman
P301.5.P67 W37 2012

The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence
Sean Richey
JA85 .R54 2014