Browsing Posts tagged library

When it comes to doing academic research, Google is just not the ideal search engine. It’s like trying to go grocery shopping at a Super Wal-Mart. So if you’re in the market for some information, go some place where there’s not a lot of junk in your way. BookRags.com for instance – a search engine […]

Forget about struggling over getting that Ph.D. or Master’s degree– now you can get all the science knowledge you need from Science U online. The site is actually designed to help younger students understand the many aspects of science through a series of activities and sections in a cartoony online university, but my guess is […]

The library will always be a refuge for cheapskates like me. For as much as I read, I have a pretty lackluster bookshelf at home–mostly just leftover textbooks from college, mangled paperbacks, and my copy of Kent Montana and the Reasonably Invisible Man. Who needs to buy a book when I can read it for […]

Virtual Field Trips offers a bundle of web excursions – perfect if you want to break the ennui of concrete walls without actually having to go through the rigamarole of leaving school grounds. The trips are simply step-by-step web seminars designed to educate and fulfill the needs of taking an actual field trip without having […]

Ibiblio. It’s the public’s library. “Wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “Isn’t… uh… the public library the public’s library?” Well, yes, of course it is. And while this librarian would never advocate replacing the brick-and-mortar library with anything, she will admit that ibiblio can do a lot of things the public library can’t. Ibiblio is a […]

The Free Information Society is a nice little site chock full of, you guessed it, free information. There are tons of miniature biographies, loads of sound clips, and pictures galore for just about any subject you can think of. Categories include technology, history, and of course, “art & fun.” The information here is regularly updated, […]

Recently, a European-born friend of mine asked me what I do when I come across unfamiliar acronyms in something I’m reading. I didn’t have a good answer, but the question made me aware of how much we’re bombarded by abbreviations and acronyms. For the most part, I take them for granted. My morning ritual of […]

Banned Books Week ends on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean you need to forget about reading. In the spirit of celebrating the freedom to read, here are a few tools that can keep you and your students reading. Daily Lit “Want to read something useful in your emails for a change? Sure you do, and […]

It’s that time of year again when nerds like me can feel subversive. That’s right, welcome to the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, celebrating the freedom to read. If you ever wanted to get kids hooked on reading, you’ve got till October 6 to convince them that reading is a form of sticking it […]