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Tuesday’s Tip — Data USA

A picture is worth a thousand words, and often a visual depiction makes lots of quantitative information more meaningful and contextually significant.  This week’s Tip is a detailed exploration of a site offering an amazing array of visual representations of government data.   Give the Tip, and DataUSA, a look and explore some of the data sets for yourself!

Tuesday’s Tip — April 12, 2016 (Data USA)

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Tuesday’s Tip — Women in STEM

We hear a lot about STEM these days– Science, Technology, Engineering and Math– as the push in the schools continues, to educate our youth to be ready for the needs we’ll face in the 21st Century.   Today marks the first day of National Women’s History Month, and one sometimes overlooked role of American women has been their involvement with advancing scientific knowledge.  Our Tip this week sets out to remedy this, directing our readers to many great resources in the library that showcase the important contributions of many of our countrywomen through history–to the present day!    Tuesday’s Tip — March 1, 2016 (Women in STEM resources)

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Tuesday’s Tip — In Motion: the African American Migration Experience

Learn more about this subject by visiting the site created by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Interactive maps let you explore the history of the diasporas experienced by African-Americans initially as slaves taken from their homelands, and during subsequent migrations as free people around the world.     Tuesday’s Tip — February 16, 2016 (In Motion–The African American Migration Experience)

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Tuesday’s Tip — African-American Author Resources

black-history-1134166__180For Black History Month it seemed like a good time to remind our readers about some of the excellent reference resources available at the Adriance Memorial Library, the Central Reference Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System.  This Tip showcases a handful of our reference books on black American writers through history.  You can also get a small taste of what can be explored in the Artemis Literary Database.  We also remind you of the wonderful circulating collection here–and throughout the system. Stop in and have a look!  Tuesday’s Tip — February 9, 2016 (Resources on Black Writers)