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The College Blue Book

The College Blue Book: This book is the source for college information. It is one-stop shopping that is often easier to use than the Web. I really like the search by program option of volume three. It lists schools by state under program type. It’s in the library’s reference section. This book works nicely with the library’s online database College Catalogs Online, which provides online catalogs for 14,000 colleges and universities.

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Contemporary American women poets : an A-to-Z guide

Contemporary American women poets : an A-to-Z guide: From Greenwood Publishing Group “(A)lphabetically arranged entries on nearly 70 American women poets who published significant works after 1945. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and presents a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the poet’s critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. Included poets come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, geographical regions, and social classes. Some, such as Maya Angelou and Adrienne Rich, have received significant critical attention, while others are only beginning to attract interest and acclaim.”

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Arab News

Arab News: “First English daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia.” The site features analysis and news “from Europe, America, India, Pakistan, Philippines and other Middle Eastern countries in English. Local news, business news, sports and features are provided.” Includes archives back to January 2001.

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BBC: Country Profile of Lebanon

CountryProfile of Lebanon: A nice compilation of facts, figures, and cultural information about the North African country of Lebanon. This is great reading material in preparation for the visit of Fulbright Scholar Professor El Amine, who will be discussing the youth and socio-political challenges in the Arab world from 2-3pm in Moraine Rooms (College Center, Moraine Valley) on March 29th, 2004.

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New In the Library: Encyclopedia of War Movies

Encyclopedia of War Movies: the authoritative guide to movies about wars of the twentieth century by Robert Davenport: “Organized alphabetically, the book covers blockbusters like 1986’s Platoon and 1957’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, as well as lesser-known films, such as 1942’s The Devil with Hitler. Understandably, some films get more coverage than others (e.g., Davenport writes only two lines on the plot of 1963’s Face In the Rain, but spends a few pages on 1970’s Patton). Although other books exist on the topic, Davenport’s is the most up-to-date and should please war movie aficionados” (from Publisher’s Weekly).

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