If you’re a student, researcher, or a lifelong learner, we have great news! You don’t have to venture out into sideways-blowing rain to use our three new reference book collections: the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography. We’ve just added them to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), which is available from our website, so you can sit in your cozy pajamas and drink chamomile tea while you peruse these encyclopedias.
The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture is a five-volume set that covers topics and people in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance. Articles range from George Burns to Ken Burns, Little League to Little Richard, Velveeta to Vertigo.
Generations of Lassies. The family of collies that portrayed Lassie
during the show's run included, from left, Pal (the original Lassie),
young Laddie, Lassie, old Laddie, and Lassie Jr.
Extinct since about 1730
One of Price's greatest triumphs was her
creation of the role of Cleopatra in
Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra.
To use GVRL, go to the library’s website, click on Databases, and click on the Gale Virtual Reference Library link. All you need is your Newport Library card to have hundreds of reference books at your fingertips!