Archive for the ‘Web Sites’ Category


SpicyNodes: Evaluating Sources

June 28, 2011

Want to see a visual map of Evaluating Sources, go to the Comm 1000 Libguide’s Evaluating Sources tab. Be sure to click on the full screen for the full view.

If you want to learn how to create these interactive maps, go to SpicyNodes and investigate (or, as they would say “get tasting”).


June 28, 2011

This is the U.S. government’s official search engine. Since Google UncleSam has disappeared use this as it searches 50 million pages from federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal websites. Click on the image or go to the website or try out the Advanced Search option.

GPO Access Changing to FDsys

June 13, 2011

The Government Printing Office’s search interface is being changed and updated. Go to FDsys (Federal Digital System) to search for government publications or to browse collections.


Google UncleSam Gone

June 12, 2011

In case you missed the non-announcement Google has stopped supporting the Google UncleSam (or U.S. Government Search). I’ve created a custom search that limits to .gov, .mil and .state sites which will mimic in part the Google UncleSam search.

Try it out:

There is a search box called U.S. and State Government Search in several of my LibGuides. Try it out by going to the Comm 1000 Libguide — the search box is in the first column. Contact me if you have any questions or comments.


Popular Mechanics — Google Books

March 24, 2011

Radio goes to WarAnother expansive serial run on Google Books is Popular Mechanics which covers Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1905) to Vol. 182, No. 12 (Dec. 2005). Again, you cannot print or save, but you can search and create  links to get back to your finds.


Life Magazine — Google Books

March 23, 2011

It’s like a match made in heaven, find all issues of the Time, Inc., Henry Luce owned Life Magazine beginning with Vol. 1 No. 1 Nov. 23, 1936, through Vol. 72 No. 25, Dec. 29, 1972 on Google Books.


Like many full text Google titles, you cannot print or save, but you can search and create  links to get back to your finds.


FYI: American RadioWorks

August 6, 2010

Hearing is Seeing®

AMERICAN RADIOWORKS® (ARW) is the national documentary unit of American Public Media* and produces hour-long documentaries distributed by American Public Media to public radio stations across the country. They also produce public radio news magazines like All Things Considered and Morning Edition .  Many of the documentaries are “living history”  by including accounts of those who lived it. All include background, original photography, interactive elements and streaming audio.

From the most current, War on Poverty: From the Great Society to the Great Recession (June 2010) to A Better Life: Creating the American Dream (May 2009) to Hearing America: A Century of Music on the Radio (December 2006), ARW covers history, politics and popular culture.

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

*Go to American Public Media’s site on iTunes U