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According to a blog post by the Nielsen Company, online video viewing was up 13% in December 2009. But keeping up with all the kinds of media available online is tough. Fortunately, one of the newest entries called Movie Monitor (http://moviemonitor.com/ ) can help you sort through it all. Movie Monitor currently tracks the availability, quality and pricing of 150,000 on demand and streaming movies from the Web’s leading providers. You can instantly watch movies available free, to rent or buy on Amazon, Blockbuster, Hulu, Fancast, iTunes, Netflix, the Auteurs, Vudu and YouTube.

The site is easy to search. You can limit to a specific genre (comedy, drama), free only, popular, critically acclaimed, newly added or simply enter your movie title into the search box. Each entry provides details about the actors and director, and sometimes a plot summary.

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All Things Census

All Things Census: 2010 U.S. Census methods, findings and research is a gathering place for postings about census methodology, findings and resources. It is part of the Pew Social & Demograhpic Trends project.

After the actual count gets underway (beginning this March with Census forms being delivered), All Things Census will explore how things are going. When the data come out later this year the site will post reports on what the numbers say and mean.

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Learning to use your college library is an important part of achieving academic success. You should try to  become familiar with the library and its resources early in your academic career. The library is a wonderful place for quiet study and access to research materials. You are always welcome here and should feel free to ask for assistance at any time.

But if you aren’t physically in the Library, check out these links :

  • Library Website – almost every resource linked on our site is available from home/ off campus. That means access to 100+ databases and over 37,000 unique journal titles online. All you need for off campus access is your WSC network username and password.
  • Subject Guides for majors – the WSC Library Website has 20 specialized subject guides to help you find the important library databases for articles in that subject, carefully selected “best of the Web” sites for research and reference material, professional organizations, and specialty sources for that subject (such as museums for art and education).
  • Looking for something we don’t have? If the WSC Library doesn’t have it – we can usually get it for you! With a service called Interlibrary Loan, we have borrowing arrangements with libraries throughout the state and across the country. There is a handy online form to make submitting requests easy for off campus users. The average wait time to receive items is 4-10 days, so plan ahead!
  • Getting Started in Research – organized links to find books and articles, examples for proper citation format for your bibliographies, free access to hundreds of standard reference books now available as eBooks (like multi-volume subject encyclopedias), even how to find call numbers so you can browse the shelves for books in your area of interest –  this page has it all.

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