Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries Museum of Yo-Yo History

www.theyoyomuseum.com

Despite its long and colorful history, no toy may be as maligned as the yo-yo. The roots of the yo-yo can be traced back to antiquity: a Grecian urn in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art [...]

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Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries Your Disease Risk

www.yourdiseaserisk.wustl.edu

This useful site, created by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention and now hosted by the Washington University School of Medicine, allows users to determine their potential risks for various cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and strokes by answering [...]

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Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries The Pew Center on the States: Trends to Watch

http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/trends.aspx

Change is upon us, both at the Libraries—as this issue of the magazine relates—and in the United States. To provide some insight into the nature of future national and state [...]

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Politics

On October 28, 2008 By

Knowledge Bytes Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries 24-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey

http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/260.pdf

The Pew Global Attitudes Project, conducted by the Pew Research Center, “is a series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to [...]

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Arts and Music

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Knowledge Bytes Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries Amazing Grace

http://memory.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/grace/grace-home.html
The Library of Congress has created a website devoted to the history of the hymn “Amazing Grace” and the Library’s Chasanoff/Elozua Amazing Grace Collection, which comprises 3,049 published recordings of the hymn by different musicians or musical [...]

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Cartoon America: A Library of Congress Exhibition
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cartoonamerica/
From childhood, James Arthur Wood Jr. collected original cartoon art and then became an editorial cartoonist himself. He eventually donated his collection [...]

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Annie Oakley [requires RealPlayer]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/oakley/index.html

For those who still think of Annie Oakley as portrayed by Betty Hutton belting out “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” in the film version of “Annie Get Your Gun,” this fine [...]

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