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Quiz Time! You're in Good Company!

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How good are you at figuring out what certain images have in common?  

Take a look at these - how are they linked?  SPOILER ALERT - Answers below.  

If you need a little help - try using some of our databases (library card required). 

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U.S. Presidents Quiz - What about these?

Thomas Jefferson

There are a lot of things in common among U.S. Presidents.  So far, they have all been male, that's one.  Many of them (but not all) appear on Presidential $1 Coins.

What is the unusual distinction that is shared by these five presidents? 

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Martin Van Buren
  • James Buchanan
  • Chester Arthur

In a related way, what do these two presidents also have in common?  

What's the significance of these headlines?

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Here's a quiz for the week.  

What do the headlines to the left have in common?  Why are they significant?  

NOTE: SPOILER ALERT - the answer has been posted below!  Congrats to Jon M!

Here's a suggestion - not really a clue - but DPL has access to The New York Times going back to 1851.  Online access is available with a DPL card.  

Premier Issues - how well do you know your covers?

Premier Issue one

Happy New Year from DPL!! To start out 2015 with a bang, we're celebrating first issues of a number of magazines in Reference Services.

Government Recalls Quiz - Exploding toilets? Partial Finger Amputations?

Easy Bake Oven

A recent Washington Post blog headline said "It’s the worst year ever for auto recalls." You definitely hear a lot about automobile recalls in the news. Food recalls, drug recalls, consumer goods recalls, cosmetics recalls. The U.S. Coast Guard even investigates boat recalls.

Fighting Ebola with Information

Ebola Outbreak Info

Wouldn't it be great if everything you needed to know about the Ebola virus was in one place, easy to find, and from trusted sources? Instead, there's Facebook and Twitter, the Internet, radio, TV, newspapers, email and on and on...

Got Research? Meet with a librarian - now available by chat!

Got Research?

Big school project to work on?

Term paper for English?

National History Day idea?

Debate to prepare for?

Not-so-big school assignment coming up?

Don't know where to start or just need some help?  

Shut Down but not Shut Out

The federal government may be shut down for a while, but the materials and staff of the federal documents depository at DPL are at your service!  Here are a few rundowns about what's going on during the shutdown.

 

The New York Times looks at the fates of different employees of government agencies.

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