Commander's Log


There are several ways to copy/paste:
  1. Highlight the text you want to copy, by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the mouse over the text.
  2. Right Click on the text
  3. Click Copy
  4. Right Click where you want to paste the text.
  5. Click paste

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy
  2. Hold down the CTRL & C keys
  3. Click where you want to paste the text.
  4. Hold down the CTRL & V keys.
Maximize/Minimize/Restore Down
To minimize the page means you hide an application that is currently on the screen.   To minimize a page, click the minimize button in the upper right corner.The icon for the page will still be represented in the task bar at the bottom of the screen. You can maximize the page again by double clicking on the icon in the task bar.
To restore down is the opposite of maximize. It takes a window that fills the screen and shrinks it down to a smaller size.  To Restore Down click the restore down button in the upper right corner.
To maximize the page means you make the current program window fill the screen. To maximize a page click the maximize button in the upper right corner.
Sticky Posts
Tabbed browsing allows you to open multiple websites within a single Internet Explorer browser window, rather than open several different sessions of Internet Explorer.  With multiple websites open you can switch easily and quickly between them by clicking the tabs. Tabs require less memory usage and are therefore a faster way to surf the Internet as they load faster than new windows.
For a brief introduction to tabbed browsing in Internet 7, take this Quick Tour.
After you have successfully logged into your Harriet blog, you will have that tab open. It will helpful as you work through these exercises to have a second tab open right next to the first, with the Treasure Hunt blog in it. You can easily switch back and forth as you read the background information and tasks in the Treasure Hunt blog, and write your answers in your Harriet blog. 
To make a post sticky means to make it stay at the top of a list.  This can be done on Harriet blog posts and forums, the website, as well as outside sites. 


We all know that all Harris County Public Libraries accept returns of Houston Public materials.  We all have access to the Millennium software to check these items in.  But did you know that at our Kingwood and Freeman locations patrons can apply for and be issued HPL cards?  Patrons can choose these 2 branches as a pickup location for items requested on their HPL cards as well.  All of this without having to go through the ILL service!

You can also search for items using a "wildcard" symbol or a truncation symbol.  This is useful if you do not know the exact term for which you want to search, e.g. how to spell an author's name. The wildcard symbol represents a group of unknown characters in addition to those in your search criteria.  You use the asterisk (*) for the wildcard, e.g. if you enter "man*" for an Author keyword search, Information Portal displays titles by authors named "Mansen", "Mandell", "Manhattan", etc. The truncation symbol represents a single character in addition to those in your search criteria.  You use the question mark (?) for truncation, e.g. if you enter "man?" for an Author Keyword search, the Information Portal displays titles by authors named "Man", "Mang", "Mann", "Mans", etc.

Tips for Better Search Results
  • Entering more than one word in the search box will result in an exact phrase search.
    Example -- environmental pollution
  • Connect search terms with AND to find all the words in a catalog record, in any order.
    Example -- environmental AND pollution
  • Connect search terms with OR to find any of the words in a catalog record.
    Example -- oil OR petroleum
  • To exclude a word from your search, connect the search terms with AND NOT
    Example -- aids AND NOT disease
  • To truncate a word, type the beginning of the word followed by an asterisk *
    Example -- comput* will find compute, computer, computers, computing, etc.
  • Remember -- Capitalization doesn't matter, therefore it isn't necessary to capitalize your connecting terms.

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