Library: Online research just got easier

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Online research just got easier now that World Book Online has been updated.  For those of you familiar with the online version of World Book you know it is an excellent resource.  If you have not yet visited the site you can find it on the Bossier Parish Library website at www.bossierlibrary.org.

World Book Kids is a fun place where children of all ages can research Science topics, watch videos, learn about important people or play games and work puzzles.  Grownups even have a link to lesson plans that “incorporate a variety of core curriculum subjects and include discussion questions and an assessment rubric.”    

VickieHardin copyThe interactive maps of the United States provide access to information about each state and their major cities with just a click of the mouse.  Article Contents has links to general topics about people, climate, government, and economy.  There is also a Visitor’s Guide and much more.  The articles can be printed in full, saved or emailed. 

The World Map is set up the same way.  It has examples and instructions on how to site electronic media sources in MLA, APA or Harvard style making it very helpful for students writing research papers.

This is an excellent educational tool students will want to use when doing their homework and research assignments in the coming school year.

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Make a note:   

Bossier Central 746-1693

  • The Adult Summer Reading Program for July 9 has been rescheduled for on July 23.  Vickie Chesser from the LSU Ag Center will present “Extraordinary Meals on an Ordinary Budget.”

History Center 746-7717

  • Saturday, July 18 from 2—4p.m. Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc. will present “Self-Represented Divorce Clinic.” To attend, you must be a resident of Bossier Parish, meet the income requirements and provide identification and proof of household income.  Please call 221-8104 for information.

  

New Books

Fiction

“A Fatal Chapter” by Lorna Barrett

“The Breaking Point” by Jefferson Bass

“Orient” by Christopher Bollen

“Maximus” by Richard Black

“Empire Rising” by Rick Campbell

“Murder in Hindsight” by Anne Cleeland

“The Familiar” by Mark Z. Danielewski

“All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank

“On a Night Like This” by Barbara Freethy

“The Friendship of Criminals” by Robert Glinski

Nonfiction

“Astronomy: A Self-teaching Guide” by Dinah L. Moche

“Beyond: Our Future in Space” by Chris Impey

“The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from how Dogs Learn” by Melissa Holbrook Pierson

“Idiot’s Guides: Dog Tricks” by Deb M. Eldredge

“Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ” by Tom DeMichael

“Star Trek FAQ 2.0: Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation” by Mark Clark

“Sheet Pan Suppers” by Molly Gilbert

“A Taste of Cowboy” by Kent Rollins

“The No Time to Cook! Book” by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr

“The Community Table” by Katja Goldman

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org