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100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access « mary & mac design

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access « mary & mac design
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don’t have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. There are many resources for designers as well. Although this is mainly a blog that caters to designers and artists I have decided to include many other libraries for all to enjoy. Capturing images of manuscripts, art, and artifacts, digital libraries are an excellent way of both preserving the past and sharing it with everyone. Harvard University Library. These digital libraries either have a focus on a culture other than that of the United States or are housed in another country. The Digital South Asia Library. These libraries offer books or texts for you to read online and free of charge. Universal Digital Library.

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The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office” My neighbor introduced me to The Office back in 2005. Since then, I’ve watched every episode of both the British and American versions. I’ve watched the show obsessively because I’ve been unable to figure out what makes it so devastatingly effective, and elevates it so far above the likes of Dilbert and Office Space. Until now, that is. I’ll need to lay just a little bit of groundwork (lest you think this whole post is a riff based on cartoons) before I can get to the principle and my interpretation of The Office. From The Whyte School to The Gervais Principle Hugh MacLeod’s cartoon is a pitch-perfect symbol of an unorthodox school of management based on the axiom that organizations don’t suffer pathologies; they are intrinsically pathological constructs. The Sociopath (capitalized) layer comprises the Darwinian/Protestant Ethic will-to-power types who drive an organization to function despite itself. Back then, Whyte was extremely pessimistic. Which brings us to our main idea. You bet.

aobrecht's Home How to: Find ANYTHING on the Internet Photo by Dullhunk Tips, tricks and resources to help you find that digital needle in the huge cyber-haystack. Learning to navigate the World Wide Web effectively is an important skill, and there are lots of different ways for you to find the information you are looking for. Whilst the following list of tips and websites is by no means exhaustive – and we’ve missed out on some massive topics except travel, which deserve a post in their own right – they should be enough to get you started. Using Google Operator Hacks One of the things I love about Google is its clean layout – just type your query and hit enter. Here is a selection of some useful ones: And don’t forget if you want to visit a site that is down, or that your company’s server won’t let you access, you can view the Cached version to see a Google snapshot of that page from when it was last crawled. Photo by author. Online Research Biblical text: Find specific text from the Bible at BibleGateway. Photo by Shirone Koeuro

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Online University Libraries LimitLaws.html Limit of a Constant Function Let be a constant. Then Example: Suppose that we consider . approaches as approaches (but is not equal to) 1. is constantly equal to 5, its value does not change as nears 1 and the limit is equal to 5. Example: The Heaviside Function Define the Heaviside function as follows: > H:=piecewise(x<0,0,x>=0,1); We investigate the left and right-hand limits of the function at 0 visually. > plot(H(x)+1,x=-2..2,y=-1..3,discont=true); Notice that while . does not exist because does not settle down to one specific finite value as approaches 0. The Squeeze Theorem If and when is near (except possibly at ) and both , then Example: We evaluate . does not exist. > g:=x->(x^2)*sin(1/x); > plot(g(x),x=-1..1); It appears that approaches 0 as approaches (but is not equal to) 0. > plot(g(x),x=-1/2..1/2); It still seems that 0 is a good guess for the value of the limit. really is equal to 0? , name . > plot([-x^2,g(x),x^2],x=-1/2..1/2,color=[green,red,blue]); The red graph of respectively. Moreover, . also.

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