April 1, 2013
Looking for potential clients, employers, companies in trending industries? Now you can create lists of companies for your own purposes. From the library’s homepage, choose “Free Online Databases” and look for Dun & Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database.
Through an easy-to-use interface, you’ll find information on over 34 million public and private businesses in over 200 countries worldwide. Build your own search template from up to 37 fields, such as:
- Industry codes (SIC and NAIS)
- Size criteria (employee and annual sales)
- Type of ownership
- Geographic location (country, state, city)
Key features include:
- Corporate family trees
- Principal executives and biographies
- Download up to 250 records at one time
- Flexible options include MS Excel, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat
- Link to First Research® for industry profiles and sales & marketing templates
Access to this database is available to anyone on library computers or remotely to Newton residents with a Newton library card beginning with the number 21323. Go to http://ntnproxy.minlib.net/login?url=http://www.mergentmddi.com
March 9, 2013
Where does your American past begin?
Now, in addition to our Ancestry Library subscription available in the Library, you can research your genealogy at home with HeritageQuest Online!
Use HeritageQuest to find:
- U.S. Census records, 1790-1940
- 28,000 family and local history books
- 2.3 million local history books and article citations through PERSI
- Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files
- Freedman’s Bank records from 1865-1874
- LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set – Selected memorials, petitions and private relief actions of the U.S. Congress
18th Century or 20th Century, African American or Native American, Farm or Factory, East Coast or West Coast – HeritageQuest Online can help!
January 31, 2013
If English, Spanish, French, and Italian aren’t enough for you, Mango Languages has four new online courses: Romanian, Swahili, Modern Standard Arabic, and Egyptian Arabic. Newton residents can try them at home from the Language Learning page on our website.
December 31, 2012
Did you know that you don’t need to have your library card number handy to log into your library account? Choose a username–anything you can easily remember–and save time and aggravation! It’s easy:
To set up a username, go to “My Account” in the catalog,
- Log in with your barcode and PIN.
- Go to “Modify Personal Information.”
- Enter a username of your choice.
The next time you want to log in, enter your personally selected username along with your PIN. If you forget your username, you can still log in with your library barcode.
See the FAQ for more detailed instructions.
November 21, 2012
Need more eBooks? Try our December Database of the Month! Our new eBook service, Freading, offers thousands of eBooks with no waiting lists. Renewals are also possible. Freading EPUB and PDF eBooks are from small and independent publishers and work on tablets, eReaders (but not most Kindles), Apple and Android phones and devices, computers and the Kindle Fire. See our information page for complete instructions.
More information is available here.
October 4, 2012
From Intro to Gardening to Creating Webpages to Bartending & Mixology to Building Your Own Business–Universal Class, our Database of the Month, has something for everyone. Free, online classes–on your own schedule, from wherever you are. Expand your world, have fun, and start a Universal Class today!
October 2, 2012
Reprinted by permission of the American Library Association.
Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 30 – October 6! The Boston Globe recently published an interview with the author Ken Follett:
Books: Your evangelical parents didn’t allow you to watch TV or films. Did they put restrictions on your reading?
FOLLETT: Amazingly, no. It’s crazy….My parents felt I would be irreparably damaged if I saw “Flash Gordon,” but when I was 12 they didn’t notice that I was reading James Bond books. Censorship is like that. It has no logic to it.
You can find books by Ken Follett in many different formats at the Library.