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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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It’s International Open Access Week! Not sure if you should be celebrating or not? Have you ever been frustrated when a database article is not just a click away? Currently, scholars do research, write up articles, and give those articles to publishers. The publishers print the articles and provide online access in article databases. Publishers […]

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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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  Learning Express is a wonderful, often overlooked tool available to Clark students. This database includes hundreds of interactive practice tests and tutorials for academic or licensing exams. Get an private password.   Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of results. Improve math skills, reading comprehension or get ready for a GED test.  […]

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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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