Archive for March, 2008

Need Auto Info?

Posted on March 26, 2008. Filed under: Resources |

Looking for historical or current technical information on all things automobile?  Have you given up looking online or at a Branford library?  The Philadelphia Free Public Library could be a resource for you!  Managed by librarian Kim Bravo, the Automobile Reference Collection (ARC) of the Philadelphia Free Public Library is one of the largest gatherings of automotive literature in the world, offering extensive information and providing a comprehensive record of automotive history. The ARC includes technical manuals, sales literature, photography, books and periodicals, as well as up-to-date repair information for domestic and imported cars. And all of this isn’t just accessible to Philadelphians. As “part of the nationwide effort to have librarians available online,” Ms. Bravo says, “If I can e-mail [the material], it’s yours!” 

Learn more about the ARC

Email the ARC here – Scroll down for email form  

Kim Bravo

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Grammar Girl’s Top 10 Grammar Myths

Posted on March 26, 2008. Filed under: Educational, Fun |

If you’re a tech-savvy grammar enthusiast, you’re probably already familiar with Mignon Fogarty (aka “Grammar Girl”) and her weekly podcast, Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. If you’ve never visited the Grammar Girl website, last week’s episode offers an excellent introduction with a top 10 countdown of common grammar misconceptions featuring links to more detailed discussions from previous episodes.

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Google Reaches the Stars

Posted on March 26, 2008. Filed under: Educational, Resources |

According to their official website, Google has “teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you” Google Sky, a new tool offering “an exciting way to browse and explore the universe.” Users can enter terms or coordinates to search for particular stars and galaxies, but there is no “Get directions” feature…yet.

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