Tuesday, October 11, 2005


For those driving home for long weekend, GasBuddy.com may be useful for you!

This site can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. It is comprised of 170 gas price information web sites that help consumers find low gasoline prices. You can search for prices of gas by zip code. It also includes tips for conserving gas, links to news stories, and other resources.


Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Not going home for long weekend? But still would like to get away?

Well, check out www.roadsideamerica.com your Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist attractions. Check out Menahga, Minnesota where they honor St. Urho, the patron saint of Finland with a bronze statue recreating his mythical battle with a giant grasshopper.

How about Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin to see the Twine Ball which ways an estimated 19,336 lbs.?

Or if you are feeling real adventurous drive to Michigan where you can see the Giant Trout Fountain in Kalkaska, MI and then play putt-putt golf at a diner-food-themed course in Rockford, MI.


New issue of the library newsletter "Interface"

The October 2005 issue of the library newsletter "Interface" is now available online. Included in this issue: New electronic resources in the libraries, Current library exhibits, Spotlight on Gender Databases, How to use the Library website index, Einstein reception at Alcuin Library.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nutrition and Food Sciences Database trial

The Libraries have a free trial, through the month of October, for the Nutrition and Food Sciences Database. It aims to provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of nutrition, food science and food technology. Give it a try, and let us know how you like it.