Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Citation Resources

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Citation Machine helps students and researchers to cite and credit their references according to one or more of four main citation systems in use in academia, i.e., MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago.

Link: Citation Machine

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Rise of Asian Americans (Pew Research Center)

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The Rise of Asian Americans (Pew Research Center, Released: 19 June 2012)

Abstract:
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center.
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Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States. The educational credentials of these recent arrivals are striking. More than six-in-ten (61%) adults ages 25 to 64 who have come from Asia in recent years have at least a bachelor’s degree. This is double the share among recent non-Asian arrivals, and almost surely makes the recent Asian arrivals the most highly educated cohort of immigrants in U.S. history. Compared with the educational attainment of the population in their country of origin, recent Asian immigrants also stand out as a select group. For example, about 27% of adults ages 25 to 64 in South Korea and 25% in Japan have a bachelor’s degree or more. In contrast, nearly 70% of comparably aged recent immigrants from these two countries have at least a bachelor’s degree.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vatican and Oxford University Share Ancient Texts Online

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Vatican and Oxford University Share Ancient Texts Online (The Guardian, 12 April 2012)

Excerpts:
The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books. The areas have been chosen for the strength of the collections in both libraries and their importance for scholarship in their respective fields.

With approximately two-thirds of the material coming from the Vatican and the remainder from Oxford University's Bodleian libraries, the digitisation effort will also benefit scholars by uniting materials that have been dispersed between the collections for centuries.
Link: Vatican and Oxford University Share Ancient Texts Online



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

German History Sources

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German History Sources

Abstract:
A comprehensive list of documents (in English) for use in courses on modern German history (mainly nineteenth and twentieth century).
Link:German History Sources



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