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What's New In Reference?

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on the latest developments in your field. Take a look at some of the new reference books to dive into a new topic, brush up on an old one, or to inspire ideas for a new research project. Here are a few that have recently arrived in Dewey:

substance abuse.jpgSubstance Abuse in America
DEW REF HV 4999.2 S93 2012
This book offers a comprehensive overview of U.S. drug policy through the examination of primary source documents and a sociological review of the historical context of American drug policies. Its authors discuss the historical precedent for today’s policies, and focus on the social causes for the waxing and waning popularity of specific, illicit drugs in the U.S.

criminals.GIFWomen Criminals
DEW REF HV 6046 W654 2012

This 2-Volume, New-to-Dewey, Reference Book explores key topics and notable figures in female-perpetrated crimes; the first Volume looks at sociocultural issues and seeks to provide a stronger understanding of the female criminal mentality and gender-based evaluations of crime. The second Volume focuses on particular women and their stories and builds upon the earlier context provided in Volume 1, while illuminating the issues in a more personal way through first-hand accounts.

guns (1).JPGGuns in American Society
DEW REF HV 7436 G8783 2012

We now have the newest edition of Guns in American Society! First published in 2002, this new 2012 update tackles contemporary issues through a multi-focal lens. This book is a compendium of gun legislation and culture—its history, current issues, and trends within contemporary American society. The author, Greg Lee Carter, is a professor of sociology at Bryant University and has authored or edited 22 books.

If you are interested in the new titles at Dewey Library, please stop by our Reference Desk. A friendly librarian will be happy to help you out!

Blog post created by Laurie Buckley