Monday, October 25, 2010

Searching the WebTutorials

This Internet Tutorials site is intended as an introduction for people interested in learning about the Internet and especially the World Wide Web: what it is, how to search it, and how to use it as a research tool.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Online Literary Criticism Collection

The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. The collection is not inclusive of all the work on the web, nor does it plan to be. The sites are selected with some thought to their overall usefulness.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Historic letters discovered in Alabama A&M archives

Posted: Oct 13, 2010 5:55 PM CDT Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:55 PM EST Updated: Oct 14, 2010 8:39 AM CDT Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:39 AM EST
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By Jack Madison - email

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - History has been discovered at Alabama A&M University.

Campus researchers have found two letters, one from Frederick Douglas, and the other from Booker T. Washington.

The letters to the school's founding father, Dr. William Hooper Councill, date back to the 1880's.
Researchers with the J. F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center found the letters while sorting through Dr. Hooper's boxes.

"Very exciting. We started out not knowing if we would find anything at all. We were able to see that they did have communication," said Alabama A&M's Carla Clift.

Alabama A&M officials plan to look through other presidents' archives to try and find more historic items.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Improving Typing Skills

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