NebraskAccess Databases: The Whirlwind Tour

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Come on a whirlwind tour of the NebraskAccess databases. Learn what each database is good for, and see at least one basic search performed per database. Databases to be covered include: eLibrary,
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select, Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, HeritageQuest Online, WorldCat, Fiction Connection, and Books in Print with Reviews. Note: This class is not intended to impart in-depth or comprehensive knowledge about any of the NebraskAccess databases. It’s designed to help you get your feet wet and learn what’s available!

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  • NebraskAccess Databases: The Whirlwind Tour

    1. 1. Introduction to NebraskAccess: The Whirlwind Tour Susan Knisely Nebraska Library Commission [email_address] 800-307-2665 / 402-471-3849 June 28, 2007
    2. 2. What is NebraskAccess? <ul><li>NebraskAccess is a portal to state-funded online databases provided to Nebraska citizens through public, academic, and K12 libraries and the Nebraska Library Commission. </li></ul>www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess
    3. 3. How do I access NebraskAccess? <ul><li>From libraries and schools with IP access, click on the or icons. </li></ul><ul><li>From anywhere else, click on the Login icon and login with a: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NebraskAccess Password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nebraska Driver’s License number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nebraska State ID number </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What’s available? <ul><li>eLibrary (excluding K12 schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated </li></ul><ul><li>PatronBooksInPrint.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction Connection </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul><ul><li>HeritageQuest Online </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information from Kiplinger </li></ul>Remote access is available for all databases!
    5. 5. eLibrary <ul><li>100% full text database </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes unique source types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers (240) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines & Scholarly Journals (1,561) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books (234) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps (17) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures (24) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio/Video (13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TV & Radio Transcripts (178) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select <ul><li>100% full text periodical database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articles drawn from 2,000+ magazines and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Content ranges from general interest (e.g., Time, People ) to peer reviewed (e.g., scholarly research) </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage as far back as 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Updated daily </li></ul>
    7. 7. Wilson OmniFile FT Select (cont.) <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Biological & Agricultural Index </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>General Science </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Index to Legal Periodicals & Books </li></ul><ul><li>Library Literature & Information Science </li></ul><ul><li>Readers Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Business </li></ul>Multidisciplinary – OmniFile FT Select is a compilation of full text articles drawn from the following Wilson periodical databases:
    8. 8. Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated <ul><li>More than 147,000 substantial narrative profiles, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content from Wilson biographical resources such as Current Biography , World Authors Series , and the Junior Authors & Illustrators . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 80,000 profiles licensed from additional reference publishers, including Greenwood, Oryx, Oxford Publishing, and Oxford University Press. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More than 36,000 images. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Wilson Biographies Plus Ill. (cont.) <ul><li>Links to full-text articles, abstracts, book review excerpts, and more—from the thousands of periodicals covered by other Wilson databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to search by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, century, etc. </li></ul>
    10. 10. PatronBooksInPrint.com <ul><ul><li>A user-friendly interface to BIP that caters to both inexperienced and advanced searcher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 6.1 million records describing in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, audio, and video titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 30,000 full text previews, 700,000 full-text reviews, and 140,000 tables of content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 200,000 publishers represented. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Why Use PatronBooksInPrint.com? <ul><li>To identify books, audios, and videos on topics of interest (for purchase or ILL) </li></ul><ul><li>To verify bibliographic citations </li></ul><ul><li>To determine availability (e.g., is item still in print?) </li></ul><ul><li>To access reviews in response to a book challenge </li></ul>
    12. 12. Fiction Connection <ul><li>A reader’s advisory service that comes free with any BIP subscription. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is adult fiction and biography titles; also some children's and YA titles for grades 3 and up. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes cover art, reviews, excerpts, edition and award information, etc. for many titles. </li></ul><ul><li>Updated monthly as titles are reviewed. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage back to 1997 * . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Records for some older titles have been added if they are part of a series, are by popular authors, or are classics. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Why Use Fiction Connection? <ul><li>Use Fiction Connection to find book suggestions based on books you've read, authors you like, or topics of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify books in a series and determine the order in which they should be read. </li></ul>
    14. 14. WorldCat <ul><li>The most popular database available via OCLC’s FirstSearch Service </li></ul><ul><li>A union catalog containing > 84 million records describing material owned by libraries around the world: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, videos, sound recordings, maps, manuscripts, anything else libraries have cataloged using OCLC’s cataloging services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Records represent material in over 470 languages and material dating back to 1,000 B.C. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Why use WorldCat? <ul><li>Search WorldCat when you want to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify and locate an item you don’t own locally (either because you want to borrow it or purchase it) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>see what’s out there in the bibliographic universe on a topic. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. HeritageQuest Online <ul><li>U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 25,000 fully searchable family and local history books </li></ul><ul><li>PERSI™ (PERiodical Source Index), an index to more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files </li></ul><ul><li>Freedman's Bank Records </li></ul>
    17. 17. Business Information from Kiplinger <ul><li>The Kiplinger Letter - Concise weekly forecasts on business and economic trends, as well as what to expect from Washington. </li></ul><ul><li>Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Advisor – A monthly editorial supplement to The Kiplinger Letter . </li></ul>
    18. 18. Helpful Resources <ul><li>Promotional Materials www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/toolbox/promotingdb.html </li></ul><ul><li>Training Materials www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/toolbox/trainmaterials.html </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/toolbox/lessonplans.html </li></ul><ul><li>Citing Materials from NebraskAccess www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskaccess/help/citing.html </li></ul>
    19. 19. Questions? <ul><li>Susan Knisely </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>800-307-2665 / 402-471-3849 </li></ul>

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