The Information  YOU  Need is at Your Fingertips Mid-Hudson Library System
Today’s presenter : Kirstin Litwin , NOVEL Project Coordinator Mid-Hudson Library System Mid-Hudson Library System
Your Needs <ul><li>Need to research a product before purchasing it? </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
Product Research <ul><li>Try  ProQuest  & look at  Consumer Reports </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
Product Research Mid-Hudson Library System
Your Needs <ul><li>Interested in looking up financial planning information for retirement? </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library Sy...
Financial Planning <ul><li>Browse Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Retirement Guide </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>Want to read more about a hobby? </li></ul>
Read About a Hobby Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>Use the Topic Guide in ProQuest </li></ul>
Travel Ideas? <ul><li>Browse Travel Magazines in MasterFile Select </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System Need to keep up on Politics?
Politics & Current Events Mid-Hudson Library System Try  Custom Newspapers  & look at newspapers that appeal to you.
Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System Need to research a disease or drug?
Health & Wellness Resource Center Mid-Hudson Library System
Sample Search - Disease Mid-Hudson Library System
Sample Search - Drugs Mid-Hudson Library System
Sample Search – Health Orgs. Directory Mid-Hudson Library System
MHLS Health Information Project Mid-Hudson Library System http://midhudson.org/hip/hip_healthsites.htm
Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>Do you need books on a health condition? </li></ul><ul><li>Materials about a ...
Use the Online Catalog Mid-Hudson Library System Search by keyword, title, or author. Search all libraries or just your lo...
Request-a-Title Mid-Hudson Library System
Requesting a Title 1 2 3 Mid-Hudson Library System
Access Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>To access the resources I’ve showed you today: </li></ul><ul><li>Get a library ca...
Example 1 Mid-Hudson Library System http://www.marlborolibrary.org/
Example 2   Mid-Hudson Library System http://morton.pinehill.lib.ny.us/
Getting Your Library Card Mid-Hudson Library System It’s easy! Just come in with your photo ID and fill out a registration...
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  • Goal of this presentation is to share resources with you that will directly assist you in your work and personal life.
  • Thousands of current magazines and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles back through 1986. Just Type in a search term or phrase, such as “dvd player”, type in “Consumer Reports” in Publication Type box and view results. Database is straightforward and user-friendly.
  • You can make selections from the results list, or refine the search based on suggested topics, or Browse Suggested Publications. Some libraries have stopped carrying the print version of certain publications because they can access them easily from the databases. You’d be surprised at all the publications you can view electronically through our databases.
  • Go to “Publication Search” and type in a keyword, such as “retirement”. Related publications should pop up. If you know the name of the actual publication, type that in. You can browse the publication and read articles of interest. You can save money by reading magazine’s such as Kiplinger’s online, instead of buying a subscription.
  • Information for each of these questions can be found using the Business &amp; Company Resource Center.
  • Go to ProQuest – click on Topic Guide Then use the list of topics to lead you to what you are interested in looking at. Click on a heading, which will branch out to a new set of subjects. When you find a topic your interested in – “View Articles.” This will let you read related articles. Take note of the publications listed here as they might be ones you would like to browse in their entirety. Also in the Topic Guide are the related topics of “Leisure”, “Outdoor Activities,” and “Travel.”
  • Do a “Publications” search in MasterFile Select. Do a subject search under “travel.” Some travel magazines of interest include: Backpacker, Consumer Reports Travel Letter, Cruise Travel, Outdoor Life, Town &amp; Country, TravelAmerica
  • Information for each of these questions can be found using the Business &amp; Company Resource Center.
  • Search by keyword, date, newspaper section or a particular paper. You can search up to 10 newspapers in one search.
  • Information for each of these questions can be found using the Business &amp; Company Resource Center.
  • CURRENT HEALTH INFORMATION Offers full-text, reliable information focusing on a variety of health issues. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Health and Wellness Resource Center is made up of hundreds of the best medical journals, pamphlets and reference materials available The Quick Start buttons are a great way to start; this will give you fine-tuned results that get to the information you’re looking for quicker – hence the name! Search results are organized by source of results (i.e. articles in pamphlets, articles in encyclopedias, etc.). Users can choose the desired source to view articles that are presented according to date of article, from most recent to oldest, allowing users to conduct research in a chronological order
  • This is a sample search using “cancer”. Note results - you can click on tabs to view magazines &amp; journals, pharmacy (has drug related information), pamphlets (which could print out), and other resources. View related searches on the left.
  • Click on Drug &amp; Herb Finder and then type in the name of the substance. Once you click on the drug you wish to view – you’ll find the drug pronunciation, generic name, important facts about the drug, how to take the drug, what to do if you miss a dose, SIDE EFFECTS, WARNINGS, POSSIBLE INTERACTIONS, recommended dosage. This is drug guide is helpful because is more up-to-date than the print version of the PDR and is great if your not sure you got all the facts from your doctor. Sometimes when you are in with the doctor, you feel nervous or rushed, and may not remember everything he/she said about using a certain medication. This resource can help in this area.
  • Use this directory to search for health agencies/organizations, hospitals &amp; healthcare facilities that provide help with the disease or disorder, or information published about the condition.
  • THIS IS A WEBSITE!! You can get there by using the address listed above. This is a wonderful health site which has many resources that would likely interest you. A few include: -Lab tests online (clinical lab tests searchable by test, condition/disease) -Toll Free numbers for orgs providing health information. -Clinical Trials.gov (current information about clinical research studies.) - Physician Directories - Alternative Health Links - NYS Physician Profiles (board cert., education, practice info., legal actions etc.) - Nursing Home Locator - FIRSTGOV for Seniors - MEDLINE PLUS for low-vision users
  • This is the interface to the database of all the “holdings” or materials of the public libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties. There are nearly 2 million items in 66 libraries in this database, including books as well as videos, DVDs, books on tape and CD, magazines, large print books, music CDs and cassettes, comic books….. You can set up a record online and then use some handy features: renew materials with a click so they won’t be overdue, check the status of items you requested, save special searches (ones that were complex or an author you want to search for regularly.)
  • View results and click “Request-a-Title” for those that are of interest. You’ll need a library card. You must type in your barcode to request items. You can have the items delivered to the library of your choice. Example – My home library is LaGrange, but I have all materials delivered to Adriance in Poughkeepsie since I work right next door. This is really convenient.
  • After searching and viewing a specific item, click the Request-a-Title button; then choose a pick-up location and click “Submit” Pink bookmarks
  • Pass out library registration cards.
  • This is a example of how to use the online catalog or use HomeAccess– First, you would go to your library’s homepage. To access HomeAccess click on the “HomeAccess” icon (the one with the house.) and then type in the barcode from your library card and click To get into the catalog, click on the blue button that says “Public Library Catalog” or a link that says “Search the catalog.” If you have a problem getting in, call the library. They can help you.
  • Example of Beacon Library Homepage. They have a link that says “Search the catalog” and the HomeAccess icon at the bottom of their site.
  • Getting your library card is easy, and it opens the doors to 70 libraries, not just your local library. If you don’t have a card – be sure to get one. It will allow you to access the resources I’ve shown you today and many more. Libraries are not the same places they were 50 years ago – they have the latest technology and resources you can access from your home or office. Don’t miss out on using the library’s services because they will definitely enhance your life!
  • SeniorNet

    1. 1. The Information YOU Need is at Your Fingertips Mid-Hudson Library System
    2. 2. Today’s presenter : Kirstin Litwin , NOVEL Project Coordinator Mid-Hudson Library System Mid-Hudson Library System
    3. 3. Your Needs <ul><li>Need to research a product before purchasing it? </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
    4. 4. Product Research <ul><li>Try ProQuest & look at Consumer Reports </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
    5. 5. Product Research Mid-Hudson Library System
    6. 6. Your Needs <ul><li>Interested in looking up financial planning information for retirement? </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
    7. 7. Financial Planning <ul><li>Browse Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Retirement Guide </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
    8. 8. Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>Want to read more about a hobby? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Read About a Hobby Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>Use the Topic Guide in ProQuest </li></ul>
    10. 10. Travel Ideas? <ul><li>Browse Travel Magazines in MasterFile Select </li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System
    11. 11. Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System Need to keep up on Politics?
    12. 12. Politics & Current Events Mid-Hudson Library System Try Custom Newspapers & look at newspapers that appeal to you.
    13. 13. Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System Need to research a disease or drug?
    14. 14. Health & Wellness Resource Center Mid-Hudson Library System
    15. 15. Sample Search - Disease Mid-Hudson Library System
    16. 16. Sample Search - Drugs Mid-Hudson Library System
    17. 17. Sample Search – Health Orgs. Directory Mid-Hudson Library System
    18. 18. MHLS Health Information Project Mid-Hudson Library System http://midhudson.org/hip/hip_healthsites.htm
    19. 19. Your Needs Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>Do you need books on a health condition? </li></ul><ul><li>Materials about a hobby? </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for planning a trip? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Use the Online Catalog Mid-Hudson Library System Search by keyword, title, or author. Search all libraries or just your local one.
    21. 21. Request-a-Title Mid-Hudson Library System
    22. 22. Requesting a Title 1 2 3 Mid-Hudson Library System
    23. 23. Access Mid-Hudson Library System <ul><li>To access the resources I’ve showed you today: </li></ul><ul><li>Get a library card (if you don’t already have one!) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your local library or your local library’s web site: http://midhudson.org/alpha.html </li></ul>
    24. 24. Example 1 Mid-Hudson Library System http://www.marlborolibrary.org/
    25. 25. Example 2 Mid-Hudson Library System http://morton.pinehill.lib.ny.us/
    26. 26. Getting Your Library Card Mid-Hudson Library System It’s easy! Just come in with your photo ID and fill out a registration card; your card will be issued on the spot! Kids under 18 must have a parent with them.
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