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November 22, 2006

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Governors State University Library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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November 17, 2006

New Reference Books

Reference Books
11/16/06
List compiled by Erin Engelbrecht

The encyclopedia of public choice
editors, Charles K. Rowley and Friedrich Schneider.
REF. H41 .E572004 [volumes 1-2]

*Handbook of contemporary behavioral economics : foundations and developments
edited by Morris Altman.
REF. HB74.P8 H3632006

Concise encyclopedia of real estate business terms /
Bill Roark, Ryan Roark.
REF. HD1365 .R632006

International directory of company histories /
writers and researchers, Gretchen Antelman ... [et al.].
REF. HD2721 .I631988 [volumes 78, 79, 80]

Debt relief for the poorest : an evaluation update of the HIPC initiative /
[team led by Shonar Lala ; Rupa Ranganathan, Brett Libresco].
REF. HJ8899 .L3442006

*Encyclopedia of war crimes and genocide /
Leslie Alan Horvitz and Christopher Catherwood.
REF. HV6322.7 .H672006

World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems /
George Thomas Kurian, editor.
REF. HV7901 .W632006 [volumes 1-2]

Elections in the Americas : a data handbook /
edited by Dieter Nohlen.
REF. JF1001 .E3632005 [volumes 1-2]

Historical dictionary of the non-aligned movement and Third World /
Guy Arnold.
REF. JZ1313.3 .A752006

Oxford dictionary of biochemistry and molecular biology. / Rev. ed.
edited by Richard Cammack.
REF. QP512 .O942006

French’s index of differential diagnosis. / 14th ed.
edited by Mark T. Kinirons and Harold Ellis.
REF. RC71.5 .F742005

Psychologists’ desk reference / 2nd ed.
editors, Gerald P. Koocher, John C. Norcross, Sam S. Hill, III.
REF. RC467.2 .P782005

Physical rehabilitation : assessment and treatment / 5th ed.
[edited by] Susan B. O’Sullivan, Thomas J. Schmitz.
REF. RM700 .O882001

*shelved temporarily at the New Reference Books shelf

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November 15, 2006

Open House Today!!!

The day we have all been waiting for: The Friends of the GSU Library open house. Join us:

On the Library Balcony, November 15th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Friends of the GSU Library open house. Learn how the library serves as a great research and literary resource. Learn how you can help maintain, enhance, & improve the library.

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November 13, 2006

Congratulations Paul Blobaum

Congratulations are in order for Librarian Paul Blobaum. He has been recently published in the following:

Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Editors Brian Railsback and Michael Meyer. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (Entry on Chase Horton.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on The Acts of King Arthur.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on the Biddle Ranch.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on Truman Capote.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on A. Grove Day.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on The Brigham Family.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on Charlie Chaplin.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on Allen Ludden.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on Lady Bird Johnson.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on Spreckles Sugar.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Railsback and Meyer. (Entry on the Tagus Ranch.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Editors Brian Railsback and Michael Meyer. (Entry on The Nobel Prize.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Editors Brian Railsback and Michael Meyer. (Entry on John Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize Speech.)
Contributor, The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Editors Brian Railsback and Michael Meyer. (Entry on Carl Sandburg.)
Blobaum, Paul M.., “Uninvited Change: The Governors State University Library’s Evolving Reference and Technology Desk”. in Primer on Planning and Evaluating Reference Services in Academic Libraries, Elizabeth Connor, Editor, NY: Haworth Press, 2006.
Blobaum, Paul, "Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)", Journal of the Medical Library Association, vol. 94(4), October 2006, p. 477–478.

Once again, Congratulations Paul!!!

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November 12, 2006

Workshops this Week

This weeks workshops are:

PowerPoint Basics (Click here to see description)
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

Navigating the Library Website (Click here to see description)
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

Basic Google (Click here to see a description of the workshop)
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
D2401B Library

APA Style Citations
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

The Scholarly Publishing Process: How you really get published! (Click here to see a description of the workshop)
Friday, November 17th, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
D2401C Library

Basic Excel
Friday, November 17th, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

There is still time to sign up. Send Helen Benos an email or leave a message at 708-235-7514 if you are interested in attending.

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Friends of the Library Open House

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Join us on the Library Balcony, November 15th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Friends of the GSU Library open house. Learn how the library serves as a great research and literary resource. Learn how you can help maintain, enhance, & improve the library.

Refreshments will be served.
Drawings for gifts will be held every half hour beginning at 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact 708-534-4116 or www.govst.edu/library/friends

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Nursery Rhymes lyrics, origins and history

According to the Nursery Rhymes website:

The origins of most nursery rhymes reflect events in history and where available we have included both the meanings and origins of everyone's favourite nursery rhymes. Two examples of these types of nursery rhymes origins are 'Ring a Ring o Rosies' which refers to the Bubonic plague and 'Remember Remember' nursery rhymes which allude to Guy Fawkes' foiled attempt to blow up the English Houses of Parliament! Many of the words and nursery rhymes lyrics were used to parody the royal and political events of the day, direct dissent would often be punishable by death!

To find out about your favorite nursery rhyme click here.

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The History of Verteran's Day

Go to http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/faq/vetsday/vetshist.htm to learn the history of Veteran's Day.

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November 06, 2006

Topix.net

Today's website is Topix.net. According to their website:

Topix.net is the Internet's largest news site, with over 360,000 topically based, micro-news pages presenting stories from more than 27,000 sources, including mainstream media and blogs. Each of these micro-news pages is focused on one particular subject or locality.
For instance, Topix.net has separate pages devoted to each of the 30,000 cities and towns in the US, individual pages for every company, industry, health condition, sports team, university, celebrity and thousands of others. Combining our unique approach to presenting topical news and the intuitive navigation tools available for moving from page to page, Topix.net offers users the quickest and most comprehensive way to find all the news that matters to them.
Topix.net is also a place for you to post your own news stories, as well as comment about stories you've seen on the Topix.net site. Each story and every Topix.net page comes with the ability to add your voice to the conversation.

Click here to go to Topix.net

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November 03, 2006

New and updated Webliographies

The Terrorism Webiliography has been update:

Click here to go to the webpage.

A new webliography has been added:

Webliography of Political Websites
Click here to go the website.

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Chicago Elections 2006

Here is a link to the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago website. This will answer any questions you have about Chicago elections.
ChicagoElections.com

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Illinois Elections 2006

Here is a list of websites to help you with your voting decisions:

Politics1 - Online Guide to Illinois Politics - Your complete directory of Illinois candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Illinois Candidates, Illinois Elections and Illinois Politics

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November 02, 2006

election 2006 - Ask.com Web Search

Ask.com has done a web search for elections 2006, here is a link to the search results.

Here is a sample of the results:

Election Projection - 2006 Edition
Last update: Oct. 14, 2006 Next update: Oct. 21, 2006 Senate ... Election Projection Premium Content - subscribe today!
www.electionprojection.com/ · Cached · Save

2006 U.S. Senate Races - Modern Vertebrate - Chicago, Illinois
17, 1933, Grassley will be 73 on election day in 2006. Grassley is up for re-election in 2010.
www.modernvertebrate.com/elections/2006-national/· save

Elections
Office of the Secretary of State charged with conducting elections and overseeing campaigns. Includes election results and information about ...
www.state.tn.us/sos/election.htm · Cached · Save

FOXNews.com - 2006 Elections Highlight Governors' Summit - Politics ...
2006 Elections Highlight Governors' Summit, ... ... recognize that 2006 is the Super Bowl of governors races," said Iowa's Tom Vilsack ...
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162744,00.html · Save

US Elections, Campaigns, Politics News & More | US Election 2006 | ...
Reuters.com is your source for the latest breaking politics news and elections coverage. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, ...
elections.us.reuters.com/ · Save

How Rahm Emmanuel Has Rigged a Pro-War Congress
www.counterpunch.org/walsh10142006.html · Save

2006 Senate Election Crucial to Both Parties
2006 Senate Election Crucial to Both Parties SeaMax News ^ | 11/28/2004 | Joseph Taranto ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1290050/posts · Save

The Green Papers: United States Midterm Election 2006
The Green Papers: 2006 Midterm Election. Facts, figures, and tidbits about the General Election, Primaries, Caucuses, Delegate selection plan, ...
www.thegreenpapers.com/ · Cached · Save

Canada 2005 - Election Prediction Project [Translate this page]
Election Prediction Project Projet D'Élection Prévision www.electionprediction.com ... Federal Election - 2006 élection générale - ...
www.electionprediction.org/2005_fed/index.html · Cached · Save

UBC Election Stock Market Canada 2006
Federal Election, 2006. • Election Stock Market. • Prediction market. Other Useful Links • Elections Canada • Canada Election ...
esm.ubc.ca/CA06/index.php · Cached · Save

Click here to go to search results.

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Elections 2006

The University of Michigan Library Documents Center has compiled a list of websites to help make sense of the upcoming elections. Elections 2006 has websites covering the following catagories:

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Comprehensive Web Sites | Election Laws | Election Process | Voter Registration

CANDIDATES

Congressional Candidates | Congressional Districts Forecasting | Michigan Candidates/Proposals | State Candidates/Proposals

CAMPAIGN

Advertising | Campaign Finances | Candidate Resources | Lobby Groups
| Lobby Group Ratings | Media Coverage | Platforms | Political Parties | Public Opinion Polls

POLICY ISSUES

Comprehensive | Abortion | Affirmative Action | Economics | Education | Energy | Environment | Federal Deficit | Gay Marriage | Health Insurance Coverage | Homeland Security | Iraq | Immigration | Katrina | Medicare | Prisoners of War | Stem Cell Research | Social Security | Terrorism

ELECTION RESULTS AND VOTING

General Election Results - 2004 | Voter Registration & Participation | Historical Election Results

Click here to go to Elections 2006.

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November 01, 2006

Remember when the Chicago Trib would publish the poem Injun Summer?

If you grew up in the Chicago area and you are of a certain age you might remember the poem, Injun Summer, written by John T. McCutcheon. It would be published every year about this time. If you want to take a trip down memory lane and read the poem again I am listing several websites that you can go to.

Injun Summer - John T. McCutcheon

Injun Summer by John McCutcheon (1912)

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List of Cancelled Workshops

The following workshops have been cancelled:

APA Citation: Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Navigating the Library Website: Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Formatting an APA Style Paper: Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

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