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2008-06-20 03:00:23

By Guevara, Sophia Minkiewicz, Luray M A QUICK GUIDE TO BORN-DIGITAL AND RE-BORN DIGITAL SOURCES-PART 1 There is a vast amount of chemical information resources available digitally, either through the internet or via online databases, both free and fee-based. We selected a few of the newer Internet sites with almost exclusively freely available content, that is, those that were "born digital." We also selected some chemical information resources that many science librarians would...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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