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Talking Turkey

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we thought we’d provide a few useful(?) resources on turkeys: Birds of North American database: Wild Turkey Our premier database for ornithology.  Extensive information on each species, including: Distinguishing Characteristics Distribution Systematics Migration Habitat … Continue reading

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Access thousands of e-books from EBSCOhost

You can now access over 80,000 electronic books in the EBSCOhost EBooks collection made available by George Fox University Library. Use the popular EBSCOhost interface to search for e-books in the usual ways (title, subject, author, etc.), or browse for … Continue reading

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Archaeology Magazine’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2011

http://www.archaeology.org/1201/features/australopithecus_arab_spring_pompeii_altamira.html Provides a photo and discussion of the ten most significant archeological developments during 2011. They are: Viking Boat Burial (Scotland) Neolithic Community Centers (Jordan) Open Source Australopithecus (South Africa) First Domesticated Dogs (Czech Republic) Rare Maya Female Ruler (Guatemala) … Continue reading

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Molecular Workbench: visual, interactive experiments for science ed.

http://mw.concord.org/modeler/ Created by the Concord Consortium, the Molecular Workbench is “a modeling tool for designing and conducting computational experiments across science.” Contains lots of Featured Simulations, as well as curriculum modules focused on chemical bonding, semiconductors, and diffusion. An online … Continue reading

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Biological and Environmental Research Image Galleries from the U.S. Dept. of Energy

https://public.ornl.gov/site/gallery/default.cfm The United States Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research has compiled this prodigious image gallery from a wide range of scientific research projects. The materials here come from the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, the Human Genome … Continue reading

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Encylopedia Britannica no longer printed

In a sign of the times, Encyclopædia Britannica announced earlier this month that it has decided to move to digital format only.  No longer will we be able to flip through print versions of our old friend, the authoritative go-to … Continue reading

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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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Live Science Countdowns

Great for a quick read, these science-related “top-10” lists are galleries of cool images supported by interesting text. In addition to top science photos of the week, current offerings include: Top 10 Ways To Destroy Earth 7 Medical Myths Even … Continue reading

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Bird-related library resources at GFU

Prompted by a couple of bird-related news stories that caught our eye in the past couple of weeks, we are highlighting some of the best GFU Library resources on our feathered friends. Database Birds of North America Online. A comprehensive … Continue reading

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Reserve a Study Room

Reserve a study room at the Murdock Learning Resource Center with our online form. The link to all Reserve a study room resources and information is now available on the library homepage in the “How do I…” section (upper left).

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