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Archive for December, 2009

Beat End of Semester Stress

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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Librarians can help you locate articles, find books, and format citations.

The UVM Libraries have 1.5 million printed books and journals, and thousands of electronic resources — we know it can sometimes be hard to find the right information for your projects.

Working with a librarian can help you to save time and find the best sources for your assignments.

We’ll work with you in-person, by phone, by email, or via instant messaging.

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New Book Highlights

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Appetite city : a culinary history of New York by William Grimes

“William Grimes, a New York Times domestic correspondent and formerly the newspaper’s restaurant critic, whose latest book is a chronicle of New York’s transformation from a Dutch village at the edge of the wilderness to what he sees as the most diverse restaurant city in the world. –Dawn Drzal, The New York Times

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The ordeal of equality : did federal regulation fix the schools? by David K. Cohen and Susan L. Moffitt

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“Ever since the Title I program in 1965 appropriated nearly one billion dollars for public schools, federal money and programs have been influencing every school in America. With incisive clarity and wit, David Cohen and Susan Moffitt argue that enormous gaps existed between policies and programs, and the real-world practices that they attempted to change.” –Publisher’s information

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Sexy orchids make lousy lovers & other unusual relationships by Marty Crump ; with illustrations by Alan Crump

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“Marty Crump’s book is a trawl through the whole gamut of weird animal behaviours. Watch out for spine-anointing, toad-chewing hedgehogs; tortoises that stomp the ground to draw up worms; and the mantids of the title that mate more effectively once the female has bitten off their heads. With Crump’s thirty-plus years of experience in the field, this beautifully written and charmingly illustrated book combines acute observation with helpful explanation. Nature has never seemed so bizarre and splendid.” -Adrian Barnett, New Scientist

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Vampire god : the allure of the undead in Western culture by Mary Y. Hallab

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“It seems we’re awash in vampires these days, in everything from movies, television shows, and novels to role-playing games, rock bands, and breakfast cereals. But what accounts for their enduring popular appeal? In Vampire God, Mary Y. Hallab examines the mythic figure of the vampire from its origins in early Greek and Slavic folklore, its transformation by Romantics like Byron, Le Fanu, and Stoker, and its diverse representations in present-day popular culture.” –Publisher’s information

Get Help with Bibliographies

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Want help creating bibliographies as you work on those final research papers?

The UVM Libraries offer support for a number of tools that will help you organize references and produce bibliographies.

These software products will do a lot of the work for you, outputting your bibliography in the citation format of your choice (e.g. MLA, Chicago, APA).

EndNote

A program UVM affiliates can download.

Introduction to EndNote [Bailey/Howe]

Endnote and EndNoteWeb Resource Guide [Dana Medical Library]

For help, contact laurie.kutner@uvm.edu

RefWorks

A web-based program for UVM affiliates.

Introduction to RefWorks

For help, contact elizabeth.berman@uvm.edu

Zotero

A free plug-in for your Firefox browser, that anyone can use.

Introduction to Zotero

For help, contact daisy.benson@uvm.edu

Cross-comparison

To learn more about, and compare, the features of all three products, see Introduction to Managing Information.

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