Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union

The State of the Union is an annual address presented before a joint session of Congress and held in the House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation, but also allows the president to outline his/her legislative agenda and national priorities to Congress.

If you would like to read what President George W. Bush said last night, you can view it online at It also includes his address from previous years, as well as the State of the Union addresses of former President's Clinton and Bush.

You can also go to the White House and view the webcast.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The State of the World's Children

Each year, UNICEF's flagship publication, 'The State of the World's Children,' closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions." The site features reports back 1996, with themes such as excluded and invisible children (2006), education and development (2004), nutrition (1998), and children at war (1996). Also find photo galleries. From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Reference Resources)

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)


Internet Resource: New Info on Eating Disorders

This December 2006 news release discusses two studies about childhood eating disorders, one that "confirm(s) that pro-eating disorder Web sites may promote dangerous behaviors in adolescents with eating disorders" and another that "indicates that pre-teens with eating disorders tend to lose weight more quickly than adolescents with the condition and weigh comparatively less at diagnosis." Includes links to fact sheets about eating disorders. From the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. (Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)


New Movies, January 26, 2007

Here is the latest batch of new movie titles we got this week!

The Castle
The Debt
The Hamburg Cell
The House of Sand
Mongolian Ping Pong
The Guardian
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
The Puffy Chair
Street Fight
A Room with a View


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Feature in RefWorks!

"RefGrab-It" is the new feature in RefWorks that will allow you to capture bibliographic information from web pages giving you the option to import that data into your RefWorks account.

It is very easy to use, and will make adding references from a website a lot easier!

To learn more, open you RefWorks account, and from there go to the "Tools" tab, where you can find "RefGrab-It".

As always though, you may have to do some additional editing when adding these or other references.

If you have questions you can go to the Citing Sources page that the library created or speak to someone in the Writing Centers.

Staff Pick

50 Coolest Websites

This staff pick contains an annotated list of 50 useful and amusing websites in the areas of entertainment, arts, and media; shopping, lifestyle, and hobbies; news and information; staying connected; time wasters; travel and real estate; and web searches and services. "Many of ... [the sites for 2006] are shining examples of Web 2.0: next-generation sites offering dynamic new ways to inform and entertain." Includes links to lists back to 2003. From Time magazine in partnership with CNN. (Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)


Friday, January 12, 2007

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 15, 2007

The Morehouse King Collection is an internet resource that provides an introduction to the 2006 acquisition "through the efforts of a group of prominent Atlantans, [of] a 10,000-piece collection of handwritten notes and unpublished sermons of Martin Luther King Jr. [Morehouse class of 1948]." The collection features a brief preview of the collection with selected images, a timeline of King at Morehouse, and a listing of King celebration events. (Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

Also, at Alcuin Library by the Government Documents collection, there are two display cases that feature government documents about Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement.