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Introduction to New Databases



The presentation from the "Introduction to New Databases" class at the Baldwin Public Library on February 22, 2011

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Introduction to New Databases Introduction to New Databases Presentation Transcript

  • Introduction to New Databases
  • Introduction to New Databases
    • Your Instructor:
    Kathryn Bergeron
    Systems Librarian
  • Computer & Internet Use @ the Library
    • Acceptable Use Policy
    • Obey all laws regarding copyright
    • No obscene/harmful to minors material
    • No damage to equipment or network
    • No personal software
    • No illegal activities
  • What Is a Database?
    A place to…
    …find reliable information
    …expand your knowledge
    …learn a new skill
    …search for answers
  • Where to start – Getting to the Databases
    Double click on Internet Explorer – the Baldwin Public Library Website will open
    Hover Over “Library Collections” and click on “Databases”
  • You’ve found our databases!
    Note: If you’re trying this from home, you can go directly to:
  • Navigation
    The categories on the top help you find the database you’re looking for: Academic, Business, or Health, for example
    If you know the database you’re looking for, try clicking on the “To Find Databases Alphabetically, click here”
  • Just Click!
    Now, click on the database that you want to visit!
    From home, you’ll be asked for your library card number and your pin number (if you have an alternate id, you can use that, but be sure to enter it in all caps!). We can help you with this information after class.
  • Agenda
    Books & Authors
    Novelist Plus
    Consumer Reports Online
    Mango Languages
    Proquest National Newspapers
    S & P NetAdvantage – Daily Stock Price Record
  • Browse books by genre to find your next book
    Browse authors to find all of their books, and in what order they are written
    Get expert picks
    Find out about the latest award winners
    Find a book about a librarian, who works in a library, in the 1990s that was published in 1997
  • This will many of the same things as Books & Authors
    Particularly valuable for “Author Read-alikes”, “Book Discussion Guides”, and booklists
    When you find a book, check out the “NoveList also Recommends”.
    Find a list of must-read classics for teens
  • Get all of the great content of Consumer Reports Magazine Online.
    Get buyers guides and item ratings.
    Get articles on popular purchases.
    Does not include Consumer Reports Health or Consumer Reports Cars
    What manufacturer has the most recommended Convertible Car Seats
  • Learn 34 different languages online.
    French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc…
    Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Urdu, Norwegian, etc…
    English as a second language courses
    Includes English for speakers of French, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish
    Includes basic and complete courses
    Translate the word “library” into German
  • A variety of primary sources to help you find your families.
    Includes census records, passenger manifests, obituary collections , draft registration cards, and other government documents
    Also, look for stories and publications and photos and maps
    - Find Felix Talarowski’s draft registration card
  • Historical Articles (we also have recent articles available)
    Find New York Times articles (and images) from 1851-2003
    Notes to remember
    Search the first day after an important event
    Reorganize the search by date to get better results
    Click “Page Map” to get a full view of the page of a particular article, which clickable images of all the other articles on that page
    - Look up the article from the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred on April 14, 1912
  • New Databases
    Biography in Context
    Books & Authors
    Consumer Reports Online
    Literature Reference Center Plus
    Mango Languages
    Novelist Plus
    Proquest National Newspapers
    Points of View
    S & P NetAdvantage - Daily Price Record
    Science Online
    Today’s Science
  • For more information…
    Kathryn Bergeron
    Systems Librarian