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September 3, 2015


Welcome to the Library

September 2, 2015

Come see all the resource “paws”abilities. (Library Hours)

Moose visits the Library and Librarians

Moose visits the Library and Librarians

Read The Quad post: Emmanuel’s Newest Official … Leonberger?

Library Quiet Hours during Reading Day and Final Exams

April 28, 2015

For Reading Day and Final Exams,
the Library is reserved for silent study only.

Please be considerate of your fellow students and refrain from talking or whispering.  Conversations in the Library lobby carry over into the Reading Room.  Please be mindful and quiet in the Lobby.

Need to study in a group?

  • Two study rooms are available on the Library lower level; they may be booked for two hours at a time. Check at the Reference or Circulation desk for availability.
  • Speak with Security about opening classrooms in other buildings.

Please let a Library staff member know if you are being disturbed by noise.

Thank you for helping us to keep the Library an effective study space.

Good luck with finals!

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April 23, 2015

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Word of the Week: Deliquesce

April 15, 2015

As in:
“Is it cynical to deliquesce,
as Adam did in age,…”Book Cover: Day by Day

Lowell, R. (1977). “Logan Airport, Boston” in Day by Day.  NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, p. 74.

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

Word of the Week: Hoax

March 31, 2015

As in:  “The other way of saving him [the frog] would be to expose the puzzle as a hoax by proving that there is no possibility of his reaching the safe square in conformity with the rules imposed by the wizard.”

Sarver, V. T.  (2005). The hapless frog and the evil wizard: an introduction to indirect proof.  Teaching Mathematics & its Applications, 24, 179. doi: 10.1093/teamat/hrh024

Though hoaxes are frequently associated with April Fools’ Day, a memorable one was pulled off on Halloween eve in 1938.  Actor Orson Welles and his company performed an adaptation of H. G. Welles War of the Worlds on the radio, terrifying many listeners who thought the Martian invasion was real.   Joseph W. Campbell devotes a chapter of his 2010 book, Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism to the broadcast, its consequences and how these were reported in the media.  (Books referenced by Campbell that are in our collection include Panic Broadcast: Portrait of an Event and The invasion from Mars: a study in the psychology of panic.)

You may also wish to view the PBS America program: War of the Worlds.  And we haven’t even gotten to scholarly articles, of which there are many…..

If you would like more information about this topic or others, please contact the Reference Librarians at 617-735-9927,,  or stop by the Reference Desk in the Library Reading Room.


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