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Solar System, Comets, and Asteroid Maps

With the success of the recent European Space Agency (ESA) mission to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, we’ve started thinking more about the solar system and our place in it. Let’s take a look at interstellar maps! Rosetta, Philae, and “Remarkable” … Continue reading

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D-Day June 6, 1944

Last night I watched WTIU’s broadcast of Exploring the relics on the sea floor near Normandy, France. It addressed the types of landing craft that was used on D-Day, Operation Overlord, during World War II.  A friend just mentioned D-day … Continue reading

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We’re Here for You – Wherever You Are

Taking an online class this summer? Working on a dissertation?  Just generally curious?  Well, you may not be on campus this summer, but you can still access a ton of useful online resources through the Libraries’ website.  You just need … Continue reading

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Do you know FRED and FRASER?

Many years ago, we received a request via telephone from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for one of our old publication series from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.  They indicated they were beginning a project to provide digital … Continue reading

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The Monuments Men

DON’T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE! We have the primary story of the Monuments Men. Coming in February to a theatre near you is “The Monuments Men”, a dramatization of a true-life World War II military unit made up of art … Continue reading

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Mapping Typhoon Haiyan

Relief efforts in the Philippines are still ongoing in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Several entities have produced good maps showing the path of the typhoon, affected areas, and relief efforts. The BBC has a good site, and the New … Continue reading

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Poison Ivy

While you’re out enjoying Indiana’s beautiful woods, parks, and forests, you may come across some poison ivy. Poison ivy is found in all states of the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii. If you come in contact with poison ivy, you … Continue reading

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Mobile Congressional Resources

For all you mobile users…Relax because you can now find out about your Congressman on your mobile device.  The press release also mentions some of my favorite historical directories to Congress including the Congressional Pictorial Directory which started in 1951.  … Continue reading

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Safety sources for college students

When I think of Safety for college students, I automatically think of “traffic safety” because at IUB we have such a large pedestrian population but also about bicycle safety.  (see IU’s Traffic Safety initiatives http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/12698.html.). However, a recent article from … Continue reading

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DID YOU SEE THE SUPERMOON?

  June 23 was the largest full moon we will see in 2013 – a “supermoon.”  The moon’s orbit is elliptical (not perfectly circular), which puts the moon closer to Earth at times. When the perigee moon is close to … Continue reading

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