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   Volume III, Issue 3
February 2007   
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“Wildcats Past and Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova”
On exhibit until May 21 on Falvey's second floor > Full story
Now at Falvey: Print from library laptop computers
What is this thing called Wikipedia?
When discussing the research process with students I often feel Wikipedia looming like the elephant in the classroom. > Full story
Eighteenth Century Collections Online -- Falvey adds significant primary works collection
Included are all significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. > Full story
Early Modern Ireland class delves into original documents and maps: Blue Electrode column
"It was interesting to get a glimpse into how real historians do their research by going to primary sources. ...More students should become aware of what Special Collections has to offer." > Full story
The Spanish flu, Villanova College and Philadelphia
If you walk past the Augustinian Community Cemetery on the University lawn overlooking Lancaster Avenue, you may notice the graves of three young seminarians, buried next to each other. > Full story
Libraries & Books: Reframing the Picture
Director's Watch: "Books are symbolic entities as much as they are physical ones, embodying key cultural values and practices related to ideas and discourse." > Full story
Welcome: Linda Hauck, research and business support
"It’s always a challenge to respond well to the mix of intellectual curiosity and pragmatism students bring to their research. Fielding questions from across the academic spectrum is just plain fun." > Full story
From sickle cell anemia to Huntington’s disease: Gen Bio students participate in information research lab
The biology instructors noted a significant improvement in the quality of the information sources the students use to support their presentations. > Full story
The mutilation and rebirth of a classic: Fahrenheit 451
“I will not go gently onto a shelf, degutted to become a non-book.” > Full story
Ralph Lamarra retires
The rate of inflation in 1492? Try the new Global Financial Data database
View historical stock market prices, exchange rates and inflation info in a user-friendly format. > Full story
New research tools: Databases in brief
Historical statistics of the United States, 18th century collections, Red Book infectious disease news, Medieval Sources and Parliament Rolls of Medieval England > Full story
In memoriam: Joan Bianco
We remember her gracious and helpful nature. > Full story
Noteworthy: People news
Cultural calendar: Events and exhibits

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