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NWIC Virtual Library: Help: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are the questions that we get asked most often.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I find the text of a book called….?

2. Do you have a card catalog?

3. How do I find a magazine, newspaper or journal article on the Internet?

4. Why don't you use cool graphics and animations on your website?

5. What is the AIHEC Virtual Library?


 

Q. Where can I find the text of a book called….?

A. Some books such as the works of Shakespeare or Mark Twain are old enough that their copyrights have expired. These books (often call electronic texts or etexts) are in the public domain and many of them are available on the Internet. You can find these electronic texts in the AIHEC Virtual Library , available by the Virtual Librarry's "by Subject" link. But you won't find the current bestseller available online for free due to the copyright laws.

Reference books - dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs etc. are available on line. Just click on the Reference area of the Lummi Library Webpage.


Q. Do you have a card catalog?

A. Our card catalog is on the computer. Go to the Lummi Library Webpage www.nwic.edu/lummilibr and the top left hand heading is Athnea. This database has all of the books listed that are in the Lummi Library. Some vertical file articles are also in the database. When you find a book that you are looking for - double click on the title and the full-record will appear. Everything that is underlined is searchable for a different record.



Q. How do I find a magazine, newspaper or journal article on the Internet?

A. Go to the Articles section of the Lummi Library Webpage. You will find links to different databases that have full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers.
One free one is www.findarticles.com This database has full-text articles from older materials (nothing is from a periodical printed within the last year).

Q. Why don't you use cool graphics and animations on your website?

A. Good question. We assume that most people who use a library want to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible. The site has been designed to be easy to get around in, with pages that load quickly and don't have lots of distracting graphics.

Q. I found a really great site that I think you should include in the native American Collection. How can I submit it?

A. We are always looking for good sites, but we do evaluate a website before we include it. If you send us the web address (send to bdelzell@nwic.edu) we will take a look at your site. Note that the LOCAL WEB LINKS section of the Lummi Webpage generally does not include sites that charge for their information. Commercial sites exist primarily to advertise products for sale, or that don't fit in with our mission and goals.

If your question didn't get answered let us know, either by contacting the library at 360-392-4214 or sending an e-mail to: BarbaraDelzell


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Last Modified: July 31, 2008


 

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a life of learning, supports the Northwest Indian College's Lummi Library.