Word of the Week: Leviathan

October 20, 2014

As in:  “The foaming leviathan, so like a living being, dwarfed and pummeled the broadside of the top-heavy steamer.”Book Cover_Bootleggers_lobstermen_lumberjacks

Mayo, M. P. (2011). Bootleggers, lobstermen & lumberjacks: Fifty of the grittiest moments in the history of hardscrabble New England. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, p.189.

The Boston Book Festival is October 23 – 25!

October 16, 2014

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

For more information about the Festival, visit the Boston Book Festival website at:  http://www.bostonbookfest.org/


OneStop by for your free copy of this year’s selection “Sublimation”

Word of the Week: Econometrics

October 15, 2014

As in:  “In recent decades economists have tried to move beyond historical explanations of high and low GDP growth rates by using econometric techniques to test the significance of different causes of high and low growth.”

Perkins, D. H.  (2013).   East Asian Development: Foundations and Strategies.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, p. 48.

For definitions and more about econometrics see the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference e-book collection.

Need a due date extension on your Emmanuel College Library book?

October 9, 2014

Here are some ways you can renew your book:

  1. Ask at the Circulation Desk
  2. Call the Library at 617-735-9927
  3. Online through the My Account service
  4. Email a Distribution Librarian at ill@emmanuel.edu


Please make sure you have your College ID available for all renewals.


Word of the Week: Ontological

October 7, 2014

As in:  “The prize is not civic debate for its own sake but the formulation of policies to confront ontological insecurity by introducing democratically acceptable measures to mitigate the sustainability crisis.”BookCover_Future_is_not_what_it_used_to_be_cover

Friedrichs, J. (2013). The future is not what it used to be: Climate change and energy scarcity. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, p.176.

For definitions of ontological, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

To learn more about ontological insecurity, consult the Credo Reference Collection.

Halloween book display

October 2, 2014

Halloween Poster

Word of the Week: Motif

September 30, 2014

BookCover_AnAmericanStyleAs in:  “In contrast to Spinden’s detailed analysis of individual motifs, Wissler spoke more broadly….”

Tartsinis, A. M. (2013). An American Style: Global sources for New York textile and fashion design 1915-1928.  New York, NY: Bard Graduate Center, p. 39.

For definitions of motif see the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference e-book collection.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.