Thursday, February 26, 2015

Important Proquest announcements

Two important announcements from Proquest:

There will be downtime for most Proquest products on Saturday, February 28th starting at 8p Mountain time and lasting approximately 5 hours. During that time most Proquest services will be unavailable.  This includes Culturegrams, eLibrary, Obituaries, Chadwyck Healey databases, Congressional, and SIRS (all editions).  All databases on the search.proquest.com (Proquest central) site will be unavailable. Proquest is updating their system infrastructure to improve performance, security, and reliability.

Secondly, as previously announced, Heritage Quest will be undergoing an update which is scheduled for March 4th.  More about this update is available at http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/  The link to Heritage Quest will not change, and there should be no loss of access for any current users. One important change is that Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or older will no longer be supported.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mango Languages News

Mango Languages News!

In partnership with the Cherokee Nation and the Tulsa City-County Library, Mango Languages has officially debuted their first-ever Native American course. Learn more
 











And while you are checking out Mango, read more about the newly redesigned Mango Mobile - with voice comparison features and iPad support.  
More about the app updates

Thursday, February 5, 2015

OneClick Digital Audiobooks - website redesign

A significant redesign of the OneClick Digital website will be made available late on Tuesday, February 10th. After 9pm mountain time, users can expect 2-4 hours of downtime while the site is being updated. You should make sure that you have fully downloaded all audiobooks prior to 9p that evening. Preview the new site here

You can sign up for a training session on the OneClick site here *offered on Feb 11 and 25

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman an early American aviator and the first African American to earn a pilot's license, was born January 26, 1893.

To learn more about her life, women in aviation, African American aviators, check out:

Novelist Plus for fiction and non-fiction books, such as, Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh, Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman, and Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation.

Biography In Context for biographic information, reference and magazine articles, with links to other women aviators, Jacqueline Cochrane and Jean Batten.

Smithsonian Collections Online for the articles, My Quest for Queen Bessie and The Other Harlem.

Britannica Public Library and Britannica School for brief articles (at various reading levels) on her life.

ProQuest Central for historic newspaper articles.

All these, and more, can be found at GoWYLD.net. 


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Heritage Quest updates - Coming Soon


HeritageQuest® Online, powered by Ancestry, coming soon!

Thank you for your subscription to HeritageQuest Online. Important changes are coming later in Q1. The HeritageQuest Online platform will transition to a new interface powered by Ancestry.com. This will result in a number of updates to HeritageQuest Online that will benefit administrators behind-the-scenes, add new content, and help streamline the research process for genealogists.
For more details about the upcoming changes and how they will affect you and your users visit http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/.

Summary of key changes
  • Content Enhancements: Including complete U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 with images and every-name indexes, and much more.
  • Enhanced functionality: All-new image viewer and greyscale or color images.
  • Access: The changeover to the new version will be automatic.  No changes will need to be made by libraries.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

History Day 2015 and GoWYLD.net


The Wyoming State Library has created a research guide for Wyoming History Day 2015.  Here you will find possible topics and sources in GoWYLD.net, the 2015 Theme Sheet, database tutorials, and sources in GoWYLD.net for primary source documents.
You will find the guide at http://guides.gowyld.net/HistoryDay2015.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Zinio - More new content!

Thanks to all our library contributors we have been able to add subscriptions for more new titles in Zinio.

**** these three will appear in the library collection later in Dec ***
AllRecipes - Laramie County
Architectural Digest - Park County
Bon Appetit - Weston County

***  currently available ***
Conde Nast Traveler - Lincoln County
Glamour - Sheridan County
Golf Digest - Campbell County
GQ - Sheridan County
New Yorker - Converse County
SELF - Campbell County
Teen Vogue - Sheridan County
Vanity Fair - Campbell County
Vogue - Sheridan County
Wired - Converse County