Monday, August 28, 2006

Events: Welcome Back!

Need Help? Not to worry!! Clemens Library on the campus of St. Benedict and Alcuin Library at St. John’s campus are here to help you with all your research projects and presentations. Stop by the libraries to check your e-mail, get a movie, find a quiet place to read a newspaper or work on a class assignment.

Everyone at the library hopes you have great success this upcoming academic year!



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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Internet Resources:OnGuard Online

OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

(From Refdesk.com)


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Reference Resources: Google Earth

Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. (From Refdesk.com)



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Monday, August 21, 2006

Reference Resources: U.S. Census Bureau 300 Million

From the U.S. Census Bureau, to spotlight the occasion of the U.S. population reaching 300 million in 2006, "the Census Bureau steps back in time by comparing contemporary life and statistics to those in the time periods in which the nation reached other noteworthy population milestones in 1967 ... and in the year 1915." Includes comparisons of population, education, life expectancy, prices (gasoline, milk, postage stamps, and more), earnings, and other data.

(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)


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Reference Resources: New Additions to the Family of Planets?

From ScienceNow.com: Draft resolution for defining a planet would keep Pluto and add three more.



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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Internet Resources: LitLinks

After reading a great story, poem, play, essay, or critical article,
you may want to know more. The Internet provides all kinds of information
to aid your research, so we've compiled LitLinks - annotated to show you what kinds of information about a work, its author, or period you'll find on each site. LitLinks are organized alphabetically by author within five genres.

(From RefDesk.com)


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Staff Picks: How Chocolate Works!

Chocolate is a favorite for kids and adults alike. Chocolate bars, chocolate fudge, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate cereal, hot chocolate, chocolate sauce... There is something special about this substance -- so special that the average person in the United States eats 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate every year! Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? This edition of HowStuffWorks helps you understand exactly what you're eating.


(From Refdesk.com)


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Research Databases: MLA International Bibliography

We're looking at our options for access to the MLA International Bibliography and will be running a few trials to various vendors' versions. This entry will be updated as they become available with the details.


MLA International Bibliography via CSA [available through 8/28]

MLA International Bibliography via EBSCO [available through 8/31]

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Staff Picks: Brainteasers, Puzzles, and Riddles

Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given. Just like with brainteasers (or brain teasers) and riddles, the answers to science mysteries are not always easy to see at first. With time and effort, they eventually become clear. Brainteasers, Puzzles, and Riddles is from the family-friendly site by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.


(From Refdesk.com)

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