Artemis – New Tool for Literature Students & English Teachers


artemis wheelArtemis moves beyond the limitations of simple search and retrieve – it offers users the ability to search across both primary and secondary materials as well as different subjects and genres. It also adds term clusters and term-graphing tools to allow users to conduct new kinds of analysis on familiar content sets, thematic subject indexing to aid in content discovery, and interface updates that conform to today’s design standards, including sharing and collaboration tools. Overall, Artemis will transform the way students and researchers explore material, giving them the ability to challenge assumptions and create new theories and academic debate.

By being able to search across all literature collections, students can explore artifacts that had previously been worlds apart in the great digital divide. For example, a student seeking information on Tom Sawyer, would be able to find: curated critical commentary from Gale’s Novels for Students series, biographies from Notable American Novelists; copies of reviews from a variety of newspapers and magazines, and original related content from primary sources such as the Mark Twain Journal.

At the click of the mouse, students can find relationships between the term Tom Sawyer and how it relates to keywords such as Mississippi using Term Clusters. They can also see over time how popular a term is in literature using Term Frequency.

This resource from the library will make writing your English paper easy!

To use Artemis or to learn more about it visit Literature and Poetry on Hot Topics – Databases A-Z

Science in Context now linked to NGSS


Next Generation science in context buttonScience Standards (NGSS) for Middle and High School have been added to the Library resources listed below.

View the standards in each resource under Curriculum Standards. Here are the links for the standards for Science in Context:

Library Resources now linked with NGSS:

How is Avian Flu Transmitted to Humans?


avian fluSo far, most cases of avian influenza infection in humans have resulted from direct contact with infected poultry (e.g., domesticated chickens, ducks, and turkeys) or contact with surfaces soiled with discharges from their mouths, beaks, or with feces. Other possible means of infection include consuming raw or undercooked poultry or poultry products and inhaling contaminated poultry particles (e.g., this could occur during butchering). Read more about Avian flu.

For additional information on other types of flu view Flu and Other Seasonal Ailments – Hot Topic

 

Do you know the real story behind Nevada Day?


nevada day historyYou will find this information as well as myths, legends, famous Nevadans and more on Nevada History-Hot Topic