Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Nebraska Access Databases at the South Sioux City Public Library

This is the weekly column that we write for the South Sioux City Public Library.

 New Nebraska Access Databases at the South Sioux City Public Library
The South Sioux City Public Library, in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, offers a wealth of online information through NebraskAccess at As of July 1st, Nebraska residents will have access to a refreshed lineup of 15 databases, including 13 new resources that have been added to expand access to a wide variety of information.  With today's Internet cluttered with information, how do you select reliable sources? “Try NebraskAccess: your information connection across Nebraska,” recommends Dave Mixdorf, Library Director. 

Community residents looking for free resources to create a family history, establish a small business, learn about medical conditions, get homework help, find a good book or movie, plan for retirement, or research thousands of other topics will find dependable current information in NebraskAccess.

NebraskAccess provides Nebraska residents with free 24/7 access to premium databases containing thousands of full text popular magazine and journal articles; primary source documents; genealogical, health, legal, small business, and science resources; reading recommendations; and research resources for K-12 students. These resources are available to Nebraska residents at no cost. The Nebraska Library Commission purchases subscriptions for Nebraskans with funding from the State of Nebraska and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Residents can link to NebraskAccess resources from computers at home and at the South Sioux City Public Library or at public, K12 school, college, or university libraries across Nebraska. Access these resources from any Internet connection using one password (given at the library), or a Nebraska driver’s license, or state identification number.

Today, nearly 1,020 public, school, college, university and non-profit libraries work in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission to offer NebraskAccess resources to their customers and students. Many of these libraries could not afford to provide this on their own.

“The NebraskAccess program enables libraries all across Nebraska, including here in South Sioux City, Nebraska, to offer the best information resources available,” says Dave Mixdorf. “You can visit the library to use the resources or logon from home. If you need help ask at the library and we will assist you in your information search.”

Try it out today! Drop by the library or try NebraskAccess on the web at or on the South Sioux City Public Library web site at:

For more information, contact the South Sioux City Public Library at 402-494-7545/ 

World War II Local Heroes is a presentation that covers stories of Nebraska heroes during World War II.  This presentation will be held on Monday June 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Tell Me a Story is a story time for preschool aged children and their caregivers. Join us while we read and craft on Monday June 29th at 1:30 p.m.

Night of Fun is a program for children of all ages to come to the library and see how fun the library is.  The next program is on Tuesday June 30th at 6:30 p.m.

Book Sale is scheduled for June 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Computer Classes:  On Tuesday June 30th we offer at 1:00 p.m. Microsoft Word 1, at 2:00 p.m. Microsoft Word 2, at 5:00 p.m. E-Book Reader, at 6:00 p.m. Yahoo Messenger, and at 7:00 p.m. Organizing Your Desktop.

On July Tuesday July 2nd we offer at 10:00 am Microsoft Windows 1, at 11:00 a.m.  Microsoft Windows 2, at 2:00 p.m. E-Book Reader, at 3:00 pm Blogging Basics, and at
4:00 p.m. Setting up an Email Account. 

Independence Day is July 4:  In observance of the holiday the library will close on Friday July 3rd at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Monday July 6th at 9:00 p.m.  Have a happy and safe holiday.

Books on U.S. History:  To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, check out one of the following books on United States history.

The Oxford Companion to United States History by Paul S. Boyer takes an encyclopedic look at the history of the United States.

Dave Barry Slept Here:  a Sort of History of the United States by Dave Barry takes an irreverent look at American history.

History of NASA:  America’s Voyage to the Stars by John DeWaard tells the story of the United States’ travels beyond earth’s orbit.

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson is an expansive history of this nation.

America’s Colorful Railroads by Don Ball tells the story of the mode of transportation that settled the West, in both pictures and text.

Top Artists on Freegal This Week:  The holiday weekend may be a good time to try Freegal Music if you have not done so thus far.  Freegal gives you three free downloads per week and three free hours of music streaming per week.  The following are the most popular artists this week on Freegal Music:  Hillary Duff, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Meghan Trainor, and Fifth Harmony.

Have a great day and read a good book.

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