New Databases

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Issues: Controversy and Society & World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
  • Issues: Controversy and Society
    This database helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy, providing authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues. Idea Exchange sections offer students the opportunity to model their research writing upon thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays, and includes s wide variety of primary sources that provide historical context for each issue.

  • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
    Provides online tools that develop students' global literacy, focusing on the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Information is presented in a highly visual format that engages users and helps them gain understanding and become informed citizens of the world. Contains almost 200 overviews of countries around the world, the Analyze sections provide everything needed to conduct a historical inquiry lesson, and more 1,700 biographies of important political and cultural figures are provided.

Upgrade to Library Computers

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Over the Christmas break the IT department upgraded the library's computers to Windows 7 operating system.  With the new  image, they are running faster and have the bells & whistles of Windows 7: like snag it, Aero snap & shake. 

We also loaded the latest version of e-sword & Google Chrome.

To learn more about the creation of Google Chrome, here's The Chrome comic book, by Scott McCloud.

Basic right-click tips

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Here's a blog posting from Microsoft @ Work about using the right-click function on your mouse.  Get your work done faster when you use this feature in Microsoft Office Programs, Files or Pictures.

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