Posts tagged with "research"
Think books like the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance or the Encyclopedia of Popular Music can only be used in the Library? Think again! We've made over 5,000 of our specialized dictionaries, indexes and encyclopedias part of our new Research collection. These books can be checked out, renewed and even requested online. Come in and check it out!
Date and time: Saturday, October 17, 10 - 11 a.m. Location: Training Center Be prepared for the future of investment information. If you have always used our print investment resources in our Business Center, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with their online equivalents. More and more publishers are migrating to an exclusively online format, and this trend will probably continue. While we currently subscribe to most of these sources in print, we are concerned that you will only be able to access them online in the near future. Come to this class and learn how to use Value Line Research Center online, which is available on the Library's web site. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Google is powerful, but it shouldn’t be the only online tool in your kit. This demo will explore the library’s extensive list of online resources that take researchers beyond the basics—from vast collections of magazine and news articles to investment information, test preparation and even antique prices. A.H. library card not required.
Date and time: Tuesday, February 28, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Business Center
Consumer Lab is a new database that you can use to evaluate vitamins, herbs, and supplements that are not regularly tested by government organizations. In addition to product reviews, Consumer Lab contains the Natural and Alternative Treatments encyclopedia as well as announcements about product recalls and warnings. Use Consumer Lab to learn about everything from nutrition bars to Omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins, memory enhancers, and more. Consumer Lab is available on our Research page; either click on View Databases by Subject and select Health and Medical, or click on View Databases A-Z.
Date and time: Wednesday, January 27, 2–4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South If you made a New Year’s resolution to start researching your genealogy, this class will help you get started. You will learn what records to look for and where to find them. Jump start your research now and bring lots of questions. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100.
Just added to the Library's business databases, Plunkett Research provides a wealth of information about industry trends and statistics for a wide variety of industries from advertising to wireless communications. In addition Plunkett profiles thousands of industry-leading companies, spanning both public and privately held firms. It features information about industry associations and organizations, too. Plunkett is an excellent tool for job seekers, investors, students, market researchers and others. Plunkett Research is available through our web site under research. Click on databases by subject, then business. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.
Want to know how to make the best use of Twitter? How about improving your digital photography or learning how to use Photoshop? You can do this and so much more online using our new Safari Select database. It contains over 400 technical books that you can read entirely online. There's no downloading or checking them out. More than one person can read them at a time, so they are always available. You can find Safari Select listed with our other databases under Research. You can use it from home or in the Library. If using from home, you will need an A.H. library card, or you can come into the Library and register for remote access at the Welcome Desk.
Event date and time: Thursday, July 23, 9:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Want to delve into your genealogy and find your ancestors? Whether you are just starting out or have been researching for a while, bring your questions to this open forum. Basic research strategies will be presented as well as how and where to find records and documents. Get some new ideas on how to find those elusive ancestors. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.