[NEBRASKACCESS] EBSCO Databases – Enhancements, changes and issues

The following information is provided by Allana Novotny, Technology & Access Services Librarian – Nebraska Library Commission

This month EBSCO announced an enhancement and change to some of the databases available through NebraskAccess. Please see the information below to learn more.

NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus

Accelerated Reader (AR) information has been added to both of the NoveList databases. AR is a program used by schools. AR levels are used to determine the appropriateness (Interest Level score) and text difficulty (Book Level score) for a book. When AR information is available for a title it will be displayed on the search results screen and in the record view.

To learn more about AR click on the AR information listed in the record to be taken to the help page.

Two AR limiters are also available on the Advanced Search screen in both databases.

MasterFILE, Primary Search, Explora Public & Explora Primary

These databases include the Associated Press (AP) Video Collection. In the past, whenever you performed a search that matched one or more videos the AP Video Carousel would always be displayed after the second item on the search results screen.

EBSCO has made a small change to how this works. The AP Video collection is still available; however, if you apply certain limiters the AP Video Carousel will no longer appear in your search results list. The limiters that will cause the carousel to be suppressed include: Peer Review, any Source Type (except Video), Collection, Publisher, Publication, or Content Provider.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Recently we have encountered a couple of issues while searching the MyHeritage Library Edition database. These issues have been reported.

Search Records by Location

The Search Records by Location option on the main search screen is not working correctly. After selecting a location and performing a search, your search results should be limited to that location. Currently search results are not being limited to that location.

Even though this feature is not working correctly, using it is still a great way to see what collections are available for a particular location. For example, you can click on Europe and then select Liechtenstein. Along the right side of the screen, it lists the collection that is available for Liechtenstein. Click on “Liechtenstein, Births and Baptisms, 1650-1875” to search just that collection.

1870 United States Federal Census

The 1870 US Census is missing the navigational tools that allow you to move from one page of the census to the next. Normally these navigational tools would appear above the image of the census record. While these navigational tools may not be used a lot, they can come in handing when you want to see who lived near someone or when you are having problems locating someone. Here is a screenshot of the navigational tools.

(Illustrations have been deleted from this version.)

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58th Annual Grammy Hits

These Grammy hits are available to listeners through the South Sioux City Public Library Freegal page.    Sign-in with your library card and enjoy this playlist and many others free of charge with your library card.

Uptown Funk Uptown Funk Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars 4:30
Dear Future Husband Title Meghan Trainor 3:04
Really Love Black Messiah D’Angelo and The Vanguard 5:44
Born To Play Guitar Born To Play Guitar Buddy Guy 4:58
Heartbeat Song Heartbeat Song Kelly Clarkson 3:15
Soul On Fire (feat. All Sons & Daughters) Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship (Deluxe Editio Third Day feat. All Sons & Dau.. 3:18
Because He Lives (Amen) Saints and Sinners Matt Maher 3:25
Wanna Be Happy? Losing My Religion Kirk Franklin 4:28
Little Toy Guns Greatest Hits: Decade #1 Carrie Underwood 3:31
Burning House Untamed Cam 3:52
Apparently 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole 4:53
We’re All We Need Ultra Dance 17 Above & Beyond feat. Zoe John.. 4:22
coffee coffee Miguel 4:50
My Favorite Part Of You Forever Charlie Charlie Wilson 4:25
Let It Burn Reality Show Jazmine Sullivan 4:00
Breathing Underwater Breathing Underwater Hiatus Kaiyote 8:28
If I Don’t Have You Calling All Lovers Tamar Braxton 4:13
512 VII: Sturm Und Drang Lamb of God 4:45
Moaning Lisa Smile My Love Is Cool Wolf Alice 2:41
I Won’t Dance The Silver Lining – The Songs of Jerome Kern Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap 3:12
Ex’s & Oh’s Love Stuff Elle King 3:21
L$D L$D A$AP Rocky 3:58
Something From Nothing Sonic Highways Foo Fighters 4:49
Freedom Freedom Pharrell Williams 2:42

AMERICAN SNIPER IS THE NEXT BIG LIBRARY READ!

The votes have been tallied and the overwhelming winner for the next Big Library Read isAmerican Sniper, the New York Times number one bestselling autobiography by Chris Kyle. From March 17-31 millions of readers from around the world can join the Big Library Read global eBook club by borrowing American Sniper from their library’s OverDrive website without any wait lists or holds.

American Sniper tells the true story of the most lethal sniper in U.S. history as Chris Kyle recounts his time spent serving in the military overseas. You’ll also read sections written by his wife, Taya Kyle, sharing her experiences back home as her husband served multiple tours of duty in the Middle East. During the Big Library Read event we will also have a special episode of our Professional Book Nerds podcast with Taya Kyle where she’ll offer unique insight on her and Chris’s lives as well as the experiences many military families go through.

To learn more about the Big Library Read program, join the discussion board or to see American Sniper read-alikes you can visit http://biglibraryread.com/. We would like to thank HarperCollins for making this incredible book available for this global digital reading event.

From the OverDrive Library Blog 

 

Flagship Romance at the South Sioux City Public Library

Flagship Romance will perform at the South Sioux City Public Library on Wednesday night February 24th at 6:30 p.m.

 Flagship Romance consists of newlywed singers and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

 Since the release of their debut EP, The Fudge Sessions, in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has toured the US multiple times, making stops at legendary venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and multiple performances at the historical Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. The variety of acts that this duo has shared the stage with is a tribute to the universal accessibility of their compositions and live show. These names include Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, and Mason Jennings. Flagship Romance has also been a part of some of 2013’s biggest festivals including SXSW, Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.

In today’s music market, where more and more avid listeners are clamoring for something honest and real, Flagship Romance plans to take that honesty, chemistry, and “real-ness” to new heights.

 A ten dollar suggested donation to help with the travel expenses of the band will be taken the night of the event.

 Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss the book The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m.  The book takes a fictional look at the life of the wife of the famous flier Charles Lindbergh, Ann Murrow Lindbergh.

 Technology Classes:  We offer technology classes on Monday through Thursday of this week.

 On Monday we offer Tech Monday at 6:00 p.m. and Everything Google at 7:00 p.m.

 On Tuesday, February 23rd we have Tech Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., Microsoft Windows 1 at 11:00 a.m., Microsoft Windows 2 at 1:00 p.m., Smartphone Apps at 2:00 p.m., and E-book Reader class at 5:00 p.m.

 Wednesday we have Searching the Internet at 6:00 p.m. and Job and Career Accelerator at 7:00 p.m.

 Finally, on Thursday, February 24th we offer Excel 1, 2, and 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., E-book Reader is at 2:00 p.m., Using Reference Sources 3:00 p.m., and Internet Privacy at 4:00 p.m.

 500 Years of Latinos in America:  As a part of this celebration we will introduce this new program entitled Your Stories on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. In this program, we will begin recording immigrant stories of what brought you to the United States. This will be a continuing program of the South Sioux City Public Library.

Youth Activities: This month we have LEGO Build – Every Monday starting at 3:30 and ending at 5:00, we will have LEGO’s out in the youth area of the library for children to build with.  Come let imaginations fly!

Family Movies – All movies are “PG-13” ratings or lower, for the whole family to enjoy!  Family movies are shown on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Night of FUN – Night of FUN is a program to get families used to coming into the library and finding a

fun atmosphere. We explore books, crafts, games, and science.  This is on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

 Wow! You Made That? – Children in 3rd grade and older can come learn all about the outdoors and their surroundings – from wildlife to camping.  This class is held on Tuesday February 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

Pat-A-Cake Pals – This is a time to introduce the library to our youngest customers, those under 2 years old.  We sing, read, and play on Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m.

After-School Program – This is a time for kids in grades 3rdthrough 5thto hang out at the library. We will have snacks crafts, hands-on learning, reading, and more!  This is on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

Toddler Time – A story time for children 2-3 years old and their caregivers. We enjoy books, crafting and a snack on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

 Seed Starting Class:  Learn how to get seeds started before the planting season on Monday 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

 Have a great week and read good books.

Romance is in the Air at the South Sioux City Public Library

The Following is the weekly column that is posted in the Dakota County Star.

Romance is in the Air at the South Sioux City Public Library

Mark your calendars for Wednesday February 24th at 6:30 p.m., when Flagship Romance performs in concert at the South Sioux City Public Library.

Flagship Romance consists of newlywed singers and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

Since the release of their debut EP, The Fudge Sessions, in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has toured the US multiple times, making stops at legendary venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and multiple performances at the historical Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. The variety of acts that this duo has shared the stage with is a tribute to the universal accessibility of their compositions and live show. These names include Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, and Mason Jennings. Flagship Romance has also been a part of some of 2013’s biggest festivals including SXSW, Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.

Flagship Romance headed into the studio in January 2014 to record their first full-length album, entitled Fee Fie Foh Fum. The stripped tracks on this new album consist of full-takes, with no splicing or tuning. Given the intimate, yet energetic quality of their live performances, this new record is a raw, real, and organic experience. In addition to the album, Fisher and Jackson invited a team of professional cinematographers to travel with them and document the entire recording process. This behind the scenes documentary features the studio performances, the duo’s love-laced back-story, and the beautiful nature surrounding the home-studio. Fee Fie Foh Fum was released on physical formats (CD/DVD) in June 2014, and will be released digitally in conjunction with a radio campaign in January 2015.

Flagship Romance has aligned their musical career with the clean water cause via the organization charity: water. In August 2012, Fisher and Jackson founded and organized the Clean Water Music Fest in Florida, to raise funding and awareness for the 800 million people on this planet without access to safe, clean drinking water. Since then, these two troubadours have raised over $125,000; 100% of that money is currently being used for well building and tap-stand projects in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Sahel region of Africa.

There is a #10 per person suggested donation at the door for this event.

Technology Classes:  We offer classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday February 16th through 18th.  On Tuesday we offer Tech Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., Microsoft Windows 1 at 11:00 a.m., Microsoft Windows 2 at 1:00 p.m., Smartphone Apps at 2:00 p.m., and E-book Readers at 5:00 p.m.  We offer Clean up your Computer on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. and Yahoo Messenger at 7:00 p.m.  Finally on Thursday February 18th we offer Microsoft PowerPoint 1 & 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and E-Book Reader class at 2:00 p.m.

Club 745.5 will teach participants how to make bookmarks with recycled book pages on Thursday, February, 18th at 6:30 p.m. and Friday Feruary, 19th at 10:30 a.m.

Presidents’ Day:  We will close in honor of the Presidents’ Day on Monday February 15th.

Popular Romance:  February is a month for romance.  The following are some of the most popular romance novels owned by the library.

Penny Town Justice by A.L. McWilliams is a western love story set in the Arizona territory.

Corsets & Clockwork:  13 Stempunk Romances edited by Trisha Telep is a series of mashup stories, combining romance with steampunk settings.

Streets of Fire by Solidad Santiago.  In this novel, Francesca Colon struggles to find a balance between raising her children, finding romance and proving herself as a police officer.

Presidential Biographies:  In honor of Presidents’ Day we recommend these popular presidential biographies.

Thomas Jefferson:  the Art of Power by Jon Meacham.  In this biography the author draws upon archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers to give readers a view of Jefferson the politician and the President, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity, and the genius of the new nation, lay in the possibility of progress. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history.

Andrew Jackson:  His Life and Times by H.W. Brands is an expansive book on the life of the first popularly elected President of the United States.

The Fiery Trial:  Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner.  In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly; moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln’s greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.

Destiny of the Republic:  a Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of the President by Candice Millard tells the story of the career of President James A. Garfield, his assassination, and attempts to save his life.

Have a great week and read great books.

Growing Nut Trees in Northeast Nebraska

Growing nut trees in northeast nebraska 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 10 a.m. to Noon

South Sioux City Public Library South Sioux City, NE Growing Nut Trees In Northeast Nebraska

Taught by: Steve Rasmusssen, Nebraska Forester & Larry Martin, Nebraska Nut Growers Association member Learn about conservation tree plantings, wildlife habitat enhancement and nut meat harvesting.

Your Stories and More at the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrating 500 Years of Latinos in America is a program brought to the library via Humanities Nebraska, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country’s largest minority group.

On February 8th, at 6:30 p.m. we will view the documentary The New Latinos (1946-1965).  Dr. Maria Arbelaez from UNO will lead the discussion following the 1 hour screening.

We will introduce this new program entitled Your Stories on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  In this program, we will begin recording immigrant stories of what brought you to the United States.  This will be a continuing program of the South Sioux City Public Library.

Library Eats:  Heart Healthy Cooking:  Discover what you need to know to do heart– Healthy Cooking on Thursday night February, 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Tech Monday/ Tuesday:  Bring your technology questions to the library on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. or on Tuesday Morning February 9th at 10:00 a.m. and library staff members will help you to find answers.

Get to Know Freegal Music:  If you love music as much as I do, you will find Freegal Music to be a valuable tool for streaming and downloading music.  Learn how to use the service on Monday night February 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel I, 2, and 3:  Get a crash course on Microsoft Excel on Tuesday February 9th Microsoft Excel 1 at 11:00 a.m., Excel 2 at 1:00 p.m., and Excel 3 at 2:00 p.m.

E-Book Reader:  Learn to download and read e-books from OverDrive on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Windows Basics 1 and 2:  Grasp the basics of Windows 1 at 6:00 p.m. and Windows 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Word 1, 2, and 3:  Thursday February 11th join us for our new compressed course on Microsoft 1, 2, and 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Facebook Basics:  Learn the basics of Facebook on Thursday February 11th at 3:00 p.m.

Twitter Basics:  Discover the basics of using Twitter on Thursday February 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Presidents’ Day is on Monday February 15th.  Stop by and pick up one of these books before Monday February 15th because we will be closed on that day for the Presidents’ Day Holiday.

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told : 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy by Rick Beyer (973.099 BEY) is a collection of lesser-known presidential tales relates such accounts as Abraham Lincoln’s saber duel, George Washington’s whiskey business, and the Ronald Reagan movie that saved the fortieth president’s life decades later.

Character is Destiny: inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should remember by John McCain (170. MCC) contains many stories about attributes of good character.  George Washington is an example of self-control.  The life of Abraham Lincoln is an example of resilience.  Dwight Eisenhower is an example of humility.  Theodore Roosevelt is a model of enthusiasm.  The book contains many more such stories of character.

The Presidents Fact Book : a comprehensive handbook to the achievements, events, people, triumphs, and tragedies of every president from George Washington to George W. Bush by Roger Matuz (973 MAT) Offers biographical information on the American presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, providing excerpts of their speeches and an analysis of their term in office.

Valentine’s Day Reads:  February 14th is Valentine’s Day.  To celebrate the day we recommend the book Love is Murder edited by Sandra Brown is a series of romantic suspense short stories and novellas.  The following are some of the novels from some of the contributors to this volume.

Friction by Sandra Brown (FIC BRO) “Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor.

Born of Defiance by Sherrilyn Kenyon (FIC KEN) When his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, outcast Talyn Batur finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government and his own beliefs of justice and right. But when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his home world that will end should he fail.

Echo Lake by Carla Neggers (PBK N) Heather Sloan has landed her dream job-the renovation of Vic Scarlatti’s stately 1912 country home overlooking the icy waters of Echo Lake in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. It’s the perfect project for the family business, but for once, Heather is in charge. Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock left Knights Bridge at eighteen, a few steps ahead of arrest and the wrath of Heather’s older brothers. Though Brody had never planned to return, Vic, a retired diplomat and friend, needs his help.

Hexed by Heather Graham (PBK G) when a ghost leads Devin Lyle to a body in the woods where year’s earlier FBI paranormal investigator Craig Rockwell found his friend dead, they find themselves drawn deeper into the case and Salem’s history.

The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart (PBK S) When her wealthy father’s Ponzi scheme is exposed, Ellie Chapman loses everything–including her fiancée–but learns valuable lessons in both life and love when she comes to St. Dennis, Maryland to sell her late mother’s house.

Have a great week and read good books.