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.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE


Want to learn a new language?  Check out our new database, Pronunciator. Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn with lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.  Also included are free apps for Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices. 

Winter break is coming, do you have a research paper due in the New Year?

You may be out for winter break, but assignments and research paper’s await in the New Year. Consider using some of the library’s electronic resources to aid you in the research phase of your work. An excellent database to use for articles, scholarly journals, and scientific studies is Academic Search Complete, available through EBSCO Host. 

Back to School

As the kids go back to school, be sure and check out the Kids button on our website www.hcpl.net . You will find lots of links to educational sites, book lists, homework help, and fun things as well.

Here's hoping the new school year is the best ever for all our children! 

School Resources @ Your Library

studentSummer is over and that means it's back to school time.  Did you know that besides some cool new shoes and sharpened pencils, there's something else you need to succeed in school?  Your library databases!  We have an incredible amount of resources available online, such a magazine and journal articles, essays and links to controversial topics (perfect for persuasive essays), online practice tests and skill building exercises for SATs, and so much more.  You can access all of these great resources from home with your library card, or come in to the library and we will be happy to walk you through these tools.&n

Using Your Library for Investment Research

Better InvestingWould you like to improve your investment knowledge?  BetterInvesting™ Houston Chapter will present a seminar on the investment resources offered by libraries.  The resources covered will include, among others, Value Line Investment Survey and Morningstar.  BetterInvesting™ of the national Association of Investors Corp was founded in 1951 with the mission to provide a program of sound investment information, education and support that helps create successful lifetime investors.  

Anyone who has an interest in building wealth is encouraged to attend.

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

When: Monday, August 17, 6:00-7:00 pm

Cost: Free

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.

Find help with hobbies, crafts and home projects

Have a new hobby, or would you like to dive more deeply into a current one? Need a craft idea for kids over the holidays or to show off at a gathering? Do you have a home improvement project that needs attention? These are a lot of questions but our new databases have a lot of answers!  Join us Thursday, November 7, at 1 p.m. to see how the Hobbies and Crafts, Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair reference centers show you how to learn and do the things you have been wanting to do!

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