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January 30, 2007

The Official Website of the Indianapolis Colts

Everything you wanted to know about the Colts and then some. Find out:

Colts History - 20 Years in Indianapolis Years
Pro Bowl
Rushing Leaders
Sack Leaders
Passing Leaders
Receiving Leaders
Interception Leaders
Classic Radio Calls
Blue the Mascott

Click here to go to The Official Website of the Indianapolis Colts.

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Chicago Bears History

If you want to do read up on the Chicago Bears before SuperBowl LXI, this is the site for you. The following information is available:

Chicago Bears Seasons by Era
A Short History of the Chicago Bears
Photos of Tailgating Parties
Chicago Bears History Sidelines
Chicago Bears History Tidbits

This site is not affiliated with, nor endorsed or recognized by the NFL or the Chicago Bears. It has been carefully and thoughtfully created by a Chicago Bears fan of 26 years and counting out of pure love for the subject matter. Click here to go to Chicago Bears History.

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January 25, 2007

Formatting an APA Style Paper

There is still time to register. Contact Helen Benos h-benos@govst.edu

Formatting an APA Style Paper
Learn how to format: Margins, Headers, Spacing, Footers and Citations.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007
3:00 p.m. thru 4:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

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There is still time to register. Contact Helen Benos h-benos@govst.edu
Using RefWorks
This workshop will introduce you to RefWorks, the new library platform for managing library research references at GSU. You can use RefWorks to store results of database searches, created bibliographies, and write academic papers in the appropriate writing style . Learn how to import citations into RefWorks, and how to use it with Microsoft Word.

Workshops will be held:

Friday,Jan. 26, 2007
2:00 p.m. thru 4:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

Monday, Jan. 29, 2007
2:00 p.m. thru 3:30 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007
3:00 p.m. thru 4:30 p.m.
D2401B Library

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007
2:30 p.m. thru 4:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

There is still time to register. Contact Helen Benos h-benos@govst.edu

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The Top 50 Inventions of the Past 50 Years

Popular Mechanics
Published in the December 2005 issue.

It marks the official end of humanity's struggle for survival and the beginning of its quest for a really relaxing afternoon. The first wireless remote, designed by Zenith's Eugene Polley, is essentially a flashlight. When Zenith discovers that direct sunlight also can change channels on the remote-receptive TVs, the company comes out with a model that uses ultrasound; it lasts into the 1980s, to the chagrin of many a family dog. The industry then switches to infrared.

In 1945 Raytheon's Percy Spencer stands in front of a magnetron (the power tube of radar) and feels a candy bar start to melt in his pocket: He is intrigued. When he places popcorn kernels in front of the magnetron, the kernels explode all over the lab. Ten years later Spencer patents a "radar range" that cooks with high-frequency radio waves; that same year, the Tappan Stove Co. introduces the first home microwave model.

Enovid, a drug the FDA approves for menstrual disorders, comes with a warning: The mixture of synthetic progesterone and estrogen also prevents ovulation. Two years later, more than half a million American women are taking Enovid--and not all of them have cramps. In 1960 the FDA approves Enovid for use as the first oral contraceptive.

The Boeing 707-120 debuts as the world's first successful commercial jet airliner, ushering in the era of accessible mass air travel. The four-engine plane carries 181 passengers and cruises at 600 mph for up to 5280 miles on a full tank. The first commercial jet flight takes off from New York and lands in Paris; domestic service soon connects New York and Los Angeles.

To see the rest of the list click here.

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January 19, 2007

Downtime for the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog (Voyager), will be offline for maintenance at 5pm, this Friday, January 19 and will be back online by 8am on Saturday. The new books service will be disabled and a shorter timeout will be in effect after this maintenance until further notice.

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January 18, 2007

WordIQ - Dictionary Dictionary

WordIQ.com is a comprehensive and searchable reference tool on the web. We offer search results from a diverse array of dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and other valuable references.
The following dictionaries and encyclopedias are available:

English Dictionary Search
Encyclopedia Search
Computer Terms Dictionary Search
Dream Dictionary

Language Translations Dictionary
Law Dictionary Search
Bible Dictionary Search
U.S. Census Database
Almanac Search
Acronyms Dictionary Search
Moby's Online Thesaurus Tool
Medical Dictionary

There is much more available:

Go to WordIQ.com.

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Winter '07 Workshop Schedule is Available

The winter workshop schedule is now available. We will be offering the following workshops:
PowerPoint Basics
APA Style Citations
Formatting an APA Style Paper
Navigating the Library Website
PubMed Basics
Basic Excel
Intermediate Excel
What are Blogs and RSS Feeds?
Create a Blog

Click here is access workshop schedule.
Click here to access workshop calendar.
Contact Helen Benos for information: h-benos@govst.edu

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January 16, 2007

World History: HyperHistory

HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

It is very easy to use. The left hand menu allows you search by People, Events, History or Maps. Choosing any one of these brings up an index on the right. Select a data range from the index and it brings up a timeline. Everything on the timeline is linked to information, which is displayed on the right. You can also search by Science, Religion, Culture or Politics.
To check out HyperHistory, click here.

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January 12, 2007

New Requirements for Travelers

The U.S. Department of State has a website that has information for travelers leaving the country. It is Travel.State.Gov

Here you will find information on:

International Travel for U.S. Citizens
Passports for U.S. Citizens
Visas for Foreign Citizens

It also covers the new requirements for travelers going to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico or Canada. The new requirements are:

Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)

The proposed implementation timeline has two phases:

Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable.

To read the rest of the requirements, click here.

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Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The GSU Library will be closed:

Saturday, January 13th, 2007 - Monday, January 15th, 2007 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.

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January 10, 2007

Changing Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians

April 25–June 6, 2007
University Library
Governors State University, University Park, IL

From the GSU Changing Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians webpage:

The Governors State University (GSU) Library has been selected as one of sixty-one libraries across the nation to host the Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians, a traveling exhibit sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association. The exhibit celebrates the contributions of America’s women physicians, and their struggle for education and recognition since the first woman to be granted a medical degree from an American medical school, Elizabeth Blackwell, graduated from Geneva College in 1848.

The traveling exhibit is based on a major exhibit at the National Library of Medicine during 2003-2004. The traveling exhibit consists of six folding display panels and two interactive computerized kiosks with Internet access. The University Library has acquired books and videos to support the exhibit programs. Brochures, interactive CD-ROM videos, and posters are available to promote and enhance exhibit programs.
To go to the webpage, click here. For more information, contact: Paul Blobaum: p-blobaum@govst.edu or Lydia Morrow Ruetten: l-morrow@govst.edu

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New Additions to the Reference Collection

Thank you Erin for compiling the following list:

Title: The ... CQ guide to current American government.
Call Number: REF. JK1 .C14

Title: Tests in print VII
Call Number: REF. Z5814.E9 T47

Title: Annual review of law and social science (Print)
Call Number: REF. K1 .N546

Title: The Constitution of the United States of America : analysis and interpretation : analysis of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 28, 2002 / prepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress ; Johnny H. Killian, George A. Costello, Kenneth R. Thomas, co-editors ; David M. Ackerman, Henry Cohen, Robert Meltz, contributors.
Call Number: REF. KF4527 .U542004

Title: The World almanac & book of facts
Call Number: REF. AY67.N5 W7

Title: Magazines for libraries.
Call Number: REF. Z6941 .M23

Title: Research methods in psychology / edited by Glynis M. Breakwell ... [et al.].
Call Number: REF. BF76.5 .R4662006

Title: Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients / edited by Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez, and Kurt A. DeBord.
Call Number: REF. BF637.C6 H31252007

Title: Handbook of personality development / edited by Daniel K. Mroczek and Todd D. Little.
Call Number: REF. BF698 .H33432006

Title: Counties USA : a directory of United States counties.
Call Number: REF. E154.5 .C69

Title: The illustrated book of world rankings / edited by George Thomas Kurian.
Call Number: REF. HA155 .K872001

Title: Government assistance almanac.
Call Number: REF. HC110.P63 G69

Title: Market share reporter.
Call Number: HF5410 .M35

Title: A dictionary of law / edited by Elizabeth A. Martin, Jonathan Law.
Call Number: REF. KD313 .C662006

Title: Handbook in research and evaluation : a collection of principles, methods, and strategies useful in the planning, design, and evaluation of studies in education and the behavioral sciences / Stephen Isaac and William B. Michael.
Call Number: REF. LB1028 .I821995

Title: Essential elements : prepare, design, and teach your online course / by Bonnie Elbaum, Cynthia McIntyre, and Alese Smith.
Call Number: REF. LB1044.87 .E42002

Title: Facilitating online learning : effective strategies for moderators / George Collison ... [et al.].
Call Number: REF. LB1044.875 .F332000

Title: The scholarship book : the complete guide to private-sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans for the undergraduate / Daniel J. Cassidy, founding editor ; revised by Ellen Schneid Coleman Research Group.
Call Number: REF. LB2337.2 .C37

Title: Writing and presenting research / Angela Thody.
Call Number: REF. QA180.55.P7 T562006

Title: Handbook of clinical health psychology / editor-in-chief, Thomas J. Boll ; volume editors, Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Nathan W. Perry, Jr., and Ronald H. Rozensky.
Call Number: REF. R726.7 .H3542002

Title: Brands and their companies.
Call Number: T223.V4 A25
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January 08, 2007

Congratulations Lydia!!!

Congratulations to Lydia Morrow Ruetten, University Professor of Library Science for being published:

Katz, Marsha, Morrow Ruetten, L.A., Parmenter, David A. “Implementation of Increased Scholarship in a Unionized Teaching-Oriented University.” International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change Management, vol. 6, no. 6 (2006), pp. 29-35.

We discuss the efforts of the faculty and administration to develop policies & procedures that would enable a teaching university to refocus itself toward increased scholarship.

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Welcome Back!!

Workshops are now in the planning stages, so keep checking the Workshop schedule. Remember, the workshops are free to everyone: students, staff, faculty, and community users. Contact Helen Benos by email or by phone: 708-235-7514 if you have any questions.

A Friends of the Library group was formed, contact Lydia Morrow Ruetten for more information. You can reach her by email or by phone: 708-534-4116. Click here to go to the Friends of the Library webpage.

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January 04, 2007

Mobile Favorites

Looking for resources that you can access on your IPOD, PDA, Cell Phone? Here are just a few resources that are available:

Chicago Tribune - click here here for mobile access.

Careerbuilder.com - click here for mobile access.

BusinessWeek - click here for mobile access.

iPodder.org - click here to go to the podcast directory website.

Open Culture - click here to the podcast directory for your IPOD.

PodcastDirectory.com - The big directory - click here to go to the directory.

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January 03, 2007

Time is running out!!!

You have until January 12th to become a Charter member of the Friends of the GSU Library. The minimum donation is $35 and your contribution will enhance the services and products offered by the GSU Library.

For more information, check out the website at: www.govst.edu/library/friends or call Lydia Morrow Ruetten at 708/534-4116.

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Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared

Thank you Paul Blobaum, Government Documents Librarian for bringing: the electronic version of Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared to our attention.

Description of the report:

This is a Special Report (Senate Report 109-322) of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate. The Committee's report sets out seven recommendations together with a series of supporting tactical recommendations, all designed to make the nation's emergency-preparedness and response system strong, agile, effective, and robust.

Click here to go to the report.

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