Friday, September 30, 2005

WorldStar Essay Contest

There is an essay contest for first-year students. Identify two countries where you would like to study abroad. Contrast and compare, in those two countries:

  • Issues that are important for (choose one):

    • immigrants

    • women

    • business

    • workers and farmers

  • Each countries’ role in World War II

  • Popular stereotypes or tourist images versus reality

  • A topic related to your First Year Symposium or other First Year class

*Submit your essay to Must be 400 words or less.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Learn RefWorks!

Computer-Created Citations and Bibliography?!
Yes!! It is that EASY—Learn How!!

Why stress over your bibliography page when RefWorks can do it for you?

Learn how!

When: October 3rd and October 6th at 4pm

Where: October 3rd at Clemens Computer Lab (St. Ben’s)
October 6th at Simons G60 (St. John’s)

Questions? Contact Sarah Gewirtz or x2601


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

If you just look at the numbers, it can be overwhelming. Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. In recent years, diabetes rates among people ages 30 to 39 rose by 70%. About 46.5 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, even though this single behavior will result in disability and premature death for half of them. More than 60% of American adults do not get enough physical activity, and more than 25% are not active at all. is a source of credible, accurate information to help Americans choose to live healthier lives. It contains links for Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Prevention and to Make Healthy Choices.


What happened on Nip/Tuck?!

Did Dr. Christian Troy die at the hands of the Carver? Did Lorelai and Luke get engaged? What was in the hatch?

If you've been spending all your nights researching your paper and studying for your tests, and haven't had a chance to catch up on all your favorite shows- not to worry!

TV Tome is your reference guide to the television shows you love. View episode guides, cast and crew information, analysis, polls, reviews and more. TV Tome has over 2,500 complete guides covering almost all the current shows and many of your favorite classics. Use the search box to find your favorite or browse through the list of all shows.

Check the library also for DVD's of many of your favorite shows! We have Alias, Will & Grace, Sex and the City and many more!


Profiles from the Office of Immigration Statistics

Two new Profiles with information on the number of immigrant arrivals and adjustments in 2004, and the number of foreign nationals who were naturalized in 2004 have been released from the Office of Immigration Statistics. The Profiles add detail to the recently released reports entitled, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2004 and Naturalizations in the United States: 2004.

Each of these reports provide selected characteristics by country of birth, state, and metropolitan area. You can find both Profiles featured under "New from OIS" on the OIS website Homepage at: .


Friday, September 23, 2005

Gallup Brain

The Gallup Brain contains all Gallup Poll data past and present. It is an excellent source of data for students, professors, and anyone who wants to be current on the most important issues facing world leaders. Inside, you'll find answers to more than 136,000 questions, and responses from more than 3.5 million people interviewed by The Gallup Poll since 1935.


SAGE Full-Text Collections

SAGE Full-Text Collections are now available to the CSB/SJU community via the CSA Illumina Interface. There are approximately 230 journals available in this set. You can search the full 10 collections simultaneously, or any of the following individually:

Communication Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Education: A Sage Full-Text Collection

Management & Organization Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Materials Science: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Nursing: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Political Science: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Psychology: A Sage Full-Text Collection

Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Urban Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection


Monday, September 19, 2005

Assignment Calculator

Try the new Assignment Calculator, a tool designed to help you in the process of writing a major paper. Simply put in the due date and the Assignment Calculator takes care of scheduling your work in 12 simple steps. Email reminders are available as well, so you'll never miss another deadline again!


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Trial: Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

We've got a lenghty trial (through December 2005) to the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The User's Guide gives a good summary of the features and capabilities of this service.


Friday, September 16, 2005

Ad Fontes Digital Library

We have two new databases for theology, both large collections of electronic texts.

  • Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
    1,200 works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. These works include the theological writings of more than 300 Protestant authors, as well as a wide range of confessional documents, biblical commentaries, polemical treatises, and Bible translations.
  • Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
    450,000 pages of primary-source material from the 16th and 17th centuries. Catechisms, scholarly treatises, papal documents, devotional works, and theological volumes before, during, and after the landmark decrees of the Council of Trent.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Who has had the worst job in history?

Before you think that your summer job was the worse job you will ever have in your life, check out The Worse Jobs in History.

From Great Britian's Channel 4 Television, "The Worse Jobs in History" takes you on a journey through 2,000 years of British history and the worst jobs of each era. Features humorous descriptions of jobs such as dog and cat killer, leech collector, spitboy, and nit picker. Also includes information about current offbeat careers, and links to related sites.

So, what has been your worse job?