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Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Laura L. Finley (Editor)
Call Number: REF HV6626/E53/2013/Vol. 1-2 (on the Main Floor)
ISBN: 9781610690010
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
This comprehensive, two-volume work examines domestic abuse in the United States and worldwide, providing research, personal stories, and primary documents that reveal the extent of the problem.

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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition - Jan Harold Brunvand
Call Number: Electronic book available on CREDO Reference (click the cover)
ISBN: 9781598847208
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online.

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National Geographic Traveler
Call Number: G1/N278/ser (Main Floor - Periodicals Section)
Publication Date: November 2014 Cover
"National Geographic Traveler is the world's most widely read travel magazine. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals, and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel, and stresses inquisitive not acquisitive trips. It employs storytelling and you-are-there photography to inspire readers to pick up and go. And, with the theme of "Nobody Knows This World Better," it eschews fashion and fluff in favor of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips." -- taken from website

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Halloween - Nicholas Rogers
Call Number: Electronic book available on Ebrary (click the cover)
ISBN: 9780195146912
Publication Date: 2002-10-31
Boasting a rich, complex history rooted in Celtic and Christian ritual, Halloween has evolved from ethnic celebration to a blend of street festival, fright night, and vast commercial enterprise. In this colorful history, Nicholas Rogers takes a lively, entertaining look at the cultural origins and development of one of the most popular holidays of the year. Drawing on a fascinating array of sources, from classical history to Hollywood films, Rogers traces Halloween as it emerged from the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer's end), picked up elements of the Christian Hallowtide (All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day), arrived in North America as an Irish and Scottish festival, and evolved into an unofficial but large-scale holiday by the early 20th century. He examines the 1970s and '80s phenomena of Halloween sadism (razor blades in apples) and inner-city violence (arson in Detroit), as well as the immense influence of the horror film genre on the reinvention of Halloween as a terror-fest. Throughout his vivid account, Rogers shows how Halloween remains, at its core, a night of inversion, when social norms are turned upside down, and a temporary freedom of expression reigns supreme. He examines how this very license has prompted censure by the religious Right, occasional outrage from law enforcement officials, and appropriation by Left-leaning political groups. Engagingly written and based on extensive research, Halloween is the definitive history of the most bewitching day of the year, illuminating the intricate history and shifting cultural forces behind this enduring trick-or-treat holiday.

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Study Smart, Study Less - Anne Crossman
Call Number: LB1049/C76/2011 (on the 3rd floor)
ISBN: 9781607740001
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
Reap the rewards of a higher GPA without sacrificing your sanity or your social life! If "I studied all night and I still didn't ace the test" is your mantra, this witty study guide will help you pinpoint your personal learning style, prevent study mishaps, and work to your strengths. Using the best research on memory and the brain, Study Smart, Study Less offers easy techniques to help you: absorb info quickly, remember it accurately, create a successful study space, put together a productive study group, use interactive games to master tough material, identify pitfalls--and avoid falling into them, and stop overstudying (no--this isn't a typo). By learning how to learn, you'll not only feel smarter, you'll be smarter.

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