300 Women Who Changed the World

In honor of Women’s History Month, Encyclopaedia Britannica spotlights 300 women whose actions and ideas influenced history.  Highlights include biographical information on significant women throughout history; a timeline on women’s achievements and events; letters, poems, speeches, and other primary documents written by women; video clips on women’s achievements and events; and links to reviewed web sites on women’s history.  To check it out, click here

Streaming Videos from Encyclopaedia Britannica

Check out the over 3,000 streaming videos from Encyclopaedia Britannica that cover a variety of subjects, including History, Science, the Arts, and Social Studies.  To access the streaming videos collection from Encyclopaedia Britannica’s home page, click on Video Collection from the Research Tools menu on the left.

Here is just a sampling of video topics: Toulouse-Lautrec, Botticelli, Lewis & Clark, Asia, Ancient Cultures, World Wars, Economics, Native Americans, Insects, the Chaos Theory, and the expanding Universe.

Video clips range from 1-5 minutes long and full length extended play videos are between 15 to 45 minutes long.   For more information or assistance in using the Encyclopaedia Britannica database and the streaming videos, contact the Reference Desk.

Spotlight on the American Presidency

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Encyclopaedia Britannica featured spotlight this month is the American Presidency.  Explore information on former presidents, the electoral process, election results, political parties, and 2008 presidential candidates.  Includes audio and video clips, images, and primary documents such as inaugural addresses.

Understanding the Impact of Due Process on Student Judicial Processes

constitution-day.jpgIn honor of “Constitution Day 2007”, JSRCC Office of Student Affairs is sponsoring two programs on Sept 17 & 18 to probe the constitutional concept, “due process”, as it relates to student rights.

Using Encyclopaedia Britannica , one of your library’s research databases, you can read an interesting article on the history of the “due process” concept as it has developed through time and nations. From the library’s home page, click on Research Databases, then click on the Title List, and scroll down to Encyclopaedia Britannica. Use your e-mail/Blackboard log-ons to access the database from off-campus. Type in “due process” in the search box; you will go straight to the article!

Constitution Day Resources from the Library of Congress  is another interesting online resource. Click on this link to check it out!