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Introduction to New Databases


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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

  1. 1. Introduction to New Databases<br />
  2. 2. Introduction to New Databases<br /><ul><li>Your Instructor:</li></ul>Kathryn Bergeron<br />Systems Librarian<br />248/554-4650<br /><br />
  3. 3. Computer & Internet Use @ the Library<br /><ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy
  4. 4. Obey all laws regarding copyright
  5. 5. No obscene/harmful to minors material
  6. 6. No damage to equipment or network
  7. 7. No personal software
  8. 8. No illegal activities</li></li></ul><li>What Is a Database?<br />A place to…<br />…find reliable information<br />…expand your knowledge<br />…learn a new skill<br />…search for answers<br />
  9. 9. Where to start – Getting to the Databases<br />Double click on Internet Explorer – the Baldwin Public Library Website will open<br />Hover Over “Library Collections” and click on “Databases” <br />
  10. 10. You’ve found our databases!<br />Note: If you’re trying this from home, you can go directly to:<br />
  11. 11. Navigation<br />The categories on the top help you find the database you’re looking for: Academic, Business, or Health, for example<br />If you know the database you’re looking for, try clicking on the “To Find Databases Alphabetically, click here”<br />
  12. 12. Just Click!<br />Now, click on the database that you want to visit!<br />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.<br />
  13. 13. Agenda<br />Books & Authors<br />Novelist Plus<br />Consumer Reports Online<br />Mango Languages<br />Proquest National Newspapers<br />S & P NetAdvantage – Daily Stock Price Record<br />
  14. 14. Browse books by genre to find your next book<br />Browse authors to find all of their books, and in what order they are written<br />Get expert picks<br />Find out about the latest award winners<br />Find a book about a librarian, who works in a library, in the 1990s that was published in 1997<br />
  15. 15. This will many of the same things as Books & Authors<br />Particularly valuable for “Author Read-alikes”, “Book Discussion Guides”, and booklists<br />When you find a book, check out the “NoveList also Recommends”.<br />Find a list of must-read classics for teens<br />
  16. 16. Get all of the great content of Consumer Reports Magazine Online.<br />Get buyers guides and item ratings.<br />Get articles on popular purchases.<br />Does not include Consumer Reports Health or Consumer Reports Cars<br />What manufacturer has the most recommended Convertible Car Seats<br />
  17. 17. Learn 34 different languages online. <br />French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc…<br />Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Urdu, Norwegian, etc…<br />English as a second language courses<br />Includes English for speakers of French, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish<br />Includes basic and complete courses<br />Translate the word “library” into German<br />
  18. 18. A variety of primary sources to help you find your families.<br />Includes census records, passenger manifests, obituary collections , draft registration cards, and other government documents<br />Also, look for stories and publications and photos and maps<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Find Felix Talarowski’s draft registration card<br />
  19. 19. Historical Articles (we also have recent articles available)<br />Find New York Times articles (and images) from 1851-2003<br />Notes to remember<br />Search the first day after an important event<br />Reorganize the search by date to get better results<br />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<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Look up the article from the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred on April 14, 1912<br />
  20. 20. New Databases<br />Biography in Context<br />Books & Authors<br />Consumer Reports Online<br />Literature Reference Center Plus<br />Mango Languages<br />Novelist Plus<br />Proquest National Newspapers<br />Points of View<br />S & P NetAdvantage - Daily Price Record<br />Science Online<br />Today’s Science<br />
  21. 21. For more information…<br />Kathryn Bergeron<br />Systems Librarian<br />248/554-4650<br /><br />