My top 5 learning tools

Being a writer, scatter-brain and serial list maker, it is safe to say that I need as many tools to help organise my study life as possible. However, I don’t doubt for a moment that these technological treats are universally applicable, and will certainly prove to be nifty little angels in your lives too… By […]

Behind the scenes of Customer Support

Behind the scenes of Customer Support. Library assistant Claire Callan shares her experience and tips… Libraries. Quite straightforward things surely? Put books in buildings, take them out on loan, return them, try not to get a fine… Well, the world of university libraries (and The University of Warwick Library in particular) is actually quite a […]

What kind of searcher are you?

Find your library search personality type and get our tips for how to make the most of the information that is out there, just waiting for you… By Kate Courage When your tutor says to you, “You really need to work on your bibliography. Try some of the Library’s databases…”, rather than sticking your head […]

Who made the first pair of glasses?

Who made the first pair of glasses? Salvino D’Armate Did ancient Egypt have glass windows? People in ancient Egypt had glass, too, but it was special, and scientists have long debated where this valuable material came from. Now, researchers from London and Germany have found evidence that the Egyptians were making their own glass as […]

Is Eclipse gum gluten-free?

Is Eclipse gum gluten-free? Yes, Wrigley’s claims that their Eclipse® gum is gluten-free. Does Extra Spearmint Gum have gluten? Extra Gum is manufactured by the Wrigley Company and yes, it is gluten-free. Is Wrigley’s Spearmint gluten-free? Yes, Wrigley’s claims that their Spearmint® gum is gluten-free. Is Mentos spearmint gum gluten-free? While the ingredients used to […]

Why are grizzly bears threatened?

Why are grizzly bears threatened? As their habitat was destroyed by logging, mining, oil and gas drilling and land development, the powerful bears were threatened with extinction. This requires keeping them safely away from humans, our trash and our livestock because human-caused mortality is the number one threat to grizzly bears. What are threats to […]

What dies arbys stand for?

What dies arbys stand for? Roast Beef What did Arby’s used to be called? Big Tex Is Arby a real name? There is a rumor that Arby’s got its name from the initials of roast beef. The rumor is false. Arby’s is actually named after its founders, the Raffel brothers — the real RBs. Where […]

How do you match speaker impedance to amp?

How do you match speaker impedance to amp? If it states 4-8 ohms then it means that the amplifier has been designed to handle speakers of 4, 6 or 8 ohms (the most common impedance ratings for audio speakers in the home). If it says 6-8 ohms, then you can still connect 4-ohm speakers to […]

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