When I find interesting articles or news items, I save them. Back in the day, I'd snip articles from newspapers and magazines (if they were my own!) or make photocopies. I had a huge mess of papers - important (or just interesting) articles and tidbits that I may not ever need, but didn't want to lose.
These days, there are better ways to go about it. If I find an interesting article online, I look for "ShareThis," "Bookmark," or an email button so I can send the article to myself. The ShareThis button - used on this site and many others - has a ton of options, so you can email or post to your Facebook, Twitter, delicious or just about any other account you can think of. In the catalog, it's called "Bookmark" and has similar options.
Today (May 5, 2010) is the 49th anniversary of Alan Shepard's 15-minute space flight - the first space flight by an American.
At 10:34 a.m. Eastern Daylight time on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard was the first American launched into space. The story was front-page news in the New York Times, and probably every other paper in the land. Check out the NYT front page story.
Check Auto Repair Reference Center for recalls on your car. Select the year, make and model and engine size of your car and click on "Service Bulletins and Recalls." Toyota recall information has been recently updated.
You can find the Toyota recall information on Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal within the Auto Repair Reference Center. The recall is tied to these Toyota vehicles in the database as of March 22, 2010:
If you find an article in a library database that doesn't have full-text, here's what you can do:
First, click the "Check for full-text" link to find out whether any of our other library databases has the full text. The library subscribes to databases from different sources and each source has a different set of journals and magazines they offer in full-text. The check for full-text button will open the "Denver Public Library Citation Linker," which will determine whether the journal is available in any of our other databases. If no other sources are found, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. Use the link on the Citation Linker page to log into our RequestIt! service.
Academic OneFile and General OneFile (also known as Infotrac OneFile) added some cool new features recently.
Most articles in Academic OneFile and General OneFile are now also available as audio files so you can listen to them and even download them as MP3s! There is a translation tool so you can translate to one of 11 different languages on the fly. (It is machine translation, so it's not perfect.) Hmm.