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Thursday, November 11, 2010

 APA Handbook

New from the American Psychological Association, the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a reference tool for the intersection of business, management, and science with psychology. Electronic and print versions available now.

Learn more at www.apa.org/pubs/books/IO

NewsBreaks
New Search Engine Blekko Invites You to Slash the Web
by Marydee Ojala
Blekko launched a new search engine at the beginning of November 2010 after being in private beta for months. The search engine was available for those who liked Blekko on Facebook, followed it on Twitter, or sent it a tweet. Although Blekko remains in beta but in a public beta, it's a great improvement over the initial teaser landing page that greeted people for years with a simple search box with the words, "Coming soon." Blekko's slogan, "Slash the Web," refers to its unique method of search refinement.

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EBSCO Discovery Service Expands With Content from ingentaconnect
A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing and ingentaconnect further expands the resources discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows selected scholarly journals from ingentaconnect to be indexed in EDS, EBSCO's comprehensive discovery service.
Elsevier Announces SciVal Spotlight Country Maps
Elsevier announced the availability of SciVal Spotlight country maps, a new option for academic and governmental decision makers seeking to understand national research strengths against the increasingly interdisciplinary backdrop of global research. They are an extension of the SciVal Spotlight solution, which uses an analytical algorithm to reveal customized graphical representations of research performance over time and across scientific fields.
Continuum Titles Join Oxford University Press Digital Reference Shelf
Titles from Continuum have been released to the Oxford University Press Digital Reference Shelf, powered by Semantico, a provider of services and technology for online publishing. As part of a new distribution partnership, Continuum is making a critical selection of its high-quality scholarly reference titles available through the Digital Reference Shelf platform, providing students and scholars with a single online source for reliable reference content.

NewsLink Spotlight
HTML5-Powered E-Readers for the Browser
by Paula J. Hane
Starbucks recently announced the launch of its Starbucks Digital Network, in partnership with Yahoo! The offer of free Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores caught my eye, but I was even more interested in the free content (some normally subscription-based), which was billed as a "collection of hand-picked premium news, entertainment, and lifestyle content along with local insights and events." But wait, there was even more hidden in the press release: There were free ebooks from major publishers, courtesy of the Bookish Reading Club and New Word City. But here's the sentence that propelled me to investigate this matter further for this article: "A new HTML5 reader, powered by SkyShelf from LibreDigital, allows customers to read books in the browser on their laptops, tablets and many smartphones."

How to Help Researchers Find ...

How to Help Researchers Find Reliable Sources and Avoid Fake News (5:37)

California State University-Northridge librarian Doris Helfer discusses a rubric she and her colleagues created to identify credible research sources and help their patrons steer clear of fake news in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

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ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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