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Jul 24

Sample Ballots

Posted to From the Reference Desk... by Brett Rurode

Sample Ballots

Wouldn’t it be great to view a sample ballot before walking into the voting booth??  Kansas sample ballots can be easily looked up at the following website:

Kansas Sample Ballots

If you do not see your sample ballot for the up-coming Primary, check with your county Elections Office:

Johnson County Sample Ballots

Douglas County Sample Ballots

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Aug 16

Women and Rural Life in Kansas 100 Years Ago

Posted to KGI Online Library by Bill Sowers

Let's step back 100 years ago and take a look at farm life through the eyes of Mrs. W. R. Miller, "farmer's wife, Topeka," in a short article found in the 21st Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture (1917-1918)

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Aug 16

Resource Reminder: Student Success Skills Center in LearningExpress Library

Posted to Librarian News by Andy Schafer

The Student Success Skills Center in LearningExpress Library ( promotes skills that are vital for success in high school, college, and in life. Featured resources include interactive tutorials on study and classroom skills, multi-tasking, goal setting, and time management. Life Skills covers the basics of money management and developing healthy habits. Tutorials directed at college students include money management, debt and establishing good credit, healthy habits (eating sensibly, benefits of sleep), and understanding insurance and taxes. Tutorials for new high school students cover multitasking, time management strategies, how to memorize, how to take notes, research skills, and life skills such as credit, debt, and money management.

Of particular interest to those teaching research:

  • How to find good sources
  • Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
  • Improving academic writing (includes the benefits using the library and the librarian)
  • Understanding information literacy Click on the tile for Student Success Skills.

Funding for this database provided by the State Library of Kansas through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.