Thursday, October 27, 2016

Need an article?

The Glenview Public Library can inter-library loan books from other libraries for you.  But did you know that we can get magazine and journal articles as well?  Whether it is from a magazine, newspaper, or even a scholarly journal, the Reference Desk can help you find that article you are looking for.  We fill out a form, just like requesting a book.   We will ask for the name of the article, when and where it appeared, the author, and other details.  We then send requests to libraries that carry the newspaper or magazine the article you want is in.  If they agree to send a copy, we let you know!  So the next time you are working on a paper, or doing a research project, and there’s that one article you want but can’t find anywhere, keep us in mind.  Maybe we can find it for you!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment Scams

Medicare scams are a year-round concern, but the coming weeks warrant special attention. Open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, and during that time period Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health plan and prescription coverage. For identity thieves, it's open season.
Read these tips.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chicago Tribune Archives

Do you want to see how Illinois voted in the 1860 presidential election?  Are you looking for your great-grandmother’s obituary?  What else was being reported on April 15, 1912?  If you are writing a paper, researching local history, or just interested in what life was like when history was being reported, The Chicago Tribune Archives can provide answers.  These archives contain news stories spanning from 1849 to 1984.  The articles can then be printed out, downloaded as pdfs, or emailed to you to be read later.    The Chicago Tribune Archive is available through our website at the library, or at home with a Glenview Public Library card.

Monday, October 3, 2016

New Look for Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online has updated their interface and gone green.  Their ratings, formerly on a scale of red to black, are now green for excellent and red for poor.  Additional new features include interactive videos and virtual tours of products.  Same great ratings, brand new look!

Consumer Reports Online can be accessed from our website in the library, or at home with a valid Glenview library card.