Archive for 'Websites'

Free ebooks for a Month

There are a few more days of break before Summer Quarter starts on July 11th. Why not do some reading for fun at the World eBook Fair? Once again, this website is making over 6.5 million ebooks freely available until August 4th, including classics, popular fiction and academic works. Many of them can be downloaded, […]

Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Computer

Many people know that there are certain shortcuts you can use on your keyboard to make your computing life just a little bit easier, but not everyone knows all of them. Here is a sampling of some of the most commonly needed and/or used. Please note that most of these shortcuts work on PCs by […]

Market Research Tips: Code Systems

When doing market research in government websites, there are a couple of code systems that you should keep in mind. First, the federal government devised the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system in the 1930’s, which divides industries into 11 major categories. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), also used in Canada and in Mexico, […]

World eBook Fair: Free eBooks for a Month!

There are a few more days of break before Summer Quarter starts on July 12th. Why not do some reading for fun at the World eBook Fair? There are over 3.5 million ebooks that are freely available until August 4th, including classics, popular fiction and academic works. Of course, many of these books will only […]

National Library Week – April 11-17 2010

National Library Week runs April 11-17, so go ahead and take the opportunity to get to know your libraries better. This year’s theme is “Communities thrive @ your library” and many public libraries will be holding special events to celebrate. If you’re not sure where your nearest public library is located, you can go to […]

“7 Things You Should Know About….”

One of my favorite places to get the “scoop” on a new technology is EDUCAUSE. What is EDUCAUSE? EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI’s) 7 Things You Should Know About… series provides concise information on emerging […]

Swine Flu and Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My!

You may have used the ebook database, ebrary, through our library before. Now, ebrary has released two publicly available databases that will have special interest for learners in the School of Public Service Leadership. The first, the Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Searchable Information Center, includes “hundreds of important government documents related to natural disasters […]

(In)Accuracy on the Web

If you’ve ever asked a librarian about research on the internet, you’ve probably heard that you should be careful about the information you find. Most internet sites lack editors and fact checkers (that’s YOUR job), so there are many factual errors and inconsistencies that can creep in. That’s compounded by the fact that many websites […]

Academia.edu: Social Networking Haven for Researchers

Academia.edu is a little bit Facebook and a little bit Twitter, but completely focused on helping connect you with people who are conducting research in your field and keeping up with the current research trends. When you sign up for a free account it also gives you your own academic web page. Here’s the example […]

The (Im)Permanence of the Internet

Imagine you are in a library. As you walk through the library the books all disappear, only to return three hours later, as if nothing happened. Or, you find an item on the shelf. You pull it down, open the book, and instead of the text you find the following: 404 Error Page Not Found. […]