Tuesday, June 23, 2015

South Sioux City Public Library Offers New NebraskAccess Resources

Press Release 
June 23rd, 2015

South Sioux City Public Library, in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, offers a wealth of online information through NebraskAccess at nebraskaccess.nebraska.gov. 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 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 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, to offer the best information resources available,” says Dave Mixdorf, Library Director.  “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 nebraskaccess.nebraska.gov or on the South Sioux City Public Library web site at: www.southsiouxcity.org/library

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

NebraskAccess Information Databases

MasterFILE Complete NEW
Thousands of full text magazines, journals, and reference works; more than one million images. Includes Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

Primary Search NEW (designed for elementary age students)
Full text magazines and reference works including Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

NoveList Plus NEW
Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction titles, book summaries, reviews, and series information.

NoveList K-8 Plus NEW
Reading recommendations for the younger crowd, tools for teachers and parents.

Biography Reference Bank
Full text biographical information from magazines, journals, and reference works for over 719,000 individuals.

Biography Reference Center NEW
Full text reference works and narrative biographies for over 460,000 notable people.

MyHeritage for Libraries NEW
Global genealogy resources.

Points of View Reference Center NEW
Critical analysis with overview, point and counterpoint on hundreds of topics for middle and high school students.

Legal Information Reference Center NEW
Full text reference works (NOLO Press publications) and legal forms.

Small Business Reference Center NEW
Full text reference works; videos.

Consumer Health Complete NEW
Full text reference works and periodicals, videos.

Science & Technology Collection NEW
Full text magazines and journals.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection NEW

Full text magazines and journals.
FirstSearch databases
FirstSearch databases including WorldCat will continue to be available; however, the interface will be changing in late summer. Library holdings of books, CDs, DVDs, journals, and more.

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