This site is for the Slavonic Cultural Center, which traces its roots back to “the Slavonic Mutual and Benevolent Society [which] was founded in San Francisco in 1857 by Slavic immigrants, primarily from the region of present day Croatia.” The site features a virtual museum of historical photos and paintings, selections from oral histories, and audio clips of Slavonic music (such as music played on the tamburitza). (annotation from LII.org)
Since Senator Barack Obama will be visitng campus tomorrow morning, his speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention may be of interest to MVCC students.
Valentimes Day: Check out this information from the Census Bureau about Valentines Day.
Want ‘the big picture’? Talk to someone over 50: This is an interesting story about how quickly people process information at different ages.
The library has added the New York Times to its list of online tools. Click here to view all of the library’s Newspaper Databases.
Human care services directory of metropolitan Chicago : We’ve had several students asking about the “United Way” book for their sociology classes. This book is actually called The Human Care Services Directory of Metropolitan Chicago and is published by the United Way.
Early Chicago: This is a Web site that is a compendium to a book of the same name. While the site doesn’t have much in the way of detailed writings about Chicago, the timeline, encyclopedia, and maps will be of use.
The library has added two new literacy research databases: MLA International Bibliography and Literature Online. Students, staff, and faculty must to have an updated MVCC ID to search from home.
“Internet users are extremely positive about search engines and the experiences they have when searching the internet. But these same satisfied internet users are generally unsophisticated about why and how they use search engines. They are also strikingly unaware of how search engines operate and how they present their results.”
“Internet users trust their favorite search engines, but few say they are aware of the financial incentives that affect how search engines perform and how they present their search results.”
These are some of the findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: Search Engine Users report, released Jan. 23, 2005.