Secret History of the Credit Card: “Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program in which Frontline and The New York Times “join forces to investigate an industry few Americans fully understand. … [C]orrespondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the techniques used by the industry to
earn record profits and get consumers to take on more debt.” The site features the full program, interviews, facts for credit card users, and related articles. Also includes a teacher’s guide” (citation from LII.org)
World AIDS DAY: Information about World AIDS day and HIV/AIDS. This might be useful for students who are topic shopping.
US Productivity Growth, 1995-2000, Section VI: Retrail Trad: A report by the McKinsey Global Institute, October 2001. Discussing growth at the end of the 20th century and notes that IT was just one cause of economic growth. Retail trade (from places like Wal-mart/Walmart) contributed as well.
Walmart Class Web site: An interesting site seeking women for a class action suit against Walmart.
EVERYDAY LOW WAGES: THE HIDDEN PRICE WE ALL PAY FOR WAL-MART: “A Report by the Democratic Staff of the Committee on Educaiton and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives, February 16, 2004.”
Terrorist Group Profiles: Index of Groups: Brief profiles of terrorist groups from around the world. Groups profiled include Al-Qaida, Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), Hizballah (Party of God), and Peru’s Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). From the Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School. (citation from Lii.org)
Google Scholar is Google’s attempt to provide a search mechanism for scholarly information on the Web. In most cases, this tool does not provide fulltext (complete) articles.
If you find items that you’d like to have you may search the MVCC library to see if we own them or if we provide access to them online. If we do not own them or provide access, you may order these items through our library via Interlibrary loan.
- Google Scholar: search google’s online listing.
- MVCC’s Catalog: Search our Public Access Catalog by title to see if we own the item you find.
- Order Item: If our library does not have the item, you may order items through Interlibrary loan.
- Research Databases: Don’t forget that MVCC students, faculty and staff can search the library’s online databases for published sources.
About Google Scholar: “Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Everyday Mysteries: Why Does Pepper Make You Sneeze?: Short answer: “Because the chemical piperine, an irritant, gets into the nose.” This article explains the science behind pepper (the spice) and sneezing. Also includes pepper facts, related Web sites, and suggested reading. From the Library of Congress Science Reference Services. (citation from LII.org)
Election 2004 Results: “Using County-by-County election return data … we produced the following graphic [map] depicting the results. Of course, blue is for the democrats, red is for the republicans, and green is for all other. Each county’s color is a mix of these three color components in proportion to the results for that county.” Thus, this map shows returns for the 2004 presidential election in shades of purple. From a professor at Princeton University. (citation from LII.org)