Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New on Find It Virginia - National Geographic Kids!

National Geographic Kids is now available from Find It Virginia! This new resource includes the complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books, including reference books as well as nonfiction books on history, biography, science and technology and the National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature and other topics. The interface also contains user-friendly design elements, which makes finding content more intuitive for younger audiences.

You'll find National Geographics Kids, along with other premium e-resources, on our Articles & Databases page on our website.

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Additional premium content from TumbleBook Library

If you've used TumbleBook Library recently, you may have noticed two new resources available for your enjoyment: math stories and graphic novels. TumbleBook Library has also added additional books in the collection, including:

  • 16 graphic novels
  • 92 e-books
  • 90 more read-alongs
  • 125 more videos
  • 45 more non-fiction titles
  • 47 math stories

To access the full version of TumbleBooks, go to the library's web page for children and see the TumbleBooks link under Featured Resources. You can also access the TumbleBook library from any of the library's public computers. After logging into the computer and opening up the web browser, click on Games for Children for access to TumbleBooks and other age-appropriate games and activities popular with children.

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Geography Awareness Week


Geography Awareness Week, an annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP), encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the "interconnectedness of our world." Celebrated during the third week of November (Nov. 17-23, 2013), students, families, and community members are invited to focus on the importance of geography through events, lessons, games, and challenges.


Resources at the library

In the non-fiction section, the 900s cover geography and history, with geography and travel specifically located in the 910s. If you have a specific region or country in mind, check the catalog (try a keyword search) or ask library reference staff to assist you. Atlases, specifically world atlases, can be found in the 912s, in both the adult and juvenile (children's) areas of your local library, as well as near the reference desk.

If the personal aspect of travel (versus geographical facts or "travel guides") are more your thing, be sure to check out the worldly (and often witty) observations of writers such as Paul Theroux, Frances Mayes, Peter Matthiessen and Tony Horwitz (or how 'bout Agatha Christie?!) or winning entries for the Solas Awards Best Travel Writing (online resource).


More to explore

Electronic resources (use your library card to access)


Resources on the web


~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

e-Resource of the Month - Morningstar Investment Research Center

Planning for retirement, thinking about college savings or looking to get started in investing? Begin planning for your financial goals today with the library's Morningstar Investment Research CenterMorningstar, Inc., is a leading provider of independent investment research and is an ideal investing resource for every library patron.


Get started with the Morningstar Investment Research Center by viewing the introductory video in the Tutorial Center. Be sure to check out the Help & Education tab, which includes helpful Database Guides and primers on various investing topics. The Investment Classroom allows you to choose from more than 100 courses on stocks, funds and portfolio building.

In addition to stock and fund information, Fauquier County Public Library patrons can gain a clear overview of index returns, sector returns, and fund category returns, along with the most active stocks throughout the day. The Morningstar Investment Research Center also offers customizable tools, such as Portfolio X-Ray, retirement and college savings calculators, and stock and fund screeners, so you can analyze your own finances.

Use your 10-digit Fauquier County Public Library card number to access Morningstar from the library's Articles & Databases and Business/Small Business Resources pages of the library's website or in the online catalog. (Note: Use of Morningstar is limited to one user at a time. If the resource is in use, be sure to check back later to access.)

~Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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