Evaluating Online Resources

Strategies to Spot Fake News The C.R.A.A.P. Method: https://libguides.cmich.edu/web_research/craap This acronym stands for: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose. The online guide shows you how to evaluate sources using this method. Includes evaluation exercises and criteria for evaluating resources. IMVAIN Method: http://drc.centerfornewsliteracy.org/content/introducing-imvain Presented by Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy. The acronym stands for: Independent, … Continue reading Evaluating Online Resources

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

In October of 2018, the Chelmsford Library was excited to be one of three libraries to receive a Civic Engagement grant, a pilot project from the MA Board of Library Commissioners. Our REACT: Read, Engage and Come Together project focused on six key issues in America today, namely, Poverty and Food Insecurity; Racial Justice; The … Continue reading Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Reading Resources

April-May 2020 Reading Recommendations Stuck inside and can’t get to the library? We’ve still got you covered! Check out these new recommendations all available on Hoopla (available by creating a free account with your library card). Don’t have a library card? Chelmsford residents may sign up for a library card here! Picture Book Recommendations Such … Continue reading Reading Resources

Homework Help

Homework Help Databases   Other Suggested Resources High School Ace – http://www.highschoolace.com An academic homepage for high school students where you can find links to subject sites, news, and reference sites Study Stack – http://www.studystack.com Find or create flashcards or other study activities for a variety of standardized tests and subjects MCAS Test Questions – … Continue reading Homework Help

Racial Justice

Since 1960, ethnic and racial statistics show a decrease in the number of caucasian people and an increase in those identifying as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and multiracial. Projections expect that this trend will continue through 2060. Chelmsford has also enjoyed an increase in diversity since 2010, and is working to better support this growth within … Continue reading Racial Justice

Language & Travel

Skip to resources for speakers of other languages learning English (ESL/ESOL). Featured Online Resources   Conversation Circles & Other Groups The Chelmsford Library, as well as other libraries in the area, offer informal groups for people learning languages. These do change over time, so please check our event calendar or contact the library in question … Continue reading Language & Travel

General Services for Seniors

Besides Library Resources and Tech Support, Library staff have also compiled this list of services, resources, and information. General Resources: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Offers information on insurance, housing, benefits, travel and more. Chelmsford Senior Center/Council on Aging … Continue reading General Services for Seniors

Business, Finance, & Legal

Featured Online Resources   Print Materials Periodicals Barron’s – Current year only: Periodicals Room Banker & Tradesman – Current year only. Reference Desk Economist – Current year only: Periodicals Room Forbes – Current year only: Periodicals Room Kiplingers Personal Finance – Current year only: Periodicals Room Money – Current year only: Periodicals Room Morningstar ETFInvestor … Continue reading Business, Finance, & Legal