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Banned Books Week & Other Library Updates

Banned Books Week & Other Library Updates

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Banned Books Week: 


Read more about the most challenged books of 2016 here. 

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Journal Update From Serials Librarian Katherine Casey

Interested in archaeology? We have several great journals devoted to the subject, available online and in hard copy.

Archaeological journals have lots of interesting illustrations which don’t always render well electronically. This is why we retain back issues for those journals, which can be found in the bound journals section of the library.

We retain Biblical Archaeology Review from the beginning of publication in 1975, and also Archaeology from the beginning of publication in 1948. This month’s Archaeology has a great article about genetics and how humans adapt to extreme environments, titled “The Heights We Go To.”

A couple of other archaeology titles we subscribe to are Israel Exploration Journal, and Tel Aviv. We have Tel Aviv from the beginning of publication in 1974 through 2002, and it is also available online in full-text from 1974 to current.

Israel Exploration Journal is available in hard copy in the library since the beginning of publication in 1950 to current.

Some other archaeological titles available online are listed below, and there are many more besides these.

Archaeology Ireland

Near Eastern Archaeology

Canadian Journal of Archaeology

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology

Ebook of the Week

"This is the first English translation of the earliest-known book-length biography of an African woman, and one of the few lives of an African woman written by Africans before the nineteenth century. As such, it provides an exceedingly rare and valuable picture of the experiences and thoughts of Africans, especially women, before the modern era. It is also an extraordinary account of a remarkable life—full of vivid dialogue, heartbreak, and triumph." Read now.


Social Activism in the United States 

"The United States is currently going through a time of increasing political and social activism, from the Black Lives Matter movement to health care activism. This has brought on a renewed interest in the history of social activism to both learn lessons from the successful movements of the past, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the forces that have shaped our current environment. Studying the history of activism and social movements is essential to understanding how once radical ideas like women’s suffrage and civil rights have been able to move increasingly into the mainstream.Via.

The ACRL recently put out a list of digital collections and primary source websites for studying social activism. Here is a Sqworl with "screenshots" that the Phillips Library put together to help you browse the interfaces all at once. Scroll and select via the sidebar to make the websites appear in the main screen.

The links to these websites are also now discoverable from the Phillips catalog