Quamut.com is the go-to site for people who are looking for how-to information. Barnes & Noble  launched this how-to website about a year ago. It offers guides “commissioned by Quamut editors, written by experts, fact-checked, copy edited, enhanced with illustrations and photographs, and produced in an easy-to-read format for free viewing online,” according to the company. The website  features subjects including House & Home, Hobbies & Leisure, Money & Business, Computers & Technology and Mind & Body.



The Brookings Institution

February 11, 2009

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

* Strengthen American democracy;
* Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and
* Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.


Smashing Tutorials

January 9, 2009

Smashing magazine is an online magazine founded in 2006  which delivers useful and innovative information for designers and Web developers although plenty of their content is useful to computer-knowledgable people as well. Their aim is to inform readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development: clearly, precisely and regularly. Check out their free tutorials to improve your Photoshop, Web 2.0, Dreamweaver and Illustrator skills, among others.


Attention Job Seekers

December 23, 2008

The wonderful librarians over at the Chesire Library have put together a list of online help for job seekers. Sites included can help with career planning and finding jobs in Connecticut and across the U.S.

Don’t forget to check out the materials available to you through the LION libraries on the subject of job hunting, including how to write great cover letters and resumes, improving interview techniques and how to find the best job for you.



Help For Small Businesses

December 11, 2008

Do you own a small business? Would you like to? Maybe not in the current financial crisis but there are those who say a downturn is an opportunity for anyone willing to take advantage of it. If you’re intrepid, or you already own a business and could use some advice, here’s a website from the Small Business Development Center that offers information on topics including: business plans,  small business trends, taxes and accounting, women and minorities, marketing, E-commerce guides and more.


The NOVA Interactives Archive

December 10, 2008

If you are interested in anything at all, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy on this site. In fact, you might forget to go to work in the morning as you get caught up in the interactive pages. It’s like having whole science and natural history museums in your computer.


Good magazine has compiled an interesting list of accomplishments of the past 11 presidents in their first 100 days.