Recently, I took the time to explore one of our Research Databases, Live Homework Help from Tutor.com. I decided to dive into this exploratory mission after one of our customers asked me for assistance with one of its resources. She, a college student, was working on a paper and had a professor recommend Live Homework Help. She was attempting to upload an entire paper for review; I didn't even know this was an offered service.
Using Search Engines (Such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo!) and Navigating Databases: Why Boolean Search Terms Are My Best Friends
Have you ever spent hours searching for a specific item or article without ever finding what you needed? I certainly have. I want to tell you about a few magic words that can, in most cases, help you find exactly what you want. These particular words are referred to as Boolean Search Terms. Boolean is pronounced Boo-Lee-uhn, with the ending sounding like the "-lian" in "Lillian."
If you celebrated Christmas in July, then it’s time to celebrate the new year in August. This is a great time to start losing weight and getting healthy. One of MCPL’s newest databases, GymAmerica, can get you started with a custom diet plan and fitness tracker. The online personal trainer/nutrition system creates exercise and diet plans based on your individual needs, goals, and schedules.
Recently, I was trying to find something new to read. None of my favorite authors have anything coming out in the near future, so I was a little stumped on what to read in the meantime. It just so happened that MCPL recently introduced a new Books and Reading database called BookPsychic. It looked interesting and had a catchy name, so I decided to give it a try.
If you are researching a person who died in Missouri between 1910 and 1962, you are in luck, because you can view a digital copy of their death certificate online at Missouri Digital Heritage. Go to: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/, and click on “Search Death Certificate Database.” You will be prompted to fill in boxes with last name, first name, county, and year for the basic search.