- Educational Research
- ELM Databases for Grades K-5
- ELM Databases for Grades 9-12
- Health & Wellness
- Historical Research: How do I find the good stuff?
- Information Literacy – Do students know what they are Looking for?
- Learning New Software with Computer Skills Center
- LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
- LearningExpress Library for K12 Skill Improvement
- LearningExpress Library K12 Resources
- Points of View Reference Center
- Science Resources in ELM
- Student Resources In Context
- Town & Gown
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and their contributions to culture and society. Learn about women’s history with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:
AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. New research reviews include:
- The next generation of television
- Application of software-defined radio
- Offshore wind energy conversion
- Incorporating exposure science into life-cycle assessment
- Polymers for drug delivery
New briefings include:
- Amphibians face extinction crisis
- Artificial sweeteners
- Diauxic growth (diauxie)
- Heroin: an addictive drug
- Organic food
There are new videos and animations on the following topics:
- Chemistry Life Hacks for Winter Survival
- How Does Moisturizer Work?
- How Much Water Can Kill You?
- The Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels
- What’s In Your iPhone?
- Why Do Onions Make You Cry?
For instructors, there’s a new curriculum map on Introductory Geology. And finally, take a look at the new video biographies of Ruzena Bajcsy, winner of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science and Ali Nayfeh, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.
Credo Reference has just added the following 14 titles:
- Global Dictionary of Theology
- Marquis Who’s Who in the World
- Debrett’s People of Today 2015
- National Geographic Almanac of World History
- The 2014 Annual Register: World Events 2013
- Encyclopedia of South Africa
- Marquis Who Was Who in America 1985-present
- Marquis Who’s Who in America
- From Suffrage to the Senate: America’s Political Women
- Keywords for American Cultural Studies
- Collins English Dictionary
- Film Quotations: 11,000 Lines Spoken on Screen, Arranged by Subject, and Indexed
- Dictionary of Medical Terms
- Dictionary of Energy
Our Credo Reference collection now includes 727 reference ebooks and more than 3.4 million full text entries. Take a look!
Great news for everyone with a Dakota County Library card: you have free access to lynda.com! This database offers thousands of online courses and video tutorials on skills and software in the following areas:
- education & elearning
- Web design & development
New courses added in the last month include:
- Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs
- AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training
- Everyday Math Fundamentals
- RSS and Podcast Subscriptions
- Android Tips and Tricks
- The Science of Sales
Plus, you can learn anywhere with apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 mobile devices. If you live in Dakota County and don’t already have your Dakota County Library card, simply visit one of the 10 locations with some form of identification, such as:
- driver’s license
- state non-driver’s ID
- recently postmarked bill
- or immigration papers
Thank you, Dakota County Library, for providing this amazing resource!
By the next century, more than half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages may disappear. You can help save an endangered language – and enrich your mind – by learning Cherokee with Mango Languages. Mango includes courses for over 60 foreign languages and 17 ESL/ELL courses. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!