Orenic

History Draft 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600

Music 1115 World Music

This guide is a starting point for researching your African listening assignment.

Feel free to contact the Reference Desk or the Humanities Librarian for help researching your topic.

Librarian: Ken Orenic
E-mail: orenick@cod.edu

You will need to have a current COD library card. You can apply for one online.

  1. Assignment
  2. African Music CDs in the COD Library
  3. Tab Title 3

Assignment:

Listening Response

Critical listening and reading project (minimum of 800 words in length) Listening (600 word minimum) + reading (200 word minimum)

In Unit I, we explored African music, as well as the African-influenced music of the Caribbean. Now, I’d like you to listen to something new and reflect upon the basic principles of African music that we considered in Unit I.

Choose one CD of African music—preferably one with rather extensive liner notes—from the COD library holdings. (You can procure the CD from another library or a music store, but you must make sure that I have access to that CD in our library.)

Listening (minimum of 600 words): Read the liner notes and listen to the CDs. After you have listened carefully, select four tracks from one CD and write at least 150 words for each track. In your commentary, you should use the material and information given in the liner notes, but only as a point of departure. If you quote from the liner notes, those words must appear in quotation marks, and you may not count those words as part of your minimum written word count.

The goal is to see what insights and illuminating observations you can make about the music. At this point in the semester, we will have examined both African and Caribbean music; you should use your understanding of African music to throw light on the CD tracks. I am requiring you to use CDs owned by our library, and to return them when you hand in your paper, so that I can listen to the tracks myself. In this way, I can examine your commentary, as well as that supplied on the liner notes.

Reading (minimum of 200 words): Read the CD’s liner notes and write a summary, calling my attention to any interesting facts you might have learned.

Don’t forget to identify the title of the CD, the artists (whether for the entire CD or the individual tracks), and the call number. Be sure that you actually give me the call number—one that will probably begin with MF or ML—and not the bar code number.

Here is a list of African music in the COD Library that can be used for this assignment.

Tsotsi
Publication information: Burbank, Calif. : Milan Records, p2006
Physical description: 1 sound disc (68 min.) : digital 4 3/4 in. + contents insert
Contents: Mdlwembe Bhambatha Zingu 7 (Zola) -- Matofotofo (Pitch Black Afro feat. Bravo) -- Sgubhu Sam (Unathi) -- Munt'Omnyama ( Mafikizolo feat. Stoan & Jahseed) -- Palesa Seven Ehlala (Zola) -- C.R.A.Z.Y (Ishmael featuring Bongz) -- It's your life Woof woof (Zola) -- Stolen legs On the tracks (Mark Kilian & Paul Hepker feat. Vusi Mahlasela) -- Silang mabele (Vusi Mahlasela) -- Bye bye baby Baby handover (Mark Kilian & Paul Hepker feat. Vusi Mahlasela) -- E sale noka (Vusi Mahlasela & The A-Team) -- Ghetto scandalous (Zola)
Call Number: MC 12 .A1 T76 2006
Location: Music Collection

Acoustic Africa
Publication information: [New York, N.Y.] : Putumayo World Music, p2006
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents:Sore (Diogal) (3:56) -- Mindjer dôce mel (Eneida Marta) (3:42) -- Misahotaka ny Akama (Rajery) (3:05) -- Sedjedo (Angélique Kidjo) (2:59) -- Basimanyana (Vusi Mahlasela) (3:16) -- Bana (Faya Tess & Lokua Kanza) (3:38) -- Mauritania (Laye Sow) (3:12) -- Tradição (Gabriela Mendes) (4:39) -- Baro (Habib Koité) (5:03) -- Palea (Dobet Gnahoré) (3:36) -- Antonia (Manecas Costa) (4:19) -- Fanta Bourama (Djélimady Tounkara) (3:46)
Description:A captivating collection featuring many of Africa's best singer-songwriters performing beautiful songs with an acoustic flavor.'"
Call Number: MF 13 .A1 A268 2006
Location: Music Collection

All the best from Africa: 20 Tribal songs
Publication information: St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada : Distributed by Distributions Madacy [19--]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: High Priest -- Bethelehemu -- Drums of Passion -- Hymn of Praise -- Dance of the Hunter -- Warrior -- Ipi 'N' Tombia -- Zimbaba -- White Zombee -- Witch Doctor -- Dance of the Tribes -- Tribal Spirits -- Dance of the Flies -- Ayinde -- Wasalu -- Ire Do Do Ye -- Frekoba -- Mbira -- Omo Pupa -- Alose
Call Number: MF 13 .A1 A5 1990
Location: Music Collection

A Day in the life of Africa: a tribute to the artists and music of Africa
Publication information: New York : BMG Heritage, c2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Call Number: MF 13 .A1 D3 2002
Location: Music Collection

Afro drums
Publication information: [S.l.] : Columbia River Entertainment Group, [199-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Guaguanco -- Didrenuou -- Mambo ricci -- Jungla -- Shango -- Conga -- Banda -- Rumba abierta -- Tempena de mim -- Meringue -- Road march
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 A496 2000
Location: Music Collection

Waraba (No liner notes available)
Author: Avenel, Jean Jacques
Publication information: Vancouver, BC, Canada : Songlines, p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Lamba (7:39) -- Pi-pande (4:32) -- Batou kagni (5:44) -- Guelema (5:26) -- N'dondore (6:32) -- Jarabi (5:19) -- Kaïra (6:04) -- Denko (4:37) -- Destin (6:12) -- Tubaka (9:42)
Location: Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

The healing drum: African ceremonial and ritual music
Publication information: Rochester, VT : Destiny Recordings, p1994
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Dji-dnou -- Nampou -- Don -- Niere yago -- Berete -- Were -- Nia yati -- Warizie -- Niewoh yati -- Kewara yati -- Maniah yati -- N'togo
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 H43 1994
Location: Music Collection

Classic tracks
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Newton, N.J. : Shanachie Records, p1990
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Lonyaka -- Uphi umhlobo -- I simanga salomhlaba -- Limnandi evangeli -- Uligugu lami -- Uma ngingena esontweni -- Intando ka thixo -- Amafutha esibane -- Khwishi khwishi -- Ujesu wami -- Hamba angikhathali -- Nxa ebizwa amagama -- Bamnqobile -- Nansi imali
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L3 1990
Location: Music Collection

Raise your spirit higher (wenyukela)
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Cleveland, OH : Heads Up International, c2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Wenyukela (Raise your spirit higher) -- Uqinisil' ubada (Lord is the light and truth) -- Selingelethu sonke -- Wangibambezela (Message from his heart) -- Wenza ngani? (How did you do that?) -- Udidekil' umhlaba (Lord's work) -- Lyahlonipha lengane -- Wamlul' umshado -- Because I love -- Black is beautiful -- Music knows no boundries -- Fak' ibhande (Don't drink and drive) -- Tribute
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L3 2004
Location: Music Collection

No boundaries
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Cleveland, OH : Heads Up International, c2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 text
Contents: Jabulani (rejoice) -- Homeless -- Awu wemadoda -- Amazing grace -- Dona nobis pacem -- Ngingemwe emoyeni (Wind of the spirit of God) -- Umzuzu nayi ujesu -- Jesu, joy of man's desiring -- Sanctus (Heilig, heilg, heilig) -- Ave verum corpus -- Lifikile ivangeli -- Walil' umtwana (The child is crying)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L3 2004a
Location: Music Collection

Heavenly
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Newton, NJ : Shanachie, p1997
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Yitho umlilo ovuthaya / Joseph Shabalala (3:47) -- Knockin' on heaven's door / Bob Dylan (Dolly Parton) (5:40) -- Oh happy day / Edwin Hawkins Joseph Shabalala (5:43) -- People get ready / Curtis Mayfield (Phoebe Snow) (5:54) -- Take my hand, precious Lord / Thomas A. Dorsey (5:04) -- Sohlabelelu hosana / Joseph Shabalala (Nana Coyote Motijoane) (4:06) -- I'll take you there / Albertis Isbel (6:38) -- Rain, rain beautiful rain / Joseph Shabalala (3:12) -- River of dreams / Billy Joel (Bill Champlin) (5:30) -- Jesus is my leader / Joseph Shabalala (3:08) -- Chain gang / Sam Cooke (Lou Rawls) (3:50) -- He showed me His hands / Joseph Shabalala (2:51) -- Ilungelo ngelakho / Joseph Shabalala (3:56)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L34 1997
Location: Music Collection

Olatunji! Drums of passion
Author: Olatunji, Babatunde
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Columbia Records, [198-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Akiwowo (Ah-key-woh-woh) (Chant to the trainman) -- Oya (Aw-yah) (Primitive fire) (Cult rhythm) -- Odun de! Odun de! (Aw dun day! Aw dun day!) (Happy New Year) -- Gin-go-lo-ba (Jin-go-low-bah) (Drums of passion) -- Kiyakiya (Key-ya-key-ya) (Why do you run away?) -- Baba jinde (baba-gee-un-day) (Flirtation dance) -- Oyin momo ado (Oh-yin-maw-maw-ah-dough) (Sweet as honey) -- Shango (Chan-go) (Chant to the God of Thunder)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 O5 1985
Location: Music Collection

Specialist in all styles
Author: Orchestra Baobab
Publication information: New York, NY : World Circuit/Nonesuch, p2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Bul ma miin -- Sutukun -- Dée moo wóor -- Jiin ma jiin ma -- Ndongoy daara -- On verra ça -- Hommage à Tonton Ferrer -- Son te llama -- Gnawoe
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 O7 2002
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Sounds of West Africa: the kora & the xylophone
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Lyrichord, [198-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc (47:47) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Bin kpe : cult song (Lobi) (4:35) -- Kyipellu : festival song (Dagarti) (2:20) -- Chedo (6:00) -- Nyam bom ti waa na : wedding music (Lobi) (2:10) -- High life (Lobi) (2:00) -- Jimbasin (Griot) (5:36) -- Tuntumggbem : work song (Lobi) (2:37) -- Domme wa la sogfu : wedding song (Dagarti) (2:00) -- Tu tu le tu (Dagarti) (2:00) -- Nabaya = My beads (2:45) -- Ansu Machine Menneh (Griot) (1:50) -- Ga da yina : funeral music (Lobi) (2:00) -- Le ben doma : funeral music (Lobi) (3:15) -- Musa Koli (2:20) Laminba (2:30) Dembo (2:30) (Griot songs of praise)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 S59 1985
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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The world of music: Africa
Publication information: Eng. : Hallmark, p1995
Physical description: 1 sound disc (52 min., 26 sec.) : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: 1. Zomba (1:45) -- 2. Akotchume (2:27) -- 3. N'toum (2:24) -- 4. Nandi (3:09) -- 5. Samburu (1:11) -- 6. Bwana asifiwee (3:22) -- 7. Bukanga man (2:11) -- 8. Tambacounda (2:09) -- 9. Tigininga (2:00) -- 10. African pounding song (3:04) -- 11. Somoyere (2:05) -- 12. Afrika (5:06) -- 13. Ace kwela (2:26) -- 14. Tama (1:24) -- 15. Katanga (1:33) -- 16. Africa (3:01) -- 17. Upendo wa bwana (2:08) -- 18. Bolo (1:41) -- 19. Koloba (2:17) -- 20. Impala (2:26) -- 21. Umeinolera (2:03) -- 22. Zoulou (1:24)
Description: Presents African music styles from ethnic instrumentation to contemporary rhythms and vocals
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 W97 1995
Location: Music Collection

African rhythms and instruments: vol. 1
Publication information: New York : Lyrichord, [1990?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc (44 min.) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Mali -- Niger -- Ghana -- Nigeria -- Upper Volta -- Senegal -- Liberia
Call Number: MF 13 .A48 v.1 1990
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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African rhythms and instruments: vol. 2
Publication information: New York : Lyrichord, [1990?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Congo Brazzaville Chad Cameroon Sudan Zambia Tanzania Kenya Zimbabwe
Call Number: MF 13 .A48 v.2 1990
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Prince of rai
Author: Mami, Cheb
Publication information: Newton, N.J. : Shanachie, p1989
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Dertfik confiance (Nakara) -- Ralia mahboubit galbi -- Ana mazel -- Lella rani ensaaf el mektoub -- Tayo tayo adiani -- Douni el bladi
Call Number: MF 13 .A5 M3 1989
Location: Music Collection

Yoruba drums from Benin, West Africa
Publication information: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways Records, p1996
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Bata repertoire for egungun in Pobe -- Rhythm for shango in Pobe (bata ensemble) -- Bata repertoire for shango in Sakete -- Three rhythms of the dundun ensemble from Adjarra -- Two rhythms of the dundun ensemble from Atchoukpa -- Repertoire for gelede in Ketou -- Repertoire for oro and ifa in Ketou
Call Number: MF 13 .B4 Y6 1996
Location: Music Collection

Burkina Faso: Savannah rhythms
Publication information: New York, NY : Nonesuch, 2002, p1981
Physical description: 1 sound disc (37 min.) : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Allah man dogo (5:21) -- Lemendi gyeba (4:04) -- Djongo (4:02) -- Abdulai (2:06) -- Boli-Bana (2:13) -- Fulani ensemble (5:37) -- Wenlega (4:38) -- Hfaf finien kien lo lay-nu (3:42) -- Mossi funeral celebration (4:39)
Call Number: MF 13 .B85 B8 2002
Location: Music Collection

Burundi: music from the heart of Africa
Publication information: New York, NY : Nonesuch, 2002, p1974
Physical description: 1 sound disc (43 min.) : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Yes, I love Micombero (4:05) -- Bernadette (5:05) -- Bees (2:25) -- Shepherd's flute (4:12) -- Walking tune (2:35) -- Hail to Micombero (3:30) -- Bernadette II (5:05) -- Take me back to Mbayi (3:45) -- Warriors of the drum (4:12) -- Master Alois (1:52) -- Walking troubadour (2:55) -- Praise for the Micombero (3:05)
Call Number: MF 13 .B88 B8 2002
Location: Music Collection

Africa, New York: drum masterpieces
Author: Camara, Ladji, 1923-
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Lyrichord, [1980?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc (49 min.) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Lamban (17:47) -- Saa (6:42) -- Koma (19:51) -- Nofoule (3:54)
Call Number: MF 13 .C3 1980
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

The voice of lightness
Author: Ley, Tabu, 1940-
Publication information: [New York, N.Y.] : Sterns Music, p2007
Physical description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Note:Tabu Ley was decidedly a modernizer, the first Congolese singer to use a trap drum kit, to develop a choreographed stage show, and to perform at Paris's prestigious Oympia Theatre (1970). These 29 tracks are selected from hundreds Tabu Ley recorded during his first 16 years
Contents: Disc 1: Keyla -- K. J. -- Succès African jazz 00 Pesa le tout -- Nalembi nalembi -- N'daya paradis -- Tabalissimo -- Mama Ida -- Mireille Mwana -- Mokolo nakokufa -- Savon omo -- Lily Mwana ya quartier -- Kasala -- Monano -- Ana Mokoy -- Mokitani ya wendo -- Christine -- Songo + Songo = Songi-songi Disc 2: Ano ano -- Kimakango mpe libala -- Mongali -- Omanga -- Nzale -- Kaful mayay -- Karibou ya bintou -- Mbanda nayei -- Adeito (1 & 2) -- Yombe -- Likambo ya mokanda
Call Number: MF 13 .C6 L49 2007
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

Music Of The Rain Forest Pygmies: The Historic Recordings
Publication information:New York : Lyrichord, [1993]
Location: Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Ano neko
Publication information: Vodelée, Belgium : Contre-Jour, p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Intro pygmé -- Youne -- Kakou -- Weli -- Nsielé -- Warabo -- Nan -- Sida -- Atho -- Mindilé -- Notéfi -- Nadodo -- Intro flute -- Bété djili -- Abiani -- Amonbolo
Description: Performed by Dobet Gnahoré, vocals, with accompanying musicians'"
Call Number: MF 13 .C85 G634 2004
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

Na Afriki
Publication information: [Charlotte, VT] : Cumbancha, p2007
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Dala (3:49) -- Djiguene (3:41) -- Issa (3:07) -- Inyembezi zam (3:55) -- Télo dé (3:15) -- Khabone-n'daw (3:48) -- Jho avido (3:56) -- Yekiyi (3:23) -- Ma poô (3:34) -- Pygmées (0:58) -- Palea (3:37) -- Pillage (4:19) -- Loubou (0:57) -- Massacre (3:20) -- Mousso tilou (3:39)
Description:Performed by Dobet Gnahoré, vocals, with accompanying musicians.'"
Call Number: MF 13 .C85 G634 2007
Location: Music Collection

Asguébba!
Publication information: Paris : Buda Musique, [2004]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Mèdinana zèlèssègna (Asnaqè Guèbrèyès) -- Eném lèfèlèfkugn mèlagèruw sèma (Zèwditou Yohannes) -- Endè Iyèrusalém (Taddèssè Andargué) -- Munaw bèlay (Guènnèt Masrèsha) -- Dèrbabé (Gzaté Guèlay) -- Bati (Eténèsh Wassié) -- Ambassel (Essoubalèw Adougna) -- Gum gum (Tèdjé Tèsfahoun) -- Kènferwa yèmilèw zerbout bout (Abbèbè Feqadè) -- Engènagnalèn/Antèyé (Zèwditou Yohannes) -- Ambassel (Eténèsh Wassié) -- Arada (Taddèssè Andargué) -- Endiyaw eleh alèhu zèmèdé zèmèdé (Iyèrusalém Doubalè) -- Yèhagèré ledj (Tèdjé Tèsfahoun) -- Mèdinana zèlèssègna (Asnaqè Guèbrèyès)
Call Number: MF 13 .E8 A7 2004
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Ghana: voices of Africa high-life and other popular music
Author: Acquaye, Saka
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Nonesuch, [2002]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet (12, [1] p. : ill.)
Contents: Sugar soup -- Down the Congo -- Saturday night -- Drum festival -- Concomba -- Beyond Africa -- Congo beat -- Echoes of the African forest -- Bus conductor -- Ebony -- Kenya sunset -- Awuben -- Akudonno
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 A3 2002
Location: Music Collection

Mustapha Tettey Addy: master drummer from Ghana
Author: Addy, Mustapha Tettey, 1942-
Publication information: New York, NY : Lyrichord, [199-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Nafana gbain drums (2:43) -- Dagomba drums (2:37) -- Ewe atsimivu (2:07) -- Ga master drum (1:54) -- Ashanti ntumpani (1:59) -- Fanti osode drum (2:00) -- Ga gongs (4:50) -- Kpanlogo drums and songs (8:14) -- Gome drum and songs (4:49) -- Oo-ya! (5:05)
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 A38 1990
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Okropong: traditional music of Ghana
Author: Addy, Obo
Publication information: Redway, CA : EarthBeat, p1993
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([4] p.)
Contents: Kpatsa Toke (6:16) -- Sounds from the woods (6:14) -- Kolo mashi (4:11) -- Oge (6:03) -- Gome (4:57) -- Sunshine (Hulu) (3:47) -- Osoide (4:10)
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 A4 1993
Location: Music Collection

Rhythms of life, songs of wisdom: Akan music from Ghana, West Africa (This is the CD. We also have it online)
Publication information: Washington, DC : Smithsonian/Folkways, 1996
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Assin area. Akosua tuntum (4:52) -- Efutu area. Ompeh (5:15) -- Denkyira area. Akosua tuntum (5:47) Talking drum (3:24) Dansuomu (5:41) -- Fante area. Fontomfrom (4:58) Mmensoun (4:56) Adzewa (4:11) Brass band (4:28) Vocal band (4:31) Apatampa (5:29) Osode (8:58) Moses (8:19)
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 R4 1996
Location: Music Collection

The Syliphone years (No liner notes available)
Author: Bembeya Jazz National (Musical group)
Publication information: London New York : Stern's Africa, p2004
Physical description: 2 sound discs : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: CD 1. République Guinée -- Sabor de guajira -- Armée guinéenne -- Dembaty galant -- Air Guinée -- Guinée hety horémoun -- Montuno de la sierra -- Waraba -- Dagna -- Doni doni -- Camara mousso -- Super tentemba -- Mami wati -- Alalake;CD 2. Beyla -- Fatoumata -- Moussogbe -- Sou -- N'gamakorô -- Ballake -- Mussofing -- Dya dya -- Sina mousso -- N'temenna -- Telephone -- Petit sékou
Location: Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

Missa luba: an African Mass; Kenyan folk melodies
Author: Muungano National Choir (Kenya)
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Philips, p1990
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Kenyan folk melodies. Vamuvamba Bwana ni nani Natufurahi siku ya leo Yesu wayinyanza Ngathii onyuol Namuvera Jesu Kaung'a yachee Singo jadolo Vanga yohana Nasadiki-amen
Call Number: MF 13 .K4 M8 1990
Location: Music Collection

Ma Ya
Publication information: New York, NY : Putumayo World Music, p1999
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Wassiye (4:47) -- Ma ya (5:27) -- Bitile (5:55) -- Syrata (5:28) -- Foro banna (5:13) -- Saramaya (5:04) -- Kumbin (4:35) -- Maraka so (5:09) -- Pulaku (4:24) -- Komine (5:00) -- I mada (5:52) -- Mansane cisse (3:50)
Description: Habib Koité, guitar, vocals; with Bamada (Baba Sissiko, tama, n'goni, balafon, caragnan; Boubacar Sidibé, guitar, harmonica, vocals; Souleymane Ann, drums, calebasse, vocals; Abdoul Wahab Berthé, bass guitar, kamale n'goni); with additional musicians'"
Call Number: MF 13 .M35 K658 1999
Location: Music Collection

Baro
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Putumayo World Music, p2001
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Batoumambe (4:11) -- Kanawa = Please don't go (5:21) -- Wari = Money (4:15) -- Sin djen djen = He can flutter (5:05) -- Cigarette abana = No more cigarettes (3:26) -- Woulaba = Deep in the bush (3:40) -- Baro = The chat (5:04) -- Sambara = Shoe (4:17) -- Roma (4:11) -- Tere = Sign (6:07) -- Mali Sadio (4:01) -- Takamba = Take my hand (5:40) -- Sinama denw = Children of co-wives (7:15)
Description: Written & composed by Habib Koité; arranged by Habib Koité & Bamada'"
Call Number: MF 13 .M35 K658 2001
Location: Music Collection

Afriki
Publication information: [S.l.] : Cumbancha, LLC, 2007
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Namania (4:11) -- N'tesse (4:33) -- Africa (4:51) -- Fimani (4:28) -- N'ba (4:40) -- Mali ba (4:40) -- Barra (3:48) -- N'teri (4:36) -- Nta dima (3:05) -- Massaké (3:54) -- Titati (3:32)
Description: Habib Koite & Bamada'"
Call Number: MF 13 .M35 K658 2007
Location: Music Collection

Youssou N'Dour & Étoile de Dakar: music rough guide
Author: N'Dour, Youssou
Publication information: London : World Music Network, p2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo 4 3/4 in
Contents: Absa gueye (5:20) -- Jalo (6:24) -- Thiapathioly (11:56) -- Diokhama say ne ne (5:48) -- Lay suma lay (4:29) -- Walo (6:24) -- Yalaye dogal (6:05) -- Youssou (7:42) -- Alboury (6:27) -- Independence (6:27) -- Wadiour (5:23)
Call Number: MF 13 .S4 N4 2002
Location: Music Collection

Egypt
Author: N'Dour, Youssou
Publication information: New York, NY : Nonesuch, p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Allah (6:10) -- Shukran Bamba (5:30) -- Mahdiyu Laye (4:58) -- Tijaniyya (5:45) -- Baay Niasse (5:18) -- Bamba the Poet (3:51) -- Cheikh Ibra Fall (3:35) -- Touba, Daru Salaam (5:50)
Call Number: MF 13 .S4 N4 2004
Location: Music Collection

Pirates choice
Author: Orchestra Baobab
Publication information: New York : World Circuit/Nonesuch, c2001, p1982
Physical description: 2 sound discs : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Disc 1. Utrus horas (8:39) -- Coumba (7:42) -- Ledi ndieme m'bodj (8:54) -- Werente serigne (6:44) -- Ray m'bele (6:57) -- Soldadi (8:03);Disc 2. Ngalam (9:31) -- Toumaranke (6:58) -- Foire internationale (7:41) -- La rebellion (7:54) -- Ndiaga niaw (7:42) -- Balla daffe (7:18)
Location: Online in Contemporary World Music
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Mbube Roots
Publication information: Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder, p1988
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents:Jim Takata Kanjani (Bantu Glee Singers) -- Hewu! Kwaqaqmba Amathambo (Crocodiles) -- Ina Ma Wala (Fear no Harm Choir) -- Kuyekeleni Kukule (African Zulu Male Voice Choir) -- Mbube (Solomon Linda's Evening Birds) --Ngazula Emagumeni -- Anoka Gonga (Solomon Linda's Evening Birds) -- Yek'! Emarabini (Shooting Stars) -- Izindaba Ezinkulu Zika "Kawa" (Morning Light Choir) -- Hamba Stutubaker (Dundee Wandering Singers) -- Ngi-e Kaya (Natal Champions) -- Asigoduke (Crocodiles) -- Akasangibhaleli (Durban Crocodiles) --Cothoza Mfana (Scorpions) -- Mus' Ukuqubuda (King Star Brothers) -- Umama Lo (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Description: Currently known as mbube or isicathamiya, this all-male vocal tradition is alive and popular with migrant workers in the industrial centers of Johannesburg and Durban'"
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 A1 1988
Location: Music Collection

South African choral: songs of the Alexandra Youth Choir
Author: Alexandra Youth Choral Choir
Publication information: [S.l.] : Naxos World Franklin, TN : Distributed by Naxos of America, p2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. : ill. 12 x 12 cm.)
Contents: Uyamemeza -- Wena malindi unngawami -- Kunothixo omkhulu -- Wandibiza umngoma -- Baba baxolele -- Valani ezongcango -- Shapa kwasa kwasa -- Iphi imbiza namhlanje -- Ene eli ntale -- Redibini -- Kemokete -- Dumelang -- Saka-band -- Lona bontate -- Intombi ikhahlelu sakazange -- Nansi lentombi -- Ayo ayo -- I want to see -- Toffolux -- Nkosi sikelela
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 A5 2002
Location: Music Collection

Amandla!: a revolution in four-part harmony
Publication information: [New York] : ATO Records : BMG, [distributor], p2003
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Amandla! (Protest meeting, Johannesburg) -- When you come back (Vusi Mahlasela) -- Lizobuya (Mbongeni Ngema) -- Meadowlands (Nancy Jacobs and sisters) -- Sad times, bad times (The original cast of King Kong) -- Senzeni na? (Vusi Mahlasela & Harmonius Serenade Choir) -- Beware Verwoerd = Naants' indod'emnyama (Miriam Makeba) -- Y'singa (Robben-Island Prison Singers) -- Stemela (Hugh Masekela) -- Injamblo/Hambani kunye ne-vangeli (Pretoria Central Prison) -- Mannenberg (Abdullah Ibrahim) -- Nkosi sikelel' iAfrica (Soweto Community Hall) -- Thina lomhlaba siwugezi Mayibuye (Vusi Mahlasela -- Thina sizwe (SABC Choir) -- Folk vibe #1 (Tananas) -- Dubula ngesi'bam (Soweto Community Hall) -- Sobashiya abazali ekhaya (Amandla Group) -- Bring him back home (Hugh Maskela) -- Did you hear that sound? (Abdullah Ibrahim -- S'bali (Joe Nina) -- Makuliwe (Soweto Community Hall) -- Bahleli bonke (Miriam Makeba) -- Kuzobenjani na? (Vusi Mahlasela) -- You strike the rock-- (Sophie Mgeina and Dolly Rathebe) -- The untold story (Sibongile Khumalo with Themba Mkhize) -- Iyo (Harmonious Serade Choir) -- Usilethela uxolo = Nelson Mandela brings us peace (The African National Congress Choir) -- Toyi-toyi introduction/Kramat (Abdullah Ibrahim)
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 A6 2003
Location: Music Collection

Guiding Star
Publication information: [S.l.] : ATO Records, p2007
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Jabula -- Heaven in my heart (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) -- Moleko -- Chamber of justice (feat. Xavier Rudd) -- Tibidi Waka (feat. Derek Trucks) -- Everytime (feat. Jem) -- Sower of words (feat. Dave Matthews) -- Ntombi Mbali (feat. "Black Moses" Ngwenya) -- River Jordan -- Song for Thandi -- Mighty river -- Thula Mama -- Our sand -- Tonti -- Susana -- Bonus track. Pata pata
Description: Vusi Mahlasela, vocals, guitar ; with additional artists'"
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 M345 2007
Location: Music Collection

Zabalaza
Author: Thandiswa
Publication information: South Africa : Gallo Record Co. New York : Escondida Music [dist.], p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Mkhankatho interlude -- Nizalwa ngobani? -- Emzini interlude -- Ndiyahamba -- Zabalaza -- Revelation -- Indaba interlude -- Lahl' umlenze (feat. Appleseed) -- Ntyilo ntyilo -- Ndilinde (feat. Tshepo Tshola) -- Kwanele -- Ndizakulibala = I will forget you -- Transkei moon
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 T436 2004
Location: Music Collection

Music of Tanzania
Publication information: Tokyo, Japan : King Records, p1987
Physical description: 1 sound disc (62 min.) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Contents: Chuoda (1:32) -- Let's plant a tree : children's dance song I (1:26) -- Sunday, Monday, Tuesday : children's dance song II (1:12) -- Kipapāki papapa : hand-clapping game song (:31) -- Mādule : jump-rope song I (:19) -- I lost a ring : jump-rope song II (:21)) -- Bepali : voice with zeze kamba moja, a one-string fiddle (2:10) -- Muendeke (2:34) -- Nyablelo (1:41) -- Masao (3:18) -- Mkwaju (2:16) -- Itete angoma (1:27) -- New Year harvest festival (7:24) -- Marimba duet (4:22) -- Drum dance Mkwaju. Mkwaju I (3:40) Mkwaju II (16:37)
Description: Includes music of the Ngori, Zanaki, Gogo, Mkabue, Mkurya, Urguru, and Zaramos ethnic groups. Instruments played include the marimba ya mkono, a mbira (or thumb piano) zeze kamba moja, a one-string fiddle zeze kamba kumi, a 12-string fiddle lilaudi, a trumpet made of 13 gourds litungi, an 8-string lyre marimba ya sanduku, a xylophone with 19 notes and ngoma, a single-sided drum
Call Number: MF 13 .T3 M8 1987
Location: Music Collection

The Oliver Mtukudzi collection: [the Tuku years]
Author: Mtukudzi, Oliver
Publication information: [New York] : Putumayo World Music, p2003
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Ndima ndapedza -- Ngoromera -- Ndakuvara -- Wake up -- Raki -- Kunze kwadoka -- Shanda -- Dzoka uyamwe -- Neria -- Hear me Lord
Call Number: MF 13 .Z5 M8 2003
Location: Music Collection

The following CD's are available in the General Collection:

Music in East Africa: experiencing music, expressing culture
Author: Barz, Gregory F., 1960-
Publication information: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
Physical description: xix, 139 p. : ill. 22 cm. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Call Number: ML350 .B37 2004
Location: General

South African music: a century of traditions in transformation
Author: Muller, Carol Ann
Publication information: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004
Physical description: xxxv, 314 p. : ill. 24 cm. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: South African music: a century of traditions in transformation -- Graceland: a contested musical collaboration -- Cape Town jazz -- Music and migrancy -- The hymns of the Nazaretha -- Final reflections;ACCOMPANYING CD: 1. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 2. I only have eyes for you / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 3. Windsong / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 4. Nations in me, New nation-a-coming / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 5. Africa / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 6. Isicathamiya praktisa / Beatrice Street YMCA-- 7. Xolo Homeboys rehearsal -- 8. Zulu maskanda guitar with comb / Blanket Mkhize -- 9. Zulu maskanda concertina -- 10. Zulu maskanda violin -- 11. Chuning / Thami Vilakazi -- 12. Awusho Ndodana / Thami Vilakazi -- 13. Kungcono Khona / Thami Vilakazi -- 14. Maskanda group accompaniment for gumboot dance, without dancers -- 15. Maskanda accompaniment for gumboot dance, with dancers -- 16. Liturgy for morning prayers -- 17. Ameni! Oyincwele! -- 18. Nazarite hymn with organ accompaniment -- 19. Nazarite hymn with piano accompaniment -- 20. Youth choir rehearsal singing in solfege -- 21. Youth choir performance in classic style -- 22. Nathoya Mbatha's gospel version of Shembe hymn
Call Number: ML350 .M85 2004
Location:General

Music in West Africa: experiencing music, expressing culture
Author: Stone, Ruth M
Publication information: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Physical description: xvi, 112 p. : ill. 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital 4 3/4 in.)
Call Number: ML350 .S76 2005
Location: General

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Oral Citations for ASLI Presentations and Debates

How to Prepare an Oral Citation

As a rule of thumb, these are three basic elements, but this will vary with the type of source:

  • WHO/WHAT: Identify the element of the source (author or title) which provides the greatest authority and/or secondary credibility. Does the author have credentials? What type of publication is it—newspaper, government report, magazine, journal? (In other words, would everybody know that the Kansas City Star is a newspaper? If not, tell them!)
  • WHEN: When was the book, magazine, newspaper or journal published (date)? When was the person interviewed? When was the website last updated and/or when did you access the website?

More specifically----

Articles

If you are quoting from a magazine, newspaper or journal article, give a quick statement of the author (if relevant) as well as the (full) date and title of the source. This applies to both print sources and those found in the Library Databases.

  • “According to Len Zehm, a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, in an article from May 31, 2006…”
  • “Newsweek magazine of December 4, 2005 lists bankruptcy as the…”
  • “In the latest Gallup Poll, cited in last week’s issue of Time magazine…”


You do not need to give the title of the article, although you may if it helps in any way. For example, if you are quoting one or more articles from the same newspaper, this would help differentiate the sources.
You do not need to give the page number nor the name of electronic database that cataloged the periodical/publication.

Books

If you are citing information from a book, provide the title of the book,year of publication and a brief mention of the author's credentials. You don’t have to mention the page, publisher or city of publication:

  • "In his 2005 book, Eating to Be Smart, Charles Larson, a registered dietitian, notes that consuming yogurt…”

Websites

If you are citing a website you need to establish the credibility, currency and objectivity (fact vs. opinion) of the site.
Mention:

  • the title of the website
  • the “author”/organization/sponsor that supports the site
  • the site’s “credentials” You can confirm a site’s “credentials” by looking for links as: “About us” or “Our Mission” or “Who we are”
  • the last date it was updated, if known
  • the date you accessed the site.
Tip:If you cannot find this information on a web site, you may want to consider finding a different source.

  • “One of the most active developers of neurotechnology, Cyberkinetics.com, claims on their website, last updated on March 24, 2006, that…”
  • “From the website maintained by the Wisconsin Council of Dairy Farmers entitled “Dairy Products and Your Diet”, as of January 10, 2007, yogurt…” (or “of an unknown date which I accessed on September 18th of this year”), yogurt proves to be…”

In an oral citation of a website, you do not need to give the URL.

Caution: If a website quotes a book, magazine or newspaper, remember that your source is the website, not the book/magazine/newspaper from which the quote originates.
“From a website supported by Beconvinced.com, a commercial website promoting the religion of Islam, the book Principles of Oceanography is quoted as stating that…”

Interviews

If you are quoting the source of an interview, give the person's name and statement of their credentials, date of interview, as well as the fact that the information was obtained from a personal interview:

  • “In a personal interview on January 15 that I conducted with Nancy Manes, head of cardiac care at Central DuPage Hospital, the most important…”
Caution: Interviews are not the same as conversations or undocumented recollections class lectures; interview sources must be credentialed “experts” in their fields.

Why practice oral citations

Without practice, oral citations can be challenging to incorporate into a speeches.Verbally presenting source references interrupts the flow of thoughts and speakers often are concentrating more on content, rather than worrying about where they sourced the information. Accordingly, incorporate oral source citations into each of your speech rehearsals. Citations become part of the overall timing of the speech, so use a watch or timer when practicing.

Tip: Do not say "quote, unquote" when you cite a direct quotation. Pause briefly instead.
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History Course Outlines and Resources

Why Textbooks Cannot Fulfill the Goals of a College-Level History Course

Our goal as history instructors is to teach students how to think critically about historical events, to draw conclusions based on evidence, and to teach students how to formulate their own understanding of the world through a method of inquiry and analysis. The history survey textbook is used by many college instructors in the classroom. However, it falls far short of the goal of helping students to think for themselves.

Read this essay, written by Sam Mitrani, which highlights the ways in which the textbook fails our students, and suggests how teaching with other readings can promote student engagement...

History Course Outlines without Textbooks

Below find a list of history classes with suggested course outlines and resources. Feel free to use any or all elements of the course syllabus and/or resources for your own courses.

History 2260 - United States Since 1945
History 1120 - Western Civilization since 1600

History Test 2260-030

History 2260 Course Syllabus

  1. The Cold War
  2. Post-War Boom
  3. The Black Movement
  4. Feminism
  5. Chicano Movement/Immigration
  6. Latin America in the ‘80s
  7. U.S. In the World after Vietnam
  8. Economic Changes Since the 1970s
  9. War in Afghanistan and Iraq
  10. 2008 Financial Crisis

List of History Course Outlines and Resources


Post-War Boom

Brecher: http://www.prole.info/texts/strike_wwii.html

Reuther: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/17/books/last-of-his-kind.html?pagewanted...

Between the Hills and the Sea excerpt above, called Gilden. Once open, click on arrows at the top right of the screen and rotate clockwise to make readable.
Gilden, K. B. 1971. Between the Hills and the Sea. [1st ed.]. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.
https://cod.on.worldcat.org/oclc/159345?databaseList=638
(As you can see, I've included the citation to the book. Since our site is open, we can't post copyright protected materials. One option is that we could put the reading on physical course reserve).

Father Knows Best episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bl4oQiMsK4&list=PL7Pd2tFaAGUNJ_pZdv8zpM...

Redbook on the suburbs: http://archive.org/details/IntheSub1957

A Word to the Wives: http://archive.org/details/Wordtoth1955

Salt of the Earth: http://archive.org/details/clacinonl_SaltOfTheEarth

Animal Studies

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This Research Guide was created to provide access to resources related to the multidisciplinary field of Animal Studies. While not comprehensive, this Research Guide provides links to important works related to the Animal Studies field.

Do you have suggestions for the guide? Send to Ken Orenic

Please direct questions to the Committee's Co-Chairs:
David Ouellette
Marian Kuchinski

  1. First Steps
  2. Animal Ethics and Animals in Philosophy
  3. In the News
  4. Animal Behavior and Zoology
  5. Animals in Art
  6. Animals in Literature
  7. Protection of Animals
  8. Conferences & Workshops

Bekoff, Marc. "Increasing Our Compassion Footprint: The Animals' Manifesto." Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, vol. 43, no. 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 771-781. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9744.2008.00959.x.

Berger, John. "”Why look at Animals?” About Looking. 1st American ed. ed., New York, Pantheon Books, 1980.
COD Library

Herzog, Hal. “The Importance of Being Cute: Why We Think What We Think about Animals That Don’t Think Like Us.” Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat : Why It's so Hard to Think Straight About Animals. 1st ed. ed., New York, NY, Harper, 2010.
COD Library

Waldau, Paul. "Animal Studies in the Key of Animal Rights." Animalia, Vol 1, Issue 1, June 26, 2015

Singer, Peter. "Speciesism and Moral Status." Metaphilosophy, vol. 40, no. 3/4, July 2009, pp. 567-581. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.2009.01608.x.

All thoughts are equal : Laruelle and nonhuman philosophy
by John Ó Maoilearca
Available via I-Share

Animal consciousness - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
By Colin Allen & Michael Trestman

Animal rites : American culture, the discourse of species, and posthumanist theory
By Cary Wolfe
General Collection HV4708 .W65 2003

Animal rights : current debates and new directions
By Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum
ebook

Animal rights and human obligations
by Tom Regan and Peter Singer
General HV 4711 .A56 1989

Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care
By Andrew Linzey
Available via I-Share (Ordered for purchase by COD Library)

Animal rights and moral philosophy
By Paul. Waldau
General Collection HV4708 .F74 2005

Animal rights : a philosophical defence
By Mark Rowlands
General Collection HV4708 .R69 1998

City creatures : animal encounters in the Chicago wilderness
by Gavin Van Horn, David Aftandilian
General Collection QH541.5.C6 V36 2015

Dominion : the power of man, the suffering of animals, and the call to mercy
By Matthew Scully
General Collection HV4708 .S38 2002

BBC World News: HARDtalk. "Do humans discriminate against animals?"
There are parallels between discriminating against beings because of their race and sex and discriminating against animals because of their species, the philosopher Peter Singer has told BBC HARDtalk.

Thinking animals : why animal studies now?
By Keri Weil
General Collection B105.A55 W45 2012

Thinking through animals : identity, difference, indistinction
By Matthew Calarco
General Collection B105.A55 C34 2015

Vegangelical : how caring for animals can shape your faith
By Sarah Withrow King
General Collection BT746 .K565 2016

What is Posthumanism?
By Cary Wolfe
General Collection B821 .W65 2010

When species meet
By Donna Jeanne. Haraway
General Collection QL85 .H37 2008

Why animal suffering matters : philosophy, theology, and practical ethics
By Andrew Linzey
General Collection HV4708.L5644 2009

Zoontologies : the question of the animal
by Cary Wolfe
General Collection B105.A55 Z66 2003

Zoographies : the question of the animal from Heidegger to Derrida
By Matthew Calarco
General Collection B105.A55 C35 2008

H-Net News: Animal Studies
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Online - Animal Studies, provides book reviews, conference and workshop announcements, calls for papers, and other links to news related to Animal Studies.

Finding a better way to your plate: Crate Free Illinois’ mobile app helps consumers connect with local farmers.
News article on COD Art Professor David Ouellette's work with Crate Free Illinois, which works to create awareness about the differences between traditional farmers and CAFOs – or concentrated animal feeding operations – where animals are confined in extreme conditions and environments become polluted.

"'We'd make the same decision,' zoo director says of gorilla shooting"
"(CNN) Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering outcry over how the situation was handled. If they had to do it again, they would respond the same way, the zoo's director said Monday." -CNN Website

The animal mind : an introduction to the philosophy of animal cognition
By Kristin Andrews
General Collection QL785 .A69 2015

What would animals say if we asked the right questions?
By Vinciane Despret
General Collection QL751 .D44613 2016

Artist/Animal
by Steve Baker
General Collection N7660 .B28 2013

The cry of nature : art and the making of animal rights
by Stephen Eisenman
General Collection N7660 .E437 2013

Animals and men : their relationship as reflected in Western art from prehistory to the present day
By Kenneth Clark
General Collection N 7660 .C55

The ghosts of our meat : Sue Coe
By Sue Coe, Stephen Eisenman, Phillip Earenfight, Trout Gallery
General Collection N6797.C55 A4 2013

Surface encounters : thinking with animals and art
By Ron Broglio
General Collection B105.A55 B76 2011

About Place Journal
A literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society.

H-Net News: Animal Studies

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Online - Animal Studies, provides book reviews, conference and workshop announcements, calls for papers, and other links to news related to Animal Studies.

Animal NonHuman Workshop - University of Chicago

"The Animal/Nonhuman Workshop is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty who engage with Nonhumans, representations of animals, and human-nonhuman encounters."

Animal Studies Seminar Series, Fall 2016 - Michigan State University
Seeing with Animals - Eastern Kentucky University

Call for papers!

The animals reader : the essential classic and contemporary writings
by Linda. Kalof & Amy J. Fitzgerald
Available via I-Share - Ordered for COD Library

Why animals matter : animal consciousness, animal welfare, and human well-being
By Marian Stamp Dawkins
General Collection HV4708 .D3824 2012

EDUC 1820 HUNMT 1101 Course Guide

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Welcome to the Humanities 1101/ Education 1820 Course Guide

This guide is designed to assist you in locating resources such as books, videos, articles, websites for use in the study of the arts and humanities. Start your research by clicking on the information tabs below.

Everything is on the Internet, right? No.

Contrary to popular opinion, there are millions of books and articles whose content is not freely available on the open web.

As we all know the Internet contains an incredible amount of useful information. Conversely, it also has a lot of information that is not credible, reliable or well-informed. Some information on the web are blatant lies, or half-truths published in order to support a particular belief or opinion. (For more information on learning how to distinguish the good, bad and ugly on the Internet, see The CRAP Test.

Using resources available through the Library will save you time and frustration, and undoubtedly will lead you to producing higher-quality work.

Types of Resources:

Reference Materials:

Use reference materials, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries to get background information and a basic understanding of your topic.

Book & Journal Articles:

Books and journal articles provide a more focused examination of the topic. Again, most books and articles found in the Library's databases are written by experts.

  1. Books & Videos
  2. Databases
  3. Websites & Podcasts


Finding Books

Use the COD Library's book catalog to find books & videos. Click on the "keyword" tab to search using multiple search terms and limit your results by material type (book, video), date, or language. You'll need a current library card to check out books.

I-Share

I-Share allows you to borrow books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries. You must have a current COD library card, and create an account to request books from an I-Share library.


E-book Collections

Most books in these collections can also be located and accessed by searching in the Library's book catalog.

  • ebrary
  • Collection contains several books on Philosophy. Many e-books can be viewed from your computer or downloaded to your e-book reader. You need to create an account to download e-books to your device.

  • EBSCO e-book collection
  • Find 100s of Philosophy-related books . NOTE: Books can be viewed by single page on a computer, or, can be downloaded to an e-book reader. You'll be prompted to create an EBSCO account. The loan period for e-books is four hours. Books can be renewed after the initial loan period expires.

  • Humanities (ACLS) E-book Collection
  • This resource includes over 1500 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Pages from this collection can be printed and emailed.

Project Gutenberg E-books

Project Gutenberg provides access to a number of primary and secondary-source philosophy e-books. Many can be read online or downloaded to e-book readers.


Reference Works

Reference works, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are useful for learning about background information on a topic, as well as how philosophers have interpreted and understood a topic and its evolution.

Please note that print reference books may be used while in the library only. Online reference books may be accessed from any on or off-campus computer. You'll need a library card to access online books and articles from off-campus.
Click on the links below to access the online book/website or record/description of the print book.


Finding Videos

The Library owns many Philosophy-related films in DVD, VHS and streaming formats. Search the library catalog by keyword or subject term. We have a wide range of Philosophy-related films available for checkout and online streaming.

The Library subscribes to many databases that provide access to thousands of popular and credible, scholarly journals. Many databases provide access to full-text articles, while some provide information about the article only (citation). Request (for free!) through Interlibrary Loan copies of articles to which the Library doesn't have full-text access.

Databases are organized collections of information that you can search on a variety of fields, like title and author's name. iTunes is a database and so is Amazon. Even your contacts list in your phone is a type of mini database. The Library has databases of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. We also have databases of streaming videos, music and e-books. The difference between our databases and iTunes or Amazon is that our stuff is free for you to use. You can browse the library's databases here: http://codlrc.org/databases

 

Databases - Best Bets

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of academic areas.

  • Academic OneFile
  • Multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of academic areas.

  • JSTOR
  • Excellent source for credible scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. Articles in database were published between the early 1700s and between 1-5 years ago.

  • Project MUSE
  • Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

  • Issues and Controversies
  • Issues and Controversies helps students understand crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

  • CQ Researcher
  • The CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. Each report is on a single topic more than 12,000 words in text and extensive bibliographies. Each weekly issue provides up-to-date information on controversial subjects reported by CQ's staff of experienced reporters.

  • PhilPapers
  • PhilPapers is an online collection of scholarly materials on philosophy topics. This resource includes articles and reviews from 350 journals. Users can try locating full-text articles using Google Scholar or request articles through Interlibrary Loan.


Websites

  • American Philosophical Association
  • The American Philosophical Association, founded in 1900 is the premiere philosophical professional association. A number of useful resources are located under Web Resources, including Electronic Texts, Guides to Philosophy, Journals (note not all journals are available in full-text, please contact a librarian for assistance).

  • AskPhilosophers
  • AskPhilosophers is a website where the public is invited to submit questions that are answered by philosophy faculty at colleges and universities located throughout the U.S.

  • Contintental Philosophy
  • Complied by University of Central Florida philosophy professor Bruce B. Janz, this directory of websites provides a wide range of resources associated with various aspects of Continental Philosophy.

  • Women Philosophers
  • Created by Kate Lindemann, this site provides links to short articles and biographies of women philosophers organized by time period.


Podcasts

  • History of Philosphy - Without Any Gaps
  • "Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of Western philosophy, 'without any gaps.' Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, the series will look at the ideas and lives of the major philosophers (eventually covering in detail such giants as Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition."

Indigenous Populations and Globalization in the Americas

Indigenous Populations and Globalization in the Americas

Insert Introductory text here

Readings: http://bit.ly/1PF6WsW

Sallqa Ayllu (Community of Nature)

Insert Introductory text here

  1. Climate Change
  2. Sustainability
  3. Pollution
  4. Land Rights

"Amid Gas, Where Is the Revolution?
By Bret Gustafson
Citation:
Gustafson, Bret. "Amid Gas, Where Is The Revolution?." NACLA Report On The Americas 46.1 (2013): 61-66. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 July 2016.

"Bolivia to Host 2015 Meeting of Social Movements to Fight Climate Change"
By Richard Fidler
Summary: Richard Fidler reacts to the perceived failure of the UN's COP20 climate talks by proposing an alternative summit to address climate change.
Citation: Fidler, Richard. “Bolivia to Host 2015 Meeting of Social Movements to Fight Climate Change.” socialistproject.ca. N.p., 17 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 July 2016.

"Environmental Destruction is a Result of the Capitalist System." ( Scroll to center of page to view article).
By Evo Morales
Summary: Evo Morales invokes indigenous spirituality and values as the moral grounds for climate change agreements.
Citation: Morales, Evo. “Environmental Destruction is a Result of the Capitalist System.” socialistproject.ca. N.p., 17 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 July 2016.

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"Ecuador Indigenous Leader fFound Dead Days Before Planned Lima Protest." By Jonathan Watts.
Summary: December, 2014 article on suspicious death of Ecuadorian Shuar land rights activist José Isidro Tendetza Antún
Citation: Watts, Jonathan, Latin America correspondent, and and Dan Collyns. “Ecuador Indigenous Leader Found Dead Days before Planned Lima Protest.” The Guardian 6 Dec. 2014. The Guardian. Web. 19 July 2016.

"'Indigenous Peoples Are the Owners of the Land' Say Activists at COP20."
By Milagros Salazar
Summary: In Dec. 2014, widows of murdered leaders of the Asháninka community of Alto Tamaya Saweto of Peru and other indigenous rights activists raised their voices in protest at COP20 in Lima, demanding formal title to native lands.
Citation: “‘Indigenous Peoples Are the Owners of the Land’ Say Activists at COP20 | Inter Press Service.” N.p., n.d. Web. 19 July 2016.

Auki Ayllu (Community of Deities, Gods)

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  1. The Arts
  2. Spirituality
  3. Philosophy

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Environmental Destruction is a Result of the Capitalist System. ( Scroll to center of page to access article).
Summary: Evo Morales invokes indigenous spirituality and values as the moral grounds for climate change agreements.
Citation: Morales, Evo. “Environmental Destruction is a Result of the Capitalist System.” socialistproject.ca. N.p., 17 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 July 2016.

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  1. History
  2. Economic
  3. Human Rights

Bolivia: A Chronology of Key Events
Citation: “Timeline: Bolivia.” BBC 2 Aug. 2012. bbc.co.uk. Web. 19 July 2016.

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Oppressed but not defeated : peasant struggles among the Aymara and Qhechwa in Bolivia, 1900-1980
By Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
Summary: Bolivian anthropologist and indigenous feminist activist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui examines "the role that ethnicity plays in the emergence of social movements, its relation to the issue of long-term popular historical consciousness and memory as a factor in present-day struggles...[She] also touches upon the complex question of the role of external social actors who serve as catalysts in the rise of social movements with other political forces at the national level."
Citation:Rivera Cusicanqui, Silvia. Oppressed but Not Defeated : Peasant Struggles among the Aymara and Qhechwa in Bolivia, 1900-1980. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1987. Print. Report, no. 85.1; Report (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development), no. 85.1.

Red October left-indigenous struggles in modern Bolivia
By Jeffery R. Webber
Summary: Webber explores the period in Bolivian history from the Cochabamba Water Wars (2000-2003) through Evo Morales's presidency to 2010, and delineates five stages in the struggle between indigenous and neoliberal interests, ideologies, and systems.
Citation: Webber, Jeffery R. Red October : Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia. Leiden: Brill, 2011. Print. Historical materialism book series, v. 29; Historical materialism book series, v. 29.

"Amid Gas, Where Is the Revolution?
By Bret Gustafson
Citation:
Gustafson, Bret. "Amid Gas, Where Is The Revolution?." NACLA Report On The Americas 46.1 (2013): 61-66. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 July 2016.

The Power of the Spectacle
By Benjamin Dangl
Summary: Dangl reports on the significance of Evo Morales's inauguration to his third term as President of Boliva and the ever-more apparent conflicts and complexities of an indigenous President who relies on extractivism to fund social services.
Citation Dangl, Benjamin. “The Power of the Spectacle: Evo Morales’ Inauguration in Tiwanaku, Bolivia.” N.p., 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 July 2016.

History 2240 Latin America - Guatemala INMP- John Paris

Welcome to History 2240 Latin America INMP Class Page

This research guide contains sources and tips on conducting research for your INMP project and negotiations.

You'll find resources containing background information and current information on Guatemala (and the broader Central American regions) as well as the other countries that will be represented at the INMP negotiations.

Below is a chart indicating the issues and the recommended types of sources

The Issues:

  • Refugee Human Rights
  • Women and children (girls) access to education
  • Climate Change (Paris Global Climate Change Agreement) – impact health, employment, industry

Perspectives from which to analyze the issues and suggested types of sources:

Note that these are suggestions - don't confine yourself to any single or type of resource.
Issues The issues (General overview) History of issue as related to Guatemala Current status of issue in Guatemala Viewpoint of other nations
Sources Encyclopedias, Books Encyclopedias, Books, Journals and Magazines, Newspapers, Websites Encyclopedias, Books, Journals and Magazines, Newspapers, Websites Encyclopedias, Books, Journals and Magazines, Newspapers, Websites

The other INMP countries and NGO

  • Haiti
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Iran
  • India
  • Germany
  • Oxfam
  1. Books
  2. Databases & Newspapers
  3. Websites

Finding Books

Use the COD Library's book catalog to find books & videos. You'll need a current library card to check out books.

Search terms - finding the right ones.

If one search term doesn't work, don't give up, try another!

For example, In addition to searching for books on Climate Change, try Global Warming, or Greenhouse Gasses.

Searching for information on the country and issue

Try using the country name, followed by the issue.
Use Keyword search where possible.

Guatemala AND History
Guatemala AND Refugee
Guatemala AND Refugee AND "Human Rights"

Haiti AND Education
Haiti AND Education AND Women
Haiti AND Education AND Children

If COD Library doesn't have a book on your topic, try I-Share

I-Share

I-Share allows COD students to borrow books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries. You must have a current COD library card, and create an account to request books from an I-Share library.

E-book Collections
Most books in these collections can also be located and accessed by searching in the Library's book catalog.

  • ebrary
  • Collection contains many History-related books. Many e-books can be viewed from your computer or downloaded to your e-book reader. You need to create an account to download e-books to your device.

  • EBSCO e-book collection
  • Collection includes some books on History. NOTE: Books can be viewed by single page on a computer, or, can be downloaded to an e-book reader. You'll be prompted to create an EBSCO account. The loan period for e-books is four hours. Books can be renewed after the initial loan period expires.

  • Humanities (ACLS) E-book Collection
  • This resource includes over 1500 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Pages from this collection can be printed and emailed.

Reference Works

Reference works, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are useful for learning about background information on a topic in History.

Please note that print reference books may be used while in the library only. Online reference books may be accessed from any on or off-campus computer. You'll need a library card to access online books and articles from off-campus.
Click on the links below to access the online book/website or record/description of the print book.

Encyclopedias

General Encyclopedia

Consider using these online encyclopedias as a first stop in getting background information on the countries and topics.

  • Credo Reference
  • Contains over 800 subject specific encyclopedias on a wide range of topics. When you do a search in Credo, it searches across all titles. You can limit search results by topic, but try and do a general search first as the most appropriate resources usually come display first.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • World famous for it's extensive content on just about every topic under the sun.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
  • Similar to Credo, this database has over 100 encyclopedias on a wide range of topics.
Subject Specific Encyclopedias
Women and children (girls) access to education
Climate Change (Paris Global Climate Change Agreement) – impact on health, employment, industry

Databases

The Library subscribes to many databases that provide access to thousands of popular and credible, scholarly journals. Many databases provide access to full-text articles, while some provide information about the article only (citation). Request (for free!) through Interlibrary Loan copies of articles to which the Library doesn't have full-text access.

Databases are organized collections of information that you can search on a variety of fields, like title and author's name. iTunes is a database and so is Amazon. Even your contacts list in your phone is a type of mini database. The Library has databases of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. We also have databases of streaming videos, music and e-books. The difference between our databases and iTunes or Amazon is that our stuff is free for you to use. You can browse the library's databases here: http://www.cod.edu/library/resources/subjectdb/

 

Databases - Best Bets

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of academic areas.

  • Academic OneFile
  • Multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of academic areas.

  • History Study Center
    Primary and secondary history collections providing access to rare British, American and world history sources, full text articles and reference materials. Includes multimedia sources.

  • Informe!
    Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users.

  • JSTOR
  • Excellent source for credible scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. Articles in database were published between the early 1700s and between 1-5 years ago.

  • Project MUSE
  • Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

Encyclopedias

General Encyclopedia

Consider using these online encyclopedias as a first stop in getting background information on the countries and topics.

  • Credo Reference
  • Contains over 800 subject specific encyclopedias on a wide range of topics. When you do a search in Credo, it searches across all titles. You can limit search results by topic, but try and do a general search first as the most appropriate resources usually come display first.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • World famous for it's extensive content on just about every topic under the sun.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
  • Similar to Credo, this database has over 100 encyclopedias on a wide range of topics.

Newspapers - Best Bets

  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1989) Proquest Historical Newspapers
  • Digital image of every issue of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1989), cover-to-cover

  • Chicago Tribune (1989-Present).
  • New York Times (1851-2009) Proquest Historical Newspapers
  • Digital image of every issue of the New York Times from 1851-2009, cover-to-cover.

  • New York Times 2009-Present.
  • Newspaper Source
  • Provides selected full text for 23 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Times (London), The Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text from nearly 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Indexing and full-text articles from the world's leading financial newspaper from 1984-present.

  • Washington Post (1998-Present)
  • The full text of the Washington Post 1998-Present.


    Websites

    Who can publish on the Internet? Anyone.

    You may find a website by doing a web search or through a recommendation of another student. Before you use a website for your assignment, you should evaluate the webpage for credibility, reliability, authority and purpose. Check out the CRAP Test for more information on evaluating websites.

    ICONS Research Library
    The ICONS Research Library is designed to help students prepare for their participation in the ICONS' internationally-focused simulations. In particular, these resources are intended to increase participants' familiarity with their assigned countries or roles, as well as the issues over which they will be negotiating. Students conducting research on a particular country or international issue for other assignments may also find these resources helpful.

    Refugee Human Rights
    Women and children (girls) access to education
    Climate Change (Paris Global Climate Change Agreement) – impact health, employment, industry

    Study Abroad - Costa Rica

    Costa Rica. Flickr image by Arturo Sotillo. Available at https://flic.kr/p/22tsd2This guide will help you find books, videos, articles and websites for use in your travels to Costa Rica. Use the tabs below to start searching for different types of materials.

    If you need additional help, please feel free to contact me or a reference librarian: Ask A Librarian.

    Parents - do you have a child interested in studying abroad?

    Parents can play a significant role in enabling their children to have a valuable and affordable international experience. See A Parent's Guide to Study Abroad English.

    1. Books and Videos
    2. Databases
    3. Websites

    Many of the following books are available electronically. You will need a current library card to access books online. Please note that some books are available for one simultaneous user only. Titles of books available in print will include the call number.


    Travel Guides

  • Costa Rica
    General QL228.C8 B449 2005

  • Costa Rica: An Ecotraveller's Guide
    General G155.C67 R63 2006

  • Costa Rica: Mapa-Guía de la Naturaleza
    General QH108.C6 H47 1992

  • Frommer's Costa Rica 2009 - eBook

  • Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica
    General F1543.5 .R86 2006


    Culture & Politics

  • Banana Fallout: Class, Color, and Culture Among West Indians in Costa Rica
    General F1549.L55 P87 1993

  • Costa Rica
    General F1543.2 .F65 2008

  • Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook - eBook

  • Costa Rica: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
    General F1543.5 .D3 2002

  • Costa Rica: Politics, Economics, and Democracy
    General F1546 .W55 1998

  • Costa Rica: Quest for Democracy
    General JL1450 .B66 1998

  • The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics
    General F1546 .C765 2004

  • Culture and Customs of Costa Rica - eBook

  • Culture Shock! Costa Rica
    General F1548.2 .W35 2003

  • Farmers of the Golden Bean: Costa Rican Households and the Global Coffee Economy
    General HD8039.C6382 C87 1999

  • Horizons of Peace: The Costa Rican Contribution to the Peace Process in Central America
    General F1548.2 A784 1994

  • Hostile Act : U.S. Policy in Costa Rica in the 1980s
    General E183.8.C8 H66 1994

  • Los Caminos de la Libertad
    General F1546 .A75 1986

  • Peasants Against Globalization: Rural Social Movements in Costa Rica
    General HD1339.C8 E33 1999

  • The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica
    General F1543 .B563 1999


    Geography & Nature

  • The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and One Town's Quest to Save a Wave
    General GE199.C8 E83 2015

  • The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide
    General QL687.C8 G37 2007

  • Costa Rica: A Journey Through Nature
    General F1544 .H47 2008

  • Costa Rican Natural History
    General QH108.C6 C67 1983

  • The Earth Dwellers: Adventures in the Land of Ants
    General QL568.F7 H66 1996

  • Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama
    General QK495.O64 D68 1993

  • Flora Costaricensis
    General QK495.E9 F5 1995

  • The Green Republic: A Conservation History of Costa Rica
    General QH77.C8 E935 1999

  • A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
    General QL687.C8 S75 1989

  • La Selva: Ecology and Natural History of a Neotropical Rain Forest
    General QH108.C6 S44 1994

  • The Mammals of Costa Rica: a Natural History and Field Guide
    General QL723.C8 W34 2007

  • A Naturalist in Costa Rica
    General QH31.S59 A3 1992

  • Nature of the Rainforest: Costa Rica and Beyond
    General QH108.C6 F67 2008

  • Sarapiquí Chronicle: A Naturalist in Costa Rica
    General QH108.C6 Y68 1991

  • Tropical Plants of Costa Rica: A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora
    General QK217 .Z82 2007

  • The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide
    General QL228.C8 W55 2010


    History

  • Costa Rica
    General F1543.2 .F65 2008

  • Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook - eBook

  • Costa Rica: A Study in Economic Development
    General HC 147 .C8 T9

  • Costa Rica Before Coffee: Society and Economy on the Eve of the Export Boom
    General HC 143 .G83 1986

  • The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics
    General F1546 .C765 2004

  • The History of Costa Rica
    General F1546 .R36 2012

  • Historical dictionary of Costa Rica - eBook
  • National Museum of Costa Rica: Over One Hundred Years of History, May 4th 1887-May 4th 1987
    General AM101.S2 M813 1987

  • The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica
    General F1543 .B563 1999

  • "What Happen": A Folk-History of Costa Rica's Talamanca Coast
    General F1557.B55 P34 1977x


    Videos

    • Academic Video Online
      Find hundreds of newsreel footage and documentaries on Costa Rica. Subjects include culture, politics, history and current events. Refine your search results by limiting your results to, for example, discipline, subject and historical era. These limiters are located on the left side of page.
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    • Ethnographic Video Online
    • Find hundreds of newsreel footage and documentaries on Costa Rica. Subjects include culture, politics, history and current events.

    • Films on Demand
      Many films on Costa Rica, primarily from the perspective of business, current and historical footage.


    E-book Collections

    E-books are published using a variety of platforms - some can be accessed using tablet readers.

    Searching Collections:

    These collections can be searched by using the keyword "Italy" for broad search results. Adding keywords such as, for example, "History" or "Culture" to your search will produce fewer results but these results will be more precise.

    Many, but not all, books in these collections can also be located and accessed by searching in the Library's book catalog.

    • ebrary
    • Many e-books can be viewed from your computer or downloaded to your e-book reader. You need to create an account to download -books to your device.

    • EBSCO e-book collection
    • Find several e-books on Italy covering various subjects such as Culture and Society, History, Politics and Literature. NOTE: Books can be viewed by single page on a computer, or, can be downloaded to an -book reader. You'll be prompted to create an EBSCO account. The loan period for e-books is four hours. Books can be renewed after the initial loan period expires.

    • Humanities (ACLS) E-book Collection
    • This resource includes over 1500 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Pages from this collection can be printed and emailed.

  • Databases - Best Bets

    Below are databases covering Art, History and general topics. You can access these databases from the alphabetical listing of databases

    • Academic OneFile
    • Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, and is an excellent resource for general research.

    • Academic Search Complete
    • Academic Search Complete provides both scholarly and popular journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study and is a great resource for general research.

    • Art and Architecture Complete
    • Excellent source for information on French artists, famous works of art by French artists and French art traditions.

    • Credo Reference
    • Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. The collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from some of world's the best reference publishers.

    • CultureGrams
    • Culturegrams is a core reference resource on understanding the world's peoples through the documentation of the unique details of their customs, traditions, and daily life.

    • JSTOR
    • JSTOR is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700's to the early 2000's. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

    • Literature Resource Center
    • Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies and criticism of authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

    • Oxford Art Online
    • This resource includes the full-text of:
      Grove Art Online
      Oxford Companion to Western Art
      Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
      The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

    • Project Muse
    • Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

    Websites - Guidebooks and Area Studies

  • Condé Nast Traveller – Costa Rica
    Feature articles on nature travel in Costa Rica. Also includes information on hotels, restaurants, and travel tips.

  • ecoDestinations – Costa Rica
    From the International Ecotourism Society, find information on climate, geography, biodiversity, people, and sustainable travel experiences.

  • Fodor’s Travel – Costa Rica Travel Guide
    Organized by region and city, Fodor's Costa Rica provides many useful tips for travelers in Costa Rica. Essential Costa Rican phrases for travelers, tips for eating and staying in Costa Rica, and links to ecotourism and itineraries are of note.

  • Frommer’s – Costa Rica
    Frommer's offers several notable sections on its website, including a broad overview of Costa Rica in the Introduction section, guides covering nature and active pursuits, as well as overviews of art and architecture, food, history, and cultural activities found in the In Depth section.

  • Lonely Planet – Costa Rica
    Exceptionally useful website, check out the Things To Do section in particular. Many of the attractions are reviewed by the Lonely Planet staff in their irreverent but always good natured and engaging style.

  • Michelin – Costa Rica Travel Guide
    General information on traveling in Costa Rica - note the section labeled "Useful Information" in center of page.

  • National Geographic – Costa Rica
    Find facts, maps, photos and videos on Costa Rica. NOTE - You will need to create an account to access all free content on this site.

  • NY Times – Costa Rica Travel Coverage
    Articles, photos and video about Costa Rica from The New York Times, including hotel, restaurant and attraction information with reader reviews and advice on where to stay, where to eat and what to do.

  • Rough Guides – Costa Rica
    Includes feature articles and sections on Where To Go and When To Go as well a section called Essentials that includes information on food, accommodations, holidays, parks and more.

  • Yahoo Travel – Costa Rica
    Directory arranged by "best for" categories and by activity. Includes useful sections on restaurants and animal and nature related activities. Provides user-written reviews.

  • Pages

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