Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Just added to the Library's Collections are two unique information resources.


The Directory of Business Information Resources - 2012 Edition

Searchable by several methods, this extensive, one-volume resource provides contact and other information on companies clustered under 99 industry chapters. As noted in the American Reference Book Annual 2011, it "is an extensive guide to industry-specific sources, including associations, magazines, periodicals, directories, and databases. It is a source where faculty and students can do extensive searches on their industry....{and} ideal for collection development."
Call No. REF 650.025 DIR

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Included in this morning's Minnesota Public Radio news broadcast was a feature on this just released resource. As the report noted, the scope and format of this indigenous dictionary will likely set the standard for forthcoming, similar projects elsewhere. It is an online, "talking" dictionary so that, when one enters an English word into the Search Box,the Ojibwe term appears with an indigenous speaker pronouncing the word or phrase. One can also search for English meanings of Ojibwe words and can conduct words and subject searches of the Ojibway collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Ojibwe is an endangered language and a complex one with varying dialects and local varieties within the dialects. The website states: "The purpose of the Ojibwe People's Dictionary is to support language education and encourage new speakers among the present generation. This specialized resource is located in the Dictionaries list on the Student Tools page of the library's website. " Here's the link to this amazing resource.