Author Archives: GFU Library

Grab an Award-Winning Book to Read over Spring Break!

Choices include fiction awarded the Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for literature, the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and the National Book Award. Featured books are winners from the last ten years along with the description of the award and a … Continue reading

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National Security Archive

Image via Wikipedia An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the National Security Archive (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/) collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It also serves as a repository of … Continue reading

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Amicus: Harvard’s Civil Rights Law Review

Image via Wikipedia Amicus http://harvardcrcl.org/category/amicus/ Amicus is a new online supplement to Harvard’s Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, and focuses on internet-based civil rights and civil liberties scholarship. It has an unfussy, attractive design that makes it easy to … Continue reading

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Intro to Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a free web search engine that indexes scholarly literature including: ABSTRACTS ARTICLES JOURNALS BOOKS THESES PREPRINTS TECHNICAL REPORTS MEETING ABSTRACTS GS index claims to include most peer-reviewed online journals of the world’s largest scientific publishers Google claims … Continue reading

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LOC Packard Campus

Opened in 2007, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., was designed for the acquisition, cataloging, storage and preservation of the nation’s collection of moving images and recorded sounds. In partnership with the Packard Humanities Institute, … Continue reading

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Big Mac Index

The Economist: Markets and Data http://www.economist.com/markets/ The Economist has those with a sweet tooth for quantitative data and analysis well-covered on their Markets and Data website. The first place most visitors will want to visit is the “World Markets” area. … Continue reading

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Google SSL Search

Google’s SSL Search is available in Beta at https://encrypted.google.com/. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that helps provide secure Internet communications for services like web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and other data transfers. When you search over SSL, your … Continue reading

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British Newspaper Archive

British Newspapers, 1800-1900 http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/ The British Library has done historians a tremendous service by creating this extensive and thoroughly engaging collection of British newspapers from 1800 to 1900. The site contains over two million pages of 19th century newspapers, though … Continue reading

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MLA Language Map

Image by Shawn Econo via Flickr The Modern Language Association has created a free internet tool for examining the linguistic diversity of the United States. The MLA Language Map consists of two components: the interactive Language Map, which geographically displays … Continue reading

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Science, Engineering and Technology

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology http://www.waset.org/ With academic partners located within universities from Tehran to Lamar, Texas, the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) sponsors a journal and numerous conferences. On their homepage, visitors can look … Continue reading

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