Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Disasters!

This is a super exciting project for your librarians :-)

Seriously, we added a whole collection of disaster-related resources a few years back and then the project we bought them for was dropped :-(

But now... we have Mr. Staffaroni :-)

And we can examine disasters again :-))

So how do we access all these resources?

Destiny, the online catalog is a great starting place

There are lots and lots of new features in Destiny this year - Namely, we grouped our eBooks under a different tab - very helpful in filtering out what you cannot access, depending on whether you are physically here in school or not.

Also, there is what folks call a federated search tab (OneSearch), which sifts through our databases in one fell swoop and returns results based on your inquiry.  It's still a little buggy, but we are working on it.

So that's the good news. Here is the important piece. YOU MUST LOG IN to access these resources! Use the same user name and password you use to access the schooo network on any computer in the building.




If your screen looks like You did not log in :-(







If your screen looks like this, you did log in :-)








 Databases:
I don't want to give too much away, but there is a follow-up piece to this project. You will need to look at local news. Luckily for you, there is a database of just that at New Canaan Library, and we have access to it! Newsbank New Canaan Newspapers

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