Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 - by:
Brian Herzog, Head of Reference
Back in May, Chelmsford Telemedia added a new feature to their website - online streaming versions of many of the programs you can see on the local cable station.
These can be accessed by visiting http://chelmsfordtv.org/streaming.php in your web browser. On the right, videos are grouped into categories:
- Selectmen Meetings
- School Committee Meetings
- Planning Board Meetings
- Chelmsford Public Schools
- Public Access Programming
- Chelmsford Public Library
To view a video, click one of the categories and then scroll down the list of available videos and click on the one you'd like to see. There is also a search box at the top of the viewer to find videos by keyword.
In addition to recording various the governmental functions of the Town of Chelmsford, most of the programs held at the Library will be available here online (these are naturally our favorites). So if you missed a program at the library, a Selectmen meeting, one of the many Public Access shows, or just about anything else that happened in Chelmsford, you can watch (or rewatch!) it at your leisure here - for free, any time day or night. DVDs of each program at also available for $10 - contact Chelmsford Telemedia for details.
Posted in Programs, Resources | No Comments »
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 - by:
Brian Herzog, Head of Reference
Over the last few months, the library has added a whole bunch of new online resources to our website. All of these are accessible either in the library, or outside the library with your library card and internet access.
Below is a list of the new resources, grouped by subject. To find them on our website, you can scroll through the alphabetical list, or find resources using our subject guides.
Books & Literature
- Books and Authors
Over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.
Covers world literature and authors throughout history, with wealth of literary works including full-text poems and poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
- Business and Company Resource Center
Provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, rankings, company profiles & histories and much more.
- RDS Business Suite
Balanced and highly focused full-text coverage of company and industry news, management practices, and market research information, featuring leading worldwide business sources, plus tens of thousands of tables with strategic data.
Health & Science
- Health and Wellness Resource Center
Access to ~400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, health-related videos, and articles from general interest publications.
- Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health)
Online access to Salem Press' Psychology & Mental Health, covering notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, for various mental illnesses or conditions, all in a simple, easy to use A-Z format.
- Science In Context
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
News & General
- Global Issues In Context
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global and current events, including analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
- Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
- Student Resources In Context
Covering history, literature, science, social studies, and more, with reference material, full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, video and audio clips and podcasts.
Posted in Resources | No Comments »
- American in World History
Explores the core historical events, trends, and personalities from U.S. history within the context of global history and international relations, using description, illustrations, maps, primary sources, a master timeline, and bibliographies for further research.
- Milestone Documents in American History
Online access to Salem Press' Milestone Documents of World History, which combines in-depth analysis with over 125 iconic primary source documents from ancient times to the present and from virtually every geographical region. The Salem History database also searches Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions and Encyclopedia of American Immigration.
- U.S. History In Context
Contextual information on hundreds of significant people, events and topics in U.S. History, from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
- World History In Context
Information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History, from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - by:
Brian Herzog, Head of Reference
As a patron of the Chelmsford Library, you have access to the books, movies, magazines and other materials of the 36 member libraries of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.
You can request items in Chelmsford and/or from other libraries, and these items will be sent to Chelmsford for you to pickup.
To request an item through our online catalog, first search for the title you're looking for. Then, on either the search results screen or the item details screen, you should see a "Request Item" button on the right side.
When you click that you'll be prompted to enter your library card number (no spaces) and your PIN. Your PIN should be the last four digits of the telephone number you gave us when you signed up for your library card.
If that doesn't work, please call us at 978-256-5521 x211 and we can reset your PIN.
After you enter this information, you'll be shown your position in the request list (if it says you are 1, then there is no one waiting ahead of you for the same title), and you'll be able to choose the library in which you'd like to pick up the item. To submit the request, click the "Request" button.
If there you encounter any trouble along the way, or have any questions, please let us know via email or call us at the Reference Desk at 978-256-5521 x211 for help.
Posted in Library Information, Web Tools | No Comments »