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History of Jewish-Muslim Relations

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The Reference Department has acquired a new online resource: check out the History of Jewish-Muslim Relations, our latest eReference book. This title provides balanced, historical context on relations from the Middle Ages to the present. There is information about  Israel, but this book goes further back, comparing different philosophies, examining the North African and European experiences of these religious peoples, and much more.

To learn more about current events in the Middle East, be sure to check out these databases:

DNA and Genealogy

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Genealogy is one of the country’s most popular pastimes. The ability to find information about one’s ancestors took a giant leap forward when an abundance of information became available on the internet. Recently it has taken another leap forward with the advent of DNA testing. Now many serious genealogists are using DNA as part of their research. 

If you are interested in learning more about it, the following resources describe the process and provide helpful tips.


Children’s Books


Database Articles

  • Facts on File – Today’s Science   Galloway, Evan.  “This is Not Your Father's DNA.” Today's Science .  Infobase Learning,Jan. 2012. Web. 16 July 2014.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Race and Racism  Verdolin, J. L. ” Ancestry.” Ed. Patrick L. Mason. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2013. 112-116. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 July 2014.
  • Gale Science in Context Vergano, Dan. “ Find your Inner Neanderthal.”  USA Today 14 June 2013: 01A.Science in Context. Web. 16 July 2014.