Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CCH State & Federal Employment Law Compare

CCH State & Federal Employment Law Compare allows the direct comparison of state and federal employment law, including law cases, federal and state regulations, and government rulings. It also provides links to summaries or full text of state laws and highlights recent changes. Results can be printed or exported to Microsoft Word or Excel.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


*** New Database ***

This database features 146,000 maps on multidisciplinary subjects such as politics, geology, the environment, biology, and history. It includes climate change maps, hurricane maps, earthquake maps, volcano maps, fire maps, animal and plant species distribution maps, current event maps, political outline maps, and topographic maps. All these maps can be printed or downloaded for educational use.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ebooks from Psycnet

The library has just added a collection of psychology ebooks. Individual titles can be found in the library catalog, or you may search the Psycnet Collection.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Giving USA Foundation

The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009

Report of charitable contributions in the US from individuals and corporations.
For example:
» Total estimated charitable giving in the U.S. dropped 3.6% in 2009.
» Individual giving fell 0.4% in 2009. Individual giving is 75% of all giving or $227.41 billion.
» Corporate giving increased 5.5%. This unexpected bounce takes corporate giving to within 1% of its pre-recession level.
» Giving to religion fell 0.7% in 2009.
» Giving to education declined 3.6% in 2009.
» Giving to foundations dropped 8%.
» Giving to arts, culture and humanities fell 2.4%.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Native American Ethnobotany

From the University of Michigan -- Dearborn
Native American Ethnobotany
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

From the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics:

The Condition of Education report