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State Doc Pick of the Week : Federation Bulletin

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federation bulletin titleThe Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies releases a quarterly newsletter called the Federation Bulletin.

The Federation is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote local history in North Carolina “through existing and future local and regional historical organizations, societies, and  commissions; to foster cooperation between such organizations, societies, and commissions and the Office of Archives and History to the mutual benefit of all; and to promote and support history education through sponsorship of the National History Day program and other appropriate activities.”

In the newsletter you can find information on federation news, member news, workshops, conferences, history help, member contacts, and other news and events. You can receive the issues, and other member benefits, as they are released by becoming a member of the Federation for $25 a year, here.

You can view, download, print, and save issues of this newsletter here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : East – ECU Magazine

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East Carolina UniversityEast - the Magazine of East Carolina University logo releases a magazine, three times a year, simply called, East. The magazine is produced in partnership with the East Carolina Alumni Association.

These magazines are filled with images relating to ECU and people affiliated with the University (students, staff, professors, etc.). You can also find many articles, on various subjects, about the different things ECU and its affiliates are doing. There’s information about ECU athletics, events, honors, and other various achievements and accolades given to ECU students and faculty.

This publication is a great way to stay up to date with ECU, if that interests you. It is also great for prospective students if they want to see what ECU is up to.

You can view, download, print, and save issues of this magazine here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : Where did North Carolina Physicians go to Medical School?

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north carolina physiciansThe Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a part of UNC Chapel Hill, released a short document titled Where did North Carolina Physicians Go to Medical School? : Trends in Medical School Location for Physicians in Active Practice in NC, 2000-2014.

In this document you can find statistics on North Carolina medical graduates actively practicing in North Carolina and the percent of physicians in active practice by county who graduated from each of North Carolina’s four medical schools (The four schools being Duke, ECU, UNC, and Wake Forest).

You can view, download, print, and save this document here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : Butterflies in Your Backyard

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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service published a document titled Butterflies in Your butterflies in your backyard title pageBackyard.

The document mentions that there is a growing popularity for butterfly watching in recent years by wildlife watchers, not quite to the level of bird watching, but enough interest to constitute the creation of a butterfly watching guide.

Here is what you can learn about from reading this guide: common butterflies of North Carolina, butterfly life cycles, butterfly physiology and behavior, native plants that attract butterflies, how to create a butterfly habitat, and butterfly conservation. There are also some additional internet resources listed as well as information about an email forum for butterfly enthusiasts in the Carolinas.

This guide also includes color pictures of butterflies as well as some drawings. You can find a nice table that lists native host plants found in North Carolina as well as a table for native nectar plants with their primary blooming periods. Warmer months are the best time for butterfly watching and this guide will help you to identify what you see as well as create your own environment for butterfly watching.

You can view, download, print, and save this document here.

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