Friday, February 12, 2016

Mango for Valentine's Day

Here is a fun post from the fun folks at Mango Languages:


Nothing says I love you like saying it in over 70 languages.
With Valentine's Day quickly waltzing toward us, there's no better time to share a box of chocolates and Mango Languages with the patrons you love. Start promoting Romance languages like Spanish, Italian, French and Brazilian Portuguese (Psst! They pair well with our French Wine and Cheese specialty course).
Here are some materials to help spread the love:
Check out our new blog post, Tips to Show Patrons Love this Valentine's Day.
Besos,
Your Secret Mango Admirer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Queen Bessie

Using GoWYLD.net to explore people and events.

Bessie Coleman, Queen Bessie, was born on January 26th, 1893.

Bessie Coleman, U.S. commemorative stamp, 1995. 

Photo from Britannica Public
 
Learn more about this early aviator, as well as other women and African Americans in the field of aviation. 

Start with Novelist Plus to locate books for kids and adults. Titles such as:  Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh, Bessie Coleman: Trailblazing Pilot by Carol Alexander, or Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator by Doris L. Rich.

You can also find the article by Doris L. Rich, My Quest for Queen Bess, in the Smithsonian and Air & Space archive. 

Check out History Reference Center or History Study Center, as well as Britannica Public and Britannica School, and Explora for a periodical articles and biography. For historical (and new) newspaper articles, search in ProQuest Central Newspapers.

For more biographies, go to the Biography subject in GoWYLD.net, http://gowyld.net/biography.html

All this, and more, can be found at GoWYLD.net. Please contact Chris Van Burgh, Database Instruction Librarian, if you have any questions, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov

Cochrane Library subscription cancelled

Due to low use and rising costs, the State Library has not renewed the subscription to The Cochrane Library.  Access to this database will cease on January 31, 2016.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Access to CQ Researcher restored

Access to the entire archive of CQ reports dating back to 1991 has been restored on GoWYLD.  Current reports from 2014 and 2015 are also available.  CQ produces weekly issues, written by experienced journalists, which cover current and controversial issues in-depth.  Find this database on the social issues, student research, and current events pages.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Free DMV practice tests added to GoWYLD

Free DMV practice tests are now available on the Test Preparation page of GoWYLD through a partnership with Driving-Tests.org. The new service includes Wyoming-specific car, motorcycle, and CDL tests, and is written specifically based on the state DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Find promotional text and images at http://driving-tests.org/educational-license-promotional-materials/ including web banners, bookmarks and suggested press release information.  The direct URL for access to the Wyoming driving test site is http://gowyld.driving-tests.org/

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Free classic ebooks added to OneClickDigital

Wyoming's OneClickDigital collection has been enhanced with the addition of 85 free classic ebooks.  To view the titles, connect to OneClickDigital and browse ebooks.  These books will also appear in your search results with an ebook icon on the cover.  All books are available for simultaneous multi-user access.

Users with the latest version of the OneClick app (released in early November) will be able to browse the ebooks by selecting the ebook tab.  Ebooks can also be downloaded to a computer using Adobe Digital Editions.

Along with the ebook collection, Recorded Books has an online book club.  To learn more about the Literary Classics Online Book Club, visit https://tlcobc.wordpress.com/ (promotional materials for the book club are available at https://tlcobc.wordpress.com/promotional-materials/

The Library Information page for OneClick has been updated with this new information at http://gowyld.net/libraries/audiobooks.html
Browse all eBooks

eBooks in search results

Classics Promo button

Monday, November 30, 2015

Subscription changes in Zinio

New magazines have been added to Zinio through the support of Campbell County Library: Harper's Magazine and Nickelodeon both begin with the November 2015 issues. Magazines not renewed in November include Ski Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Sport Fishing.