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ENG118: Total Noise - Going Deaf in the Library: Background Information

Fall 2010, J. Anderson

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Background - Encyclopedias

Name Topic Encyclopeidas
Christine C. Sports injuries among young athletes Sports Injuries Guidebook
Christine N. Problems of puppy mills Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare
ref HV 4708 .E53 2010
Colby PTSD in troops returning from Iraq & Afghanistan Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma
SCIENCE LIBRARY ref RC 552 .P67 E53 2008
Faizaa Effects of "Korean Wave" in Asia The Koreas – see article on Hallyu
ref DS 904 .K66 2009
Julie Educational resources & charter schools for minorities Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent
Encyclopedia of Education
Laura History of U.S. military gender policies U. S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook
Madeleine Attitudes towards breast-feeding in the U.S. Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
International Encyclopedia of Women
ref HQ 1115 .R69 2000
Mary American schools and improving student outcomes Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent
Encyclopedia of Education
Shannon Perceptions of race/racism among America's youth
Youth Activism: an international encyclopedia
ref HQ 799.2 P6 Y65 2006
See article on Racial Socialization
Xiaoye Psychological and biological studies on people's computer and television use Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media
ref HQ 784 .M3 E53 2007
See articles under both Internet and Television

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