Friday, October 17, 2008

Want to Access a Library Source Without Leaving Home?

InfoAnytime is a real-time, web-based reference service that features live librarians who can help you find the information you need... any time.

How does it work? Click on the InfoAnytime link on the Essex Library's web site, enter your name and your question and wait a few moments for a librarian to come online.

Professional, highly-trained librarians conduct reference interviews via online chat, and provide answers and further resources in the form of web sites and online database citations. These online resources appear directly on your screen, next to the chat session window. You may interact both with the web sites provided and with the librarian until your question has been answered satisfactorily.

At the end of each session, both the participant and the reference librarians at the college receive transcripts of the session via email.

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