Posted on May 1, 2011 by owensa
The Adjustment Bureau, released in Spring 2011, is a striking rendition of Philip K. Dick’s short story “Adjustment Team.” The film does justice to the legendary science fiction author’s signature preoccupations – free will, destiny, identity, dehumanization and perception vs. reality.
Although director George Nolfi and lead actor Matt Damon transform Dick’s usual anti-hero into a romantic lead, this taut thriller stays compelling. Read “The Adjustment Team,” originally published in The Sept-Oct. 1954 of Orbit Science Fiction Magazine – it’s been digitized and posted on Wikimedia Commons.
Dick’s work is particularly cinematic and has yielded multiple popular films including Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, Next, Paycheck, and the cult classic Blade Runner. In Blade Runner, Director Ridley Scott spins “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” into a cinematic tour-de-force that many believe is the best SciFi film of all time. Judge for yourself – we have the director’s cut in our collection.
More about Philip K. Dick: http://www.philipkdick.com/
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Posted on April 22, 2011 by owensa
Project Gutenberg is a spectacular example of the democratization of information. Over 100,000 copyright free titles have been digitalized or recorded by an army of dedicated volunteers. Most titles are available in a variety of formats – including epub editions for mobile devices.
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Posted on March 12, 2011 by owensa
Check out the art site evaluations posted by 7th & 8th grade @rt.edu students. New reviews added in March.
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Posted on March 1, 2011 by owensa
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is now available anywhere, any time! You can use your Iphone, Ipod, Android or Blackberry for research. You are literally In the know and on the go with 500+ multi-volumed encyclopedias at your fingertips.
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Posted on February 11, 2011 by owensa
Posted on January 9, 2011 by owensa
Check out these data driven sites to find good primary source information: Read more »
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Posted on May 25, 2010 by owensa
Have you tried our new GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY? Available anytime, anywhere… You now have access to over 500 cross-searchable reference titles.
What do YOU want to know now?
Enter a search term in the search field above to get started, or go to our GALE portal to find do advanced searches
We have direct access from school. Check our password page for off campus access or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Posted on May 5, 2010 by owensa
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Going, going ... gone online!
|Why are we getting rid of all the country studies / handbooks?
Well, to be honest, these publications are older than you are!
Outdated info is inaccurate and therefore counter-productive.
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Posted on March 25, 2010 by owensa
Magnum is a photography cooperative founded in 1947 by the top photojournalists of the time. 50 years later it’s still going strong. Learn more about the evolution of this cutting edge institution … Read more »
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Posted on February 9, 2010 by owensa
Use you local libraries! Read more »
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Posted on February 8, 2010 by owensa
What’s the scoop on statistics? According to Mark Twain there are three kinds of lies - “lies, damned lies and statistics.” Sure stats can be misinterpreted and manipulated. That’s why it is so important to back to source documents when doing historical research – review the numbers and draw your own conclusions. Read more »
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Posted on January 28, 2010 by owensa
Reclusive author J.D. Salinger died quietly in January 2010. Sixty years after the publication of Catcher in the Rye, reading Salinger’s landmark novel remains a rite of passage for high school students and Holden Caulfield still reigns supreme as the voice of adolescent angst. Let’s face it: Holden would be appalled!
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