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Archive for the ‘Reference’ Category

Oxford DNB’s history Monopoly

Posted by Claire on November 3, 2010


It is 75 years since the launch of the famous London version of Monopoly. Derived from The Landlord’s Game— invented in the US by Elizabeth Magie (1866-1948)—the London version allows players to own and develop some of the capital’s most famous streets and sites.

Using the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’s history Monopoly you can find out who lived at some of those famous streets.

Access to the ODNB and other great reference sites is free using your library card. Find out more by visiting cyberLibrary – Reference Online.

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Google Translate

Posted by Claire on May 16, 2008

Ten new languages have been added to the Google Translate tool, including Czech, Danish, Polish and Finnish.

Find this and other translation tools on the cyberLibrary – Online translators.

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Times and Dates

Posted by Claire on July 30, 2007

The Time and Date website has a world clock where you can see current local times around the world. The site also includes calendars, time zone calculators, international dialling codes and more.

Added to cyberLibrary – Reference

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New DNB magazine

Posted by Claire on February 7, 2007

 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography have just launched a free online magazine – a monthly mix of biography and history.

Issue one includes features on Hogarth (to coincide with Tate Britain’s new exhibition), a history of Brits at the Oscars and a special valentine treat.

Magazine regulars will include Six degrees of Francis Bacon and a monthly podcast.

All of the cyberLibrary partner libraries subscribe to the full version of the Dictionary online.

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