Have you ever read a book that you just couldn’t put down? Maybe, you even lost a few nights sleep just to see what happened next. Then came a very sad day, and the book came to an end. You were devastated…how would you go on without the beloved characters in this book?!
Everyone likes to share, especially when it comes to genealogy. We spend our time researching, and when we finally find a long lost ancestor, we want to share that with the world. FamilySearch has a new tool available on their website that can help genealogists share their information as well as connect with family working on the same lines. The new tool is called Family Tree, and it is free and now available to the public.
The days are getting shorter, school supplies are starting to show up at all the discount stores, and your parents are getting that edgy look in their eyes...you know what that means: it's almost time for school to start! Ok, all together, let's do one big *groan*.
We've gotten that out of the way, so let's focus on the positives: you get to see all your friends that have been MIA all summer, it's time to start looking for cute fall/winter fashions, and don't forget the return of your fav TV shows!
Want to fix your car, but don’t know how? ChiltonLibrary.com is the place to go for automotive repair information for the DIYer. I recently used it to check the scheduled maintenance on my old, 1999 Plymouth Breeze that has nearly 200,000 miles (It is going to be an exciting day when it clicks over from 199,999 to 200,000).
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.
We’ve all been there. You are at the library or airport looking for a good book to read. You've checked out all your favorite authors, and they don’t have anything new available. In desperation (they just called your flight or you need to get home to start dinner), you turn to one of the displays and grab a book at random. You begin reading and find that you are really enjoying the story. By the time you reach the last page, you are hooked. You have just found your newest favorite author.
I am a busy person. I am a newlywed, I work two jobs, and I'm a full-time graduate student working towards a Masters in Library Science. With all that going on, it can get quite stressful. I love to cook, but at the moment, I really don’t have time to make an elaborate gourmet meal every night (much to my husband’s disappointment)! Most of the time, I don't even want to come home and cook at all. I have come to rely on my crockpot for many of our meals. Can I just say, I LOVE my crockpot! Who’s with me?? It doesn’t get much easier than that!