The internet is full of fascinating stuff. Here are some of the Mercer Library staff favorites for research and for fun. Warning: These links will take you away from the Mercer Public Library website and out into the 'wild, wild, web.' Proceed with caution. :)
Contains a database of over 5,000 full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, legal proceedings, debates, lectures, and more.
Lake Superior State University's Banished Word List
For over 37 years, LSSU has been issuing a list of words "Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness." The 2012 list includes such gems as man cave, blowback, and occupy.
Simply the best website for knitters and crocheters. We have a large fiber-art community in Mercer, and this remains at the top of our list of recommended websites. The best part of Ravelry is its detailed database of patterns found across the web for free and in books or available for purchase online. Search by skill level, fiber or yarn, and more.