Friday, September 18, 2009

ARTstor and Facts on File Database Updates!

ARTstor Updates:

Now available: Buddhist art from Lantian, China
ARTstor is collaborating with Northwestern University Academic and Research Technologies to share 20 images, including 7 Quick Time Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas, documenting Buddhist sculpture at Shuilu'an Temple in Lantian, Shaanxi Province, China.
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New collection agreement: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
ARTstor is collaborating with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) to share approximately 1,000 images of modern and contemporary art from its permanent collection in the Digital Library.
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New collection agreement: Barbara Anello: Photographs of Southeast Asia and Morocco
ARTstor is collaborating with Barbara Anello to share approximately 750 images of the architecture, arts, and culture of Southeast Asia and Morocco in the Digital Library.
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New collection agreement: Emilio Sanchez Foundation
ARTstor is collaborating with the Emilio Sanchez Foundation to share 79 images of works by the Cuban-born American artist Emilio Sanchez in the Digital Library.
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Facts On File News Services

Citation Enhancements--Updates to MLA-style Citations

Facts On File News Services provides automatically generated citation information in Modern Language Association (MLA) format for the content in its databases. It also provides the format for citing the content in the American Psychological Association (APA) style. MLA and APA citation information appears at the bottom of each content page. All automatic MLA citations have recently been revised to conform to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers , which was published in 2009. They also include the specific Record URL (which may not be required by the MLA for every citation).

World News Digest

· Latest cover feature: Mexico's Drug War.

· Obama Urges Congress to Pass Health Care Reform in Address to Joint Session; Special Prosecutor to Investigate Alleged Abuses of Detainees by U.S. Central Intelligence Agency; Senator Edward Kennedy, Longtime Liberal Democratic Leader, Dies at 77; Swine Flu: WHO Warns of Severe Form of Disease; British Prime Minister Brown Denies Secret Lockerbie Deal; Democratic Party of Japan Ousts Long-Ruling Liberal Democrats; and Afghanistan: General Calls for Strategic Shift in Review.

· Economic Downturn Guide: Updates include FDIC Deposit Fund Reaches 16-Year Low; Guidelines Approved for Bank Buyouts; AIG Reports Second-Quarter Profit; Benmosche Named New CEO; and Bernanke Nominated to Second Fed Term.

· Iraq War Coverage Guide: Updates include Shiite Parties Create Alliance Without Maliki; Shiite Leader Hakim Dies of Cancer; Attacks on Government Buildings Kill 95; Maliki Calls for U.S. Pact Referendum; and Bombings Hit Shiite Areas, Killing 113; Blast Barriers to Be Removed.

· New Editorial Cartoons and Questions: Reflecting on Ted Kennedy's Death; Locking the Barn Door on Wall Street; Leaving for College; and Obama's Health Care Address.

· New Newspaper Editorials: Aung San Suu Kyi Convicted, Sentenced to 18 Months; ' Cash for Clunkers' Funds Renewed; and Sotomayor Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice.

· Need a Research Topic? Recent featured articles Recently updated topics include Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Treatment of Detainees in the 'War on Terror'; and Free Trade.

· Encyclopedia: New Special Reports include Super Reflecting Telescope Officially Dedicated; 2009 Medal of Freedom Honorees; and AIDS Update 2009.

Issues and Controversies

· Latest cover story: Israeli Settlements.

· Other recent feature articles: Cash for Clunkers; Sentencing Juveniles to Life Without Parole; 2010 Census; and Surrogacy.

· Recent Editorial Cartoons and Questions: Related to the Cash for Clunkers article: Criticizing the Program and The General Motors Corporation. Related to the Israeli Settlements article: Cause and Effect and Netanyahu and Obama.

· National High School Debate Topic: The 2009-10 topic, Poverty and Social Services, was posted online during the summer, and we will continue to link to it from the home page throughout the school year. For links to our coverage of the national debate topics since 1997, see National High School Debate Topics.

· New follow-ups: Afghanistan Policy and Logging in National Forests.

Today's Science

· Latest cover story: Markov Models: Decryption by Probability.

· Review the latest forensic research in DNA Evidence: Is the Case Really Airtight?

· Other recent articles: Light Sensing in Birds: On the Trail of a 70-Year-Old Mystery; River Blindness: Combating a Parasite; Aluminum Becomes a See-Through Metal; and Robots Go With the (Optic) Flow.

· Spotlight on a Scientist: Acquaint animal lovers with Ricki J. Colman, a biologist currently working as an associate scientist at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lead author of a landmark study on dietary restrictions in monkeys. Read Losing Calories, Adding Years: Monkeys Live Longer On a Special Diet, and check out the section "Ricki J. Colman: Finding the 'Aha Moment.'"

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