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Did you know that you find the latest baseball news in LexisNexis Academic? Use blogs and newspapers to find up-to-the minute coverage!
If you're up to your ears in Election 2008 coverage and need a break, why not do some Baseball research? The World Series is coming up in a few short weeks and this is the best time of the year for a baseball fan! In LexisNexis Academic, there are many resources at your fingertips. First, make a few durable URLs to your favorite sources with our Subscriber Tools Durable URL maker]. A few good suggestions are links to Newstex Blogs, The Tampa Tribune, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Use the index to add terms such as "Baseball" to your search and the PUBLICATION(Baseball) string for the NewsTex Blogs to narrow your results. Don't forget to limit your date to the past week or past month to find the most current results! And if you're not sick of the election yet, don't forget to visit the Tip Of The Week archive to see how you can get the most recent Election 2008 news and full text transcripts of the debates.
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Above is a photograph of a man at a current gaging station in Los Angeles California from a Geological Survey document from 1910. The current gage determines discharge by velocity measurements. These stations are located at such points that the relation between gage height and discharge will always remain constant for any given stage. The document states, "A straight, smooth section without cross currents, backwater, boils, etc., at any stage is highly desirable, but on most streams is not attainable except at the cost of cable equipment. Rough, permanent sections, if measurements are properly made by experienced engineers, taking measuring points at a distance apart of 2 to 5 percent or less of the total width, will within reasonable limits, yield better results for a given outlay of money than semipermant or shifting sections with a smooth, uniform current." To learn more, search the Serial Set for the document title "Water-supply paper 246; Surface water-supply of U.S., 1907-08, pt. 6: Missouri River basin" or click here.
--Jennifer Matheny 04:24, 15 October, 2008 (EDT)
Do you need to find out more about the Economic Crisis and the Bailout Plan? Check out all of the resources available to you through your LexisNexis subscriptions.
Visit our new wiki page, Economic Crisis 2008, for tips on how to research using LexisNexis Statistical DataSets and LexisNexis Academic. Use the Index terms provided in the article to narrow your results in LexisNexis Academic. Also, the article shows you how to use the brand new HMDA Mortgate Data in LexisNexis Statistical DataSets. The Economic Crisis 2008 page will give you step by step instructions and provide you with the research help you need. This article will be updated in the coming weeks with more information as it becomes available.
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Above is an illustration of a vase from Chevelon Canyon Lake, Arizona. This vase was made by the Pueblo Indians who settled in areas around this lake. The illustration is found in the document, "Twenty-second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute 1900-1901." In this particular document, you can find many illustrations of vases and foodbowls of the Pueblo Indians along with sociological information about the Arizona area and the Pueblo Indians at the turn of the 20th century. Visit the Serial Set and search form 4715 H.doc.641 or, click here.
--Jennifer Matheny 04:34, 01 October, 2008 (EDT)
Do you need to find out more about the 2008 United States Presidential Election? Check out all of the resources available to you through your LexisNexis subscriptions.
Visit our new wiki page, Election 2008, to see how you can research the presidential candidates in a variety of ways. For example, use LexisNexis Academic to see what John McCain's home state (of Arizona) newspapers are saying about his campaign or to see international reaction to his choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate. Use LexisNexis Congressional to see how Joe Biden has voted during his various sessions of Congress. Or, find out how much money people contributed to Barack Obama's campaign in July using LexisNexis Statistical Datasets. The Election 2008 page will give you step by step instructions and provide you with the research help you need.
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Above is an illustration of the then proposed University of Law Building at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The caption reads: The new building of the Law Department will be of Gothic style of the 14th and 15th centuries, and the only building of this kind in the city of Buenos Aires. It will be vary modern in every detail and have accommodations for 1,000 pupils. To read the rest of this Pan American Union report from 1912, click here
--Jennifer Matheny 03:06, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
Did you know that you can find transcripts of the 2008 Republican National Convention in LexisNexis Academic?
The 2008 Republican National Convention goes on from September 1st until September 4th in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul. Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Gustav, the convention started a day late and key speaker, President George W. Bush, had to give his speech via satellite. Other key speakers include Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Laura Bush, and, of course, Senator John McCain. In LexisNexis Academic, read transcripts of the CNN commentary as well as major speeches. Click on the Sources Tab and type "CNN Transcripts" in the "Find a Souce" blue box on the left. Select this source and continue to the Power Search form. Select "Previous Week" from the Specify Date drop-down Box. Then, Type "Republican National Convention" in the search box. Besides transcripts, read about how Hurricane Gustav affected the RNC by adding the index term "Hurricanes" to a previous-week Power Search of the Major Newspapers along with the term "Republican National Convention."
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Above is an illustration called "Heaving Up The Trawl" from the Serial Set Document called "Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, Col. VII for 1887." The report states "Under ordinary circumstances, the trawl is hove up when the tide has done running, if it is day-time, or when the limit of a fishing-ground is reached and it is not practicable to tow back over it on the other tack." Heaving up the trawl is just one task that the fishermans pictured had to accomplish each day in this documentation of fishing on the North Sea. In addition to the illustrations of boats, equipment, and the crew, there are various pictures of the types of fish and aquaculture. To read more of this report, search for 2663 H.misdoc.136 in the Serial Set on LexisNexis Congressional. Or, you can click here.
--Jennifer Matheny 02:05PM, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
Did you know that you can find transcripts of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver in LexisNexis Academic?
The 2008 Democratic National Convention goes on from August 25th until August 28th in Denver, Colorado. Key speakers include Senator Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Senator Barack Obama. In addition to these Democrats in the spotlight, democratic governors, mayors, senators and Barack Obama supporters will speak at the convention. CNN provides complete coverage of the Democratic National Convention along with commentary by their team of analysts. In LexisNexis Academic, you can read transcripts of the CNN commentary as well as major speeches made at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Click on the Sources Tab and type "CNN Transcripts" in the "Find a Souce" blue box on the left. Select this source and continue to the Power Search form. Select "Previous Week" from the Specify Date drop-down Box. Then, Type "Democratic National Convention" in the search box. Of course, LexisNexis will also offer CNN coverage of the Republication National Convention from September 1st to September 4th in the Twin Cities!
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Above is an illustration of Poobitcie, a Moqui Native American of the Sichumnavi Pueblo in Arizona. The illustration is from the Serial Set Document "Report on Indians taxed and Indians not taxed in the United States (except Alaska) at the Eleventh Census: 1980." The document explains Poobitcie's tribe by writing, "The Moquis are an entirely peaceful and industrious people, self-sustaining, supporting themselves by agriculture, stock raising, and the maufacture and sale of pottery and basket work. The villages, or pueblos, are from 700 to 800 feet above the falleys and wood has to be brought by men and donkeys, or burros, a distance of 6 to 8 miles, while water, obtained from springs at the bottom or base of the mesas, has to be brought by women in jars 1 to 2 miles, up well-worn paths along the sides of the mesas to the villages." To read more about the Moqui, look up Serial Set document 3016 H.misdoc.340/9 or click here.
--Jennifer Matheny 12:22, 3 September 2008 (EDT)