Come check out the new library display with poetry by celebrated authors/poets such as Langston Hughes, Robert Frost and Maya Angelou!
Stamford Book Display, National Poetry Month
And even more resources available to you at your fingertips, check out the Library of Congress New Pinterest Board to celebrate National Poetry Month.
iCONN’s datebase vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, U.S. Hispanic Newstand) have graciously agreed to furnish free access for a limited time to some of their licensed resources revelant to National Hispanic Heritage Month. The resources are on an iCONN web page that you can access from this link
The National Hispanic Heritage Month web page will be up for your use from today, September 15, through October 15, 2013. We hope you will find the resources useful.
iConn.org is a service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library.
Come check out our new Women’s History book display at the JRL library! Take our Women’s History Month Quiz to test your knowledge!
Additional free resources from iCONN can be found here: iCONN Women’s History Month Webpage
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, iCONN has prepared a web page with links to rich resources for the study of our War Between the States. We are grateful to Cengage Gale for temporary access to Sabin Americana, and to Gail Hurley for custom search links to relevant materials in reQuest and Connecticut History Online. Here is the direct link .
Check out Grammer Girl’s podcast about Plagiarism. What is Plagiarism?
We’ve also got the Grammar Girl’s book: Grammar Girl’s quick and dirty tips for better writing / Mignon Fogarty
New APA Style Manuals (6th ed.) and MLA Style Manuals (7th ed.) were just published this summer (2009) and include changes to their citation styles.
World eBook Fair Collection
Open Access to eBooks from 7/04/09 to 8/04/09.
Created by contributions from 100+ eLibraries from around the world, here are the largest collections.
Starting July 4th 2009 is the Fourth Annual World eBook Fair. Our goal is to provide Free access for a month to 2 Million eBooks.
..100,000+from Project Gutenberg
..500,000+from The World Public Library
..1,385,000+from The Internet Archive
..250,000+from eBooks About Everything
Browse The World eBook Collections
A search engine that displays results not in the usual text-list format but as a slick image gallery of actual Web pages you can flip through and filter results by topic.
SearchMe isn’t the only visual search engine — rivals include the meta-search site KartOO and newcomer Viewzi (which was still in private beta as of June 2008)
Post from Peter Scott this morning about the opening of the World Digital Library.
In the About: Mission
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
The principal objectives of the WDL are to:
* Promote international and intercultural understanding;
* Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
* Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
* Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
You can search by Place, Time, Topic, Institution and Item type.
source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog