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Facebook security

Here’s an interesting bit of Facebook security news that is of interest to well, anyone reading this who might be on Facebook! Facebook is rolling out a new security feature in the Account Settings – Secure Browsing. Basically, it means that if you check a certain box, you can log into Facebook using the encrypted “HTTPS” protocol, which means that when you are surfing Facebook in a place with a poorly secured wireless network (say, at Starbucks or Panera, etc.) someone else at that site who might possibly have software to “sniff out” usernames and passwords will not be...
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Zotero will make your life easier!

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that will make your life a whole lot easier. Zotero is an add-on for the Firefox web browser that allows you to quickly collect, manage and cite your research resources. With one-click you can download citation information for books from BearCat, Amazon, or another library catalog, articles from a large number of the databases the Baylor Library subscribes to, like Jstor, Academic Search Complete, Science Direct or IEEE (for starters!). You can also collect citation information for newspapers, videos from YouTube, pictures from Flickr, or even archive web pages that you have found...
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Citation Clinic tonight!

Reference librarians Ellen Filgo and Eileen Bentsen will be hosting a Citation Clinic this evening in the Moody Library Study Commons – Dottie Riley Room. Stop by this drop in hour to get help with citations on your papers. They can show you how to use Zotero, Refworks as well as give you tips about oodles of different citation styles. They will be there to help you! Drop on by!
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Digital Collections for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day today, here are links to some wonderful digital collections of historic photographs, postcards, documents and other materials regarding our honored veterans. World War I Postcard collection, from the Bowman-Gray Collection at the University of North Carolina World War I Panoramas from the Library of Congress Historic Government Documents from World War II from the Southern Methodist University Digital Collections War Poster Collection (WWI and WWII) from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division American War Experience – Korean War from the Northeast Texas Digital Collections Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection from the North...
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Nobel Prize for Literature 2010

This morning, the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature was announced; the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa is this year’s recipient. If you would like to find out more about this acclaimed author, the Baylor Libraries have a number of great resources where you can find quality information. Remember that while we are showing you these resources searching for info about Vargas Llosa, you can use these to find info about any writer you may have to research for a paper or project. First of all, if you would like to research Vargas Llosa’s biography and background, the electronic resource...
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Dropbox: Sync and Share Files Online Easily

Dropbox is a fabulous tool that lets you easily sync your files online across different computers and mobile devices. Currently you can get 2 GB of storage for free (you can get more space if you upgrade to a paid account) which is a great deal! With Dropbox, you can save your file to the Dropbox folder on one computer and it’s instantly available on another! You can also create shared folders with other Dropbox users when working on group projects. Dropbox is a great tool for students who need to get access to files easily or who are...
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Study like a scholar, scholar

Are you a fan of the Old Spice commercials? Did you get caught up in the recent 30-second videos that the Old Spice Marketing Team made answer fan question from Twitter and Facebook? Well, if you studied in the library, you could be the man (or woman) with the grades like this man. Kudos to the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU for making this great video. Come to the Baylor Libraries if you want to be a scholar!
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Oil Spill Disaster Information

On Monday, June 28th, during the Association of College and Research Libraries Science and Technology Section (ACRL-STS) program at the American Library Association conference, Doria Grimes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library (retired) urged attendees not to overlook the information resources that NOAA provides on timely topics. Resources on Oil Spills, Response and Restoration: a Selected Bibliography NOAA Central Library Subject Guides and Bibliographies page The Science and Technology Section also provides timely information on its Top Sites for Science and Technology Government Information Wiki If you are looking for solid factual information about the Deepwater Horizon...
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Ahh, Summer & Leisure Reading

So, your last final is taken or graded, grades are in, you’re headed “home” and maybe, just maybe, you’re thinking about what you are going to do with yourself this summer.  Think about those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” (a #6 hit for Nat King Cole in 1963, when the world was a little bit slower than it is now, perhaps) and all the time you’ll have.  If you’d like to continue the improvement of  your mind, I have two library resources to suggest that are right up your alley. Fiction Connection – an online “reader’s advisor” resource. ...
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Practice Tests Available

So, you’re getting ready to graduate and find a job as a nurse, EMT, or a teacher.  You’re probably tired of taking tests, but those NCLEX or TExES Pedagogy exams are kinda important.  You don’t need to buy a prep book from Barnes & Noble to practice.  Instead visit the Learning Express Library, register with your own ID and password and check out the practice tests they offer. There is a list of the “Learning Centers” which include the nursing and teaching tests mentioned, but also EMT, real estate, and Civil Service tests. And, if you want to try...
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