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 

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 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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Check out more 3M Cloud books

Wyoming Cloud eBook users can now check out up to five books and place holds on five more. The WYLD Shared Purchases Committee made this recommendation based on the fact that the ebook collection now has over 8000 books and very low hold ratios for all but a small number of them.

Users can also find updated documentation for the new mobile apps released in October and November on the GoWYLD site at

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Veteran's Day

In honor of Veteran's Day, check out this resource in ProQuest Central, Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War.

The trench journals and unit magazines of the First World War are a unique source of information on the common serviceman and woman’s experience of the war. These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation. As such they contain the hitherto unheard voices of hundreds of thousands of men and women writing from every facet of the conflict.They were written and illustrated by service personnel from a huge variety of units: the infantry, artillery, air force, naval, supply and transport units, military hospitals and training depots of all combatant nations including America, Britain, Germany, Canada, France, Australia and New Zealand. Although the majority of journals that have survived originate from units based on the Western Front in France and Belgium, there are also magazines from units serving on the Eastern Front, in Gallipoli, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Britain and America. 
Click on image to read.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Content and features in Zinio

New Content and Features in Zinio Magazine service

Starting October 29th, WIRED magazine and The New Yorker are now available in the Wyoming Zinio service.  These titles have been sponsored by Converse County Public Library.

A recent update to Zinio gives patrons the option to choose their public or academic library when logging in.  This will help with statistical usage.  Users will also be able to check magazines out from the main Zinio display and sign up for email notification of new issues for titles that are checked out in their Zinio library.