Mount Prospect Public Library will no longer have a subscription to the web resource Creativebug after June 30. If you are interested in learning how to knit, sew, bake, draw, or any number of other crafts, you might enjoy Gale Presents: Udemy. It also has computer skills, office management, guitar and foreign language courses, all for free with your library card.
News from the Reference Desk Category: Web Resources
A new and notable web resource is available for patrons to use at the library or from home with their library card. O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers current and popular titles in the fields of technology and business. Patrons looking to expand their technical and career skills will be particularly interested in checking out this resource.
The collection, which features more than 50,000 e-books and 30,000 hours of video, can only be viewed through the O’Reilly for Public Libraries website.
Included in the collection of titles is most of the popular “For Dummies” series. Looking for a deeper dive in to a specific topic, such as Blockchain or Business Strategy? O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers expert-curated playlists on subject including machine learning, cloud computing and software architecture.
Try searching for other specialized technology and business subject areas such as:
- Data Engineering
- Adobe Photoshop
- Amazon Web Services
- Team Management and Leadership
- Stock Trading
- And many, many more.
As always, if you have questions about accessing this or any of the resources available through the Web Resources page, contact the Research Desk.
Our Lynda.com service has been upgraded to a new platform with twice the amount of courses in six new languages. You can find it on our web resources page with a new name, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com).
I am happy to announce that Mount Prospect Public Library now offers to its patrons a new genealogy resource. HeritageHub provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This one-of-a-kind collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships on a deeper level than ever before. HeritageHub feature comprehensive coverage from all 50 U.S. states and territories, original obituary images from historical newspapers, hard-to-find digitized content from mid-to-late 1900s, and new records added daily.
Good news for genealogists and family historians! ProQuest, the company which makes Ancestry Library Edition available to library patrons, is continuing to allow researchers to access ALE from home until June 30, 2021. Ancestry Library Edition is the library version of the commercial Ancestry.com database. Mount Prospect card holders can access the Ancestry Library Edition database by going to the Library’s Web Resources page either in the Library or at home. If you are at home you will first need to enter your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) in order to get to the full list of resources. Ancestry Library Edition is at the top of the alphabetical list.
Please know that you can contact the Library’s Research Services Desk by phone, chat or email if you have any questions as you use the database. The genealogy librarian is also available to chat or to set up a Reference by Appointment session to discuss Ancestry Library Edition or another genealogical research issue you have.