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Ready Reference: More than Google

Ready Reference: More than Google

  Have you ever caught yourself answering every reference question with a simple Google search? Do your patrons expect you to have their answers as fast as you can type? Information is on-demand and at nearly all our fingertips and what makes libraries special is...

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Beginning Genealogy: Free Resources

Beginning Genealogy: Free Resources

Where do we come from? Researching our family history is becoming more popular with subscription services such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe ancestry kits. But what if we don’t want to spend a fortune answering this question? How can we find our ancestors without costly...

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Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

The Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project is a collaboration between the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the library system at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. It receives funding support from the National Endowment for the...

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Evidence Based Practices for Librarians

Evidence Based Practices for Librarians

Adapting the standard library orientation to embrace evidence based practices (EBP) requires the librarian to shift their presentation from coverage of library resources and services to the development of research skills. During this online tutorial you’ll examine...

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Legal Resources For The Public

Legal Resources For The Public

In 2014 Florida Chief Justice Labarga established the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice as a response to the unmet civil legal needs of low and moderate income Floridians. The FL Access to Justice Commission seeks to further the mission of improving access...

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