Databases To Save You Money 6 Jan10


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Databases To Save You Money 6 Jan10

  1. 1. Databases to Save You Money From the Baldwin Public Library
  2. 2. Databases to Save You Money <ul><li>Your Instructor: </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Bergeron </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>248/554-4650 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Computer & Internet Use @ the Library <ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obey all laws regarding copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No obscene/harmful to minors material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No damage to equipment or network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No personal software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No illegal activities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Internet Safety <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, chat, other services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting online “friends” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What Is a Database? <ul><li>A place to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… find reliable information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… expand your knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… learn a new skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… search for answers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where to start – Getting to the Databases <ul><li>Double click on Internet Explorer – the Baldwin Public Library Website will open </li></ul><ul><li>Hover Over “Library Collections” and click on “Databases” </li></ul>
  7. 7. You’ve found our databases! Note: If you’re trying this from home, you can go directly to:
  8. 8. Navigation <ul><li>The Categories on the top help you find the database you’re looking for: Academic, Business, Law or Health, for example </li></ul><ul><li>If you know the database you’re looking for, try clicking on the “To Find Databases Alphabetically, click here” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Just Click! <ul><li>Now, click on the database that you want to visit! </li></ul><ul><li>From home, you’ll be asked for your library card number and your pin number </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have an alternate id, you can use that, but be sure to enter it in all caps! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can help you with this information after class, or call us with your library card number. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Saving You Money:
  11. 11. <ul><li>Great for every day matters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start a dog walking business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a living will </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lease a second home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donate to Charity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forms can be downloaded to Microsoft Word, filled out, printed, and signed </li></ul>Simple Problems? Simple Solutions
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Ouija Board, 20 th Century: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7ft. Barber Pole, 1900-1950: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boy Scout Brass Bugle, 1920-1950: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jar Rack with 12 Candy Jars, 1890-1920: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superman Figurine, 1945-1960: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poster for The War of the Worlds , 1953: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brass Hand Bell – School Type, 1801-1900: </li></ul></ul>Turn Trinkets Into Treasure <ul><li>$60 </li></ul><ul><li>$881 </li></ul><ul><li>$33 </li></ul><ul><li>$1,225 </li></ul><ul><li>$527 </li></ul><ul><li>$5,377 </li></ul><ul><li>$45 </li></ul>Find out how much your valuables might sell for on the antiques and collectibles market
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Morningstar: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard and Poors: NetAdvantage: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value Line: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Business – all the time. </li></ul></ul>3 Investment Websites: One Stock – Apple
  14. 14. <ul><li>Look up your car for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car Repair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle Diagnostics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiring Diagrams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletins/Recalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any Technical Service Bulletins </li></ul></ul></ul>Simple Car Repairs: At Your Fingertips
  15. 15. <ul><li>See the latest issue or look up your appliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended Mixers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price & Shop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cars, Appliances, Electronics, Home and Garden, Babies & Kids, Money, and Shopping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They do not cover items specific to your home: garage doors, heating systems, etc… - you should talk to a qualified contractor </li></ul></ul>Your Appliances: For You
  16. 16. For more information… Kathryn Bergeron Adult Services Librarian 248/554-4650 [email_address] Presentation Slides Available at: