We all remember our high school literary staples. Who could forget reading The Great Gatsby or Scarlet Letter at a tiny desk in a 10th grade English class? These books are important and unforgettable; however, in their flurry to finish 50 pages of Animal Farm in one night, high school students tend to gloss over the modern pieces and even classics that do not often find a spot in their high school syllabi or the usually repetitive lists of “10 Books to Read Before College.” OverDrive is here to both remind you of and introduce you to these brilliant books that are not only integral to a high school student’s literary repertoire, but also, and perhaps more importantly, fun to read.
Sasha Zborovsky, OverDrive Marketing Intern
And even if, like me, college is an increasingly distant memory for you, or if college was never a stop on your particular path, a good book recommendation is always an exciting thing. I may even be more exciting now – let the high schoolers worry about expanding their ‘literary repertoire.’ We can read for fun!
Have you ever used the OverDrive app? You know, the one that gives you access to OMNI Libraries, Moline Library’s shared collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Maybe you use it all the time, or maybe you have never used it, or maybe you have used it a few times but always thought it was just a little too much to set up and remember to make you want to use it often.
Enter Libby. Whether you are a first time user or an old pro at checking out ebooks, it’s worth checking out this new app.
Libby is the new app patrons using Android, Apple and Windows devices can use to access OMNI Libraries instead of the old OverDrive app. You get the same eBooks from the same place but from an app with easier setup, fewer steps to check out and download your books and a much more adorable icon. Check out Libby today!
Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. You can find in on the list of “Catalogs & Databases” on our website. All you need is your library card number to log into the resource.
- More than 500 full-text journals and magazines
- More than 240 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias
- More than 2,600 full-text evidence-based health reports
- Nearly 500 medical images and diagrams
- Nearly 250 animations with audio narration
- Dozens of articles covering teen health topics
- Full-text consumer health pamphlets and leaflets
- Drugs and alcohol
- Nutrition and dietetics
The Zinio for Libraries app is being replaced by the new RBdigital app.
For current Zinio users, and any other Moline Library patrons that are interested in eMagazines, there is a new app in town. The new RBdigital app is available to the public starting Tuesday, June 27.
Switching is easy. All you need to do is download the free RBdigital app from your app store of choice and then log in to the new app using the same log in information (email and password) that you used in the Zinio app. And that’s it!
For first time users, once you download the app, all you will need is your Moline Library card number, your email address and to create a password in order to create an account.
Once you’ve done this all of the magazines that you have checked out in Zinio (if you have any) will automatically show up in the new RBdigital app. You will have to re-download titles but other than that there isn’t anything else that you need to do. Plus, you can search for and check out new issues or magazines right in the app (as opposed to being rerouted to a browser window like in the old app).
For those of you reeling for the sudden change, don’t worry, you have plenty of time to adjust to the idea before you make the switch. The Zinio for Libraries app will still be up and running for a couple of months before it is phased out in favor of the new app. So, if you don’t like change (or just want to wait for the unfortunately inevitable bugs in the new app to be worked out) you can safely wait a little while.
As always, if you have any questions or problems with the app feel free to stop by the second floor reference desk and we will be happy to help.
NoveList 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?
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.
Looking to start a business? Invest? Just curious about that company that is new to the area? Business Source Premier is the place to go.
“The industry’s most widely used business research database, this collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. In addition, it includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.”
So, if you wake up tonight at 3am and discover that you have an obsessive need to find out if the Albanian market is ready for a chain of all night taquerias (SPOILER ALERT: It’s probably not), then we have you covered. All you need is a Moline Public Library Card and you can log in from anywhere at anytime.
You’re not alone. There are plenty of our patrons that prefer to stick to good-old paper, and there is nothing wrong with that – we’re librarians, we understand the appeal of books – but, might there be room for both? Most of the numbers seem to indicate that the majority of ebook readers are also print book readers. So don’t feel guilty. You’re not abandoning print, you’re supplementing it.
Need more incentive? Here is a list of some of the titles available through OverDrive (one of are ematerial collections) that people enjoyed most in 2016. There’s some good stuff on there.
Interested but unsure of how to get started? You can find instructions here, or feel free to stop by the second floor reference desk at the library with your digital device of choice and we will get you started.