Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Or you can click on the "word of the day" tab to learn a new word in your chosen language--what a great New Year's resolution!
I'm leanring Italian, what will you choose?
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here are a few of my favorites from the list:
Title: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Title: PDRhealth (TM)
Title: Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Title: Sports Reference
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. All of the books featured during the week have been targets of attempted bannings. The American Library Association recorded 513 challenges in 2008 but estimates that this reflects only 20-25% of actual incidents, as most challenges are never reported. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections.
There are some great resources to check out to celebrate your freedom to read:
- RRPL Adult Services Read it or Weep blog discusses favorite banned books
- The ALA co-sponsors the Banned Books Week website that offers a wealth of information
- Check out the Interactive Google Map from the Banned Books Week website to see where all the challenges and bannings have occurred from 2007-2009. You might be surprised!
The 10 Most Challenged Books of 2008
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
- His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
- TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series) by Lauren Myracle
- Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz
- Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
- Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Flashcards of My Life by Charise Mericle Harper
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the best swine flu (H1N1 is the medical classification) resource on the Web. The site provides general information as well as audio and video resources and social media like widgets, podcasts, and social networking. It also provides fact sheets, scientific background on viruses and updated surveillance statistics.
The New York State Department of Health: The state health department site provides some of the best information available on the swine flu. It features data on current outbreaks, frequently asked questions about the flu, and tips on prevention. It’s a good resource even if you don’t live in New York.
Google Maps swine flu outbreak map: Created by biochemist Henry L. Niman, founder of Recombinomics, the swine flu outbreak map helps you find every known instance of the swine flu around the world. The map also provides information on the current state of the person with the flu. It will be continuously updated, so you can track it each day.
HealthMap: If you want to try out another map to see where the swine flu is heading, HealthMap is for you. It provides information from a variety of sources. And it maps all the known outbreaks of sicknesses ranging from the swine flu to Typhoid.
H1N1 Timeline: The H1N1 Timeline helps you determine where the flu is and where it's going. You can track where it started and get information about its progression.
Flu.gov: Your one stop resource for government information on H1N1 and other types of flu. The site includes information for parents, caregivers, businesses, and travelers among others.
United States National Library of Medicine: The Library of Medicine has a wealth of highly organized information on state, federal, and international levels.
By visiting our website, you can access even more resources on the right hand side of our home page including:
FREE Evidence Based Influenza Information
Swine Flu Fact Sheet
Ohio Swine Flu Newsletter
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- Manage an unlimited number of career documents from one central location.
- Create high-impact, interactive career materials based on your career goals.
- Share your credentials with your network on your own professional website and across social networking sites.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This new feature is especially useful for the visually impaired or non-English speakers. At the top of any biography you are viewing, there is a link to "Listen to Document." Click this, and a pop-up window will open showing the bio, with options to listen to it (you can download the audio also if you wish).
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Find Help in Tough Times is divided into six sections that include, Employment, Financial, Health & Wellness, Housing, Parenting, and Help for Seniors. Within these sections there are links to help with topics such as finding jobs, training opportunities, services for the unemployed, insurance, home health care, childcare, tax help, and more.
Monday, June 1, 2009
It can compare stocks, do complicated math equations and just about anything else involving numbers.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
If you need to do a bibliography (MLA style), you can pop in the ISBN (or title/author) and it will do it for you for free! Some 8 year-old just filled us in on that one! Covers all types of materials.
p.s. You can get APA and Chicago/Turabian styles too but they cost $.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The main page of Google News Timeline displays the week's top stories in columns representing one day. Users can drag the results left, right, up or down, much as they can with Google Maps, to see different days or to scroll deeper within a day. They can also change the time intervals to weekly, monthly or yearly. One of the most interesting features of the main news page is that it includes Time magazine covers, so users can easily view world events over the years.
Check it out!
Monday, April 13, 2009
DTV one-page explanation about the conversion - English
DTV one-page explanation about the conversion - Spanish
Coupon application - English
Coupon application - Spanish
Converter box installation instructions (w/out VCR) - English
Converter box installation instructions (w/out VCR) - Spanish
Converter box installation instructions (w/VCR) - English
Converter box installation instructions (w/VCR) - Spanish
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
CaffeineAwarenessCalculator Use this caffeine calculator to determine how much caffeine you consume each day.
TheCoffeeJunkie'sGuidetoCaffeineAddiction An article from New York Magazine (June 2008) that discusses caffeine addiction.
And if you just want your coffee, check out CoffeeCoffeeCoffee! -- everything you ever wanted to know about coffee.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Many more helpful sites can be found on a blog called Mashable. Here's a link to their posting of 85+ Tools & Resources for Freelancers and Web Workers. There's something for everyone on this list.