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It’s that time again … finals! 2013 or 1931 … it’s still the same, as this June 13, 1931 Saturday Evening Post cover shows.     What else was happening on June 13, 1931? Paparazzi, 1930s style! … “It is the photographer’s job to catch them unawares on the street.” ["A Venture in Tabloidia." Saturday […]

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Well, it’s that time of year again, when we adjust our clocks. Do you know why? Does the name William Willett mean anything to you? If it doesn’t, then maybe you’ll want to check out the entry in Gale Virtual Reference Library about Daylight Saving Time, in the Dictionary of American History. What’s that you […]

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Are you trying to find full text documents from the Educational Resource Information Center, (ERIC) either from eric.gov or EBSCOhost? If you have tried, you’ve discovered not all full text articles are available. Here is the message ERIC has put on their website: A limited number of ERIC full-text documents are available at this time […]

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Proquest article databases (Proquest Research Library, Historical New York Times 1851 -2008 and ABI Inform Trade & Industry)  have a new interface with new search features including the following: Search subject areas Preview of images in search results Narrow results search panel Instructors, please note that the new Proquest interface has new URL links and […]

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(With sincerest apologies to Bob Dylan.) Do you use ProQuest to find articles from newspapers, magazines and journals? Do you use Gale Virtual Reference to find reports on the current topics to help complete your assignments? Do you use Opposing Viewpoints to help you write your persuasive papers? If you do, please be aware there […]

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More and more people are using eBook readers to read. This is great if you have an eBook reader, but what if you don’t? Not to worry, you don’t need one. In fact, you can find more books than can shake a bookmark at, from the Internet Archive. Read on… The Internet Archive has a […]

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  Getting ready for a vacation abroad or trying to improve your foreign language pronunciation or comprehension?  Check out several free useful language learning tools on BBC Languages website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/) including the “Quick Fix” page featuring essential phrases in 40 different languages from Albanian to Urdu.   This site also includes audio and video clips […]

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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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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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