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1 O NLINE R ESOURCES FOR THE 21 ST C ENTURY EDUCATOR Emmet O’Neal Library Tech Showcase

2 S ERIAL S OLUTIONS Source for finding magazines How to Access Serials Solutions Go to Click on Research Databases at the bottom of the page On the right hand side under General Reference, Magazines and Newspapers click on Serials Solutions Type the name of the magazine you are looking for in the search bar. For instance: Consumer Reports. Look for the date range you want and click on that edition Voila!

3 A CADEMIC S EARCH P REMIER Finding articles relative to your subject Go to Under the Adult tab at the top of the page click on Resources at the top of the page Under Electronic Resources click on Research Databases. On the right hand side under General Reference, Magazines and Newspapers click on Academic Search Premier Type keywords of the subject you are looking for in the search bar. For instance: Greek Mythology You can limit your results to full text and peer- reviewed articles underneath the search bar. Click Enter. Voila!

4 SIRS D ISCOVERER Children’s specific database Full text articles Breaks down articles by category: Newspaper, Magazines, Reference, Graphics, & Websites Links to legitimate websites for further information. Go to Under the Children’s tab at the top of the page click on Resources at the top of the page Select the Alabama Virtual Library Link Under the Student Resources tab select Elementary School Then select SIRS Discoverer

5 L EARNING E XPRESS L IBRARY Connecting students with practice tests Learning Express Library requires a valid Jefferson County Library Cooperative library card AND it requires that the student set up a simple, free account to keep up with exams taken. How to Access ACT, SAT, AP Exam Preparation Go to Click on Resources at the bottom of the page Click on Research Databases under ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Click on Learning Express Library under SOCIAL SCIENCES, CAREERS, AND TESTS Click on College Preparation Choose which exam you’d like to practice Be awesome!

6 F IRST S EARCH AND W ORLDCAT First Search Looking for a book that’s not available at any of the JCLC libraries? First Search and Worldcat have the answer! Request the book through Interlibrary Loan and get a copy from a library system outside of Jefferson County Under the Adult tab at the top of the page click on Resources at the top of the page Under Electronic Resources click on Research Databases. On the right hand side under General Reference, Magazines and Newspapers click on Serial Solutions or Worldcat.org

7 M OUNTAIN BROOK ONLINE RESOURCES CHILDREN TumblebookTumblebook & Tumblebook Jr. Access to an online collection of animated talking picture books, puzzles, and videos now older chapter books, graphic and audiobooks through Tumblebook Jr. Use on computer or tablet (Tablet has a limited collection) Capstone Interactive Over 500 titles. Mostly Nonfiction titles Also animates and narrates the books. Entire collection available for computers & tablets To access go to Under the Children’s tab at the top of the page click on Tumblebook, Muzzy, & More… at the top of the page Select the resource you want to use

8 M OUNTAIN BROOK ONLINE RESOURCES A DULT Heritage Quest A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, LexisNexis, & U.S. Serial Set. Newsbank Access to Birmingham News Mountain Brook residents only

9 M OUNTAIN BROOK ONLINE RESOURCES CHILDREN Muzzy Online Children’s conversational foreign language learning system 10 languages: Brazilian, Portuguese, English (American & British), French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish (Castillian & Latin-American) Lessons, Movies, Vocabulary focus Entire collection available for computers & tablets Find this resource following the Capstone directions EOL Children’s Goodreads Positive book reviews from the EOL staff List of popular titles about to be released.

10 M OUNTAIN BROOK ONLINE RESOURCES A DULT Universal Class Access to over 500 online non-credit education classes Mountain Brook residents only Rocket Language Conversational learning program 12 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Ingles, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Sign Language, Spanish, Interactive Audio, Language & Culture, Games, & Survival Kit available Works with both computer and tablets equally Mountain Brook residents only- Login required

11 D ATABASES Serial Solutions Mainly used for access to eMagazines and specifically Consumer Report. LearningExpress Library Each center offers practice tests, exercises, skill- building courses, and other information for school, work, and life. 12 learning centers will information for elementary through high school and other life and job related test.

12 M USIC Freegal Download 3 free MP3 format songs every week and they are yours to keep Access hundreds of thousands of songs from Sony Music’s catalog Mountain Brook residents only Login with library card number Under the Adult’s tab at the top of the page click on Resources at the top of the page Select the Freegal Link Login with Jefferson County (Mountain Brook coded) library card.

13 H OMEWORK H ELP Offers free homework help from subject specialists. Open Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free tutoring for all subjects from K3- 12, college intro, and adult learners

14 E B OOKS & D OWNLOADABLE A UDIOBOOKS Overdrive Access to the JCLC eBook collection and downloadable audiobook collection Thousands of books ranging from picture books to adult books. Works on Nooks, Kindles, and Apple devices Overdrive Advantage- Access to books the Emmet O’Neal Library purchased only for Mountain Brook residents.

15 E B OOKS & D OWNLOADABLE A UDIOBOOKS Axis 360 Baker & Taylor’s digital media library. Unique browsing library Blio cloud- can access through your computer or tablet. Not available to Kindles Only Mountain Brook residents


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