Back-To-School Time


Hey kids!  It’s that time again to get ready for back-to-school, so get out your smart phone and computer and add these cool tools so you are ready to do your homework!

  • Bookmark the Library’s mobile website – use this to put holds on books for your assignments.
  • Add the iPhone App Access MyLibrary – this will allow you to search from your phone for full text magazine and newspaper articles and reference books found in the Gale databases.
  • Add  EBSCO Mobile to any smartphone – this will search all the EBSCO databases from your phone for magazine and newspaper articles.
  • Start off the year right with your own online tutor and best of all it’s free! So bookmark your computer to go to BrainFuse Help Now!
  • Last but not least bookmark the Library’s Homework Help site.  We have selected top databases and websites and arranged by subject area to make getting your homework done fast easy!

By using this cool tools on the school bus you will have half your homework done by the time you get home!

This program (Brainfuse) is funded in part by the Nevada State Library and Archives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

EBSCOhost 2.0


EBSCOhost is an online collection of databases, with a user-friendly, customizable features for searching and retrieving information. EBSCOhost offers basic and advanced searching by Boolean logic, enhanced subject indexing and journal searching. The interface has links from the full record display to related articles by subject, source or author. In addition, EBSCOhost users can print, e-mail or download multiple articles.

EBSCOhost offers a range of advanced searching features. Results can be limited by subject, author, journal, date, peer-reviewed status and full text availability. In addition, users can build upon their search terms by using EBSCOhost’s search history and search builder capabilities. EBSCOhost also offers links to title lists, expanded publisher information, and help with citing electronic resources.

Below are the files to help you learn more about searching and using EBSCOhost databases; these links will open in a new window:

If you need the Macromedia FLASH plug-in for the tutorials, go here. You can right-click the WORD documents, select “Save Target As..” and have a local copy of the documents.