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Using reference tools


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Using Reference Tools is a presentation I give as part of South Sioux City Public Library's Computer Classes.

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Using reference tools

  1. 1. Using Reference Tools Introducing Digital and Print Tools
  2. 2. What happened to all the referencebooks? We still have print reference – Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature – Nebraska Statutes – Auto Reference – Music, Art. Literature and Social Science reference We have many more reference tools available via Nebraska Access.
  3. 3. How Do I Find Print Resources?
  4. 4. 000-099 Computers and General Works
  5. 5. 100-199 Philosophy & Psychology
  6. 6. 200-299 Religion
  7. 7. 300-399 Social Science
  8. 8. 400-499Languages
  9. 9. 500-599Science
  10. 10. 600-699 Technology- Applied Science
  11. 11. 700-799Arts & Recreation
  12. 12. 800-899Literature
  13. 13. 900-999 History and Geography
  14. 14. What is Nebraska AccessNebraskAccess offers free 24/7 access to websites selected by librarians, full-text government publications and Nebraska historical resources. Nebraska residents are also provided with free online access to thousands of full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, biographical and business information, genealogical resources, and more.
  15. 15. Websites selected by Librarians Here you can browse topics Search the site Find interesting monthly topics.
  16. 16. Full-text Government Publications Publications are listed alphabetically by agency name. Some are in .pdf format, which makes the electronic version of the document look the same as it appears in print.
  17. 17. Nebraska Historical ResourcesNebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission.
  18. 18. Full-Text Magazine, Journal NewspaperArticles
  19. 19. Magazines, Newspapers etc eLibrary – Newspapers – Books – Maps – Pictures – Websites – Audio/Video
  20. 20. Biography Reference Bank“is an in-depth 100% full-text biographical resource, providing comprehensive coverage of people in the news and a full range of history-makers.” Search by birth/ death dates Limit to biographies with pictures Limit by bio & obit
  21. 21. Genealogy: HeritageQuest Searches Census 1790-1930 Search family & Local History books PERSI- People, Places & Periodicals Search Revolutionary War Databases Freedman’s Bank U.S. Serial Sets
  22. 22. Additional Resources Books in Print Fiction Collection Nonfiction Collection First Search World Cat