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Doomsdays: The Rhetoric of Apocalypse

PWR 1GCD - Spring 2014 - Instructor: Davis, C.
Last Updated: 18-Nov-2014

A guide to resources for PWR 1GCD: Doomsdays: The Rhetoric of Apocalypse. This course will investigate why, and how, the language of doomsday has been embraced by so many divergent causes through the ages.


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Background/reference sources

Use these sources to help you pick a topic and to provide context to your research based argument. Note the Library Location of these materials. Many are in the Information Center collection on the 1st floor of Green East.

Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1995.
Green Library » Stacks » BT876 .A66 1995
2nd ed. Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.
Green Library » Information Center » BL31 .E57 2005 V.1
also available in electronic form.
2nd ed. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2005.
Green Library » Information Center » BL2525 .L486 2005
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1996.
Green Library » Information Center » PN56 .A69 Z56 1996
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Green Library » Lane Reading Room: Reference » PN1995.9 .S26 M575 2001
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2005.
Green Library » Information Center » CB9 .N49 2005 V.1
Also online. 14 entries related to Apocalypse!
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Green Library » Information Center » BT821.3 .O94 2008
1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Green Library » Stacks » BT891 .B38 1999
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Try Searching some of our Online Reference Databases! Here's a link to the results of a Search of Blackwell Online Reference for "Apocalypse"

Journals/e-journals of interest

When you search a particular journal, you don't need to use as many keywords in your search. You already know the focused perspective of the journal by its description.

[Chicago : Atomic Scientists of Chicago]
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving) » Stacks » TK9145 .B8 V.3 1947
Norwalk, CT : Earth Action Network, c1990-2013.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving) » Stacks » TD171.7 .E13 V.24:NO.1-3 2013
most recent issues in the IC Display Shelves. Available in electronic form from EBSCO Host from 1994-present.
[Washington, World Future Society]
Green Library » Information Center display
IC Display (also in fulltext from 1988)
[Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State University Popular Culture Center]
Green Library » Current periodicals
(also in fulltext from 1972-2009)
San Francisco, CA : Wired USA, c1993-
Green Library » Information Center display
 (see this search on Apocalypse!)

Bibliographic Management

Searchworks and many other databases you will use allow you to get a simple citation by using a "CiteThis" feature or gather more information by using a Send to/Export feature to send records to bibliographic management tools such as Refworks or EndNote.  You can also use resources such as Zotero or Mendeley to gather information including citations.  For more on these, see the guide to Bibliography Management.