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A platform that allows the user to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve single set of results

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Explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics

A collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. You can search a single book, within a subject or across the library’s entire book collection.

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Sign up for the Library’s NextReads interactive newsletter. Reading recommendations are delivered right to your inbox. Choose from these non-fiction options for adults Armchair Travel, Biography & Memoir, Healthy Wealthy & Wise, History & Current Events, Home Garden & DIY, Nature & Science, and Spirituality & Religion. Adult fiction lists are available in these genres Christian Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery,  Romance, and Thrillers & Suspense. Children’s lists for all ages include Kids Books, Picture Books, Teen Scene, and Tween Books.

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

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This resource provides step-by-step directions for launching a DIY digitization program for personal and community historical materials. It covers the process of setting up a digitization program, training customers to use the equipment, best practices for storing digitized material, and tips for engaging the community in local history, such as ideas for exhibiting materials and programs for genealogy and family history.

This professional guide teaches librarians how to integrate family history programming into their educational outreach tools and services to the community. It introduces methods for creating a program to help clients trace their roots; provides library science instruction in reference and planning for local collections; and focuses on the use of specific types of resources in local collections.

This book explores MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from the perspective of veteran librarians, offering guidance to those considering offering MOOCs. It identifies pitfalls to avoid and outcomes to pursue with this trend in online learning, presents the pros and cons in considering a MOOC, and addresses various costs of offering a MOOC (personnel, licensing, software), the challenges of copyright and the administration required, and what the librarian’s role should be.

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