Word of the Week

November 30, 2009

Marge

as in: “Population concentrates on the seacoast, and the marges of the Great Lakes: half of the United States population lives within fifty miles of the coasts, and three-quarters of the population lives within seventy-five miles of them.”

Stilgoe, J. R. (2005). Landscape and images. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. pp. 4-5.

See the Bureau of the Census website [http://2010.census.gov/2010census/index.php] to learn about the upcoming population census in Spring 2010.

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed:
http://www1.emmanuel.edu/library/subsplus/subjects/display_eref.php?subject=ER_ereference#58

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Cardinal Cushing Library – Thanksgiving Break Hours

November 23, 2009

The Cardinal Cushing Library will be operating under modified hours for Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday, November 24th  7:30am-9pm

Wednesday, November 25th  7:30am-12noon

Thursday, November 26th through Saturday, November 28th  CLOSED

Sunday, November 29th  6pm-1am

Monday, November 30th  Library will resume regular hours


H1N1 information from ebrary

November 17, 2009

From ebrary:

“ebrary is pleased to announce that we have created a publicly available research center featuring a highly interactive, searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic.”

“Available today at http://h1n1.ebrary.com, the new site contains a growing selection of reports, papers, newsletters, posters, and other important materials from government agencies and other trusted sources. For more information, read our press release at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/newspdf/ebrary_H1N1.pdf.”


Word of the Week: Eidetic

November 16, 2009

Eidetic
as in:“(The Thai government promotes Scrabble as a tool for learning English, although some Thai masters are famous for completing at the highest echelons without speaking or understanding much, if any, of the language, relying on eidetic memory and spatial intelligence. English is just a quarry for the playing chips.)”

Thurman, J. (2009, January 19). Spreading the word: The new Scrabble mania. The New Yorker, 84(44), 28.

See the e-book The Concise Dictionary of Psychology by David Statt.
Also, explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed: http://www1.emmanuel.edu/library/subsplus/subjects/display_eref.php?subject=ER_ereference#58

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Thinking Outside of the Box

November 16, 2009

boxThe University of North Texas has cataloged and uploaded photos from the Dallas Police Department’s investigation of the JFK assassination.  Click here to view this collection.


Trivia!

November 13, 2009

TriviaThis trivia question is in celebration of Native American Heritage Month!


The Pokanoket Tribe, located primarily in southeastern New England, played an important role in our nation’s history. What is this role, and by what other name is this tribe commonly known?

Submit your answers in the comments; include your name if you want to be considered for a small prize. We will post the answer and the names of the winners on Thursday, November 19. All responses will be hidden until then. If you win, come to the Library to pick up your prize!

For more information about Native American Heritage Month, please see the Library’s display in the Reading Room.


Word of the Week

November 9, 2009

Ad Hominem
as in:“But they are apparently not interested in the law or the justice’s work on the Court, only (and sadly, still) in ad hominem politics.”

Walker, H. (2007, October 11). Why are the media so angry at Clarence Thomas? The Boston Globe, p. A11.

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed: http://www1.emmanuel.edu/library/subsplus/subjects/display_eref.php?subject=ER_ereference#58

Posted by the Reference Department


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