Databases

Technology Upgrades This Weekend

technology updatesUPDATE! The following services are currently unavailable from LSC: printing, databases, online chat, library card activation, temporary logins.

Due to Lone Star College System updates, access to internet, printers, library databases, and the Chat with a Librarian service may be interrupted online and at all LSC Libraries locations from Sat., July 22, at 8am, until Sun, July 23, at 1pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We Are Always Open!

Yes, the brick and mortar building which houses the Maud Marks Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 28-29 for the Memorial Day holiday.  However, the library still has plenty of online services available 24-7.  Check out an eBook or eAudio using our OverDrive or OneClick databases.  Read a magazine using Flipster.  Watch a movie or TV show on our Hoopla database.  Play a game using our Tumblebook database.  Do some research using our databases.

LIFE Workshop: Genealogy Series

family treeWednesday, May 10, 10:00am
Genealogy: A World of Sources
Mick Stafford, Executive Director of HCC Libraries, gives you a bird’s-eye view of the wealth of genealogy sources online and through your library.

Wednesday, May 17, 10:00am
Genealogy: DNA and Medical Genetics Testing
LSC-Kingwood Professor Brian Shmaefsky reveals the state of the art when it comes to your genes and your health. He discusses the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer DNA tests and explains what they can and cannot tell you.

View the full LIFE Workshop schedule.

HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

                                                

Do you enjoy collecting, knitting, model building, or are you looking for a new idea to do crafts with your child?  Harris County Public Library has a Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center database that you can access anytime.  Just go to www.hcpl.net, click on Databases, and Crafts and Home to find the Hobby and Craft Reference Center to see the wonderful resources and ideas available.

Valueline's New Interface

Value Line recently debuted a new and improved interface.  We have developed a PDF with information on where to find your favorite reports.  In addition, there is also a video from Value Line that explains the changes.

USE THE NOVELIST DATABASE FOR BOOK DISCUSSION GUIDES

Harris County Public Library subscribes to a database entitled Novelist Plus that contains a wealth of resources for those of us who love to read.

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One great section for book clubs is "Book Discussion Guides." To access this:

How-Tos

Go Wireless

Information on connecting to the wireless networks in our branches.

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