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New!  Read Reviews and Add Your Own Reviews in The Library Catalog

New! Read Reviews and Add Your Own Reviews in The Library Catalog

Posted November 18, 2008 B By Dianne Hall

Did you really enjoy that new DVD comedy or the new Bruce Springsteen CD that you borrowed from the library? Or were you disappointed by the latest James Patterson novel? Now you can share your opinions by adding your reviews of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and videogames to the library catalog. You can also read reviews submitted by others.

Reviews in the libary catalogTo see or add reviews, click on the Reviews link in the title you are viewing.  A reviews window like the one below will open. Scroll down to read the reviews or create a LibraryThing account and add your own review.

View or add reviews in the Library catalog.

Please check our LibraryThing page for additional information about reading and adding your own Reviews in the Library catalog.



Posted November 13, 2008 B By Karen Parry

Vadlo is an academic, open-access, free search engine created by two biology scientists in Chicago who wish to make it easier to locate biology research related information on the web. Vadlo search engine caters to all branches of life sciences. This beta offering allows users to search within five categories: Protocols, Online Tools, Seminars, Databases and Software.

Protocols category will let you search for methods, techniques, assays, procedures, reagent recipes, plasmid maps, etc. Online Tools will cater calculators, servers, prediction tools, sequence alignment and manipulation tools, primer design etc. Seminars are essentially powerpoint files for presentations, lectures and talks. Databases will take you to, well, databases, resources, compilations, lists etc. It is here that you can also search for your favorite genes and proteins. Software category is for bioinformatics experts who are looking for codes, scripts, algorithms, executables, downloadable programs and collaborations.

Please realize this is beta, or pre-beta, if you prefer.  Vadlo index is expanding everyday.  The Library has created a premanent link to it in our Online Databases page