Baseball is America's favorite sport and commonly referred to as the nations national pastime. It was invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, N.Y. in the late 1800's and has been a common sports topic for the media from books to film to music and radio.

Baseball has a rich history of players and stories of fame, fortune, heartbreak, despair, anticipation, and of victory and defeat. The statistics and records of each players performance has been cataloged in the Baseball Hall of Fame which is located in Cooperstown and is the official library and curator of Major League Baseball history and it's artifacts.

The museum provides a look and tribute to the sports history and it's progress in the beginning through the addition of the Negro Leagues, through modern day games, moments, and stories.

Meet the Icebreaker: E. Miklich, 2007, www.19cbaseball. com
           No curves thrown here you get the hard fastball facts on the beginning of the game, its birth and its introduction into the world of sports.

An Annotated Bibliography

 MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 2001-2011, 
           Have you ever been thrown a spitter, a slider, how about a knuckleball scarecrow, learn how the game evolved and what you will need to know to be a successful manager.

Baseball Almanac, 2000-2011,
           So you’re a strict numbers guy in managing your lineup you’ll be burning the midnight oil going over these stats. If it were me I’d take the pitcher who became a home run king, hitting them.

 Sports Reference LLC, 2010,
           Build your lineup before the draft with this website, no speak English, this site has a translation program in Espanola.  Good place to find your Latin players.

Historic Baseball, n.d.,  Not the best ballpark to play in but:
           You get first pick in the draft if you find the distant relative of mine who won 40 games (in one year) for the White Sox as a pitcher. I’ll give you a clue it was in the last year the Cubs won the World Series. Go figure. This is a quick World Series reference site.

James A. Riley, Black baseball's Negro Baseball Leagues, 2011,
           This ballpark left unseen by many carries a legacy of fabulous players with unrivaled talent shamefully hidden from our national pastime. The shame will be if don’t find at least one of these players for your team.

P. Mills, 2003,
           If you’re looking for some unsung heroes who played just because they loved to play. You will find them here. The scouts don’t have much information on these forgotten guys so you will surprise other teams by placing them in your lineup. Once you play them they won’t be forgotten.

Baseball steroid era, 2006-2010,
           Looking for some supermen on your team? If you can get away with it you might find some baseball super heroes that recently blasted the record books but don’t let the commissioner catch you in the baseball steroid era.

Today in baseball history 2001-2007,
            Latest information and updates you will need to send your team into the future, but it will cost you. These guys don’t play for ballpark peanuts anymore. I hope you have a big wallet; you are going to need it.

Fantasy Baseball Hub, 1997,
         Well its draft day and you’ll need this site to set up your league and form your teams. Elect a commissioner; you might need one with this site and all its apps.

Headings and Classification

Baseball managers LC Subject Headings :Baseball--Managers ; Baseball for children--Managers ; Managers, Baseball       sh85012043

Baseball fields LC Subject Headings:   Ball parks ; Ballparks ; Baseball diamonds ; Baseball stadiums ; Diamonds, Baseball ; Fields, Baseball    sh85012039

Baseball injuries LC Subject Headings:  Baseball--Accidents and injuries ; Baseball players--Wounds and injuries     sh85012027

Baseball LC Classification :Fine Arts--Visual arts--Special subjects of art--Other special subjects (alphabetically)--A - Industry--Baseball ; Baseball in art 2.   N8217.B36

Baseball LC Classification: Music and Books on Music--Music--Vocal music--Secular vocal music--Songs of specific groups or on specific topics--By topic, A-Z--Collections--Sports--Baseball ; Baseball--Songs and music 3.     M1977.S713

Baseball LC Classification: Music and Books on Music--Music--Vocal music--Secular vocal music--Songs of specific groups or on specific topics--By topic, A-Z--Separate works--Sports--Baseball ; Baseball--Songs and music  M1978.S713

Web Designer
The job of a Web Designer is a demanding job as the technology involved and surrounded by it is ever changing and challenging in keeping up with constant innovations and change.
To become a Web Designer one must have the patience, creativity, and vision for not only creating a great website but the flexibility to know things will always change.
The education required is coursework in learning how the World Wide Web (W3C)
works, who invented it, how it interacts globally, and how important it will be to your customers in helping them send their message about their products and services. Learning to code a website requires knowledge of it's computer language, HTML, and a current developing tool such as software like Dreamweaver.
Web Designers
can be hired by companies to work on teams or as freelance independent contractors. They can be paid by the hour or by the project for a flat fee and their pay range varies from $20 per hour to a project flat fee of anywhere from $200 to $1500 depending on the type of website desired and features the site will incorporate.

The You Tube video below gives you an insight to the world of Web Design.

Databases for more information on web design

Web Design Databases:

Delectable is a contemporary web design database for web designers and developers.

The CIW Database Design Specialist course provides introductory vendor-neutral
training for individuals planning to pursue product-focused database specialization. This course introduces you to DB2, Oracle Database 11g, MS SQL and mySQL. You will also learn about Structured Query Language (SQL) and database optimization through

This web database lets people find, browse, and modify database information using
just a web browser. Browse through an online store for books, clothes, or pet supplies, etc any of which are a database.

Private Investigator

The world of the Private Investigator (PI) has changed greatly due to the volumes of information that can be retreived via the Internet. To save time and expenses and to provide quick reliable service to your clients being a skilled researcher and master of search techniques and resources will take you far in this profession.
In this field a PI can be hired by the hour or by the assignment and will probably entail a mix of either research on the Internet, surveillance, document retreival, to expert witness in a court case.
Patience, determination, persistence, and a high degree of intelligence and common sense will help a PI succeed in completing their assigned task.
In addition to having training and coursework in research techniques, experience or education in criminal law or law enforcement can help reduce the learning skills required and desired for a person entering this profession.
The pay varies from working with a retail establishment in Loss Prevention of the theft of goods by patrons on an hourly basis. Video surveillance in a casino or high risk of theft area, or hired privately for a fee of $50 to $200 an hour or a flat fee based on the agreed upon time negotiated, including in most cases related expenses.
PI's also can verify employment and criminal records for companies interested in hiring prospective employees.

The You Tube video below can give you an insight to the world of Private Investigator.

Databases for Private Investigators

Private Investigation Databases:

IQ Data
IQ Data's search capabilities, access records of digitized public documents. Document retrieval services are available for every jurisdiction in the United States, including Secretary of States, County Criminal / Civil / UCC / Tax Lien / Judgment, U.S. District & Bankruptcy courts. Documents are delivered via mail, fax or electronic delivery to your desktop computer.
IRB Search
IRBsearch serves investigative professionals.They are exclusive to private
investigators, process servers, bail bondsmen, judgment recovery and repossession specialists.

Dedicated to the idea that all citizens should have access to all of the records that
government collects in real-time access to Public Records. purchases all of its data from various government entities and is not subsidized by any government agency.


Bibliographic Instruction

Understanding the different types of instruction


Two Types:

1.      Hands on or learning by doing it yourself

2.      General Session were an instructor speaks to a large group

Advantage of hands on approach is “learn by doing” which helps in retention of what is required. A disadvantage would be a loss of skills without repetitive practice.

General Session instructs many at one time however no retention gauged so most of what was presented may be forgotten. If a handout was issued it may also be lost or misplaced.


Librarians know the material and well trained in providing it however the pace of the tour may limit or intimidate the patrons from interrupting the presentation with questions so they may not be answered and the content not fully understood due to a time restraint.

With a video tour a patron has the opportunity of replaying the content and knowing they can do this aids in the flow of the tour without interruption.


Where the need has been identified “a course or series of lectures may be taught by the librarian or teacher as it relates to a class assignment or curriculum” (Katz). This coursework may be repeated to reinforce the need for proper instruction and the awareness of its use in proper reference research.


Mainly used for instruction online with many academic institutions where “a specific kind of tutorial or (RIO) Research Instruction Online” (Univ. of Arizona) tutorial was developed as part of the library website providing instantaneous on demand instruction as a part of the libraries instructional policy. This allows students to be more independent in learning the required skills and tools. This tutorial may also reside on the institutions You Tube channel with other tutorials.

Todays Lesson:   The Library Online opac

The following tutorials will be used to illustrate and show the necessary steps of finding resources and research materials in the online library catalog.

Following these steps will insure the proper techniques and tools are being used to aid you in your reference search for sources and research materials. The tutorials will remain online for repeated and further review.

Module 1 :  Starting Smart

Module 2:  Choosing a Topic

Module 3:  Navigating The Opac         (Using IVYCAt)

Module 4:  Using Ebsco Host

Module 5:  Using Encyclopedia sources

Module 6: Using websites for research

Cited Sources:

The University of Arizona Libraries, , retrieved from the web April 20, 2013 by Frank Niemiec

Katz, William A. Introduction to Reference Work. Volume 1, Basic Information Services. Volume 2, Reference Services and Reference Processes.Boston: McGraw Hill, 2002.

Ivy Tech Community College Library, Tutorials,,  retreived from the web April 20, 2013 by Frank Niemiec.

Professor Blesh Interview  -  Text to voice animation presentation
The contents to my final project can be viewed at the website linked below.