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This is a presentation given by Diana and Bobbi at the READS conference on October 5, 2006.

This is a presentation given by Diana and Bobbi at the READS conference on October 5, 2006.



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  • NHewLINK Databases Are Your Patrons Missing Links? READS Fall Program October 5, 2006
  • NHewLINK Overview
    • What is NHewLINK?
    • Who can use NHewLINK and where and how can they use it?
    • What is available through NHewLINK and why use it?
    • How do you promote NHewLINK?
    • How do you know who is using what ?
    • How can you get training on NHewLINK?
  • What is NHewLINK? NHewLINK is the Granite State’s Information Connection that provides access to a wide range of online products from a number of vendors including Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Pamphlets, Pictures….. and covering a wide range of subjects from Business and Biography to Health and Genealogy and Student and Teacher Resources and More!
  • Who Can Use NHewLINK?
    • Public Libraries
    • Patrons
    • Staff
    • Adults
    • Kids
    • Public School Libraries
    • Students
    • Teachers
    • Staff
  • Where and How Can They Use NHewLINK?
    • In the Library
    • IP authentication
    • Username/Password
    • Patron Bar Code
    • Embedded Url
    • At Home
    • Username/Password
    • Patron Bar Code
    • Referring Url
  • What is Available Through NHewLINK?
    • NHewLINK Vendors and Their Products
    • EBSCO MasterFile Premier Academic Search Premier
    • Business Source Premier Business Searching Interface
    • Health Source: Consumer Edition Consumer Health Complete
    • Student Research Center Newspaper Source
    • Primary Search Middle Search Plus
    • MAS Ultra: School Edition TOPICSearch
    • Searchasaurus Kids Search
    • Professional Development Collection ERIC
    • Library, Information Science & NoveList
    • Technology Abstracts NoveList k-8
    • NewsBank The Union Leader & NH Sunday News The Concord Monitor
    • ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition (in library only) HeritageQuest Online
    • Thomson Gale Biography Resource Center
  • Ebsco Databases
  • Ebsco Kids Interfaces
  • Ebsco Student Research Center
  • Ebsco Health and Business Interfaces
  • NewsBank
  • Biography Resource Center
    • The Biography Resource Center holds more than 427,000 biographies on 335,000 people.
  • Uses
    • As BioRC provides information from a wide variety of sources, the database is particularly good at finding biographical materials on lesser-known individuals.
    • The magazine portion of the database helps find information on recently popular individuals.
  • Resources
    • Most of the resources are taken from Thomson-Gales’ print titles, such as:
  • Print Sources
      • Contemporary Authors
      • Encyclopedia of World Biography
      • Newsmakers
      • Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television
      • Contemporary Musicians
      • Historic World Leaders
      • Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists
      • Contemporary Black Biography
      • Religious Leaders of America
      • International Dictionary of Art and Artists
      • Writers Directory
  • More than books!
    • The database also carries 538,000 full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines.
  • Audience
    • The information in this resource will be most helpful for young adults and adults.
  • Searching BioRC
    • There are three primary ways to search BioRC
      • Name search
      • Biographical Facts Search
      • Advanced search
  • Name Search
    • The name search is perfect for a simple search.
  • Name Search
    • When to use the name search?
      • When looking for one specific person.
  • Advanced Search
  • When to Use Advanced Search
    • Use the advanced search when magazine articles are needed from a specific time period.
  • Biographical Facts Search
    • Search by any combination of:
    • Name
    • Occupation
    • Nationality
    • Ethnicity
    • Gender
    • Approximate birth or death
    • Place of birth or death
  • When to Use a Fact Search
    • For finding people who fit into a desired age, race, nationality, gender, time period or occupational group.
    • Perfect for finding:
      • A Spanish Explorer
      • An African-American Scientist
  • Articles
    • Don’t overlook the magazine articles available for each entry.
  • NoveList
    • NoveList is part of the Ebsco family of products.
  • NoveList
    • NoveList contains information about fiction books.
    • Includes:
      • Reviews
      • Annotations
      • Subject headings
      • Discussion guides
      • Booktalks
      • And so much more!
  • Audience
    • NoveList’s target audience is librarians and school media specialists.
  • Getting your patrons to use NoveList
    • Give a computer class on readers’ resources.
    • Demonstrate:
      • Personal folders
      • Series Information
      • Author Read-Alikes.
  • Personal Folders
    • Teach your patrons to keep track of their books in NoveList.
      • They can maintain a list of 200 titles in each of their personal folders!
      • Patrons can create their own lists of books they’ve read and titles they want to read!
  • Personal Folders
  • Series and Sequels
    • NoveList is a terrific way for your patrons to find titles in a series!
    • Unlike Amazon and other similar services, a series search in NoveList presents titles that are clearly marked as being part of a series.
    • Series order is also given.
  • Author Read-alikes
    • Once your patron has finished reading the works of a popular author, show her how to find the read-alike sheet for that author!
  • HeritageQuest
    • Genealogy & Local History Database
  • Users
    • Any individual interested in researching their family history.
  • Family Histories
    • Includes a collection of over 20,000 family and local histories
      • Every word in each of the titles is searchable.
      • Every page of each book is presented and can be easily downloaded or copied.
  • Federal Census
    • The entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930
      • These are completely new indexes created by ProQuest.
      • In addition to the ability to search by name , our census records can be searched by place of birth , age , ethnicity and other variables making this the most versatile census searching available online.
    • PERSI™: The PERiodical Source Index
      • a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800.
      • are more than 1.9 million article citations currently available
  • Citations Only
    • PERSI does not provide the full text article.
  • Bank Records
    • Freedman’s Bank Records
      • At the close of the Civil War, the Freedman's Savings & Trust Company was the primary bank for America's freed slaves and others from 1865-1874.
      • This collection documents more than 105,000 bank depositors and over 480,000 of their dependants and heirs.
  • War Records
    • Revolutionary War Pension Records
      • details records of 80,000+ individuals who served in the Revolutionary War and contains both genealogical and historical information.
  • Ancestry
    • A Genealogy Database for in-library use only.
    • Some of the sources in Ancestry and HeritageQuest are similar and some are different.
  • In addition to U.S. Federal Census records, there are other Canadian and U.K. records.
  • Immigration Records
  • Vital Records
  • Promotion
    • Promote the services in a natural language – not “librarian speak.”
    • Staff training
    • Patron training
  • How Can You Promote NHewLINK?
    • Instead of using “librarian” terminology like:
    • databases
    • periodicals
    • electronic resources
    • Use terminology like:
    • Find a book
    • Find newspaper articles
    • Searching for info about a famous person?
  • Staff Training
    • Ask your staff to attend NHew Link training (especially for new resources).
    • Provide quick instructions and assignments for your staff to learn something new about a resource.
  • Patron Training
    • Provide patron training, but don’t get discouraged if you encounter low participation.
    • Instead provide on-the-fly patron training. Let your patrons know where and how you found the information.
    • Teach patrons about the databases when they ask for information.
    • Be proactive!
  • Who is Using What?
    • Statistics….
    • Ancestry Library Edition emailed
    • HeritageQuest Online online at http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoreports
    • Ebsco online at http://eadmin.epnet.com/
    • NewsBank emailed
    • Biography Resource Center emailed
  • EBSCO Usage by Database June-August 2006
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Training http://nh.gov/nhsl/training/index.html
  • http://www.nhewlink.state.nh.us/ Contact Us Diana Degen [email_address] Bobbi Slossar [email_address]