Monday, August 30, 2010

Autism Resource: Healing Thresholds

Healing Thresholds is a valuable, go-to site for parents of autistic children who need to navigate the many varieties of autism therapies and treatments. Recommended by Library Journal, the site includes research from professional journals and papers, news, therapy fact sheets and an extensive directory of medical, educational, psychological, legal and nutritional specialists that can be narrowed by geographic area. You can subscribe to a free weekly newsletter, research updates and breaking autism therapy developments.

As with any medical website, the contents on Healing Thresholds is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
For more autism resources (books, DVDs, etc.), check the library's online catalog under Keyword autism.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Resource of the Week: Directories! « ResourceShelf

Resource of the Week: Directories! « ResourceShelf

From ResourceShelf, a newsletter aimed at information professionals/librarians; includes descriptions/links to directories for U.S. State Dept. diplomatic staff and spouses; an international directory of finance/economic professionals; and Mandy's Film and TV Production Directory, definitely a resource you will want to check out if you are an actor or want to be involved in the film/tv industry.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tools for Teachers

Recently library staff attended the Fauquier County Public Schools benefits fair to showcase the many resources we have for teachers available 24/7 on the library's website. With school starting soon, take a moment to familiarize yourself with tools and resources for educators and parents who home school their children...

Online Resources

E-books, magazine databases, online language courses and more are available for you and your students 24/7.

Websites for Educators

Education news, Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) resources, online tools and reliable subject-specific websites for use in and outside the classroom.

Assignment Alert Form

Help us help your students. Let us know via a simple online form what the assignment is and we will prepare for your students’ arrival at the library.

Library Tours

Bring your students to their local library. No matter the grade, we’ll tailor your visit with a special story time or customized research instruction and assistance.

Librarian Visits

Librarians are available to visit your classroom to discuss research methods, search strategies or talk up age-level books that foster a love of reading.

Books, DVDs and Magazines

Traditional materials are available for check out at all library locations. The online catalog makes finding and reserving materials fast and easy from anywhere you have Internet access.

Book Lists

Access titles recommended by library staff as well as AR lists, Battle of the Books and more.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

E-Resource of the Month: Culinary Arts Collection

This month the library is featuring its Culinary Arts Collection database, which gives recreational cooks and professional chefs alike instant access to recipes and other culinary information from trusted sources 24/7.

The Culinary Arts Collection comprises more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines and almost 20 reference titles.

To sweeten the deal, the collection also provides quick access to restaurant reviews, industry information and practical instruction, including:

✔ Creating baked goods
✔ Preparing popular recipes
✔ Managing your weight
✔ Choosing the right wine
✔ Gaining catering experience
✔ Preparing fast meals
✔ Practical advice on opening a restaurant
✔ Developing healthy eating habits
✔ Calculating recipes
✔ Becoming a wine connoisseur

Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes and current restaurant reviews and industry information.

Find Culinary Arts Collection, and all the library's electronic databases, on the library’s website under Find Information > Search for Articles & More > Arts & Leisure.

For cookbooks, cooking magazines and more, check the library's online catalog, keyword = cooking.