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Who you gonna call? Today is Ghostbusters Day (who knew?). Take a look at this 1986 American Speech article on how the movie started a lexical fad using -buster compounds.

Who you gonna call? Today is Ghostbusters Day (who knew?). Take a look at this 1986 American Speech article on how the movie started a lexical fad using -buster compounds.

Need an article by a specific author? I have a shortcut! For example, type au:“Benjamin Franklin” in the basic search box to search for articles by him.

— Me, doling out search tips.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 28, 1943: Eleanor Roosevelt Visits U.S. troops in the South Pacific 
On this day in 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in New Zealand as a volunteer for the Red Cross. She made 17 stops during her trip including Australia, New Zealand and many small Pacific islands, boosting the morale of American troops at military bases, hospitals and nursing homes along the way.
Learn about Eleanor’s work with veterans with this new preview video from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 28, 1943: Eleanor Roosevelt Visits U.S. troops in the South Pacific 

On this day in 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in New Zealand as a volunteer for the Red Cross. She made 17 stops during her trip including Australia, New Zealand and many small Pacific islands, boosting the morale of American troops at military bases, hospitals and nursing homes along the way.

Learn about Eleanor’s work with veterans with this new preview video from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

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Save your citations! Create a MyJSTOR account and keep everything in one place.

Music Sampler

I was tagged by notnertabbq!

Rules: Put your iPod/iTunes on shuffle and write down the first ten songs it plays (no skipping) then tag ten people to do the same!

Note: This will probably be rather embarrassing and I ask you all to judge me gently.

1. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) - Quindon Tarver (Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack)

2. Bang Bang - will.i.am (The Great Gatsby Soundtrack)

3. Vicar in a Tutu - The Smiths

4. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss - P.M. Dawn

5. Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac

6. Magic Carpet Ride  (Steir’s 1999 Ride Club Mix) - Steppenwolf (Go Soundtrack)

7. Just Fine - Mary J. Blige

8. Just Like Heaven - The Cure

9. Dancing on My Own - Robyn

10. If You Leave - OMD

I tag: diebrarian, englishmajorhumor, thedigitallibrarian, wordbookstores, catscardigansbooks, transformativetidbits, bookoisseur, oxfordcommas-and-teacups, sugarnarsenic

Search better! Put phrases or names in quotes for better results. Ex: “To be or not to be” 

Search better! Put phrases or names in quotes for better results. Ex: “To be or not to be” 

yunglavender:

i wonder if jstor still follows me or did they bail long ago

Still follow you!

lecieltumultueux:

My Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! mug, one of the favs.

I feel zero disloyalty in expressing my deep admiration of this mug.

lecieltumultueux:

My Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! mug, one of the favs.

I feel zero disloyalty in expressing my deep admiration of this mug.

fishingboatproceeds:

I have always wondered if this was a reference to James Joyce’s Ulysses, in which Bloom carries around a potato for much of the novel.

Late to the party on this one, but I would like to take this fine Monday morning to point out that one of JSTOR’s favorite YA authors, John Green, linked to an article in the James Joyce Quarterly on JSTOR with a Simpsons reference. I feel like all of my interests are converging. (There are some amazing nerdfighters at JSTOR who are going to REALLY APPRECIATE THIS myself included).

(Source: fyspringfield.com)

Happy new semester, everyone! Over the next two weeks we’ll be posting tips on how to use JSTOR and tagging the posts #JSTOR101. If you have any tips or advice you’d like to share, tag your posts and we’ll reblog.

Happy new semester, everyone! Over the next two weeks we’ll be posting tips on how to use JSTOR and tagging the posts #JSTOR101. If you have any tips or advice you’d like to share, tag your posts and we’ll reblog.