Thursday, March 22, 2007
New Catholic Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Religion
Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Gale Encyclopedia of Science
American Women Writers
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
International Directory of Film and Filmmakers
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
These fulltext reference works are now accessible 24/7 and via remote access to you wherever you and your computer are located. Articles can be emailed or printed.
All Gale Virtual Library titles can be searched at the same time or you can restrict your search to individual titles. The online format provides expanded search capabilities for difficult-to-find material.
Links to the Gale Virtual Library are available in the Blume Library's Catalog and on the library's website.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Explore The Times archive dating back to 1851. Access 100 articles per month.
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Thursday, March 1, 2007
The Census Bureau presents the following interesting stats about women and their status in the U.S.—
- As of November 1, 2006, there are 152 million females in the U.S., as opposed to 148 million males
- The median earnings of full-time women workers over the age of 16 in 2005 was
$32,168 (77% of the earnings of male workers)
- As of 2005, 85.4% of women 25 or older had completed high school (as opposed to 84.9% of men)
- There were nearly 6.5 women-owned businesses in 2002, up 20% from 1997. These businesses generated $939 billion in 2002.
- As of September 30, 2005, there were 203,000 women serving in the military on active duty. 35,000 women were officers, and 168,000 were enlisted personnel.
And don't forget to check out the Library's Women's History Month display of favorite fictional female characters!