iCONN News

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

History and Science Reference Centers - Coming to iCONN Next Week!

The iCONN Database Committee has been evaluated subscription proposals for a history resource and the decision was made to subscribe to EBSCO's History Reference Center and Science Reference Center for the coming year.

All libraries - Academic, K-12 and Public - will have access. The Committee recommended providing access via two interfaces - EBSCOhost and the Student Research Center.

[Note: The Gale History Resource Centers will be available through the end of June. It is anticipated that access to the EBSCO resources will begin by July 1st. Updates to this scheduled transition will be posted as needed.]

Ebsco's History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.
For more information including a title list, visit Ebsco's History Reference Center page.

Ebsco's Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains nearly 640 full-text titles from leading scientific encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, biographies and images.
For more information including a title list, visit Ebsco's Science Reference Center page.

iCONN Remembers!

With a recent upgrade, the barcode login screen for users accessing iCONN from home can now remember a library card number. On the login screen is a checkbox with the note "Remember my card number on this computer" (see screenshot). If a user checks the box and enters their library card number, a cookie is placed on the computer so that iCONN will remember their card number. The next time the user goes to iCONN on that computer, they will be able to simply click a Begin button. Curious? Try it at home!