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  • Need a Study Break? Check out these tips...

    Staring at the computer screen or your textbook for hours on end can lead to headaches, fatigue, and overall grumpiness. In this state, how can you expect to study effectively? What you need is a study break! There is nothing wrong with healthy procrastination to restore your sanity.  When you schedule your study time, plan to take 10-30 minute study breaks periodically, and do something...

  • View American historical documents online with Footnote.com

    Footnote.com archives historical documents on the web. Some items require a subscription to view, but many are free.  Last week the collection was expanded with a large infusion of World War II material.  The bulk of the collection comes from army enlistment records, but family and friends can contribute information.   The collection also includes photographs, official reports...

  • Now you can search old magazine articles using Google

    After digitizing the contents of thousands of old books and finding a way to make money from the project, Google has now set its sights on old magazines.  Thousands of magazines have been digitized and indexed and can currently be searched using Google's "find a book" search function.  Eventually, magazine search results will be made available via the standard Google search. This is a worthwhile...

  • Library hours extended during exam period

    It's that time of year again - starting Monday, December 8, the Dibner Library will begin extended hours for the final exam period.  The library will be open 24 hours on weekdays, and closing at midnight on Friday and Saturday.  Complete details are below: FINAL EXAM PERIOD Mon, Dec 8 - Thurs, Dec 11 9 am - 24 hours Fri, Dec 12...

  • Web of Science coverage broadened and enhanced

    If you have used the Web of Science citation database before, you know how useful it is to track prior research and see who is citing your work.  Thanks to recent enhancements, Web of Science has become an even more powerful research tool.  It now covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. ...