This semester for my search class the final project was to create a LibGuide on any topic, I chose Dystopias. My goal with this guide is to show that dystopias appear in more than just books, they appear in a number of other types of media like film, TV, video games and music.
Click the link below to check it out!
Was withdrawing a bunch of CD-ROMs the other day and came across this treasure!
LM Montgomery is probably best known for her books series featuring Anne Shirley. However, many don’t realize that work goes beyond her Anne stories.
KindredSpaces is a new digital archive of hundreds of LM Montgomery’s other lesser known short stories and poems. The archive currently contains more 400 pieces published by Montgomery in periodicals throughout the western world. It also contains rare, early editions of her books as well as reference books in which she is discussed. Coming soon, a Special Items section which will display artifacts and printed memorabilia related to the various aspects of Montgomery’s life and career.
This archive was created and maintained by the LM Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). It was designed as an online discovery tool for the LMMI Research Collections housed at the Robertson Library, UPEI.
About: The site is designed to improve the public’s interaction with the U.S. government by quickly directing website visitors to the services or information they’re looking for and inviting the public to share ideas to improve government.
The site links to every federal agency and to state, local, and tribal governments. It is the most comprehensive site in—and about—the U.S. government. Though the primary target audience of USA.gov is the American public, around 25 percent of the site’s visitors come from outside the U.S.
History: The whole thing got started when Internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer offered to donate a powerful search engine to the government. The gift sped up work to create a government-wide portal. The site was launched September 22, 2000 as FirstGov.gov and in 2007 the name was changed to USA.gov.
Visitors can get information in a number of different ways:
Search – basic search is only available
Browse – can browse by topic (About the U.S., Benefits, Grants, and Loans, Disasters and Emergencies etc.).
Index – A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Site Index – an alphabetical list of all the pages on USA.gov that are not listings in agency directories.
Call/Live Chat/Email – representatives can answer website visitors’ questions about federal agencies, programs, benefits, or services.
E-mail alerts – to learn when new content is added to the site’s most popular sections.
There is also a Spanish version gobierno.usa.gov and a kid’s version kids.usa.gov