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  • Protecting Your Personal Information on the Web

    Do you know what kind of personal information about you can be found on the internet? Almost everyone who uses the internet has questioned at one time or another, the safety of their personal information on the web. Most people wonder if they are doing everything they can to protect that information...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 07-05-2012
  • SOPA & PIPA gaining attention after protest blackouts

    With some websites (such as Google and Flickr ) making statements today, along with other sites completely shutting down for the day (such as Wikipedia , reddit , and WordPress ), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are gaining mainstream attention. SOPA, in the U.S. House of...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 01-18-2012
  • Know before you go: travel planning online

    Wow. There are a LOT of travel websites out there. This is the time of year when blogs and magazines start rounding up some good sites for booking, researching, and deciding on your travel plans, which is a really good thing, because I think most of us would be lost without recommendations in this area...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 06-03-2010
  • Word Clouds as Works of Art

    Noodling around on the web is great fun because in doing so, I sometimes find things that I end up being amazed by, but would otherwise never have thought interesting. The web site wordle.net is one such example. You can enter any text into it - love letters, web pages, emails, anything! - and it will...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 11-07-2009
  • Speak your mind…opinions welcome, wanted, and appreciated

    Hello out there to everyone in EVPL blogland, I have a dilemma that I could use your help with. Every year I sit down to plan a workshop on useful government documents and websites (more websites than actual documents now-a-days) and every year I get overwhelmed with the glut of information I could offer…...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 07-09-2009
  • Sound financial advice…

    There’s a lot that goes into understanding money management, from learning how to budget, to how to save and invest wisely. You have to look in a lot of different places for good advice on these subjects which takes a lot of time. So, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission decided...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 07-07-2009
  • Services available to laptop users at EVPL libraries

    Do you have a laptop? Bring it in on your next visit to the EVPL to take advantage of the following services! Wireless Internet Access Wireless internet access (aka Wi-Fi) is available for free at all locations. If your laptop has a wireless network card (odds are that it does), you'll simply need...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 04-27-2009
  • Library Elf now a paid-subscription service; here's our free alternative!

    Library Elf , a free service that library patrons all around the world could use to keep tabs on their & their family's due dates, is no longer free. Check out their announcement here , which details the reasons for the change. Since Library Elf began, we've been adding features to our own...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 01-26-2009
  • Government Fuel Economy Website Updated to 2009 Model Year

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed a fuel economy web site to try and get the word out about the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles. The web site contains an electronic version of the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide , and features updated...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 12-05-2008
  • Meta-search engines

    A meta-search engine is a web searcher that sends your inquiry to Google and to other search engines, rather than searching its own database. This review at a "search engine optimization" site (which basically means they're more concerned with results placement than doing effective research...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 08-30-2008
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