We advanced into the world of smart phone – the library never closes and now you keep it in your pocket.
Go here for more information and the link to download the app.
When the camera was new and photography was still unusual, someone has found some early mug shots
a quote from the article: “They aren’t mug shots as we’ve come to know them today. These aren’t the dishevelled Lindsay Lohans, Paris Hiltons or Nick Noltes of their day, dragged into sterile police rooms to face cops clicking a camera.
They’re mostly petty criminals, arrested for pickpocketing or fraud, hauled off to private photo studios, which at the turn of the last century were still a curiosity.”
here is a direct link to the mug shots.
Interested in photography? Go to 770 in the library stacks. Are you interested in the history of photography? Check out these books.
Here are some descriptions of a few of our databases that might be useful for some of the current report topics we have been asked about .
First environmental issues – two data bases
Environmental Studies and Policy
Provides coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy which includes nearly 200 journals, and gives access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Science in Context
Researching science topics has never been easier — Find thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
And then for various issues related to drugs/drug abuse try
Designed for high school students, this draws on a variety of sources including the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, to offer pro and con articles, statistics, topic overviews, and primary documents related to controversial topics.
To access these databases go to the library webpage (http://www.aclibrary.org/) , click on research, then go to the A- Z list of resources. then look for the databases listed in alphabetical order
I read the first two books of The Mediator series by Meg Cabot this weekend. I think I picked the up because I keep tripping over them in the Teen area. And I like Meg Cabot – even though I haven’t read any of The Princess Diary Series. The books in this series are a quick fun read. Susannah moves from NY to Ca to live with her mom, her new stepdad and her three new stepbrothers. Hard enough, but she has another issue – she speaks with dead and no one knows. Ghosts just add complications to you life.
I came in this morning Hoping to get books three and four, but I had to request them. I guess I have to wait . While waiting , I checked out Meg Cabot’s page on-line. The story of the Mediator Series is quite interesting.
Look at this page for a number of creative scholarship opportunities.
clicking on the box labeled ‘Open call for 2011 submission’ got these dates for Fremont.
Video Game Deadline:01/09/2012
Check it out !