Since Senator Barack Obama will be visitng campus tomorrow morning, his speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention may be of interest to MVCC students.
Valentimes Day: Check out this information from the Census Bureau about Valentines Day.
Want ‘the big picture’? Talk to someone over 50: This is an interesting story about how quickly people process information at different ages.
The library has added the New York Times to its list of online tools. Click here to view all of the library’s Newspaper Databases.
Human care services directory of metropolitan Chicago : We’ve had several students asking about the “United Way” book for their sociology classes. This book is actually called The Human Care Services Directory of Metropolitan Chicago and is published by the United Way.
Early Chicago: This is a Web site that is a compendium to a book of the same name. While the site doesn’t have much in the way of detailed writings about Chicago, the timeline, encyclopedia, and maps will be of use.
The library has added two new literacy research databases: MLA International Bibliography and Literature Online. Students, staff, and faculty must to have an updated MVCC ID to search from home.
“Internet users are extremely positive about search engines and the experiences they have when searching the internet. But these same satisfied internet users are generally unsophisticated about why and how they use search engines. They are also strikingly unaware of how search engines operate and how they present their results.”
“Internet users trust their favorite search engines, but few say they are aware of the financial incentives that affect how search engines perform and how they present their search results.”
These are some of the findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: Search Engine Users report, released Jan. 23, 2005.
Goldilocks and the three bears : told in Signed English: New book in the library! The well-known tale about the little girl who wanders through the woods and disturbs the house of the three bears, accompanied by diagrams showing how to form the Signed English signs for each word of the text
Women Working, 1870 – 1930 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard’s library and museum collections. This collection explores women’s roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented. The collection currently contains 2,317 books and pamphlets, 1,000 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.