Starting on July 1, patrons will have access to Scholastic’s TrueFLIX through POWER Library.TrueFLIX aims to help students improve literacy skills and build content-area knowledge through enhanced eBooks, videos, audio clips, images, fiction, primary sources, and related websites. Topics range from Ancient Civilizations to Outer Space, and each title includes:
- Introductory videos that build background knowledge and introduce key vocabulary
- Read aloud features that help support struggling readers and English Language Learners (ELL)
- Lesson plans for every unit
- Project ideas to build research skills
- More than 1,600 editorially vetted and maintained websites
- Activity center with games and quizzes
- And more!
Bonus: Library staff can preview TrueFLIX now by clicking here!
-Sarah McGowan, Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Starting Monday, June 12, Flipster will be available for our customers!
Popular magazine titles such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, People, and Sports Illustrated are available for checkout on the eMagazines section of the Allegheny County Public Libraries eResources page.
Read Flipster magazines on your desktop or laptop or on the free Flipster app available for Apple devices, Android devices and Kindle Fire tablets.
Going on a roadtrip this summer? Magazines can be downloaded to the Flipster app and read offline – there are even magazines for kids!
Below are links for training guides for Flipster, including FAQs and tutorials.
- Flipster for Desktop Computers: Tutorial
- Getting Started with Flipster(PDF)
- FAQs about Flipster(PDF)
Additional training information and promotional materials can be found on the Training Resources section of The Virtual Lexicon.
~ Hilary Lewis Lackner, CLP
There are two choices while searching the site – Consumer or Professional. Most patrons will probably only want the Consumer version, but it’s very easy to switch between the two. At the top of every article they let you know which version you are in.
The site offers a clean, easy to read page while also offering plenty of information including The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary for those hard to understand medical terms.
This is definitely a site to keep in mind when patrons are looking for reliable medical information on the internet.
Monroeville Public Library