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  Archived Posts From: 2009


Trial Databases- get ’em while they’re hot!

Written on: April 20th, 2009 in LearningNews

Thompson-Gale is a purveyor of fine subscription databases to academic and public libraries- you may be most aware of them through their Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) which is accessible through the Delaware Library Catalog and the New Castle County Library Catalog. In honor of National Library Week (and beyond, in fact until May 15th), Gale is offering free access to a number of other databases, including its new Global Issues in Context site, Collectibles Database, Small Business Resource Center, and others. You can access these resources through a “Widget” on the DLC E-resources page.


Poet Laureates

Written on: April 20th, 2009 in NewsReviews

The Library of Congress recently announced the reappointment of Kay Ryan as U.S. Poet Laureate. You canRead the full announcement here…

Great news for Kay Ryan and for poetry in America- Ryan’s work is accessible, uncomplicated but still beautifully evocative.
Collections of Ryan’s poetry available from the Delaware Library Catalog include Niagara River: Poems and Say Uncle.

Delaware, of course, has its own Poet Laureate, JoAnn Balingit, and award-winning writer who works to popularize poetry throughout the First State. You can read her Pushcart Award- nominated poem here.

Work from many of the preceding U.S. Poet Laureates is also available through the Delaware Library Catalog: