Oesterle Library News

Archive for May 2008

A Very Manly Book

Friday, May 30th, 2008

New to Oesterle Library: The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, a reference book offering comprehensive coverage of contemporary scholarship on how manhood is perceived, experienced, and understood in cultures around the world.

The Encyclopedia includes 353 entries arranged alphabetically, on topics ranging from “Bachelors and Bachelorhood” to “Violence, Sport.” Most articles are very brief and highly informative, and each entry includes a list of books and articles for further reading.

You can check out International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities in the library’s Reference Room at the call number R 305.3103 In8f.

Know your rights

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Want to get the lowdown on drug testing in schools, electronic surveillance at work, or freedom of speech? You can look up the facts about these controversial issues and many others in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights & Liberties, a three-volume set recently added to Oesterle Library’s reference collection.

The numerous expert-written articles in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties offer brief and informative introductions to civil liberties topics, as well as bibliographies of sources that you can turn to for further information. In addition, the third volume of the encyclopedia also features the full text of primary source documents on American civil rights and liberties, ranging from “A Plea for Religious Liberty” (1664) to the text of one of President Roosevelt’s famous “fireside chats” from 1937.

You can find Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties in the library’s reference collection at the call number R. 342.73085 En1s.

New Database: Ward’s

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

A new business database is now available via Oesterle Library: Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Public and Private Companies.

You can turn to Ward’s to look up current sales, market share, and company information for U.S. companies. And by using the database’s Advanced Search features, you can order companies by industry, geography, or sales/market share data.

Ward’s is accessible from the library homepage, the library’s Articles pages, and from the Research by Subject page for Business.

New Database: Asia Studies Full Text Online

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

The latest addition to Oesterle Library’s collection of databases is Asia Studies Online, a full-text database featuring expert reports on 55 Asian countries. Subject areas covered include business, government, economics, social issues, the environment, and more.

Most of the database’s content is drawn from research reports published by think tanks and scholarly institutions focused on the study of Asia (such as the Berkeley APEC Study Center), as well as by prominent governmental and nongovernmental organizations working in Asia (such as the Asian Development Bank). The database also includes articles from academic journals (such as the Journal of Global Buddhism). All Asian countries are covered, plus Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim, and Pacific island nations.

You can access Asia Studies Full Text Online from the library’s homepage, Articles pages, or from the Research by Subject page for East Asian Studies.