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How to Look Up Information in the Auto Repair Reference Center

You may already know that the Library owns hundreds of car and truck repair manuals. But did you know that much of the information found in those books is also available online? With Auto Repair Reference Center you can access repair info on more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to current day. This includes wiring diagrams, specs and maintenance schedules, repair information with step-by-step diagrams, and more.

How to Access Biography in Context through the Library's Databases

If you're looking for biographical information on a celebrity, infamous outlaw or historic figure, Biography in Context is the place to start your search. Watch this how to video for tips on using this comprehensive database.

How to Access Consumer Reports Through the Library's Databases

Consumer Reports has been providing the public with reliable consumer information since 1936. The Library makes this valuable information available to the public in two different ways. We subscribe to print copies of Consumer Reports magazine and make those copies available for use in our branches. We also provide online access to Consumer Reports. This tutorial will walk you through how to access Consumer Reports through the Library's databases.

How to Look Up Phone Numbers Online

Long gone are the days when our only source for phone numbers was a paper phone book. Now, many telecommunications companies keep directories of their users on the internet. Learn how to use two online tools, AnyWho and Reference USA, that you can use to look up addresses and landline phone numbers.

How to Access Gale Legal Forms Through the Library's Databases

Whether you're selling your car, renting a house, or even changing your name, at some point you're probably going to need a legal form. Learn how to use the Gale Legal Forms database to search for and access Missouri specific legal forms in this brief tutorial.

How to Use Value Line Investment Survey Though the Library's Databases

Value Line is a popular investment resource that is designed to help investors make informed investment decisions that fit their individual goals and their level of risk. The Library currently subscribes to Value Line in print and as an online database. This brief tutorial will show you how to quickly look up a stock report in the Value Line database.

How to Use LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is a robust career and educational resource that is always available to you through the Library's website. This resource covers a wide range of topics, from basic computer instruction and GRE exam prep to tutorials on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. LearningExpress Library also contains study guides for many common exams, as well as practice tests, review exercises and interactive tutorials. In this tutorial you will learn how to register to use LearningExpress Library and how to find and use a practice exams.

How to Find Your Next Great Read

So you've just finished reading an amazing book and want to find out whether there are other books that you might also like. Well you're in luck, because the Library's catalog can help you find similar books that you might be interested in. This brief tutorial will give you tips on finding them.

How to Use COOLcat

Have you ever wondered if the Library has an item that you would like to read, view or listen to? You can determine whether the Library owns an item by checking the COOLcat online catalog. Springfield-Greene County Library's catalog can be searched from any internet accessible computer.

How to Place a Hold in COOLcat

This brief tutorial demonstrates how to place an item on hold in COOLcat, the Library's online catalog.

How to Find the Next Book in a Series in COOLcat

Have you ever wondered what book comes next in a series that you are reading? The Library catalog can help you determine both the title of the next book in the series and where you can locate this book in the Library.

How to Find Your Reading History in COOLcat

Have you ever had difficulty remembering whether or not you have checked out a book before? Watch this video to find out how to use the Reading History feature of your online Library account.

How to Make a Suggestion for the Library to Purchase a Book, CD or DVD in COOLcat

Sometimes you may find that the library does not own an item that you would like to read, view or listen to. While many items can be borrowed from other library systems through MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan, in some instances the Library prefers to purchase an item for its collection so that many people in the community have an opportunity to enjoy the item. Watch this how to video for tips on how to make a purchase suggestion.

How to Request Items Through MOBIUS in COOLcat

Have you checked our catalog and still can't find the book that you're looking for? Don't stop your search there! The library has other tools available to help you find what you need. This brief tutorial will show you how to request materials from MOBIUS.

How to Request Books Through InterLibrary Loan (ILL) in COOLcat

Have you checked our catalog and still can't find the book that you're looking for? Don't stop there! There's a good chance the Library can still help you find the exact item you need. Through the Library's InterLibrary Loan service, books and other materials may be borrowed from other libraries.

How to Request An Article Through InterLibrary Loan (ILL) in COOLcat

This brief tutorial will show you how to request a copy of an article through the Library's InterLibrary Loan service. While the Library maintains access to many newspapers and journals either in print or electronically, on occasion you will find that a particular article you are seeking is not available. In these cases, the Library can request for another institution that has access to send a copy of the article on your behalf.

How to Search the Library Catalog with Encore

In this tutorial, learn how to use Encore -- the Library's new catalog. The catalog is available to help you search for items the Library might own. The Encore catalog offers a unique search experience in that it can also help you begin research on a personal or school project by providing articles from reliable sources such as encyclopedias, newspapers and journals in addition to the items the Library owns. Just think of Encore as the ultimate search tool! Visit for more information.

Introduction to Google Chromebooks @ The Library

Join Computer/Periodicals Assistant Trint Williams for a brief introduction to the Library's Google Chromebooks available for in-library checkout. For more information, see the Google Chromebooks page.