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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scheduled downtime - Saturday, October 18th, 2014

GoWYLD will not be available for a period of time on Saturday morning, October 18th from 3:00 a.m. until approximately noon, due to scheduled maintenance in the data center where the servers are housed.

Alternate access to databases can be found on the LibGuides site at (click on the alpha tabs to browse product titles) However, users will not be able to authenticate from outside a library for some products.  

eBooks, Zinio and eAudio:  For the most part, users should be able to access all the digital products through the product apps.  Any books currently checked out will remain available for reading.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day and Mango Languages

Talk Like a Pirate Day is Friday, September 19th.

If you have wanted to try out Mango Languages, but aren't ready to tackle about Pirate?

Aye!  Mango Languages includes Pirate, along with 63 other languages.

Go to and select Mango.  You do not need to create a login to look around, just click on Quick Start.  Pirate is on the Featured list.  While you are there, check out the All Languages link.  You'll find Spanish and Spanish for Librarians, and Medical Spanish.  There are Religious and Scholarly (Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek).

You can find an article about Talk Like a Pirate Day by Dave Barry in ProQuest Central. (search: Miami Herald AND Dave Barry AND Pirate)

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Friday, August 29, 2014

CQ Researcher not renewed

The WYLD Shared Purchases Committee has recommended that CQ Researcher not be renewed this fall.  The database will no longer be available after September 30th, 2014.

This decision was made based on a significant drop in usage over the past three years and the comparable content available in other resources on GoWYLD.

This announcement has been added to the GoWYLD announcements page at and the listings on GoWYLD where links to CQ Researcher appear.  (Current events, social issues, student research)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

National Inventors Month

August is National Inventors Month, an extended celebration of American invention and creativity. The event, started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA, the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors' Digest magazine, helps promote a positive image of inventors and highlights their real contributions to the world.

Check out a few of the resources that provide information about inventions and inventors.

SIRS Discoverer.  
 Click on Educator’s Resources, then Spotlight of the Month. They highlight inventions and a few inventors. To see more, scroll down and click on the link under 2014 Spotlight Archives.  This goes to a results list with newspaper, magazine, and web articles (For example, did you know that Hedy Lamarr was an actress and an inventor?  Find out in Social Studies for Kids, March 19, 2014).

Biography In Context
 Inventors category is listed on the main page.  Note that there are 3 names.  Select View More to see the full list.
Science In Context
 Search: bar code. Check out the reference article, Invention of the Bar Code Revolutionizes Retail Sales and Inventory Control.
 Search:  Fibonacci Sequence to find out more about the Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89…. This sequence expresses many naturally occurring relationships in the plant world.

Search inventors in Britannica Public.  Results include:  a chronology of inventions, history of motion pictures, the telephone, and individual inventors.

Also check out one of our digital collections, Wyoming Inventors
This database indexes United States patents in which one or more of the inventors were from Wyoming. Each record provides a link to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.