National Criminal Justice Reference Service: “NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.”
Encyclopedia of War Movies: the authoritative guide to movies about wars of the twentieth century by Robert Davenport: “Organized alphabetically, the book covers blockbusters like 1986’s Platoon and 1957’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, as well as lesser-known films, such as 1942’s The Devil with Hitler. Understandably, some films get more coverage than others (e.g., Davenport writes only two lines on the plot of 1963’s Face In the Rain, but spends a few pages on 1970’s Patton). Although other books exist on the topic, Davenport’s is the most up-to-date and should please war movie aficionados” (from Publisher’s Weekly).
Los Angeles Times through Proquest: The library has added online access to the Los Angeles times through the online database page, including back issues (1985-present) that are not available for free from the LA Time Web site. Students must use their student ID to access the database from off campus.
Transcripts from the television program 60 Minutes can be found in EBSCO Newspaper Source. Full-text transcripts of broadcasts from November 26, 200 to the present can be found. You can limit the search by entering 60 minutes in the “Newspaper” field. There is now a record in the Library’s online catalog for 60 Minutes with a link to EBSCO Newspaper Source.
SF Chronicle: The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage: This site from the San Francisco Chronicle offers current and archived news articles, commentary, a photo gallery, related links, and more. The focus is on California, but the site includes same-sex marriage news from other states.
Vital Statistics On American Politics: Looking for information on elections, government, and politics? Here is a single resource useful in exploring the raw numbers behind American politics (easier to use than using 100s of Web pages). You’ll find this book in the reference section of the library.
Citation Style Guides: This site is a convenient reference tool for students who need to write bibliographies using specific citation styles. Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago (Turabian), American Psychological Association (APA), and American Anthropological Association (AAA) styles are featured. Presents examples of specific citations and links to other Web sources explaining the citation styles. Includes examples of electronic reference formats. From the Seattle Central Community College Library. From Librarians Index to the Internet
The Worldwide Elections Guide comes from the UCSD Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Research and gather data on the history of elections in Mexico, Central America, Asia, Europe… Find out about the electoral process from our backyard to the entire world.
I met Brain Smith, the creator and editor of The Laughing Librarian at ILA. He is cool, and he comes up with some good things. Thought this may be worth adding to lighten your day.