Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Highlighting items in the library

Encyclopedia of Religion in America

Reference BL 2520 E52 2010 v. 1-4

The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Religion in America is a comprehensive resource on the historical development and current state of religion in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It explores the origins, development and influence of various religions, sects, cults and movements with the broader cultural, economic, political and social world. Some topics covered include religion and the mass media, the environment and LGBT issues. Each volume includes both an alphabetical and thematic table of contents. The latter is helpful as it groups articles of related subject matter together for easier exploration of a topic.

Chase’s Calendar of Events with searchable CD-ROM

Reference GT 4803 C48 2010

Chase’s Calendars of Events is the definitive source for special occurrences, holidays, anniversaries, birthdates, religious observances, sporting events, and more from around the world. Updated and published yearly since 1957, Chase’s has over 12,000 entries from 194 countries. 2010’s new entries included the birthdays of Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga; and events and dates of the 2010 Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup. The book is laid out numerically by days and includes an alphabetical index. It also includes other features such as a Chinese calendar, list of wedding anniversary gifts, world time zones, Leap Seconds, list of names for the year’s hurricane season and a list of major awards presented that year.