Introduction to New Databases


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The slide show from our class on August 26th, 2009, Introduction to New Databases

Find out what the Baldwin Public Library has to offer both in new resources, and some new tips and tricks for our other resources

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Introduction to New Databases

  1. 1. Introduction to New Databases From the Baldwin Public Library
  2. 2. Gmail Basics <ul><li>Your Instructors: </li></ul><ul><li>Lois Griffin & </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Bergeron </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Services Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>248/554-4650 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </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 (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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some New Databases <ul><li>Learn a language </li></ul>Find out about new books Find out about your favorite authors and books Librarian recommendations from home Find more books like your favorites
  11. 11. Other Great Databases <ul><li>Find premade legal forms </li></ul>Price your antiques Great Suggested Reading Lists Find personal and business addresses and company profiles Reliable health information
  12. 12. For more information… Lois Griffin & Kathryn Bergeron Adult Services Librarians 248/554-4650 [email_address] [email_address] Presentation Slides Available at: