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Richard N. Schwab Papers

June 22nd, 2014 by Michael Winter

Richard N. Schwab taught in the history department at UC, Davis. The two linear feet of papers he donated to the Shields Library Department of Special Collections relate specifically to his lifelong work on the French Encyclopedia of Diderot and D’Alembert–or, as it is more formally known, Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, which appeared in fascicles and then eventually as bound volumes between 1751 and 1765. Special Collections also owns an original 17 volume edition of this work, along with the numerous supplementary volumes of engraved illustrations/plates accompanying the text, as well as  other supplementary material issued along with the original text and plates.

Schwab’s contributions to the study of the Encyclopedie and indeed the study of the Enlightenment more generally are much too numerous to mention here, though it should be noted that he produced the English translation of the Preliminary discourse to the Encyclopedia contributed by D’Alembert.  A number of years ago Professor Schwab also began a fruitful collaboration with the University of Chicago and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and participated in the eventual issue of a digital version of this landmark reference work.

Marx’s major Work in Slides

May 21st, 2014 by Michael Winter

For an innovative approach to the understanding of Marx’s Capital, UC Davis library users should take a look at PolyLuxMarx: A Capital Workbook in Slides,  a recent addition to the collection.  A subset of these slides and other material supporting an understanding of the work of Marx and Engels in the production of their masterwork, can also be viewed and downloaded, in English, German, and Spanish.

Intellectual Property Dispute Over the Marx and Engels Corpus

May 5th, 2014 by Michael Winter

According to a recent stories in Bloomberg News and the New York Times, one of the copyright holders of the standard English-language edition of the collected works of Marx and Engels (the U.K. based publisher Lawrence & Wishart) has issued a takedown order to the Marxists Internet Archive; and according to a notice on its site, the Archive has complied by removing any materials published Lawrence & Wishart.

Warren Commission Report on Kennedy assassination now available online

November 19th, 2013 by Marcia Meister

The Warren Commission Report has just been made available on the Government Printing Office FDsys digital system.

As Americans observe the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made the official, digital version of the Warren Commission Report available on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The commission was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination. The 900-page report is available on FDsys, a one-stop site to authentic, published information on the three branches of the Federal Government. The report contains numerous photos, maps and diagrams from the scene in Dallas, TX.  Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library, a Federal depository library, provided a copy of the report for digitization.

GPO produced the Warren Commission Report in 1964. The report is backed up by 26 volumes of hearings conducted by the Commission, which GPO also printed. Altogether, GPO’s work for the Commission resulted in nearly 235,000 copies of the report and nearly 5,600 sets of the hearings. All of these materials were made available to the public through distribution to Federal depository libraries nationwide and sales via GPO’s bookstores.

The post President Kennedy assassination audio tape recordings of conversations between various individuals in Washington, DC and Air Force One pilots and officials on board during the flight from Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base are also available on FDsys.

Link to Warren Commission Report (the report is a huge file so will take time to download): http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-WARRENCOMMISSIONREPORT/pdf/GPO-WARRENCOMMISSIONREPORT.pdf

Link to post assassination audio tape recordings: http://www.gpo.gov/featured/Kennedy.htm

Europa World Plus Online – New Resource!

October 11th, 2013 by Marcia Meister

The Library has recently added a subscription to a key reference database – Europa World Plus.  Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series.  First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world’s leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.

In addition to summary information about countries, for each country Europa includes basiClick here for a clickable world mapc country statistics and profile, and directories of government and politics, society and media and business and commerce.  Recent political events and recent election are featured on the home page.

Cuban Missile Crisis Documents

October 26th, 2012 by Marcia Meister

On October 26, 1962, 50 years ago today, the United States was in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis  following the discovery earlier in the month of Soviet nuclear missiles  in Cuba.    During the crisis the United States raised the readiness level of SAC forces to DEFCON 2.   For the only confirmed time in U.S. history, the B-52 bombers were dispersed to various locations and made ready to take off, fully equipped, on 15 minutes’ notice.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major cold war era confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union that threatened to become a nuclear conflict.

Research this event in the Digital National Security Archive collections.  The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) collects  and digitizes declassified U.S. government documents.  The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 collection includes documents from the State Department, the National Security Council, and U.S. embassies abroad, the President and his advisors.   The UC Davis Libraries have access to DNSA.

Digital National Security Archive

Cuban Missile Crisis (direct link to collection) – search collection by keyword, date, name, organization, participants)

Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited (direct link to collection) – Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited:  An International Collection of Documents, From the Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War

Below is an excerpt of a top secret internal paper from Oct 26, 1962 detailing options available to the United States.  Click on image to go directly to the archive.

Index to Reports Published in the Appendices to the Journals of the California Legislature 1905-1970.

September 21st, 2012 by Michael Winter

This recent open access eScholarship publication by UCD librarian Juri Stratford indexes a previously inaccessible collection of California Legislature reports, from 1905 to 1970.   This publicly accessible index can be found at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/42n75566.

Constitution Day – September 17

September 14th, 2012 by Marcia Meister

The Constitution is 225 years old on September 17, 2012.  Constitution Day celebrates the day in 1787 when delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution.  In recognition of Constitution Day we have an online exhibit and guide to  resources about the Constitution.  See the libguide, Constitution Day.

Read University of California President Yudof’s  Constitution Day message

Green from A to Z, introducing the SAGE Reference Series on Green Society

August 24th, 2012 by David Michalski

This series of reference guides on sustainability and environmental issues cuts across the disciplines, providing background articles and review literature  for those researching the latest thinking on all things “green”.  Our set is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences reference collection on the 2nd Floor of Shields Library.

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Titles in the series include:

Green business : an A-to-Z guide / general editor Nevin Cohen.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Business enterprises — Environmental aspects.
Management — Environmental aspects.
Green products.
Green marketing.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HD30.255 .G734 2011
Lib Use Only

Green cities : an A-to-Z guide / general editor, Nevin Cohen.
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2011.

Subjects :
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Sustainable urban development.
Urbanization — Environmental aspects.
City planning — Environmental aspects.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HT241 .G735 2011 Lib
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Green consumerism : an A-to-Z guide / Juliana Mansvelt, general editor.
Los Angeles : Sage Reference, c2011.

Subjects :
Consumption (Economics) — Environmental aspects.
Environmental responsibility.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HB801 .G785 2011 Lib
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Green culture : an A-to-Z guide / Kevin Wehr, editor.
Los Angeles ; London : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Sustainable living.
Environmentalism.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE196 .G74 2011 Lib
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Green education : an A-to-Z guide / Julie Newman, editor.
Thousand Oaks : Sage, c2011.

Subjects :
Sustainable development — Study and teaching.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HC79.E5 G6898 2011 Lib
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Green energy : an A-to-Z guide / general editor, Dustin Mulvaney.
Los Angeles ; London : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Clean energy industries — Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HD9502.5.C542 G74 2011
Lib Use Only

Green ethics and philosophy : an A-to-Z guide / Julie Newman, editor.
Thousand Oaks, CA. : SAGE Publications, Inc., c2011.

Subjects :
Environmental ethics.
Human ecology — Philosophy.

Shields Library GE42 .G735 2011 Regular Loan

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE42 .G735 2011 Lib
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Green food : an A-to-Z guide / Dustin Mulvaney, general editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Pub., c2011.

Subjects :
Food industry and trade — Environmental aspects.
Produce trade — Environmental aspects.
Agriculture — Environmental aspects.
Environmental responsibility.
Sustainability.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference TD195.F57 G74 2011 Lib
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Green health : an A-to-Z guide / Oladele Ogunseitan, editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2011.

Subjects :
Health attitudes.
Health behavior.
Green movement.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference RA776.9 .G738 2011 Lib
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Green issues and debates : an A-to-Z guide / Howard S. Schiffman, general
editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Environmentalism.
Sustainable living.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE195 .G736 2011 Lib
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Green politics : an A-to-Z guide / Dustin Mulvaney, general editor ; Paul
Robbins, series editor.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Environmental policy.
Environmental protection — Political aspects.
Conservation of natural resources — Political aspects.
Sustainability — Political aspects.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE170 .G733 2011 Lib
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Green technology : an A-to-Z guide / Dustin Mulvaney, general editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Green technology.
Sustainable engineering.
Environmental engineering.
Energy conservation.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference TA170 .G75 2011 Lib
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New Encyclopedias in Social and Cultural Studies

March 21st, 2011 by David Michalski

Encyclopedia of social movement media
/ John D. H. Downing, editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, Inc., c2011.
Description: xxvii, 602 p. ; 29 cm.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference P96.A44 E53 2011 In process

Includes bibliographical references and index as well as more than 250 essays on the varied experiences of social movement media throughout the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Subject
Alternative mass media — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Alternative mass media — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Social aspects — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Social aspects — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Political aspects — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Political aspects — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias
Social movements — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Social movements — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of Asian American folklore and folklife
/ Jonathan H.X. Lee and Kathleen M. Nadeau, editors.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011.
Description: 3 v. (xl, 1254, I-49 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GR111.A75 E63 2011 Lib Use Only


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject:
Asian Americans — Folklore — Encyclopedias.
Asian Americans — Social life and customs — Encyclopedias.

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The Routledge encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology
/ edited by Alan Barnard and Jonathan Spencer. 2nd ed.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Description: xxxi, 855 p. ; 26 cm.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GN307 .R68 2010 Lib Use Only


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subject:
Ethnology — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of cross-cultural school psychology
edited by Caroline Clauss-Ehlers
New York ; London : Springer, c2008, 2010
Online link
{ SpringerLink. Restricted to UC campuses } http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71799-9 ;

Includes bibliographical references

Subject: School psychology — Encyclopedias
Ethnopsychology — Encyclopedias
Minority students — Psychology — Encyclopedias
Minority students — Counseling of — Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedia of religion in America
edited by Charles H. Lippy, Peter W. Williams.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2010.
Four volumes
http://library.cqpress.com/era ; { Access restricted to UCD IP addresses. }

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: Encyclopedia of Religion in America examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This authoritative four-volume reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States.

Subject: North America — Religion — Encyclopedias.

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Star struck : an encyclopedia of celebrity culture
/ Sam G. Riley, editor.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2010.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference E169.12 .S73 2010 Lib Use Only

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subject: United States — Civilization — 1970- — Encyclopedias.
United States — Social life and customs — 1971- — Encyclopedias.
Popular culture — United States — Encyclopedias.
Celebrities — United States — Encyclopedias.
Celebrities in mass media — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Social aspects — United States — Encyclopedias.
Fame — Social aspects — United States — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of U.S. political history.

Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2010.
Description: 7 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.

Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference E183 .E53 2010 Lib Use Only

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents
v. 1. Colonial beginnings through Revolution, 1500 to 1783 / editor, Andrew W. Robertson — v. 2. The early republic, 1784 to 1840 / editor, Michael A. Morrison — v. 3. Expansion, division, and Reconstruction, 1841 to 1877 / editor, William G. Shade — v. 4. From the gilded age through age of reform, 1878 to 1920 / editor, Robert D. Johnston — v. 5. Prosperity, Depression, and war, 1921 to 1945 / editor, Robert H. Zieger — v. 6. Postwar consensus to social unrest, 1946 to 1975 / editor, Thomas S. Langston — v. 7. The clash of conservatism and liberalism, 1976 to present / editor, Richard M. Valelly.

Summary
“…explores the events, policies, people, ideas, institutions, groups, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. With contributions from scholars in the fields of history and political science, this encyclopedia provides students, researchers, and scholars the opportunity to examine the political evolution of the United States from the colonial period to the present day. It identifies and illuminates patterns and interrelations in American political institutions, culture, and behavior. The encyclopedia is organized around seven time periods that correspond to key eras in American history. This chronological organization enables users to trace themes over time or delve deeply into the interconnected elements of a particular era.”–P. [4] of cover.

Subject:United States — Politics and government — Encyclopedias.
Political science — United States — History — Encyclopedias.
Political culture — United States — History — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of research design
/ edited by Neil J. Salkind.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2010.

Description : 3 v. (xxxi, 1719 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HA29 .E525 2010 Lib Use Only

Three Volumes
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary
“Comprising more than 500 entries, the Encyclopedia of Research Design explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results. Two additional features carry this encyclopedia far above other works in the field: bibliographic entries devoted to significant articles in the history of research design and reviews of contemporary tools, such as software and statistical procedures, used to analyze results. It covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research; it addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences; it provides summaries of advantages and disadvantages of often-used strategies; and it uses hundreds of sample tables, figures, and equations based on real-life cases.”–Publisher’s description.

Subject: Social sciences — Statistical methods — Encyclopedias.
Social sciences — Research — Methodology — Encyclopedias.

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The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace

/ Nigel Young, editor in chief.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:4 v. ; 29 cm.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference JZ5533 .O95 2010 Lib Use Only

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents v. 1. Abraham Path Initiative-Dunant, Henri — v. 2. Early Christianity and antimilitarism-Mass violence and trends — v. 3. Mead, Margaret-Rwanda — v. 4. Safe space-Zones of peace.
Subject
Peace — Encyclopedias.
Peace — Study and teaching — Encyclopedias.
War — Encyclopedias.
War and society — Encyclopedias.
Conflict (Psychology) — Encyclopedias.
Social conflict — Encyclopedias.
Conflict management — Encyclopedias.
Peace-building — Encyclopedias.