How-To Guides

In the page below we offer how-to guides on:

  • Technology Skills
  • Foreign Language and English as a Foreign Language
  • Job Hunting
  • Using Library Resources

Technology Skills

Foreign Language and English as a Second Language

  • Learn Languages Online - A guide to online resources for learning a new language. Includes databases available for Belmont library card holders, as well as other online resources available for all.
  • Chinese Materials in the Minuteman Library Network - Learn to locate the Chinese language items in the Minuteman Library Network. There are over 9,000 items available and you can request most items be sent to your local library.
  • Search the Catalog in Chinese - Learn how to search the Minuteman Library Network Catalog by typing in traditional Chinese.
  • Search the Catalog in Russian - Learn how to search the Minuteman Library Network Catalog by typing in Russian.

Job Hunting

Using Library Resources

  • Searching the Online Catalog - Strategies for effectively searching the library catalog.
  • My Account - How to access your library account to see what you have out, check due dates, renew items, check on the status of requests and more.
  • Placing Requests - Learn to place online requests for books and other materials that are either checked out or available at other libraries.
  • Freezing Requests - Learn how to freeze your requests when you go out of town or need more time before your hold is fulfilled.
  • Databases - A summary of the subscription databases available through the library, what they cover and if they are available from outside the library.