Monthly Archives: April 2009

Google News Timeline

Google News Timeline
On April 20, Google unveiled a new experimental product called Google News Timeline that displays news and related search results on an interactive timeline. It offers interesting possibilities for exploring stories, especially older ones, that are largely hidden in newspaper and magazine archives. It is also a powerful way to view trends in culture and society or the careers of famous people. The service includes current stories gathered by Google News, as well as archival news; scanned newspapers, magazines, and books; blog posts; sports scores; and media like music and movies….
New York Times, Apr. 21


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National Library Workers Day is Today 4/14/09

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries, librarians and library workers to promote library use and support at all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Also, be sure to celebrate School Library Media Month, ALA-APA’s National Library Workers Day (Tuesday, April 14) and YALSA’s Support Teen Literature Day

 (Thursday, April 16.)

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Online Reference Collection!


  • Is the life expectancy in India higher or lower than that of Kenya?
  • In the investment world, what does “sell short” mean?
  • What is a Myxoma and how is it treated?

Answers to these and many questions can be found in our Online Reference Collection.   We’re talking Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and more for quick or introductory information.  All creditable resources to cite in your papers.  And you don’t have to be in the library to use them!

The answers to the 3 questions were found in the “ref” books below.   Take a look:



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