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If you’ve attended a library instruction session, chances are there’s a Class Guide for you. Librarians know that it can be hard to remember everything from a library instruction session, so we make it easy for you to review the content by putting the information in a Class Guide. Find Class Guides from the library […]

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Add Zing with Jing!

What is Jing? Jing is free software that allows you to capture screen shots and short (5 minutes max) videos, with or without audio. Images are ready to paste into documents, or, store your captures at Jing’s companion site, screencast.com (2 mb, free). On February 25, the i-Commons hosted a free drop-in sessions demonstrating how […]

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CTC in the Clouds

Cloud tags are fun visuals that let you see what something’s about, based on how many times words appear in a block of text.   There’s a little mini cloud tag for this blog over on the right sidebar. Below is a cloud tag for words we commonly use to describe the I-Commons. Intrigued? Make […]

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Lexis-Nexis is a powerful database that most people associate with legal materials and news, but there’s so much more to explore. One of the features is the deep collection of major world newspapers. To see the complete list, click the “I” as shown below. Lexis-Nexis is a robust database with some pretty sophisticated searching features, […]

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