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Think You Might Have The Flu? Medline Plus Lists Symptoms And Health News To Help You Stay On Top Of Things.

To find information on flu, including symptoms, prevention and treatment, try the Medline Plus database. You can access it through the Research & Learn tab at the top the library homepage in the alphabetical Databaseslist. In the Medline Plus search field, enter the word ‘flu' and hit ‘search'. Click on the first result from the National Library of Medicine. This will bring up a new page with an overview of the disease and several headings.

Journalist Rick Atkinson Is The Winner Of The 2015 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Where Can I Learn More About Him And Him Work?

You can learn more about Rick Atkinson and his career through the Biography in Context database. First, click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Resources. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name 'Atkinson, Rick' and you should receive a list of results, including biographies, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio interviews.  

Does the library offer free wi-fi service?

Yes, we offer free WiFi service at all 24 branch locations, which means you can bring your own laptop or portable device to get online at the library. For more information, click on the About tab at the top of the library's homepage. In the box on the left side of the page, click on Computers.

October is Family History Month! Where can I go to learn more about my family tree?

The library’s Genealogy Center is a great place to look for information about your family history. This collection offers a variety of databases, records, census data, and more to help you track down the people and places of your family’s past. The Genealogy Center is currently located at the Hardesty Library, and there are also a number of online resources that you can access at home with your library card.

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