What do we mean by a database?
It’s a fancy word for a collection of information accessed by a computer.
Why should we use a database?
The Internet offers a great deal of free information but there is no guarantee that it is accurate or reliable.
Databases are collections of information reviewed by experts and updated constantly so that is accurate and trustworthy.
Your library subscribes to several databases, chosen to provide additional information in popular and well used areas of the book collection.
Take a look at the subscriptions that are free for your use with your library card. The variety ranges from genealogy, health, car repair, careers and magazines and newspapers.
Chilton Automotive Maintenance and repair of your vehicle. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Do you need help writing a resume? Could you use some practice on interviewing before you go for an interview?
Take a look at a new online resource to help you: Career Transitions, a new resource to help you with resume writing, cover letters, and interviewing.
Also included are sections on assessing your career interests, information about various careers, and how to match your current experience to new careers. You can search schools and programs that offer training.
This resource is a new addition to the FL Electronic Library. Choose ‘Career Transitions’ from find information online.
Fix your car anytime of the day or night with Chilton Automotive. Maintenance and repair at your fingertips!
Genealogy databases to help you find your ancestors. Heritage Quest is available in the library or from home. Ancestry is only available from library computers.
Fix your car. Chilton Automotive includes how-to and maintenance info to fix your vehicle anytime of the day or night.
Reliable, accurate health information available 24/7. Online resources.
Do you remember the book Roots?
Genealogy research became more popular with the publication of this book by Alex Haley in 1976. Do you remember the TV miniseries in 1977 based on the book…it was very popular and genealogy research became a new quest for many Americans. (The libraries have both the book and the video of Roots.)
Take a look at Ancestry Library Edition in the Find Information Online section. There is no remote access from home (the company does not sell remote access) so you must use library computers to search the database.
You will find information from the 1930 U.S. Federal census, ship and passenger immigration records, and even United Kingdom census information. There is more information and the database is updated daily. The searching is easy and you can print information, email it to yourself or others, or save your information to a disk.
The libraries have many books on genealogy, some you can check out, some to use only in the library. Look in the 929 section or ask a staff member for help.
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>This month take a look at HeritageQuest and AncestryLibraryEdition. Both will assist you in developing and adding to the genealogy of your family. On line images of census records are available as well as immigration and passenger lists, family histories, military records and newspapers and periodicals. Both are a rich source for genealogy information.
HeritageQuest is available from library computers and from your home computer. You will need your library card barcode information to log in from home.
AncestryLibraryEdition is only available from library computers. Remote access is not sold to libraries.
These online databases supplement our print collection in areas of special interest. These databases are updated frequently and contain reliable information…something to look for in these days of thousands of hits in Google searches.
If you’d like books to go with the online databases check the nonfiction 929 section.