Wednesday, August 31, 2011

National Archives: A Nation's History

Research the National Archives: 
Thousands of primary source material at your fingertips.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy

"SANTA CRUZ, CA--After nine months of number-crunching on a powerful supercomputer, a beautiful spiral galaxy matching our own Milky Way emerged from a computer simulation of the physics involved in galaxy formation and evolution. The simulation by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Zurich solves a longstanding problem that had led some to question the prevailing cosmological model of the universe.READ MORE HERE

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Student Email Accounts

If you DO NOT have your google ( email account active yet please do it quickly!  This account will also act as your authentication to our Databases from off campus.   Here's the link
Not only is this your official AAMU email, you'll have access to Google Docs Google's "software as a service" office suite. Never lose a document again! Work in real time with others across campus or across the country.  Documents, spreadsheets, presentations can be created with Google Docs, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. Documents can be saved to a user's local computer in a variety of formats including: (ODF, HTML, PDF, RTF, Text, Microsoft Office). Documents are automatically saved to Google's servers to prevent data loss, and a revision history is automatically kept so past edits may be viewed (although this only works for adjacent revisions, and finding changes in long documents is difficult). Documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes. The service is officially supported on recent versions of the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers running on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux operating systems. 1 GB of storage is included for free.   Google Docs supports 15 file formats:

    * Microsoft Word (.DOC and .DOCX)
    * Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
    * Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT and .PPTX)
    * Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF)
    * Apple Pages (.PAGES)
    * Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
    * Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
    * Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF)
    * Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
    * Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
    * PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
    * TrueType (.TTF)
    * XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
    * Archive file types (.ZIP and .RAR)

Google Plus

Have you seen this?  Google Plus--a new social networking endeavor.  Check it out here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I.T.S. reminds AAMU students--if  you do not know your account information  you can retrieve that information online at myAAMU under the Email tab.   This is also where you will sign up to receive your bulldogs email account.  

You will need this account to sign on remotely to Blackboard, Banner, LRC Databases (remotely)  and other important AAMU accounts. 

Follow us on Twitter!

Occasional updates and information about what's going on at the LRC.  New materials, resources and programs! J.F. Drake  @JFDrakeLRC

Welcome Back and Welcome New Students and Faculty!

Our web page link is highly visible on the AAMU homepage.  We look forward to seeing you all this semester.   Here's a link to our databases by subject.    As our website changes you'll see more additions and new resources.

News from Science Direct: SciVerse


SciVerse ScienceDirect notice for Internet Explorer 6 users
Please note that, as of September 2011, SciVerse ScienceDirect will no longer be actively supporting Internet Explorer version 6 (IE6), released in 2001.
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iSpeech® develops Audio Reader for SciVerse Applications
The iSpeech Audio Reader text-to-speech application instantly converts any full-text article within SciVerse ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file.
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Elsevier and Molecular Connections develop two new applications
"Ask Extractor" and " Journal Trends" help researchers narrow search results.
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Never underestimate the value of data
With integrated data, researchers and librarians can capture unseen insights and initiate new, cross-disciplinary interactions.
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How can applications make a positive impact on the scientific research workflow?
Rafael Sidi, VP of SciVerse Applications and Developer Network at Elsevier explains.
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