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Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style

Patrick Ragains, Business and Government Information Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno: “I’ve updated my guide, Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style, which is directly available at http://guides.library.unr.edu/ld.php?content_id=24030807. I welcome your feedback, corrections, etc. MLA 8th has substantial changes, and, as always, there are often different ways to cite the same source. Feel free to… Continue Reading

Elsevier introduces DataSearch engine

Via Mendeley Blog: “Elsevier takes the next step in making researchers’ lives easier with the new DataSearch engine.  You can search for research data across numerous domains and various types, from a host of domain-specific and cross-domain data repositories. It’s available at https://datasearch.elsevier.com/“ Continue Reading

Paper – The Myth of Free

Newman, John M., The Myth of Free (August 21, 2016). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2827277 “Myths matter. This Article is the first to squarely confront a powerful myth that pervades modern economic, technological, and legal discourse: the Myth of Free. The prevailing view is that consumers capture massive welfare surplus from an ever-rising flood of innovative… Continue Reading

Study – using the internet impacts your capacity to learn, remember and access information

This is your brain on the internet – stop and think about something important, meaningful, interesting, challenging….do so quietly, without any devices, apps or noise – can you do it? Please read the following study that explains what you are compromising by always being tuned in, turned on (an in essence, dropping out of “traditional”… Continue Reading

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

“Explore 693,857 items digitized from The New York Public Library‘s collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.” Continue Reading

LibGuides Community

“Search for LibGuides content and librarian authors, and find great examples of guides from our worldwide user community.” 494,916 published guides 113,876 librarians 5,184 institutions 74 countries Continue Reading

Temple University – TIMETREE of Life

“TIMETREE is a public resource for knowledge on the timescale and evolutionary history of life. Search the database below or go to the TIMETREE OF LIFE for other resources. Try out the new BETA TIMETREE site here “Data from thousands of published studies are assembled into a searchable tree of life scaled to time. Three… Continue Reading

Report – A Wild Success: A Systematic Review of Bird Recovery Under the Endangered Species Act

“The Endangered Species Act is the world’s strongest law protecting animals and plants on the brink of extinction. In fact, 99 percent of species protected under the Act have avoided extinction. For the Center’s third in-depth report on the Act’s efficacy, A Wild Success: A Systematic Review of Bird Recovery Under the Endangered Species Act… Continue Reading

Free Full-Text Online Law Review/Journal Search

American Bar Association – “This free search engine searches the free full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports. Several of the law reviews and legal journals (such as the Stanford Technology Law Review), working papers,… Continue Reading

McKinsey – The CEO guide to customer experience

Executive Briefing – McKinsey Quarterly August 2016: ” What do my customers want? The savviest executives are asking this question more frequently than ever, and rightly so. Leading companies understand that they are in the customer-experience business, and they understand that how an organization delivers for customers is beginning to be as important as what… Continue Reading

OPM Federal Telework Memorandum

“The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to provide an update on efforts to automate the collection of telework data via the Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) system and asks for agency assistance in ensuring the accuracy of telework reporting via payroll submissions.  Through the monthly EHRI HR-Status data feed and bi-weekly EHRI… Continue Reading

OpenStax – openly licensed college textbooks

“OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and our library since scaled to more than 20 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. Our adaptive learning technology, designed… Continue Reading