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NoodleTools Tips for Citing Print and Digital Books
How to import a book citation using an ISBN - If you are citing a book or other non-periodical source (e.g., magazine, newspaper, journal, etc.) in NoodleTools, use WorldCat (a global catalog of library collections) to import the source information directly into your NoodleTools form. NOTE: this may not work for all books and be sure you have the title with the proper copyright dates, as books get re-published over the years and come in a variety of formats.
How to cite a book from scratch - a (3:48) video screencast by OHS Library Media Specialist Mrs. Owen, if you are unable to cite it in NoodleTools with the aforementioned Worldcat instructions. NOTE: this video was created before the July 2021 NoodleTools updates, but the information is still relevant.
Print & Digital Books in OHS Library Catalog
The OHS library catalog is the place to start to identify dictator or country books (print or digital) held in the Library's collections. Be sure to use the search filters in the left-hand sidebar; this will allow you to limit your search by format, collection, and subject.
The list of print titles, below, is not an exhaustive list. To find more print books, search the library catalog in the link above.
Hint: If you find a book that matches your research interest, be sure to look at the subject headings. These subject headings may lead you to other useful materials.
Subject Headings in the Oakdale High School Library Catalog include:
The Best We Could Do by National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent--the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls "a book to break your heart and heal it," The Best We Could Dobrings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
Call Number: GRN 741.5 BUI
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
The Displaced by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences, and the result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Today the world faces an enormous refugee crisis: 68.5 million people fleeing persecution and conflict from Myanmar to South Sudan and Syria, a figure worse than flight of Jewish and other Europeans during World War II and beyond anything the world has seen in this generation. Yet in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries with the means to welcome refugees, anti-immigration politics and fear seem poised to shut the door. Even for readers seeking to help, the sheer scale of the problem renders the experience of refugees hard to comprehend. Viet Nguyen, called "one of our great chroniclers of displacement" (Joyce Carol Oates,The New Yorker), brings together writers originally from Mexico, Bosnia, Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet Ukraine, Hungary, Chile, Ethiopia, and others to make their stories heard. They are formidable in their own right--MacArthur Genius grant recipients, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, filmmakers, speakers, lawyers, professors, and New Yorker contributors--and they are all refugees, many as children arriving in London and Toronto, Oklahoma and Minnesota, South Africa and Germany. Their 17 contributions are as diverse as their own lives have been, and yet hold just as many themes in common. Reyna Grande questions the line between "official" refugee and "illegal" immigrant, chronicling the disintegration of the family forced to leave her behind; Fatima Bhutto visits Alejandro Iñárritu's virtual reality border crossing installation "Flesh and Sand"; Aleksandar Hemon recounts a gay Bosnian's answer to his question, "How did you get here?"; Thi Bui offers two uniquely striking graphic panels; David Bezmozgis writes about uncovering new details about his past and attending a hearing for a new refugee; and Hmong writer Kao Kalia Yang recalls the courage of children in a camp in Thailand. These essays reveal moments of uncertainty, resilience in the face of trauma, and a reimagining of identity, forming a compelling look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.The Displaced is also a commitment: ABRAMS will donate 10 percent of the cover price of this book, a minimum of $25,000 annually, to the International Rescue Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief, and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict. List of Contributors: Joseph Azam David Bezmozgis Fatima Bhutto Thi Bui Ariel Dorfman Lev Golinkin Reyna Grande Meron Hadero Aleksandar Hemon Joseph Kertes Porochista Khakpour Marina Lewycka Maaza Mengiste Dina Nayeri Vu Tran Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Kao Kalia Yang
Call Number: 305.9 DIS
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
The Girl Who Smiled Beads by NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not--could not--live in that tale." Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety--perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. Though their bond remained unbreakable, Claire, who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine, was a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while Clemantine was taken in by a family who raised her as their own. She seemed to live the American dream: attending private school, taking up cheerleading, and, ultimately, graduating from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased. She felt at the same time six years old and one hundred years old. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of "victim" and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
Call Number: 921 WAM
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Sisters of the War: Life, Loss, and Hope in Syria (Scholastic Focus) by An extraordinary true account of the enormous tragedy of the Syrian civil conflict. Since the revolution-turned-civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic, follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a firsthand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought. Sunni Muslim Ruha and her younger sister Alaa withstand constant attacks by the Syrian government in rebel-held territory. Alawite sisters Hanin and Jawa try to carry on as normal in the police state of regime-held Syria. The girls grow up in a world where nightly bombings are routine and shrapnel counts as toys. They bear witness to arrests, killings, demolished homes, and further atrocities most adults could not even imagine. Still, war does not dampen their sense of hope. Through the stories of Ruha and Alaa and Hanin and Jawa, Abouzeid presents a clear-eyed and page-turning account of the complex conditions in Syria leading to the onset of the harrowing conflict. With Abouzeid's careful attention and remarkable reporting, she crafts an incredibly empathetic and nuanced narrative of the Syrian civil war, and the promise of progress these young people still embody.
Call Number: 956.91 ABO
Publication Date: 2020-09-15
We Are Displaced by In this powerful book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide. After her father was murdered, María escaped in the middle of the night with her mother. Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy. Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe. Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement -- first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world except to the home she loved. In We Are Displaced, Malala not only explores her own story, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys -- girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known. In a time of immigration crises, war, and border conflicts, We Are Displaced is an important reminder from one of the world's most prominent young activists that every single one of the 68.5 million currently displaced is a person -- often a young person -- with hopes and dreams. "A stirring and timely book." --New York Times
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
Gale eBooks (multi-user access) @ OHS Library
All Gale eBooks are multi-user access books, meaning many students can look at the book simultaneously without checking it out from the library.
The list, below, is not an exhaustive list of Gale eBooks about refugees, forced migration, emigration, immigration, and illegal aliens. To find other titles use the search box below or use this curated list of refugee eBooks.
For remote access, use the Password: bears (you must be logged in to your FCPS account to access). Here's how to export Gale eBook citations to your NoodleTools project.
Americans at War (see: Immigrants and Immigration) There are many sources which trace the American war experience abroad. How do wars change daily life at home? This unique, 4-volume ancyclopedia explains how both mobilization for war and wars themselves have altered the fabric of everyday life. Written by scholars in the fields of history, literature and the arts, sociology, law, political science, and psychology, the encyclopedia places major American conflicts - from the Colonial Wars to the war on terrorism - in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the homefront. It describes the home experience before, during, and after each specific war. Articles range from 350 to 3000 words and include biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations and monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, humor, and music. This encyclopedia looks beyond military history to show the creative and destructive effects of war on American society and culture - both the positive and negative impacts. women's studies, music, literature and the fine arts, science and technology, sociology, and psychology.
Publication Date: 2004-12-03
Confronting Discrimination Against Immigrants by The United States is a nation built by immigrants; a blend of races, colors, and cultures. Nevertheless, immigrants often face discrimination, at work, at home, and in the community. Awareness and understanding of discrimination against immigrants has become an increasingly important issue across the country. This insightful book examines this difficult issue, looks at the laws pertaining to discrimination, community efforts to end discrimination, and gives readers ways to cope with discrimination in their lives. Features include an in-depth Myths and Facts section surrounding the topic and 10 Questions to Ask a Specialist.
Call Number: Multi-user digital book
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
Examining Assimilation by Did you know that the United States has the highest immigrant population in the world? You may have heard the phrase, We are a nation built by immigrants, but that saying doesn't tell the full story. Students will examine this popular phrase by retracing the immigrant journey within the United States and investigating the concept of cultural assimilation. What does it mean to be American? As the United States continues to grow and change, students can become better-informed citizens by looking at the immigrant experience and understanding the roots of American identities.
Call Number: Multi-user digital book
Publication Date: 2018-12-15
Race in the Criminal Justice System (see: Immigration and the Criminal Justice System) by Everyone's daily lives are affected by race and racism in America. Race in the Criminal Justice System examines the experience of minorities in the court and prison system, delving into the historical institutions and laws that underpin today's system and exploring what governments and activists are doing to face these issues. Features include essential facts, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Call Number: Multi-user digital book
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Religious Discrimination by Religious discrimination affects people of all different faiths, from Judaism and Christianity to Islam, whose followers are known as Muslims. Research has shown that Muslims face religious discrimination the most of any religious group, followed by Jews. Religious Discrimination examines what this discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address this discrimination.
Call Number: Multi-user digital book
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
A State-By-State History of Race and Racism in the United States [2 Volumes] by Providing chronologies of important events, historical narratives from the first settlement to the present, and biographies of major figures, this work offers readers an unseen look at the history of racism from the perspective of individual states. From the initial impact of European settlement on indigenous populations to the racial divides caused by immigration and police shootings in the 21st century, each American state has imposed some form of racial restriction on its residents. The United States proclaims a belief in freedom and justice for all, but members of various minority racial groups have often faced a different reality, as seen in such examples as the forcible dispossession of indigenous peoples during the Trail of Tears, Jim Crow laws' crushing discrimination of blacks, and the manifest unfairness of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Including the District of Columbia, the 51 entries in these two volumes cover the state-specific histories of all of the major minority and immigrant groups in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Every state has had a unique experience in attempting to build a community comprising multiple racial groups, and the chronologies, narratives, and biographies that compose the entries in this collection explore the consequences of racism from states' perspectives, revealing distinct new insights into their respective racial histories. Comprises detailed narratives encompassing the first European contact to the present day of the unique racial history of all 50 states and the District of Columbia Provides a chronology of important racial events, achievements, and milestones for the states, plus the District of Columbia Offers biographies of individuals who successfully confronted racism in America and removed obstacles to social achievement Includes sidebars highlighting interesting events, individuals, and accomplishments relevant to the racial history of particular states
Call Number: Multi-user digital book
Publication Date: 2018-12-07
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Frederick County Public Library Catalog
Find more books about refugees, forced migration, emigration, immigration, and illegal aliens or a specific country or point in history at the Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL). To check out books from any Frederick County Public Library (FCPL) branch, please use your FCPL Student Success Card number (every FCPS student has one!). Please ask your Library Media Specialist if you need assistance with using this "card".