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Experience history with newsreels and other historical videos in  Encyclopedia Britannica Online.  In addition to Extended Play Videos, many of the encyclopedic articles feature additional resources such as short historical videos.  Click on the image below to see a newsreel featured in the article on Munich Agreement 1938. To view Encyclopedia Britannica articles and primary […]

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The 5th of November may not be a special date for most Americans, but in Great Britain this day is set aside to remember an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. As described in the first paragraph from Holidays Symbols and Customs, This day commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when a group […]

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You’re in a quandry … You’re writing  paper for a class, let’s pretend it’s an art class … but … which databases are right for your research?  Enter the power of “Find All Subjects”! 1.  In the top blue bar, open the find dropdown menu and select all subjects.   2.  In All Subjects you […]

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For the history enthusiasts: To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, recently unveiled the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important papers, […]

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When: Wednesday, October 13, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Where: Cannell Library, LIB 103 You will learn how to create a Google account and: ● write papers ● collaborate on projects with others ● create a slide presentation without PowerPoint – ONLINE and FOR FREE!

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30 Clicks: Information Tools at Your Fingertips This week: NBC News Archives on Demand Thursday, September 30 @ 12:15 pm in LIB 103 Thousands of videos, historic newsreels, primary source documents, photographs and more available to instructors, researchers and students. Download videos and play offline.  Joan Carey will teach you how to access this new […]

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Would you like to improve  your math skills, reading comprehension or get ready for a GED test?  Do you need to prepare  for a career certification test in Civil Service, Nursing & Allied Health or Law Enforcement?  The LearningExpress Library database features a great number and variety of  instantly scored online practice tests to facilitate […]

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Library resources on the life of George Washington, the first U.S. President: –   books in the Cannell Library -  article in the Encyclopedia Britannica -  article in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences -  websites recommended by the Library of Congress

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Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 9,800 technology, digital media and business books and videos online.  Clark College obtained a trial of a Custom Safari Books Online Library that contains a specially-tailored subset of 8,067 titles from Safari Books Online’s overall content.  This trial will expire on 1/8/2009.

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See an example below for a quick and easy way to compare international statistics via the Comparative Statistics feature in the Europa World library database.  The following categories are represented:  Area & Population, Health & Welfare, Agriculture, Industry, Finance, External Trade and Education.

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