Wednesday, September 22, 2010


On Monday evening during my reference shift a student asked me to help him find a simple and clear definition of the term "black belt." He was referrring to the geographic region of Alabama that goes by this name.

I was happy to be able to point him directly to the excellent online resource Encyclopedia of Alabama.

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource that covers Alabama history, culture, geography, and the natural environment. The site is hosted by Auburn University. It was developed in partnership with University Outreach, the University Libraries, the Office of Information Technology, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

You can read in more detail about the EOA here. It is a high-quality source with a great variety of well-written and carefully evaluated information. It is, therefore, an online encyclopedia you can trust, and a wonderful source of information about the state of Alabama.

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