Great news for libraries helping users who have disabilities: OverDrive is taking action to alleviate the problems that library users with disabilities encounter when using eBooks.  To ...
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I probably shouldn’t admit this, but when it comes to just about anything computer-related I can use all the assistance, explication and insight I can ...
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Last year an 8th grader came to me asking for Opposing Viewpoints book to use for her teen pregnancy project.  My response of "We no ...
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We'd like to welcome a guest blogger, Michelle from CLAV, who would like to share her thoughts on the importance of database training.  Thanks for ...
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Here are some helpful hints from Wednesday’s “History and Genealogy” training sessions, offered up from members of the EREC committee who attended. Representatives from ProQuest’s ...
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At the beginning of 2012 Wilson Databases and EBSCOhost merged.  Allegheny County residents have had access to Wilson Databases such as Omni File Mega and ...
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Shiver me timbers!  Did you know that the Mango Languages database offers a course in Pirate?!  Learn lingo, dialect, and more! Of course there are lessons ...
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Did you know that there are hyperlinks in ebooks which can take you directly to content outside of the book? For instance I checked out ...
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Late last year I decided it was time to join the eReader/Tablet crowd.  I decided on a Tablet because I liked the idea of being ...
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When it comes to eBooks, have you ever:
  • Been frustrated when trying to explain why there are missing titles in a series?
  • Experienced a ...
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Did you know that you can customize the user interface of Ebsco databases, such as MasterFile Premier and LISTA, to match your library?  Users who access the ...
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The cost of repairing your vehicle continues to increase – as does the price of purchasing auto repair manuals for the library collection.  These physical ...
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I thought of writing this post after a patron sent an email to me asking if the library would consider training library patrons on the ...
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(Reposted from the 11th Stack Blog, with permission from the author.)  Having trouble choosing the right eBook format? Click on the teeny pictures for a ...
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Susan from CLAV offered an overview of TumbleBooks in her November 11th blog post, Tumble Into Reading.  As she noted, stories, informational texts, puzzles and ...
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Database search results can be overwhelming.  Especially when users are searching a broad topic.  A search for solar power in EBSCO's GreenFILE database returned a list of 6,275 results ...
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In MasterFILE Premier it is always useful to search under "Publications" to find an issue, or an article in a particular publication. Another way to ...
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Whenever a resource comes along to support kids and reading, it's worth taking a look at. If it happens to be an e-resource, available 24/7 ...
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Did you know that you can create a “search alert” in MasterFILE Premiere?   A search alert allows you to be notified any time an article ...
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Are your patrons frustrated by the long waiting lists for popular ebook and eaudios? Do patrons checkout many titles at a time but perhaps only ...
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