More Lewis & Clark

“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 , 1804: Lewis and Clark

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.

Brown vs Board of Education: 50th Anniversary

May 17, 2004 will mark the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
Items in the MVCC Library:
Subjects: Discrimination in Education, Civil Rights, and Constitutional Law.

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

Easy citations for articles in ProQuest databases

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

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.”

‘Virgin Birth’ Mammal Rewrites Rules of Biology:

‘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).

GeoLib: A Demogrpahic Census Data

GeoLib: A Demogrpahic Census Data: This site offers piles of demographic data broken down geographically. A user could select an area and ask for total population, age, race, economic status of individuals within that area. This tool is intended for public libraries to use to bettern understand their local area, but the data is from the census department and could be applied to a range of uses.
Mission:“GeoLib’s mission is two fold. First, to improve access to digital geographic information in libraries, regardless of whether the information is desired by library users or by library managers. And secondly, to apply marketing solutions to library problems. Since 1996, GeoLib has been actively involved in projects that support its mission. A nationwide library study funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1996 helped provide the funding for this web site. is designed as a portal to other web sites that provide information about easy-to-use digital geographic information for researchers, librarians, geographic information system (GIS) specialists, and the general public. These resources encourage users to become aware of how important geographic information can be in the decision making process. GeoLib is supported by professionals from many disciplines experienced in creatively solving problems using advanced computing resources and geographic information systems. Many work within the university and institute, while others are experts from the public and private sector.”

Books for Beginning Readers

Education students have been looking for books for beginning readers. Be aware that a subject heading catalog search won’t help you much and that the PZ7’s (juvenile belles lettres) are where appropriate books are found. We have quite a few., Including “There’s an alligator under my bed,” “The doorbell rang,” “A letter to Amy,” “Goggles,” “My family vacation,” “Just grandpa and me,” “No fighting, no biting,” “Midnight on the moon,” “Night of the ninjas,” “Rain player,” and “Crow boy.” Also consider “Make way for ducklings” PZ10.3.M1295 MAK and “The first forest” PZ8.3.G543 F1 1989.