Web Site of the Week: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment

csiWondering whether GMOs could actually impact your health? Looking for coverage of the debate between creationists and evolutionists? Check out this site from The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), whose mission is to “promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.” Start with the Latest Articles & News, which are drawn from the committee’s own magazine and feature such topics as Scientific Methodology and its Religious Parallels and The Lure of Mysterious Paintings. The list of Resources is especially bountiful, with links to skeptical thinkers around the web. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Reading about eReading this week October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Charge your electric car at the Library

October 17, 2014 Leave a comment

What do you think?  Would you like to be able to charge your electric car at your nearest Allegany County Library?

Learn about Jonathan Slade and his wife Novia Campbell’s Electric Road Trip across Maryland.

 

Categories: Community, Gadgets, libraries

2014 UK Media Preferences of Parents and Children by Age

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment

From Business Insider Chart of the Day.

Web Site of the Week: Explore the Constitution

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

If you type the words “U.S. Constitution” into Google, the search engine returns about 31 million results. That’s a lot of talk about a document written by a handful of scholar-politicians in an upstart republic more than 227 years ago. Yet less than a quarter of Americans have actually read the document. This site, hosted by the National Constitution Center, includes the United States Constitution in its entirety, divided clearly by Article and Amendment, and annotated with notes by the Annenberg Classroom. Perhaps best of all, you can browse the site by Issue. For instance, click on Abortion and explore how the Row v. Wade Supreme Court ruling was based on Ninth and 14th Amendment rights. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Web Site of the Week: Paleobiology

October 7, 2014 Leave a comment

The Smithsonian National Museum of History’s paleobiology department is celebrating 50 years as one of the world’s top resources for information about the biological and environmental history of Earth. From the homepage, where historical photographs of Smithsonian researchers grace the screen, click Blog & News, where you can read about recently arrived dinosaur bones and newly discovered fossils. Features opens up a number of different specialized web sites, such as FossiLab, Geologic Time, and Blast from the Past! The paleobiology Collections section of the site brings readers to renowned collections such as The Cushman Collection and The Springer Collection. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Reading about eReading this week October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014 Leave a comment

I’ve recently been buying physical copies of books and then illegally downloading electronic versions of the same books, so I can read them on my Kindle when it’s more convenient. Is this stealing?

This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries

New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries

DCL eBook Price Comparison Report – October 2014

E-Reading Device Growth Slows

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