A customer came in looking for an obscure church history. It was not available on microfilm, and he was looking for a library that might do an interlibrary loan. WorldCat is a database that allows anyone to search for books in almost any library in the world. You can access WorldCat through the MCPL website with your library card. WorldCat opens automatically to look for books only in Missouri libraries, so be sure to change the setting to World Libraries on the Search page.
This is the question my friends and I begin to ask each other in September as we begin to anticipate our return to Haiti. It's that time of year again. and in addition to making my sixth trip to Haiti, I'll be heading to El Salvador for the first time in January.
Technology is a great thing. It evolves faster as the days, months, and years go by. So, we at the Parkville Branch are striving to better ourselves by becoming more familiar with the databases on our MCPL webpage available to everyone that likes and needs to use them. Then, we can be awesome and even more helpful.
Estoy Norteamericana y mi nombre es Debbie. Soy habla de ingles y habla un poco de español.
If you can read and understand Spanish, you know that I have just introduced myself as a North American named Debbie. I also stated that I speak English and a little Spanish. This phrase is one that I used quite often on my recent 10-day trip to Chile. Traveling to different parts of the world is exciting, but it can be very difficult if the people speak a different language.
Are you looking for help with a craft dilemma? Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center has articles to help with just about any type of project you might have. It contains full text articles covering over 140 topics, from hundreds of magazines and books. This easy to use database can be searched by category, topic or popular resources.
Twenty years ago, Lois McMaster Bujold, one of the few women at the time writing science fiction, was already a rising star. Her novel, Barrayar, won the Hugo and Locus awards and was nominated for the Nebula that year. Barrayar begins a saga that spans light years and generations of the Vorkasigan family. It’s one of my favorite science fiction epics of all time.
TrueFlix is an amazing new online database from Scholastic that we now subscribe to. If your child needs a true book for a class project or just wants to learn about real subjects, click on TrueFlix and start reading!
Most people toss their old telephone books in the recycle bin and never give them a second thought. To a genealogist, however, any city directory is a valuable resource in locating people. A telephone book, which is an alphabetical listing of residents, is a type of directory familiar to most people. A city directory can be used to locate an ancestor between census years. It may also list a spouse or other family members living in the same town. Some directories give a person’s occupation. City directories often have a section that lists residents by street.&nb