NoveList is one of our favorite databases to turn to when we need book reviews and author bios, but there are two other resources we ...
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On Wednesday, April 25, Cooper-Siegel Community Library hosted EREC's training on job and career resources.  The two presenters, Betsy Neidle from CareerLink, and Wes Roberts, ...
Do you ever feel like you are barely treading water in the ever-shifting tides of the ebook sea?  Wondering how to keep afloat in the e-content ...
"Kids these days, all they do is update their Facebook and play Angry Birds on their phones all day.  They are completely out of touch ...
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Mark your calendars for the next EREC training sessions to be held at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel on Wednesday, April 25. The ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
When it comes to eBooks, have you ever:
  • Been frustrated when trying to explain why there are missing titles in a series?
  • Experienced a ...
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 ...
/ Auto Repair, Databases, EBSCO, Ebsco
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 ...
(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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