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BookWise for March 17 March 17, 2008

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Reference Databases Special, part 2

In February, we started listing a few of the unique databases to which we subscribe. More are listed for you today:

Oxford English Dictionary Online – Twenty–two volumes of definitions, etymologies, and usages packed into one database. The OED is the definitive reference on the English language. Try looking up “Leprechaun”.

WorldCat – If you’ve never used WorldCat, now is the time to start. It is probably the biggest listing of everything ever published on anything. Need to know what books, films, or recordings are available on your topic? Use WorldCat.

Access World News – Read today’s news in Ecuador, Nepal, Croatia, and Opelika. You’ll find hundreds of world newspapers dating back to the 1980’s in some cases.

Research Assistance Available – Do you have an assignment due and need help finding books, articles, or other materials? Not sure where to begin? As always, your librarians are here to help! Drop in or even make an appointment for individualized help! Call or email Julie Adams 746-5251 adamsj@twcnet.edu or Sarah Roy 252-1103 sroy@twcnet.edu for your personal research assistance.

Quotation of the Week:“Censorship is advertising paid by the government” – Federico Fellini, Italian film director, 1920 – 1993.

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