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Homework HelpNow

August 27, 2014 by Webmaster
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Homework HelpNow powered by brainfuseHomework HelpNow provides free homework help and online tutoring. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM, seven days a week for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

If you are outside the library, click the button below to access Homework HelpNow. You will be asked to enter your library card number (you will need to enter all fourteen digits with no spaces) and your 4-digit PIN number.

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If you are using a Lincoln City Libraries computer, click the button below to access Homework HelpNow. Login is automatic on computers located in Lincoln City Libraries.

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A demonstration of Homework HelpNow is available here.

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7 More Ways the Library Can Save You Money

April 11, 2014 by storysean

Energize your household budget 

The following tips are great ways to cut costs at home, while using the library.

1. Give your furnace a rest and enjoy the warmth at all eight library locations. Most libraries are open seven days a week with convenient hours. Relax and spend some time in a comfortable chair with a good book or magazine.

2. Get ideas and how-to instruction from our vast holdings on home improvement. Choose from wide-ranging topics like tiling a bathroom to wiring a new electrical outlet. Find the information in step-by-step books and videos/DVDs. Our library also offers remote access to many home-improvement magazines.

3. On the look out for new sheet music? Polley music library has thousands of compositions and arrangements available for checkout. Consult with the Polley librarian to find out all about the wide-ranging music styles and sheet music they make available to the public.

4. Investigate our free legal forms before paying for one. Lincoln City Libraries offers many forms, both online and in books for users to consult. Some specific forms many find useful include: estate planning, rental agreements, and power of attorney.  Lincoln City Libraries cannot recommend or provide legal advice for our customers, but we can show you our resources.

5. Don't despair, repair! Try your hand at automobile repair. We offer repair manuals and wiring diagrams for many foreign and domestic cars.These resources are available at each library location and online.

6. Checkout a game from the library. Did you know the library has video games to borrow? Preview the titles and place your free holds. Many of our titles are geared towards family play and can be enjoyed by players of all ages.

7. Save subscription fees and membership costs by using Morningstar Investment Research Center and ValueLine Investment Research Center either from home or at any library location. These resources can help you keep track of your stocks, mutual funds, and more.

See the first 7 Ways the Library Can Save You Money

Would you like some more information on how much your library is saving you out-of-pocket?  Visit our Library Value Calculator and find out what Lincoln City Libraries could save you.

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Researching Health Information

June 24, 2013 by storysean

How can the library help you research your health condition?

We all know how scary and uncertain everything seems when we aren't feeling healthy. People often turn to their libraries to research conditions, treatments, and to help self-diagnose. Libraries are great places to do this, but we always recommend seeking a doctor's help first and foremost. We aren't doctors, but we can often put you in touch with important resources to help you understand a diagnosis or explore health issues.

One resource that we highly recommend for Nebraska residents is the CHIRS (pronounced "cheers") service from McGoogan Medical Library in Omaha. CHIRS is a service for residents that have been doctor diagnosed with a condition or illness and are looking for authoritative information to expand their understanding. After you submit a CHIRS request a medical librarian will personally compile the latest information from reliable sources and deliver it to you either electronically or through the mail--for free.

Many people prefer to search online resources themselves. For them, we recommend our electronic resources like Health & Wellness Resource Center and our Health and Medicine collection of eBooks. Health & Wellness Resource Center is a comprehensive database of over 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, and over 700 health-related videos. Both resources are available online to valid Lincoln City Libraries cardholders. Health and Medicine eBooks are collections of full-text material on a variety of subjects--some even in Spanish. (Please note: these eBooks are not downloadable for use with an e-Reader; they are intended for reading on a computer screen.) What makes these resources special, is that they are compiled from reliable sources--saving you the work of evaluating the reliability of multiple Websites and disparate resources.

If Online resources aren't for you, then make sure to come into your local library branch and talk to a librarian about what books, magazines, and reference material they may have available. Our librarians are also available to help demonstrate some of our electronic resources. Many of our resources can be printed out for you to take home. 

We hope that Lincoln City Libraries can help you discover the resources that best address your health questions. We do recommend that everyone researching health-related information first contact their physician or health care provider and evaluate information for reliability and authority. The Medical Library Association provides a User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web.

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What Can You Do at the Library in Your Pajamas?

May 28, 2013 by storysean
  • Settle a dispute with your significant other by Instant Messaging your local Reference Librarian
  • Read some fantastic reviews at our site devoted to book-lovers, BookGuide
  • Read-up on your favorite personality with our Biographies database
  • Request a title that we don't own through Inter Library Loan.  We can often get those hard-to-find items for you
  •  Download an audio book to listen to while you work

What Can You Do at the Library in Your Pajamas
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What Can You Do at the Library in Your Pajamas? page 2

May 07, 2012 by storysean

  • Follow your stock portfolios with our excellent financial databases, like Valueline and Morningstar
  • Find the diagrams and step-by-step instructions to repair your car (remember to wear your old pajamas)
  • We have many of the forms you'll need to plan your estate
  • Search your favorite magazines for articles on any topic
  • Familiarize yourself with some of Nebraska's best loved authors in the Heritage Room
  • Place a hold on an item you can't do without.  We'll call or email you when it has arrived
  • Use our online directory Reference USA  to find residential telephone numbers and business information
  • Steer your child towards our online resources geared specifically for children on Linc for Kids

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