Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Find Your War Hero with New Fold3 Database

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center continues to provide the latest in resources for researchers and the community with access to the new database Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry. Access to the database is free from the library or from home with a library card. Fold3 offers access to over 473 million original documents related to military history from the Revolutionary War to recent military actions in Iraq. Fold3’s vast collection is also mostly original records that cannot be found anywhere else on the Internet making it one of the best collections of Civil War, World War II and Vietnam War records.
Fold3 also allows users to create memorial pages or honor walls for family members who served in the military. Users can create personal accounts to upload pictures, stories and documents to a page or wall, allowing collaboration and sharing of information to honor military family members.
Fold3 is not just for genealogists and researchers; with new documents being added all the time, it is perfect for military enthusiasts, veterans and their families or even the classroom. You can access Fold3 at any branch of the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center as well as from home with your library card. Just go to our website, click on “Research a Topic,” then click “Genealogy” to find Fold3.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Find Your Perfect Literary Match with NoveList

It's February, love is in the air and readers everywhere are looking for their next great read. Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center (CCPL&IC) now offers NoveList Plus, a resource that matches readers with books are right for them. Learn more about the service at “Find Your Perfect Match with NoveList” on Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Bordeaux Branch, 3711 Village Drive, or ask for more information at any library branch. NoveList can be accessed via CCPL&IC’s website while at the library or from home with a library card.
The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes; if you’ve just finished a great book, log into NoveList Plus and find more great books similar to that title, author or series. NoveList Plus also contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books covering both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides and other book-oriented articles.
Identifying the right books for every reader helps younger readers achieve reading success. Parents, teachers and students can search by age, reading level, grade and more.
Audiobook recommendations are a recent addition to NoveList Plus. When you want to find the perfect listening experience – whether that means short, long, for the whole family, a specific narrator – this service will help you find lots of suggestions. Sound clips are included so you can get a preview.