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This page provides a guide for how to access and use the content of the Digital Subscription Services.

 

You will need a Riviera Beach Public Library card to access all of these services.

Black Studies in Video:

 

Setting Up:

 

The first time you visit the site, you will see the message, "Sign in via RIVIERA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY Library Card." Enter your library card number, and click "Go." You will now have access to the site content. The site will remember you each subsequent time you visit it, and you will not need to enter your library card number again, unless you clear your browser history.

 

Using the Resource:

 

When you access the site, you will see a display of videos with the title, source, year, and length of the video listed. You can scroll down to browse these videos. You can also click the "Play Channel" button on the left to explore all of the videos. In order to search for specific videos or narrow your choices, click on the red button with a picture of a funnel, below the words "Filter your results." You can use the options presented to filter the results by "Subject," "Publisher," "Person," "Content Type," "Language," or "Release Date."


After you select a video, move the mouse cursor over the image. If you click "See Details," you will see a small window with information about the video and the option to play it in a small format. Click on the video to start playing, and use the scroll bar at the bottom to find the location you want. If you click on the image in a location other than on "See Details," a description of the video will fill the screen. Click "Play" to start watching the video, and use the scroll bar at the bottom to find the location you want.

 

 

 

Black Thought and Culture:

 

Setting Up:

 

On the initial page, you will see the message, "Thanks for visiting us from RIVIERA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY. Please enter your Library Card Number below to access your Alexander Street content." Enter your library card number, and click "Log in." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:

 

On the main page, you can click on the search bar that says "Search inside this collection" in order to search for specific terms. You can also click "Advanced Search," and you can enter search terms for specific types of information, such as titles, authors, and subjects. Another option, under "Browses," is to browse by "Titles," "Historical Events," "Subjects," "Content Types," "Place Discussed," "People," or "Publishers." Use the left and right buttons on the screen to scroll between these options. You can also click on the "Featured Content" on the bottom of the page.


After you perform a search, you will see a list of results, including the title, author, and number of pages for each result. You can narrow down your search results by choosing from the drop-down menus on the left.

 

To select a work that you want to view, click on the title or the image to the left of it. You will be able to scroll through the entire document, with a list of chapters or selections from the document available on the left side of the screen. Click on one of these list chapters or selections to jump to that part of the document.

 

 

 

Brainfuse:

 

Setting Up:

 

On the initial page, you will see the message, "Get Started: Enter your library card barcode number with no spaces." Enter your library card number, and click "Login to HelpNow!" In order to get full access to the site content, you will need to create a username and password. Move the mouse cursor to "My Account" in the top right corner, and click "Login" from the dropdown menu. At the bottom of the "Welcome" screen, you will see the message, "Don't have a username or password? Sign up." Click on "Sign up" and the "Register" screen will appear. Enter your new username once and your new password twice. Below that, select your "Password Hint" and enter your "Password Hint Answer." On subsequent visits to Brainfuse, you will need to enter your library card number to access the site, then select "Login" and enter your username and password to access all of the site content.

 

Using the Resource:

 

You can choose from a range of options on the left side of the screen under the "Expert Help" heading. If you select "Live Tutoring," a screen will appear that says "Live Help." Select the student grade and subject that you are interested in, and click "Get Live Help." You will then be able to speak to a tutor between 2:00 and 11:00 P.M.

 

If you select "Writing Lab," a new screen will appear that will allow you to type in or upload a document for which you want expert online writing assistance. To select a file from your computer, click "Upload File," navigate to the file's location on your computer, and click "Open." To select a file from your CloudPack (which is a place to store documents within Brainfuse), click "Browse File," choose your document, and click "Select." To select a file from the Whiteboard, click "Use Whiteboard," create a new document on the Whiteboard, and click "Done." Below this, you can add any additional comments, then click "Submit" at the bottom of the screen. You will receive a response, usually within one business day, in your Message Center (which can be accessed under "My Message Center" in the top right corner where your username appears).

 

If you select "SkillSurfer," a new screen will appear with a list of options that allow you develop your educational skills, depending on your grade and area of interest. Click the option that interests you, select an option from the submenu that appears, and follow the directions to get access to lessons, videos, and tests. If you need extra help, you can click "Send Question" or "Get Live Help" to get personalized attention.

 

If you select "Send Question," a new screen will appear that will allow you to ask a question of Brainfuse's tutors. Select the grade and subject that interest you, type in your question, and click "Submit Question" at the bottom of the page. You can also attach a document from your computer, CloudPack, or Whiteboard if you want. You will receive a response, usually within one business day, in your Message Center (which can be accessed under "My Message Center" in the top right corner where your username appears).

 

If you select "Language Lab," you can work on your foreign language skills, either with a live tutor or with a vocabulary builder. To speak to a tutor, select your subject (French or Spanish) and click "Get Live Help." To use the "Vocabulary Builder," click "Start Now," choose your language on the new screen, and you will have access to games, quizzes, flashcards, and spoken pronunciations.


If you select "Featured Service," you will have access "Live Chess Tutoring" and "Live FAFSA Help." Live Chess Tutoring offers "Live Help" as well as "Online Resources" to improve your chess skills. You can also get "Live Help" with filling out your FAFSA Application.


Under the "Study" heading in the middle, if you select "LEAP Learning Platform," you will see a list of courses that help you build your academic skills targeted lessons, quizzes, and live tutoring. Select a course in order to take a skills assessment, which will determine your learning plan.


If you select "FlashBulb," you can access sets of flashcards in a wide variety of subjects. Select the subject that interests you in the middle of the screen, to find lists of flashcard sets. You can also click on "Search" at the top of the screen to find the exact set you want, or you can click on "Create" to make your own set of flashcards.


If you select "eParachute," you can explore college majors and careers that match your interests. Click "Get Started!" on the new screen to begin entering information about yourself and discover your strengths.


Under the "Collaborate" heading on the right, if you click "MEET," a screen will appear that says "Brainfuse Meeting." Fill out the requested information in order to set up an online study room with your friends.


If you select "Brainwave," you will be able to record and access short educational movies to help you study and learn. Click on "Create a Brainwave," you will be able to create your own video on the computer. If you click on "Brainwave Library," you will be able to access other people's videos.


If you select "Adult Learners" at the top of the screen, you will come to a new screen that says "Welcome Lifelong Learner!" If you then select "High School Equivalency Preparation" in the left column, you will have the options to (1) view study materials, (2) take online tests, and (3) speak to live online tutors.


If you select "Prepare for the US Citizenship Test," you will have the options to (1) view study materials, (2) speak to live online tutors, and (3) take practice tests.


If you select "Microsoft Office Help," you can get access to help with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by (1) viewing online resources or (2) getting live help online.


If you select "Career Resources," you can look at a range of Nationwide and Local Resources for Job Seekers.


If you select "Write a Winning Resume," you will have the options to (1) view online examples and resources, (2) upload your resume to have it reviewed by an expert, or (3) get live help online.


Under the right column with the header "Lifelong Learning," if you select "Live Tutoring" or "Skills Building," you can get help with Math, Reading, and Writing. You can (1) select your proficiency level, (2) select a subject, and (3) connect with a tutor.


If you select "Writing Lab," you can upload a document from your computer or from your CloudPack (which is a place to store documents within Brainfuse), and you will receive feedback from a writing expert within one business day.


If you select "Test Center," you can take tests in Math, Reading, and Writing. You can (1) select your proficiency level, (2) select a subject, and (3) take a test.


If you select "Send Question," you can send a question to the experts at Brainfuse and get an answer within one business day. If you want, you have the option to upload a document with your question.


Setting Up the App:

 

To use Brainfuse on your smartphone, download the Brainfuse app. Before you start using the app, you need to create a username and password using Brainfuse on your computer. The first time you access the app, you need to enter your username and password and tap "Login." (You do not need your library card number.)

 

Using the App:


You will see a list of options. Each option contains a brief explanation of the content or service it offers.


If you select "Live Help," you will see a screen where you can select your grade and subject, then tap "Submit" in the top right corner. You will then be able to speak with a live tutor between 2:00 and 11:00 P.M.


If you select "My Calendar," you can view your scheduled upcoming tutorial sessions.


If you select "Snap-n-Send," you will be able to send a photo to your tutor, if you are already in a session with your tutor on the computer. (This option requires being logged into Brainfuse on both your computer and your smartphone.)


If you select "My Past Sessions," you can play back your previous tutorial sessions as videos.


If you select "Writing Lab," you will see a screen where you can attach a file from your smartphone (using the "Attach File" button at the top of the screen), or type the text that you want reviewed into the textbox below this button. Then, you can click "Submit" in the top right corner.

 

If you select "Send Question," you will see a screen where you can select your grade and subject, and optionally attach a file from your smartphone. Then, you can tap "Submit" in the top right corner.

 

If you select "Message Center," you can read any messages tutors have sent you in response to your submissions.

 

If you select "CloudPack Notes," then you can view any notes and files you previously created or uploaded in Brainfuse in CloudPack on your computer.

 

If you select "Task Tracker," you can keep track of your class assignments and other tasks, organized by "Course," "Date," "Priority," and whether they are "In Progress" or "Completed." If you tap the plus button in the top right corner, you can create a "New Task" and enter the "Task Name" and other relevant information. When you are finished, tap "Done" in the top right corner.

 

If you select "FlashCards," you will be able to access flashcards for various subjects, created by other people or by you. (In order to view your own flashcards on your smartphone, you will need to log in, with a separate username and password from the Brainfuse login. You can create this username and password by logging into Brainfuse on your computer and selecting the "FlashBulb" option.)

 

 

cloudLibrary:

 

Setting Up:

 

In the top right corner of the initial page, click the green button that says "Login." A box will appear that says, "Enter Your Library Card ID." Type in your library card number and click "Login." A message will appear that says, "By accepting, you have read and agree to the following: Terms of Use; Privacy Policy; End user license agreement (EULA)." Click "Accept." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:


You can find materials to borrow in several ways. You can enter search terms in the "Search" bar in the top right corner. You can also select "Browse" in the top left corner, and search for books based on your area of interest. In addition, you can select "Featured" and see an array of books in specialized lists.

 

When you find a book or audiobook you want to borrow, click on the image of the cover. A box will appear that says "Book Details," with information about the item. On the right side you will see a green button that says "Borrow." After you click this button, the site will tell you when the checkout expires. For books, you will have the options to "Read," "Return," or "Download for offline reading." Click "Read" to read the book on your computer. You can flip through the pages using the left and right arrows on your keyboard, or by using the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. For audiobooks, you will have the options to "Listen" or "Return" it. Click "Listen" to listen to the audiobook on your computer. You will see a list of audio tracks, in addition to bars at the top indicating "Book Progress" and "Track Progress." Click on the play button to begin listening. You can select the location you want in the book by clicking on a track, or by clicking on a given spot in the Book Progress and Track Progress bars. You can also use the left and right arrow buttons to switch between consecutive tracks.

 

Setting Up the App:

 

To use cloudLibrary on your smartphone, download the cloudLibrary app. When you first open the app, you will see a screen that says, "Welcome. Let's get you connected with your local library! Please have your library card information available. Tap the screen to continue." Touch the screen anywhere. You will then see a screen that says "Select your Country, State and Library." First select your country (United States) and your state (Florida) from the lists that appear. Then, tap "Select Library," and scroll down to "Riviera Beach Public Library." Then, tap "Next." Click "Accept" to accept cloudLibrary's "Terms and Conditions." After this, type in your library card number under "Library Card ID," and click "Login." You will now have access to the app content.

 

Using the App:

 

You can tap the Search button to search for materials, or you can view horizontal lists of "Trending eBooks" and "Trending Audiobooks." After you click on the picture of a book or audiobook, you will see the "Book Details" screen. Tap the green "Borrow" button to borrow the item. For books, tap "Read" to download and begin reading the book. You can flip between pages by swiping left or right. For audiobooks, tap "Listen" to download and begin listening to the audiobook. You can use the play button at the bottom to start and pause the recording, and the arrow buttons to switch between consecutive tracks. In addition, you can select the location you want on the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen, and if you tap the icon with bullet points in the top right corner, you will see a "Table of Contents" with a list of audio tracks that you can select.

 

 

 

Creativebug:

 

Setting Up:

 

On the initial page, you will see the message, "Please log in: Enter your library card number to log in to creativebug.com." Type in your library card number and click "Log In." The first time you use the site, you will see a screen that says, "Success! Please create an account to proceed or log in now." In the provided boxes, type in your first name, last name, email address, and a new password, then click "Submit." You will now have access to the site content. On subsequent visits, you only need to type in your library card number.

 

Using the Resource:

 

On the main page, you will be able to search for "Classes" using the search bar at the top; you can also use it to search for "Images," "Instructors," and "Materials." Another way to look for classes is by using the "Classes" button above the search bar. You can click it to view a page with "All Classes," or you can hold the mouse cursor over it to see a range of class types: "Art + Design," "Sewing," "Quilting," "Paper," "Knitting," "Crochet," "Food + Home," "Jewelry," "Holiday + Party," and "Kids."

 

Once you find a class you want to view, click on the image of the class to view the video start screen, as well as a "Description" of the class. Click on the large image of the class where there is a play button, and the video will start. Click on the video image to pause it. The classes are usually divided into chapters, and individual chapters can be selected below the video.

 

Setting Up the App:

 

To use Creativebug on your smartphone, download the Creativebug app. Before you start using the app, you need to create an account using Creativebug on your computer. The first time you access the app, you need to enter your email address and password and tap "Log In." (You do not need your library card number.)

 

Using the App:

 

You can search for classes using the "Search" bar at the top of the screen, with the options to filter the results by type of class and sort them however you want. You will also see a selection of featured classes below the search bar. One you select a prerecorded class that interests you, click on the picture, and information about the class will appear. Click on the play button (which looks like a right arrow) at the top of the screen in order to view the class. You can adjust the volume at the top of the screen and your place in the video at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Ethnic Diversity Source:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will be presented with a choice of three databases to search or browse: "eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)," "Ethnic Diversity Source," and "eBook Subscription Diversity & Ethnic Studies (EBSCOhost)." You can check the box next to any or all of the databases and click "Continue," or you can click the name of any database highlighted in blue. You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:


After you select your database(s), you will see the search bar, with the option to perform a "Basic Search" or an "Advanced Search." Type in your search terms and click on "Search." You will see a list of search results, including the titles, authors, and dates of publication for the documents. Click on the result titles highlighted in blue to access more information. If you want to restrict your search to documents that are available in full text with Ethnic Diversity Source, select the checkbox on the left that says "Full Text."

 

Some documents will allow you to read them as "HTML Full Text" or "PDF Full Text." After you click on your selection, you will be able to read the document by scrolling through it. Other documents will allow you to read them as "EPUB Full Text." If you make this selection, you can flip through the pages of the document by click the left and right arrows at the bottom of the screen.

 

Setting Up the App:

 

You can access the content of Ethnic Diversity Source on your smartphone by downloading the EBSCO Mobile app. When you first open the app, you will see a screen that says, "EBSCO. Make progress on your research from anywhere." Tap the "Get started" button at the bottom of the screen. A new screen will appear that says, "Let's find your institution." Tap "Search by name, postal code, or city." Start typing in "Riviera Beach Public Library," and our library should appear at the top of your list of locations. Tap the name of the library, and a message will appear that says, "Next, use your organization's authentication method to sign in." Tap "Connect your institution." Another message will appear that says "'ebscomobile' Wants to Use 'ebsco.zone' to Sign In. This allows the app and website to share information about you." Tap "Continue." You will reach a new screen that says "EBSCO" and "Riviera Beach Public Library" at the top, and below that it says, "Welcome, researcher!" You will now have access to the app content.

 

Using the App:

 

Tap "Start a search" to begin searching for Ethnic Diversity Source content. You can use the search bar to look through everything, or you can narrow your search by selecting "Peer reviewed," "Full text," and you choose your date range by selecting "All dates." To read a document identified as an "Article," tap the name of the article, then tap "Access now" at the bottom of the screen. You may be given the options to access the article as "Online full text," "PDF full text," and "Listen." Tap your selection, and you will reach the article in the format you want. To read a document identified as an "E-Book," tap the name of the e-book, then tap "Access now" at the bottom of the screen. You can flip through the pages of the e-book by tapping the up and down arrows in the lower left corner, and you can change the size of the text by tapping the plus and minus arrow in the lower right corner.

 

 

 

Florida Electronic Library:

 

Setting Up:

 

Once you access the Florida Electronic Library, if you are physically present within the State of Florida, the site will automatically recognize your location and allow you to use the site resources. If you are traveling outside Florida, you will need to input your library card number in order to use the resources.

 

Using the Resource:

 

You will have a variety of options for locating content, based on the grade level of the user and the area of interest. Near the top of the page, you will see a search bar with the message "Search Magazines, Books, Newspapers and More." You can use the search bar to look for the specific type of material you want.

 

Above the search bar, you will see a header that says "Interests." If you click on this, you will see a variety of possible resources to browse, based on the descriptor that best fits you, such as "The Avid Gardener," "The Caregiver," and "The Cultural Enthusiast." If you click on one of these links, you will see a list of relevant resources.


Next to "Interests" at the top is the header "All Resources." This link will take you to a list of all available resources in alphabetical order.


Next to "All Resources" is the header "Browse By." If you click on this, a dropdown menu will appear with the following entries: "Homework & Research," "Body & Mind," "DIY & Small Business," "Career & Jobs," "Magazines & Newspapers," "Art & Culture," "History & Society," and "Florida." Each of these links will take you to a list of relevant resources. (If you click on "Homework & Research," you will see the same set of options that appear under "Grade Levels," discussed below.)


Next to "Browse By" is the header "eBooks." If you click on this link, you will see a list on the left side of screen with "Elementary," "Middle School," "High School," and "General." After you select one of these choices based on your grade level, a display will appear to the right showing topics of interest, with "View Titles" listed below them. If you click on "View Titles," you will be taken to a new screen where eBooks on that topic are displayed on the right. (On the left, you can browse every topic from every grade level under the heading "Browse Collections.") After you click on an eBook, you will have two options to read through it. The eBook's Table of Contents will appear, and you can click on the name of a section of the book to read it. You can also click the blue link that says "View eBook," and you will be able to browse through the entire eBook by clicking on the left and right arrows on the sides of the screen.


Below the search bar, you will see the heading "Resources," with a horizontal list of options below it. The "A-Z" link gives you the same information as "All Resources," and "eBooks" gives you the same information as the "eBooks" link at the top.


If you select "Subjects," you will see a list of subject topics: "Arts," "Business," "Careers," "Communications," "Education," "Florida," "General Reference," "Health," "History," "Hobbies," "Law," "Literature," "Multicultural," "Science," "Spanish," and "Technology." If you select a subject topic, on the left side of the screen you will see a list of links with relevant information, and on the right side you will see links that say "View Titles," which will take you to a display of relevant eBooks.


Next to "Subjects" is the heading "Grade Levels." If you select this, you will see a new screen with a display of different grade levels: "Elementary," "Middle School," "High School," "College," "Educators," and "General Interest." If you select a grade level, on the left side of the screen you will see a list of links with relevant information, and on the right side you will see links that say "View Titles," which will take you to a display of relevant eBooks.


Next to "Grade Levels" and "eBooks" is the heading "Popular." If you click on this link, you will see a list of the FEL's most popular information resources.


Below the "Resources" section, on the right side of the screen you will see "Peterson's Career Prep." If you want to use the resources on this site, which include "Create a Résumé," "Find a Career," "Career Colleges Search," and "Advice," you need to register with Peterson's Career Prep, by click on the "Register" button in the top right corner. A "Register" screen will appear where you will enter your first name, last name, and email address (which is optional), along with a username, password, and secret word you will create. Click "Register" at the bottom to create your account. On subsequent visits to the site, you will need to click "Login" in the top right corner and enter your username and password.


If you scroll to the bottom of the main page, you will see a link on the bottom right that says "Ask a Librarian: The Human Search Engine." If you click this link, you will be taken to the "Ask a Librarian" website, where you can text, chat, or email with Florida librarians and get your questions answered.

 

 

 

Florida Photo News:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will see a screen that says "About This Collection." Click on "Browse." You will now have access to all available issues of Florida Photo News, National Black Monitor, and conBLACKulations!

 

Using the Resource:


On the left side of the screen, you will see check-boxes next to the three collections that our Library offers. To change the collection you want to view, select any or all of these check-boxes and click "Update."


To read an issue of the newspaper, click on the image of the front page or the link highlighted in blue. You will see the front page of the newspaper. To change the page you want to view, select from the list of pages on the right, or type in the page number you want in the box below the newspaper image.

 

 

 

hoopla:

 

Setting Up:

 

The first time you visit the site, click on the button that says "Get Started." A screen will appear that says "Your Info." Type in your email address twice and your new password twice. Then, click "Agree." You will see a screen that says "Choose Your Library." Click on "Riviera Beach Public Library," and click "Next." You will then see a screen that says "Library Card." Enter your library card number, and click "Sign Me Up." You will now have access to the site content. On subsequent visits to hoopla, you will click on "Log In" in the upper right corner, then enter your email address and password.

 

Using the Resource:


You can search for content in the search bar at the top, or you can browse through available content by moving the mouse cursor up to the word "Browse" at the top. You will see a list of types of material: "Audiobooks," "Comics," "Ebooks," "Movies," "Music," "Television," and "BingePasses." Make your choice, and you will be able to browse through all available content of that type.


When you find a title you want to borrow, click on the cover image or the title. On the next screen, click the blue button that says "Borrow." Hoopla will tell you the length of the borrowing period. Click "Borrow Title" to confirm your loan. After that, click "Read" or "Play" to access the material. For Ebooks and Comics, you will be able to scroll through the document by clicking the arrows on the left and right side of the screen. For video materials, you will be able to select the location you want by clicking on the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. For audio materials, you can click the left and right buttons at the bottom of the screen to choose a track, and you can also adjust your place by using the scroll bar.

Setting Up the App:

 

To use hoopla on your smartphone, download the hoopla app. The first time you use the app, if you have already created an account, you can enter your email and password, then tap "Login." (You will not need your library card number to log in.) If you have not created an account, you can tap "Don't have an account? Sign Up," and follow the onscreen instructions.

 

Using the App:


You can search for materials by tapping the "Search" button in the bottom right corner. You can also browse through materials, by selecting the "Books," "Video," or "More" buttons at the bottom of the screen. If you select "Books," you will see the option to browse through "Audiobooks," "Comics," and "Ebooks" at the top of the screen. If you select "Video," you will see the option to browse through "Movies" and "Television" at the top of the screen. If you select "More," you will see the option to view "BingePasses" or "Music" at the top of the screen.


To select an item, tap the picture of it, and a new screen will appear with information about it. Tap the blue "Borrow" button, then tap "Borrow" again to receive the item. After you select a book and it is downloaded, tap "Read" to access it. You can flip between pages by swiping left or right. After you select a video and it is downloaded, tap "Play" to view it. You can choose your place in the video by using the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. After you select an audiobook or music album and it is downloaded, tap "Play" to access it. You can tap the left and right buttons at the bottom of the screen to choose a track, and you can also adjust your place by using the scroll bar.

 

 

 

LearningExpress with Job and Career Accelerator:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." At the top of the page, you will see a link that says "Sign In/Register." A screen that says "Sign In" will appear. The first time you visit the site, click the blue "Register" button on the right. On the "New User Registration" screen, make sure that "Riviera Beach Public Library" is selected under "Your Institution." Indicate "Yes" or "No" to the question "Are you a European Union citizen?" Below that, enter your first name (and your last name if you choose), your email address twice, and your new password twice. At the bottom, click "Register." You will now have access to the site content. On subsequent visits, you will need to enter your library card number to access LearningExpress, and then you will need to click "Sign In/Register," enter your email address and password, and click "Login" to access the site content.

 

Using the Resource:


After you log in, you will see "My Center," which will contain all of your personalized resources. To start assembling your resources, click on the "Home" button in the top left. At the top you will see a search bar that allows you to access tests, tutorials, and eBooks, among other resources. Below the search bar, you will be able to browse through a display of different topics. If you click on one that interests you, a drop-down display of subtopics will appear. Select the subtopic you want and you will be able to access a variety of job-related resources.

 

Video Tutorials:


Registering as a New LearningExpress User – Tutorial

 

Signing In and Out of LearningExpress – Tutorial


Navigating the LearningExpress Home Page – Tutorial


Searching for Resources in LearningExpress – Tutorial


Taking a Tutorial in LearningExpress – Tutorial


Taking a Practice Test in LearningExpress – Tutorial


Downloading an eBook or Article in LearningExpress – Tutorial


EBSCO LearningExpress Centers – Tutorial


Using My Center in LearningExpress – Tutorial


Job & Career Accelerator Overview – Tutorial


Navigating Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial


Searching for Jobs and Internships in Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial


Exploring Occupations in Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial


Using Occupation Cards in Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial


Using the Letter Builder in Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial


Using the Resume Builder in Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial

 

Using the Skills and Interest Matchers in Job & Career Accelerator – Tutorial

 

Job & Career Accelerator My Career Dashboard – Tutorial

 

Setting Up the App:

 

To use LearningExpress on your smartphone, download the EBSCO LearningExpress app. Before you start using the app, you need to create an account using LearningExpress on your computer. The first time you access the app, you need to enter your email address and password and tap "Sign In." (You do not need your library card number.)

 

Using the App:

 

Initially, you will see the "Home" screen, with a list of resources for adults and high school students. Tap the resource that you want, and a new screen will appear devoted to that resource. Tap a topic that interests you, and a dropdown menu will appear with a list of available subtopics. After you tap on a subtopic, you will see a list of lessons with "Download" buttons for each one. If you tap "Download," it will change into a "Start" button and you can begin the lesson.

 

At the bottom right part of the screen, there is a "Search" button that allows you to find specific materials by using a search bar. The "Mobile Center" button in the middle allows you to return to and access all of your previously downloaded items.

 

 

 

Mango Languages:

 

Setting Up:

 

The first time you visit the site, click "Sign Up" at the bottom. You will see a screen that says "Create Your Profile." Type in your email address, library card number, and new password, and then click "Sign Up." You will now have access to the site content. On subsequent visits, you will need to enter your email address and password, and then click "Log In."

 

Using the Resource:

 

Initially, you will see a screen that says "Pick a Language," followed by a list of the site's most popular languages. You can search for additional languages using the search bar, or click "See All" to view every language offered.

 

Once you select a language, you will see up to three options at the top of the screen: "Learn," "Explore," and "Tools." If you select "Learn" (the default option), you will have the option to take a "Placement Test," which will determine your level of language proficiency. Below the "Placement Test" option, you will see a sequence of "Main Units," which are divided into "Chapters," and subdivided into "Lessons." Select a Lesson to work on your language skills. There are listening and speaking components to the Lessons, so it is best to use your computer's audio and have a microphone.


If you select "Explore," you will see a display of "Mango Movies" that will help you further with language learning. Once you choose a Mango Movie, you will have the option to view in "Movie Mode" (with interactive content but no interruptions) or "Engage Mode" (with short lessons included). (The "Explore" option may not be available for all languages.)
If you select "Tools," you will see a translation function that allows you to type or paste in text from one language, and see it translated into another language.


Setting Up the App:


To use Mango Languages on your smartphone, download the Mango app. The first time you use the app, you can tap "Start Learning" to begin learning a language from the beginning. If you have already created an account on the computer, and want your learning on the app to coordinate with it, you can tap "Log In." Enter your email address under "Email or Username or PIN," and tap "Next." On the following screen, enter your password, and tap "Log In." You will now have access to the app content through your account.

 

Using the App:


You can select a language by tapping the plus sign in the top left corner. A new screen will appear that says "Pick a Language," with a list of "Popular Languages" at the top, followed by a full list of "All Languages." Tap the language you want to study, and you will see a list of "Main Units" for your studies. These Main Units are divided into "Chapters," and subdivided into "Lessons." Select the number of a Lesson to view it. If you want to view Lessons when you are not connected to the internet, you can select "Download All." At the bottom of the screen for a given language, you can tap "Learn," in order to view the primary Lessons, or "Review," which takes you to the "Daily Review" screen.


On subsequent visits to the app, the last language you were studying will appear automatically. If you want to switch to a different language, tap the plus button in the top left corner. If you have started this other language already, you can tap the "Resume" button to go into your Lessons.

 

 

 

National Black Monitor:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will see a screen that says "About This Collection." Click on "Browse." You will now have access to all available issues of Florida Photo News, National Black Monitor, and conBLACKulations!

 

Using the Resource:


On the left side of the screen, you will see check-boxes next to the three collections that our Library offers. To change the collection you want to view, select any or all of these check-boxes and click "Update."


To read an issue of the newspaper, click on the image of the front page or the link highlighted in blue. You will see the front page of the newspaper. To change the page you want to view, select from the list of pages on the right, or type in the page number you want in the box below the newspaper image.

 

 

 

NewsBank:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:

 

On the main page, you have the option to view "Hot Topics" and "Daily Headlines and Activities" under the "Current Events header on the left side of the screen. Below that, you can also view "Special Reports" on a variety of listed topics.

 

In the top middle of the page, if you click "Find a Topic," you will see a search bar where you can enter news-related keywords. Below the search bar, you find a display of "Suggested Topics" to help narrow your search. If you select "America's News," you will come to the same search bar. There is also a list of "Search Shortcuts" where you can search in various types of collections, including the "Palm Beach Post Collection."

 

 

 

NoveList K-8 Plus:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:

 

You will have a variety of options to find recommended books. If you move the mouse cursor to "Browse By" in the top left, you will see the options to search by "Genre," "Appeal," and "Award Winners." Under all three of these options, you can focus on a specific age group: "Teen," "Ages 9-12," or "Ages 0-8." You can also use the search bar near the top of the screen to search for words about the books you want to find. In addition, you can access "Recommended Reads Lists" on the left side of the main page, sorted by "Fiction" or "Nonfiction" as well as age group. The options "Quick Links" and "How Do I?" at the top of the screen give you access to additional information about finding books and working with students, as well as how to use NoveList.

 

 

 

NoveList Plus:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:

 

You will have a variety of options to find recommended books. If you move the mouse cursor to "Browse By" in the top left, you will see the options to search by "Genre," "Appeal," "Themes," "Award Winners," and "Audiobooks." You can also use the search bar near the top of the screen to search for words about the books you want to find. In addition, you can access "Recommended Reads Lists" on the left side of the main page, sorted by "Fiction" or "Nonfiction" as well as age group. The options "Quick Links" and "How Do I?" at the top of the screen give you access to additional information about finding books, as well as how to use NoveList.

 

Video Tutorials:

 

NoveList: Finding Books by Genre

 

 

 

OverDrive:

 

Setting Up:

 

On the initial page, click on the black button in the upper right corner that says "Sign in." You will see a screen that says, "Welcome! Please sign in." Where it says "Select your library," choose "Riviera Beach Public Library" from the drop-down menu. Below that, type in your library card number. You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:


You can use the "Search" button with a magnifying glass in the top right in order to search for materials that interest you. If you click on "Subjects" in the top left corner, you will come to the "Browse subjects" page, with a wide variety of subjects that can be narrowed down by format: "eBooks," "Audiobooks," "Magazines," and "Videos." If you click on "Collections" in the top left, you will see a menu of collections of materials to browse, sorted by format type. You can also browse specifically for "Kindle Books" (in the Kindle format) and "Magazines."


When you find a title that interests you, a message above the cover image will indicate "Available" or "Wait List." If it says "Available," when you click on the cover image, you will see a black button that says "Borrow." Click on "Borrow," then click "Borrow" a second time to confirm that you want the item. You will then have the options to "Read now in browser" or "Download." If you choose to read the item in the browser, you can click on the left or right page to scroll through the book or magazine.


If your item is an audiobook, click "Listen now in browser." You will be able to play or pause the audio with the large circular button near the bottom of the screen. You can click the "15" buttons to move back or forward 15 seconds. You can move between chapters with the buttons that show a number and the letter "m" – these indicate how many minutes forward or back you will be going. You can also manually slide the time bar at the bottom of the screen.


If the item says "Wait List," when you click on the cover image, you will see a black button that says "Place a Hold." After you click this button, a screen will appear that says, "Fill out the form below to place a hold on this title, and Southeast Florida Library Association will contact you when it's available." Enter your email address twice, and click "Place a Hold" a second time.


Setting Up the App:

 

To use OverDrive on your smartphone, download the app called "Libby." The first time you use the app, tap "Add Library." Then, where it says "Library Name, City, or Zip," type in "Riviera Beach Public Library." You will see the library name "Southeast Florida Library Association." After you tap this name, you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Type in your Riviera Beach library card number, and tap "Sign In." You will see the message, "If you prefer to read with Kindle, we can open books directly to your Kindle device or Kindle app." If that is what you prefer, tap "Yes, I Read With Kindle." If you do not want to use Kindle, tap "Skip." After this, you will have access to the app content.

 

Using the App:


On the main page, if you tap the magnifying glass in the lower right corner of the screen, you will see the search bar at the top of the following screen. You also have the option to "Explore with Filters," which will narrow down your search results by type of material. If you tap the image of a library building at the bottom of the screen, you will be able to browse through content organized in different categories.


In order to borrow an item, tap the picture of it, and a screen will appear with information about the item. Then, tap the "Borrow" button. A new screen will appear with a red button that says "Borrow!" After you tap this button, you will borrow the item.


If your borrowed item is a book or magazine, tap "Open Book" or "Open Magazine" to begin reading. You may be presented with the option to read your book in the Kindle app or the Libby app. If you choose Libby, you will gain access to the book in the app you are currently using. You can flip between pages by swiping left and right.


If your item is an audiobook, tap "Open Audiobook" to begin listening. You will be able to play or pause the audio with the large circular button near the bottom of the screen. You can tap the "15" buttons to move back or forward 15 seconds. You can move between chapters with the buttons that show a number and the letter "m" – these indicate how many minutes forward or back you will be going. You can also manually slide the time bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Post Collection:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will now have direct access to the Palm Beach Post Collection within NewsBank.

 

Using the Resource:


You will see three options: (1) The Palm Beach Post in text form, (2) The Palm Beach Post in image form, and (3) The Palm Beach Post Web Edition Articles.

 

If you click on the first option, you can select the specific date, from 1989 up to the present date, from which you want to look at articles. After you click on the date, you will see a list of articles. Click on the article you want to read.


If you click on the second option, you can select the specific date, from 2019 up to the present date, from which you want to look at the full newspaper. After you click on the date, you will have access to every page of the newspaper exactly as it appeared in print. Scroll through the Page Thumbnails on the right to find the page you want.


If you click on the third option, you can select the specific date, from 2018 up to the present date, from which you want to look at web-exclusive articles. After you click on the date, you will see a list of articles. Click on the article you want to read.

 

 

 

Referencia Latina:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:


On the main page, you can search for content that interests you by typing keywords into the search bar at the top of the screen and clicking "Buscar." You will be able to search for books, magazines, and articles. You can also browse by area of interest under the "Búsquedas por tema" heading. If you select a topic, you can choose you narrower area of interest, and then you will see a list of materials to read. In addition, if you select "Publicaciones" at the top of the screen, you will have the opportunity to browse or search by specific publication.

 

Video Tutorials:

 

Referencia Latina

 

 

 

World Book Online:

 

Setting Up:

 

After you click on the link, you will see the Riviera Beach Public Library logo, and two messages that say "Please enter your library barcode number" and "Please enter your library card pin number." Enter your library card number into both boxes. (You need to type in the same number twice.) Then click "Login." You will now have access to the site content.

 

Using the Resource:


On the main page, you will see a display of resources arranged by grade level: "Early Learning (Grades PreK+)"; "Kids (Grades K+)"; "Student (Grades 5+)"; and "Advanced (Grades 9+)." On the right, you will also see the option "Timelines (Grades 5+)." Click on the option you want in order to access the grade-level resources.


Under "Early Learning," you will have the option of choosing from "Early Learning Basics," "Videos," "Games," "Stories," and "Activities." If you move the mouse cursor over any image, a child's voice will tell you the name of the link.


Under "Kids," you will see "Search" and "Explore" options at the top of the screen. At the bottom of the screen, you can click on "Pictures and Videos," "World of Animals," "Activities," "Maps and More," "Games," "Important People," "Compare Places," "Science Projects," and "Dictionary."


Under "Student," you will see a "Search" bar at the top, and "Quick Links" to "My Research," "Citation Builder," "Maps and Atlas," "Timelines," and "Browse by Subject." If you scroll down, you will see "Current Events: Behind The Headlines." Further down, there is the "Biography Center." If you scroll to the bottom, you will see "Featured Media," with a selection of videos and 360° images.


Under "Advanced," you will the option to "Search World Book," along with an "Advanced Search" option. If you enter a search term, you will see a range of possible results, including "Encyclopedia Articles," "Sounds," and "Back in Time." There is also a "Featured" article shown in the lower right corner of the main page.


Under "Timelines," you have the opportunity to view historical information in a timeline format, in the categories "Continents, countries, and regions," "Literature," "Notable people," "Science and technology," "Sports and games," "Systems and institutions," "The Arts," and "World history." There are also options to view "My Timelines" and "Create a Timeline."

 

Video Tutorials:


Videos: Early Learning

 

Videos: Kids

 

Videos: Student

 

Videos: Advanced

 

Videos: Timelines