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Archive for the month “September, 2012”

October Free Gale Webinars

Biography in Context

Learn to navigate this engaging new resource for historical and current biographical research through extensive search results from a variety of print outlets. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography contains more than 657,000 biographies on more than 385,000 people from around the world and throughout history.

October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

October 30, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Discover how to customize your collection of eBooks, search multiple reference titles at the same time, and create links from subject sites, course pages, homework areas, and more. Free to all GVRL customers, the Subcollections Manager allows you to select relevant eBooks, create sub-collections, add descriptions, and design a graphical link from your home or course page.

October 4, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

October 15, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

History in Context

This online historical resource is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries. Attend the History training session to learn how to navigate the new interface and experience new product enhancements.

October 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

October 26, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Learn to navigate this engaging resource that provides the facts on current event topics, as well as proponents’ and detractors’ arguments. Discover how you can easily integrate 21st-Century skills into your instruction with this proven approach to learning through position papers, reference, and general periodical content on a variety of controversial issues, downloads, quizzes for use in the classroom, and more.

October 29, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Must Read Article: New Library of Congress Site

Thank you to Penni Vogel for this must read article on the new Congress.gov Library of Congress site that will be replacing THOMAS.  Please keep this one in mind for more current Washington contact info than what is published in print directories!
Article:  http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-171.html

Congress.gov:  http://beta.congress.gov/

Top GVRL Titles in August

Travel books are still on top!

Budapest, Rev. ed. 2008
How to Write a Business Plan e3 2010
Vienna 2011
Photography, 1st American ed. 2005
The Rough Guide to Provence & the C?te d’Azur e7 2010
Real-Life Math, vol. 1
Project Management, 1st American ed 2009
Business Plans Handbook v16 2010
U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology, vol. 1
Green Politics 2011

Washington State Newsstand has been replaced with Western Newsstand

After the loss of publishing rights to content by ProQuest, there were only four full-text titles remaining in the Washington State Newsstand product.  Instead, ProQuest is giving libraries in Washington State that are part of the Statewide Database Licensing contract access to their Western Newsstand product.  They have removed the interface to Washington State Newsstand.  Please look for The [Everett] Herald in Western Newsstand (http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=6324).

Any questions?  Please contact Christa Werle, x7160

World Book Online is Live!

World Book Online

Includeds World Book Online for Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, and Early World of Learning.
You will find this resource at the above direct link, in the A to Z alphabetical list and in the Kids & Teen Homework Help resources lists. Please start using this resource instead of the print edition. We are trying 2013 without a new print edition, leaving the 2012 edition on the shelves where it’s at.
 
Questions? Please contact your Reference Services Committee representative, Kristin Piepho, or Christa Werle, x7160!
Enjoy this exciting new resource for PRESCHOOLERS all the way up!

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