Learn Your Library Resources – HeritageQuest

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HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Now powered by Ancestry.com, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:

  • U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940, with every-name indexes for all years.
  • Genealogy and local history books and directories deliver more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books.
  • Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
  • Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, and full-page register views, it offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.
  • U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through Moline Library website (under the Catalogs & Databases tab), HeritageQuest is a valuable resource to any family history publications or genealogist.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest Online help you to find them.

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Learn Your Library Resources – Moline High School Yearbooks – NOW ONLINE!

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The yearbook collection is hosted online at archive.org. You can find it under the Catalogs & Databases tab on the Moline Public Library website. Or, if you can’t do without the real thing, the yearbooks themselves are all still available for your perusal in are Local History Room on the second floor of the library.

Mango – faster, fancier and more accessible than ever.

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Smoother speeds, safer access, striking contrast.

The Mango team has been hard at work on an update to your most-loved language-learning resource. Our desktop experience has been redesigned to be much more intuitive, while improvements to the interface will better accommodate the needs of all learners—and all at a smoother speed than ever before.

The faster speeds, cleaner connections, and optimized interface will ensure you get the best experience while using the Mango you know and love:

Icons_Gym Launch_Real-World Conversations@0.5x.pngPractical, conversation-based courses narrated by native speakers, structured using our linguist-approved methodology.

 

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Try the new Mango today. You can find it on the Moline Library website, under Catalogs & Databases. You just need your library card number to access it from anywhere.

 

Learn Your Library Resources – Novelist Plus

Novelist LogoNoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

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To get to Novelist Plus just click on the “Catalogs & Databases” tab at the top left of the Moline Library website and find it on the list. Once you click on the link you will need to enter your 14 digit library card number (if you are accessing Novelist from outside the library) and then you should be all set to begin searching and browsing for your next read.

Learn Your Library Resources – Mango Languages

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Looking to learn a new language? Look no further, Moline Library and Mango Languages can help.

Mango is designed to help you learn to think critically in a new language, which conditions your busy minds to retain what you’ve learned. You’ll learn from lessons, conversations between native speakers and culture-packed films in over 70 world languages. From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Pirate, Mango has virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you no longer have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, “estoy aprendiendo español,” or the Croatian, “učim hrvatski.”

Or perhaps someone you know is working on their English? Mango can help with that too. More than one in five U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home, and nearly 22 percent require development in their English skills. Libraries are perfectly poised to solve this challenge and Mango helps by offering English courses that are easy to follow and fully narrated in the learners’ native language.

Rather have it in mobile format than be stuck to a PC? No problem. Mango’s addicting app is one of the highest-rated education apps out there among library patrons across North America.

Click on the “Catalogs & Databases” tab on the Moline Library’s website to find Mango and start learning a new language today – all it takes is a Moline Library card.

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