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  • What are the odds?

    Ever wonder what the odds are that an adult planning a Halloween costume will be a cat? How about the odds of being killed by a shark? There's a new website, The Book of Odds , that does just that — it gives you odds. You can do a simple keyword search, an odds search (finding anything that...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 11-04-2009
  • Remembering 9/11

    As a student of history, I am fascinated by the interactive ways in which New Yorkers (and others who were in NYC at the time the World Trade Center was attacked) are contributing to the memory of 9/11. The outpouring of personal stories, videos, photos, items from loved ones and other ephemera is staggering...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by librarianinheels@evpl on 09-10-2009
  • Speak your mind‚Ķopinions 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
  • Bird Jammin'

    The Reference Department at Central Library often gets questions regarding animal behavior. One recent question was "Can a giraffe lick its ear with its tongue?" On any given day, we have to be prepared for those perplexing questions that need to be answered. One of you out there may be wondering...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 06-01-2009
  • Two New Databases Emphasize U.S. & World History

    History buffs now have two new resources at their disposal 24 hours a day through the databases page at the EVPL web site. The History Resource Center: World and History Resource Center: U.S. are easy to navigate, rich resources. History Resource Center: U.S. was named a "Best Reference" by...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 05-15-2009
  • Now You Can AskEVPL Direct

    If you haven't been to the AskEVPL web site recently, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Now, thanks to an bit of Instant Message software called Meebo , you can ask EVPL Reference Staff a question anytime. Here's how it works: when you open the AskEVPL web page, the upper lefthand portion...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 05-12-2009
  • The Best Medicine

    Every three weeks we have a Lobby Book Display at Central Library on a different theme or topic. Some topics are naturally more popular than others. However, "Laugh Out Loud" in the month of March was such a favorite that we found it difficult to keep books on the display. The books were fiction...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 05-07-2009
  • "Everyday Mysteries" answers interesting questions

    "Everyday Mysteries," subtitled "Fun science facts from the Library of Congress," is a great website for reading interesting articles on a variety of topics, getting ideas for research papers, and submitting your own questions. Each article includes both links to related websites...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 03-12-2009
  • "Big Brown Books" Now Available on Your Home Computer

    How many of you were given an assignment in a high school or college literature course to find "critical reviews" of some obscure author, and despaired of finding anything meaningful before you found - or were directed to by a librarian - the gold mine of the "Big Brown Books"? Actually...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 12-01-2008
  • Did Fleming Rescue Churchill? Research, Anyone?

    James Cross Giblin has written about fifth-grader Jason and how he proceeded with his assignment, a three-page report on Sir Alexander Fleming. Trouble was, Jason didn't think Fleming was all that exciting, even if he did discover penicillin. His teacher suggested Jason look for an interesting story...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-22-2008
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