Thursday, January 26, 2017

Library Diversity Statement

No person on the grounds of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, language, religious beliefs, political views, military status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, age, body size, physical/mental abilities, socio-economic status, or similar factor shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any library program or activity. Attendees at the Diversity Conference (15363758452)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

KnightCite

    KnightCite, a service of Hekman Library at Calvin College, simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation. Those who choose to register on the site have the option of saving all of their citations and even multiple bibliographies to their account. http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/

HowJsay

Make embarrassing mispronunciations a thing of the past with howjsay, the world’s most accurate and comprehensive online talking dictionary of the English language. Regional variations in pronunciation are included as well. www.howjsay.com

Forvo


Forvo is the largest online reference for pronunciations with a database of nearly 4 million words pronounced in over 330 languages – all created and maintained by native speakers. www.forvo.com

Language Tool

Language Tool is an Open Source proof­reading program for English, French, German, Polish, and more than 20 other languages. It finds many errors and grammar problems that a simple spell checker cannot detect. www.languagetool.org

Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Alabama Virtual Library

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals to assist professional educators. http://www.teacherreference.com/

European Views of the Americas

European Views of the Americas contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. http://www.europeanamericana.com/

ProCon.org

The ProCon website promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro versus con format. ProCon is great as a source for speeches, term-papers, and other research projects! www.procon.org

Monday, January 23, 2017

One Look Search Engine

Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases. If you have a word for which you'd like a definition, OneLook will quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define that word. If you don't know the right word to use, the site will help you find it. No word is too obscure. More than 19 million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.

LC Professional Development


Earn a certificate of completion by taking these self-paced interactive modules from the Library of Congress. Each multimedia-rich program delivers approximately one hour of staff development.


http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/selfdirected/

Alabama Mosaic

Alabama Mosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. www.alabamamosaic.org/

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