Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! Explore Leaves of Grass in Artemis Literary Sources at #LVCCLD


leaves of grassIn honor of Walt Whitman’s birth, we used topic finder in Gale Artemis Literary Sources to uncover materials on his best works. You can use this feature to explore literary criticisms any day of the month!

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My, Oh My Corruption is in the News Big Time.


Business man putting dollar banknotes into his pocketCorruption has been a part of human societies since the oldest of times. Corruption, fraud, embezzlement, theft, bribes, and kickbacks are all forms in which people try to increase their income at the cost of others. You can explore the history of corruption in a variety of library resources including GVRL – Gale Virtual Reference Library and Opposing Viewpoints In Context – search Bribery and corruption. Explore both sides of the moral, ethical, and practical issues of business, negotiation, and politics through mixed media types, including links to original broadcasts and images. Each piece of content is noted as basic, intermediate or advanced, allowing users to easily determine if materials are appropriate.

Find more resources on the library’s Hot Topic – Leading Issues.

Did you miss Morningstar’s Money Smart Week Presentation?


7 habits of smart investorsThis presentation was part of Chicago’s Money Smart Week and took place in Morningstar’s Chicago Headquarters on April 22, 2015.

Christine Benz and Adam Zoll presents “7 Habits of Successful Investors.”

View it now! Morningstar Investment Research Center is available free 24/7 365 days a year with your library card at LVCCLD. Just one more reason you need a library card.

For additional resources on investing please visit Hot Topic – Investments and Investing, where we have put together a host of great resources.

Happy National Tap Dance Day! Do you know how many taps Michael Flatley can tab in a second?


Michael Flately We did some research in Biography InContext and found Michael Flatley is the world’s fastest tap dancer at 28 taps a second. See what you can uncover!

Searching information for a paper? Don’t miss this new cool research tool!


topic finder iraqTopic Finder is a great way to see how topics relate with other topics.  You can find Topic Finder in Gale’s Power Search.

Enter your search terms; scroll down to the Analyze section and find Topic Finder and click. It’s that easy!analysis