Librarian Alice Maggio writes regularly for Gapers Block and has produced a nice collection of articles on Chicago history from “Who’s buried in Couch’s Tomb” and “Resurrection Mary” through “A Tour of Chicago’s Pedway.” She cites her sources, too.
New in the library collection: Brain sex [videorecording]: brain architecture and the sexes Scientific studies indicate that men and women do not have identical brain structures which may account for some of the differences in behavior between sexes. 3 part video series: [pt. 1.] Sugar and spice : the facts behind sex differences — [pt. 2.] Anything you can do, I can do better : why the sexes excel differently. — [pt. 3.] Love, love me do : how sex differences affect relationships.
New in the Library Collection: Edgar Allan Poe : comprehensive research and study guide Learn about the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, master of mystery and inventor of the short story. This book is waiting for you to come in and check it out!
Making of America: “A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.”
Jazz Age Chicago: This site concerns the everyday social and cultural experiences of Chicagoans during the early 20th century. It presents illustrated essays on topics such as Chicago hotels, department stores, theaters, public transportation, and dance halls, as well as information about some specific events. Also includes a research guide and links to related sites. From a history Ph.D. candidate at Loyola University
Chicago. (Annotation from lii.org.)
Politics: Elections 2004 From the Washington Post: Information on the 2004 political campaigns, including current and archived news, forums, multimedia features, and more. Also links to wire reports, candidate pages, and other Washington Post political pages. Updated daily. From the Washington Post Company. (Annotation from lii.org.)
Vote USA 2004: In-depth reporting on the U.S. presidential campaigns, candidates, and election from a British perspective. Includes news, analysis, features, polls, a quiz, calendar, multimedia features, background on how the election works, links to key resources, and profiles of candidates, states, and political parties. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). (Annotation from lii.org.)
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. Before searching, you may want to learn more about clinical trials.
Postwar on the Web, by Hugh Eakin, posted January 15, 2004 in Slate, discusses “where to find solid data on how many soldiers have been killed in Iraq.”
Photos of the Martian landscape taken by Rover and Spirit, from NASA’s web site.