Brain Teaser – Human Rights

Can you answer these questions? Need help? Try out our new Search by Topic section of the web site.

  1. For which country is the Dalai Lama not only the religious leader but also the political leader?
  2. In 1994, who became South Africa’s first democratically elected president?
  3. What is the current name of the area that was formerly named East Pakistan?
  4. The United Kingdom is comprised of which four countries?
  5. In which country did Lech Walesa lead a movement called Solidarity and was elected president in 1990?
  6. Which organization won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian service in 1917, 1944, and 1963?
  7. Which worldwide human rights movement was founded in 1961 by British lawyer Peter Benenson?
  8. Name four of the five permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council.
  9. Complete this sentence from the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: All human beings are born free and equal in…what?
  10. Name three of the five countries with which Afghanistan shares borders.

Need a NEW Career? The Library can help you prepare for one.

The economy is turning around slightly, but many people are still looking for employment. Did you know that the library has many tools to help assist you in being well prepared for the job search, the interview or help with resume preparation? We have purchased many electronic resources to help with some of the task listed above. We have also developed an entire webpage that contains recommended books, websites, research databases and much more.

To get started with the Careers Hot Topic page, follow these simple steps;
1. Go to our homepage,
2. Click Find Information on the green toolbar
3. Click  Hot Topics
4. Click  Careers under Popular Topics

Once you are here, you will see the multiple categories for information. We have separated these for the easiest use possible. This way, you can get lots on information just by skimming through this page if your time is limited.

The categories include;

We also have purchased many electronic resources that will help in preparing for that new job. Below is my favorite list of the electronic resources on Careers. Using these is simple, so I’ll show you how to access these and give you a brief description of each one.

To get started using the electronic resources, follow these instructions;
1. Go to our homepage,
2. Click  Find Information
3. Click  Databases A-Z
4. Select the database you want to use from the alphabetical listing

Note: In order to use these electronic resources, you must be a part of the Las Vegas Taxing District as well as have a valid library card number and PIN.

Brainfuse – Homework Help & Tutoring- Contains assessment tests and subject skills builders. Now features The Adult Learning Center to help if you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill.

Business Source Elite – Searches business publications and contains company profiles. Back file 1985 or the first issue published for that journal.

Learning Express – Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! Be prepared, and get that high score!

Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) – The Nevada Career Information System has career, education and labor market information in one comprehensive, easy-to-use tool. Highlights include facts on Nevada industries, apprenticeships, financial aid and school directories. The NCIS is an invaluable resource for counselors, job seekers, students and educators. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation makes the NCIS available to Nevadans free of charge.

Press Display – Read today’s newspaper on-line. Over 200 newspapers from 55 countries! Your paper is here, before it can even get to the news-stand! Newspapers are archived for 14 days.

Regional Business News – Articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and news wires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Reference USA – Search Business, Residential, and Health addresses and telephone numbers.

Resume Maker – Build your resume online, create cover letters and get expert advice on finding your next great job!

I hope I have either inspired you to see what new career may fit your lifestyle or how to improve your skills and update your resume for a promotion in your current field. Was this information helpful or not?

New Literature Criticism Added

The following titles have been added to Literature Criticism Online:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 285

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 286

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 287

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 288

Drama Criticism Vol 038

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 224

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 225

Poetry Criticism Vol 103

Short Story Criticism Vol 133

Short Story Criticism Vol 134

Short Story Criticism Vol 135

Short Story Criticism Vol 136

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 232

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 233

Something About the Author Vol 208

Something About the Author Vol 209

Brain Teaser – Trios

A trio is a group of three people or things. Can you answer these questions about sets of three?

Need help?  Try Credo Reference.

  1. When guitarist Jimi Hendrix came to London, he put together a trio with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bass guitarist Noel Redding. What was the name of this group?
  2. “The three Rs” are the three skills regarded as the fundamentals of education. What are these three subjects?
  3. Dumas’s popular novel “The Three Musketeers” was about D’Artagnan and his three musketeer friends. What were these friends’ names?
  4. Diana Ross began singing with a trio called the Primettes, with her friends Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. Berry Gordy, the founder of the Motown record label, renamed them as what?
  5. In which tragedy by William Shakespeare is a Scottish nobleman misled by the prophecy of three witches?
  6. The athletics event known as the triple jump was formerly called what?
  7. Which comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan includes the song “Three Little Maids from School”?
  8. The Triple Entente was an understanding between three countries that developed between 1894 and 1907 and became a formal alliance on the outbreak of World War I. Which three countries were involved in the Triple Entente?
  9. What are the three events involved in the equestrian contest called a “three-day event”?
  10. In classical music, a piano trio usually consists of a piano and which two other instruments?Find the answers here.