ELM webinars

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and their contributions to culture and society. Learn about women’s history with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about math, computers, and botany.

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. New research reviews include:

New briefings include:

There are new videos and animations on the following topics:

For instructors, there’s a new curriculum map on Introductory Geology. And finally, take a look at the new video biographies of Ruzena Bajcsy, winner of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science and Ali Nayfeh, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.


New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has just added the following 14 titles:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 727 reference ebooks and more than 3.4 million full text entries. Take a look!
PN1994.9 Film Quotations R121 Dictionary of Medical Terms TJ163.28 Dictionary of Energy

Films On Demand update

Films On Demand added 22 new videos in February, bringing our streaming video collection up to 20,638 titles. Take a look!

New titles

Take a look at the new books and videos we added to our collection in February. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are a few of the new titles on our shelves. Check them out!

HD30.3 Speak up, show up, and stand out NK2113 The collected home PE1408 Essential writing skills for college & beyond

SB349 Epic tomatoes HF5549.5 The best place to work KF6491 Home business tax deductions

QA76.774 OS X Yosemite HQ755.8 No-drama discipline TK5105.888 Don't make me think

LB2368 Specifications grading NC998.4 Design literacy QB981 A brief history of time

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about interior design and writing.

lynda.com – free for Dakota County Library cardholders!

Great news for everyone with a Dakota County Library card: you have free access to lynda.com! This database offers thousands of online courses and video tutorials on skills and software in the following areas:

  • business
  • CAD
  • design
  • education & elearning
  • IT
  • marketing
  • photography
  • Web design & development

New courses added in the last month include:

  • Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs
  • AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training
  • Everyday Math Fundamentals
  • RSS and Podcast Subscriptions
  • Android Tips and Tricks
  • The Science of Sales

Plus, you can learn anywhere with apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 mobile devices. If you live in Dakota County and don’t already have your Dakota County Library card, simply visit one of the 10 locations with some form of identification, such as:

  • driver’s license
  • state non-driver’s ID
  • checkbook
  • recently postmarked bill
  • passport
  • or immigration papers

Thank you, Dakota County Library, for providing this amazing resource!

New Mango Languages course: Cherokee

By the next century, more than half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages may disappear. You can help save an endangered language – and enrich your mind – by learning Cherokee with Mango Languages. Mango includes courses for over 60 foreign languages and 17 ESL/ELL courses. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!