OAIster : “is a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services, originally funded through a Mellon grant (see the final report). Our goal is to create a collection of freely available, difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone.” This is essentially an academic search engine. Some of this material is at a high level of scholarship, but other materials are easily accessible by new researchers.
Webopedia http://www.webopedia.com/is a nice free online resourse for computer and internet technology definitions. I have found their list of data formats and their extensions, athttp://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/fileextensionss.asp,very helpful when trying to figure out the latest odd file a student presents to me for conversion help.
“More than 30 federal government organizations have partnered to create [the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial] portal to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the. . . expedition. Follow the explorers’ route and discover what they learned about the natural history and ethnology of the newly acquired territories of the United States.” annotation from Library Journal
May 14th, 2004 marks the 200th anniversary since Lewis and Clark left Illinois for the trek across the North American Continent. Here are a list of resources on this trip and the Bicentennial celebration.
- Lewis and Clark: Books in the Moraine Valley Library
- Illinois: The Point of Departure: Tourism site from the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
- Lewis and Clark Expedition: Online exhibit from the Library of Congress.
- >Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial: Follow Normal Miller as he traces the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
- Time Magazine’s Lewis and Clark Site: Articles on the Bicentennial from the July 8, 2002 issue posted on June 30, 2002.
Lewis and Clark: Maps of Exploration 1507-1814: From the Libraries at the University of Virginia.
- US Census Burea Facts on Lewis and Clark Expidition
Brown v. Board of Education Websites:
The University of Michigan Library, Digital Archive, Brown v. Board of Education,
National Park Service: Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site,
Department of Education, Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary Commission,
PBS: Brown v. Board of Education,
NARA (National Archives) Digital Classroom, Brown v. Board of Education
A Brown v. Board of Education “webliography” created by the Governors State University Library Staff,
National Public Radio: Looking Back: ‘Brown v. Board of Education’,
Supreme Court historical background on the case,
Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education
Proquest databases will generate a bibliography in the citation style of your choice (MLA, APA, AMA, Chicago/Turabian, etc.).
1) Mark articles (put a check in the box next to the articles you like)
2) Click on the “Marked List” tab at the top of the page
3) Use the “Print your bibliography” command (below the tab that says “Articles and Bibliography”)
4) Select citation style
5) Click Print and follow remaining instructions
Population Reference Bureau: “For more than 70 years, the Population Reference Bureau has been informing people about the population dimensions of important social, economic, and political issues. Our mission is to be the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. To increase the quality and relevance of our work and expand our reach and influence, we frequently collaborate with other organizations both in the United States and other countries. Our donors and partners ? government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and universities ? include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Population Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Save the Children, the University of Costa Rica, Thailand’s Mahidol University, the Population Council, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.”
Cuisine, Cookery, and Culinary Delights @ your library: Most students, staff, and faculty are unaware of the food-related materials owned by our library. These range from general titles on food, to cookbooks, to nutrition, to diet, to sugar free diet recipes, to snack foods. Stop in and check out something to wet your appetite.
‘Virgin Birth’ Mammal Rewrites Rules of Biology: “Explains the process by which a mouse “that is the daughter of two female parents” was created by scientists at the University of Agriculture in Tokyo. Provides background on the process of parthenogenesis, which is also known as virgin birth. Includes a diagram illustrating the creation of the mouse, related news stories, and links. From the online version of New Scientist magazine” (annotation from Librarian’s Index to the Internet).
The New York times upfront This publication continues the publications “Scholastic Update” and “Scholastic Upfront.” It is a hidden gem for lower level reading levels. It contains current events topics aimed at high school students.