Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

Help with homework using the iPad

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Winter Breaks and snow days are all done. Now it is time to get back to the books and finish out the rest of the school year. Here is a collection of some useful apps to help your studies:

  • arXiv: This wonderful app is a treasure trove of scholarly publications in physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, etc.
  • Congressional Record: A good app for those polysci, international studies, and history students. Get the daily editions to the Congressianal Record to your app. It has a clean search interface, giving you access to information since Jan. 4, 1995.
  • Kahn Academy: This app gives you more than 3,000 videos on a range of subjects such as K-12 math, finance and test preperation.
  • TED: The world has much to offer. Use this app to keep up with some of the most interesting ideas out there.

If you still need help locating the information you need for class, give your friendly neighborhood librarian a call. They’re here to help!

- Matt P., Technology Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing

Finished Tomatoland? Continue with These Great Reads!

bookster_logoI’ve noticed that the copies of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, are being snapped up and downloaded. I don’t want to get too far into the book, because I wager that many of you have not had much time with it.

However, I’d like know what you think about the parts you have read. So don’t be shy: whatcha thinkin’?

Also, has anyone read the article that appeared in the March 2009 issue of Gourmet? I happened to be a subscriber at the time, and I really found the piece, “Politics of the Plate,” to be moving. You can read it for free online. Any other articles related to food politics? Please go ahead and send us the link. We’d like to share them with everyone.

After reading Tomatoland, I have a feeling that you’re going to want these gems. Of course, CADL has ‘em in stock.

kevinpCADL- Kevin P. Bookmobile/Outreach Librarian

If our online discussion of Tomatoland interests you and you’d like to share more in person, please join us at 6 p.m., March 11 for a showing of a food documentary at CADL Downtown Lansing.