Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Researching The Economic Downturn?--Get The Facts!

Having trouble deciphering the governmental double speak? Wondering what events caused all this economic mess? Get THE FACTS about the Economic Crisis as well as many other topics from our Facts on File World News Digest database that covers world events from 1940 to the present day. Just click on the "locally purchased databases" link on our webpage and enter your library card number. There you'll find in-depth coverage of the Economic Crisis, Iraq War, obituaries back to 1980, and even newspaper editorials. You can even click on the "research topics" links to get ideas for your student research papers. Why waste time googling when you can get the facts at your fingertips?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Finding Help in Tough Times

The State Library of Ohio has launched a new webpage called Find Help in Tough Times, a one-stop center on their website created to help state residents quickly locate important information and resources during these difficult economic times.

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

Wolfram Alpha - The knowledge engine

Have you tried the new computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha? If not, you need to check it out. Its not a search engine, but rather a tool to help you compute just about anything. Try asking it to compare Lincoln and JFK--you'll get their full names, birth and death dates and places as well as a timeline to show when they lived.

It can compare stocks, do complicated math equations and just about anything else involving numbers.