Citizen King: Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience program about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “explores the last five years in King’s life by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement
associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians, to illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America’s most important and influential moral leader.” Includes interview, an opinion poll, links to timelines, maps, and a teacher’s guide. (from LII.org)
Asia Earthquake and Tsunamis : A collection of links related to the December 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia. Covers the welfare of U.S. citizens affected, general information and news, where and how to donate to relief programs, and general earthquake and tsunami information from government sites. From FirstGov.gov, the U.S. government’s official Web portal. (From LII.org)
With the onset of more winter weather, you may want to consult this Web site from the AAA Motor Club about winterizing your car.
On February 2nd, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mary Mitchell will be coming to MVCC’s campus. You can visit her homepage on the Sun-Times’ Web site here.
The library has added CQ Researcher to its database holdings.
From the CQ Researcher About section: “Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, The CQ Researcher is the choice of researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Published by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc., The CQ Researcher is used by librarians and researchers at thousands of university, public, and school libraries as well as by many leading media organizations.The CQ Researcher was recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Journalism Excellence in 1999 for a 10-part series on health care and the American Bar Association’s 2002 Silver Gavel Award for a nine-part series on liberty and justice issues.”
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.