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Coutts, Brian E.; LaGuardia, Cheryl – Library Journal, 2007
Reading reference sources, whether on paper or on the screen, often leads to enlightened thinking, especially for library patrons. In an earlier age, enlightened monarchs surrounded themselves with leading intellectuals and patronized the arts. Today, people have the advantage of the world's collected wisdom at their fingertips in the form of…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Library Materials, Books, Annotated Bibliographies
Cords, Sarah Statz; Elsen, Carol; Geck, Caroline; Heckman, Lucy; Maxted, Lawrence R.; Turner, Stephen E. – Library Journal, 2007
The year's business reading identified new trends, reckoned with old challenges, offered counteropinions on hot topics, reinforced some old lessons, highlighted gains over losses, celebrated innovations that have potential for all, and observed the failures of these innovations to keep their promise. In short, it was a year of balancing…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Manufacturing, Outcomes of Education, Developing Nations
Koss, Linda – Library Journal, 2007
The United States is home to about 1.3 million organizations that fall under the IRS's 501(c)(3) classification of "[tax]-exempt organizations," known informally as nonprofits. A nonprofit is defined as a formally incorporated nongovernmental organization that operates in the public interest, rather than in order to make a profit. Its income, in…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Taxes, Public Libraries, Nonprofit Organizations
Sapp, Gregg – Library Journal, 2007
The state of science is a moving target, and its ever-shifting horizons can best be gleaned by the contents of scientific journals. However, the bigger picture of the scientific enterprise, which also encompasses its past, its future, and its overarching philosophies, can often be better represented through the more reflective pace of popular…
Descriptors: Scientific Enterprise, Natural Sciences, Climate, Science Education
Burns, Ann – Library Journal, 2007
Nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population--those with higher incomes and more education and those living in slightly larger households, with children--are listening to audiobooks according to Audio Publishers Association (APA) statistics. No wonder there is continued growth in the industry. This article presents the 2006 "best" list which includes…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Annotated Bibliographies, Nonprint Media, Audio Equipment
Kaplan, Paul – Library Journal, 2007
Once the pristine pastime of blue bloods tracing their pedigrees back to the "Mayflower," genealogy--from hobby to serious endeavor--has broadened and deepened into a democratic avocation. It was Alex Haley's "Roots," published 30 years ago, with the hugely popular TV miniseries coming a year later, that likely started the boom. Television still…
Descriptors: Genealogy, Library Services, Web Sites, Reference Materials
Moyer, Matthew – Library Journal, 2007
Many a bar fight has broken out over punk rock's birth. Fans tend to split into two camps: those who credit the Ramones' first appearance at CBGB in New York City circa 1974 and those who point to the early galvanizing Sex Pistols shows in London around 1975-76. It is probably more accurate to say the New York and London scenes are two sides of…
Descriptors: Rock Music, Internet, Reference Materials, Library Services
Johnson, Linda B. – Library Journal, 2007
It is impossible to review the year's outstanding government publication landscape without acknowledging that change remains paramount. Just as striking, however, is that these changes go hand in hand with some familiar constants. Within this shifting environment, there are the consistency and dependability of government information itself,…
Descriptors: Privatization, Government Publications, Libraries
Hoffert, Barbara; Burns, Ann, Comp. – Library Journal, 2007
Everybody has a story to tell, but not everybody can tell it well, which it why some first novels jump to the best sellers lists and others fade away. This year's crop of successful first novelists come from all walks of life--there's journalist Vanora Bennett and historian Alison Weir, dance critic Anita Amirrezvani, and financial analyst manque…
Descriptors: Novels, Story Telling, Authors, Writing (Composition)
Ennis, Lisa A. – Library Journal, 2007
The dynamic and rapidly expanding field of neuroscience traditionally has involved the study of the nervous system from a biological/medical standpoint. In recent years, however, the science has become multidisciplinary, attracting researchers from computer science, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and even the humanities. For public and college…
Descriptors: Information Needs, College Libraries, Anatomy, Neuropsychology
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Liu, Amy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007
The references presented in this bibliography provide an overview of recent scholarship concerning associate degree nursing students, faculty, and pedagogy at community colleges. Included in this bibliography are studies that incorporate a variety of methodologies ranging from quasi-experimental, case study, and naturalistic inquiry to correlation…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Citations (References), Transfer Students, Nursing Education
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Liu, Amy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007
In the increasingly competitive and market-oriented educational environment, community colleges are not immune to the grasps of neoliberal ideology. As the neoliberal discourse of marketization, privatization, consumerism, and free enterprise spreads throughout higher education, are institutions in danger of transforming into nothing more than…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Ideology, Educational Environment
Harvey, Carl A., II – Library Media Connection, 2007
As the end of the calendar year approaches, many begin to think about the holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's all bring an opportunity to bring family and friends together. Libraries will be stocked with titles to help folks remember classic stories and introduce them to new tales as well. Educators can use holiday books…
Descriptors: Holidays, Multicultural Education, Childrens Literature, Relevance (Education)
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2007
In this article, the author lists some websites that will both help teachers teach about the concept of realigning elections and help students learn about the concept and follow the news and primary returns to evaluate it. The list is divided into three groups: (1) one dealing with the election realignment concept; (2) a few sites that will help…
Descriptors: Elections, Internet, Web Sites, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Amy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007
This bibliography provides an overview of recent scholarship on community, continuing, and adult education at community colleges. Community colleges provide important services to their surrounding communities through community education programs. By partnering and collaborating with various community interests, these programs and other noncredit…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Community Colleges, Community Education, Continuing Education
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