Hot Topics & Databases A-Z get a new look!


DATABASES A-ZOur Databases A-Z page and Hot Topics has a new look and more content! The easiest way to access Databases A-Z is click on the big blue button labeled Go to A-Z List. (hint: if you don’t see it on your screen scroll to the right or if viewing on a small screen scroll down). Students will also find Homework Help and it too has a new look and great new content for getting their homework done quickly.

Back to School Time – The Library Can Help You With Your Homework!


homework helpGot Homework? The Library has terrific online resources available 24/7 365 days a year, which makes it quick and easy to do your homework. There are Always Available eBooks, databases and vetted websites in all subject areas. Best of all there is FREE online Tutoring with a real teacher!  Available for all grade levels and subjects. So there is no excuse for poor grades this year with all our terrific resources. To get started visit our Hot Topics, select your subject area or select Databases A-Z. Students can also access Homework Help pages by grade level from the Library’s Homepage. And Teachers, we have not forgotten you! We have put together a new tool called the Teacher’s Toolbox which is full of lesson plans, activities and what the library can do for you and your students.

Quick Search & Databases A-Z


To continue with our tour of the new website – on May 25th you will find Quick Search and Databases A-Z under the Find Information menu.

Quick Search will take you to the current federated searching page you currently use to find our databases by subject or in a alphabetical listing.

  • Subject area:  The difference between this list of databases by subject and the one found under Search by Topic is the ability to search more than one database at a time.
  • Databases A-Z list: Here you can select a single database or check off the ones you want to search and perform the search.  This is what “federated search” means.

Unfortunately, we will only be offering this Quick Search option through the end of 2010. Before then familiarize yourself with  Search By Topic and Databases A-Z sections of the new website so you won’t be lost come 2011.

Databases A-Z list will present you with a list of databases in alphabetical order.  This is handy if you know the name of the database you want to search.  Up at the top select the letter of the alphabet which the database starts with then scroll through the list to find your database.  Here you will need to search each database individually to find your information.

A Better Way Learn a Language?


As a whole, languages are complex systems. Technology has allowed us to make learning them easier than ever. Mango Languages, on the Databases A-Z page, is unique tool that quickly teaches languages with real conversations, while the learner has control over the pace of learning.

Traditional language courses build a base of vocabulary and grammar over the course of months (or even years) before teaching you how to have real and meaningful conversations.  But every lesson in Mango’s system integrates vocabulary and grammar into real-life sentences. With Mango, you won’t have to wait months or years before you can apply what you’ve learned to a real-life situation. Mango isn’t about teaching words without purpose; it’s about turning you into a functional communicator in the real world.

Each course in Mango Languages consists of 100 main lessons with vocabulary and phrasebook reviews. There are courses in Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, German, Greek, Mandarin, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian and Russian. There are also English courses for speakers of Spanish, Polish or Brazilian Portuguese.

The Mango Language program is truly a system. It’s not like learning from a book where you have to construct your own methods of assimilating the information. With Mango, all you have to do is run through the program, step by step, and let the power of our system take care of the rest.

The Mango Language Program offers one more great feature: there is a link to a translator at the top of the page. In addition to all of the listed program languages, it will translate up to 500 words to or from Arabic, Dutch and Korean. Try it out soon!

A Better Way Learn a Language


As a whole, languages are complex systems. Technology has allowed us to make learning them easier than ever. Mango Languages, on the Databases A-Z page, is unique tool that quickly teaches languages with real conversations, while the learner has control over the pace of learning.

Traditional language courses build a base of vocabulary and grammar over the course of months (or even years) before teaching you how to have real and meaningful conversations.  But every lesson in Mango’s system integrates vocabulary and grammar into real-life sentences. With Mango, you won’t have to wait months or years before you can apply what you’ve learned to a real-life situation. Mango isn’t about teaching words without purpose; it’s about turning you into a functional communicator in the real world.

Each course in Mango Languages consists of 100 main lessons with vocabulary and phrasebook reviews. There are courses in Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, German, Greek, Mandarin, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian and Russian. There are also English courses for speakers of Spanish, Polish or Brazilian Portuguese.

The Mango Language program is truly a system. It’s not like learning from a book where you have to construct your own methods of assimilating the information. With Mango, all you have to do is run through the program, step by step, and let the power of our system take care of the rest.

The Mango Language Program offers one more great feature: there is a link to a translator at the top of the page. In addition to all of the listed program languages, it will translate up to 500 words to or from Arabic, Dutch and Korean. Try it out soon!