It’s Money Smart Week! Time to think about your investments. One tool to use is Morningstar Investment Research Center. It is an easy to navigate database that was designed especially for libraries to help patrons reach their investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Morningstar Investment Research Center provides data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. Morningstar also provide analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments.
Want to learn more? Morningstar provides monthly training sessions to library users.
Tue, Apr 12th at 03 PM CT
Click here to attend
Meeting Id: 996 6674 5451
Thu, May 12th at 11 AM CT
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Meeting Id: 941 2261 7583
If you are interested in learning more about Morningstar on your own, the following guides are also available.
Quick Guide: https://ar.morningstar.com/assets/helpmodule/MIRC_QuickGuide.pdf
User’s Guide: https://ar.morningstar.com/assets/helpmodule/MIRC_UserGuide.pdf
How to Read a Stock Analyst Report: https://ar.morningstar.com/assets/helpmodule/MIRC_HowToReadAStockAnalystReport.pdf
How to Read a Fund Analyst Report: https://ar.morningstar.com/assets/helpmodule/MIRC_HowToReadAFundAnalystReport.pdf
No time right now? These resources are always available to you on the HELP tab within the product.
Your financial future: Give it a helping hand by using Morningstar Investment Research Center.
Did you get a new eReader for Christmas? Are you having trouble figuring out how it functions? The library may be able to help you!
Davenport Public Library subscribes to a database called Atomic Training. This database has thousands of videos that will teach you how to use your Kindle, iPad, Nook or Android device. And since you have a library card from the Davenport Public Library, you are able to watch these videos at your convenience!
If you have an iPad, you can learn about the different settings and how to install iBooks. Also, there are tutorials about the Kindle app and the Nook app that you can install on your iPad. You can also watch videos about finding apps to read newspapers and magazines.
If you have a Kindle, you can learn how to manage your Kindle library, share content on multiple devices, and the different settings and features available. Also included are videos on how to locate free materials for your Kindle. Tutorials about Amazon Prime and apps available for Amazon Prime. You can also find help for how to use your Kindle Fire as a tablet and its Internet Browser.
Nook users can find help on a variety of topics. You can learn how to set up your Barnes and Noble account along with the different features. Also, there are are tutorials about using Chrome and Google Play. Videos have information on how to find newspapers, magazines and other free materials.
To access Atomic Training, go to Research Tools on our website. From there, go to Online Resources. Once you are there, you will find Atomic Training. You will have to set up a free account to access the database. All it requires is an email adress and password.
parlez-vous français ?
You can!, with Mango Languages. Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills for 22 languages as well as 13 ESL courses. Offerings include, but are not limited to: Spanish, Vietnamese, German, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish to English, Vietnamese to English, etc.
By listening to and repeating material designed from native conversations, you’ll learn individual words and phrases and know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll not only learn grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate. Using a microphone or other audio input allows you to have your own pronunciation charted and compared to that of a native speaker.
Mango is a new product available to you in the Do Research Online portion of our website. It may also be found in the For Students and For Adults sections of our in-house menu. We encourage you to Create A Profile by providing an e-mail address and creating a password so that you can keep track of your learning progress. When you first sign-up Mango will send you a confirmation e-mail to which you will need to respond to establish your account. And remember to check your Junk Mail folder if that e-mail doesn’t quickly appear in your e-mail Inbox.
Are you currently taking a foreign language course in school? If so, Mango may be a ticket to a better grade.
Are you planning a vacation to a foreign land? If so, before you go – Mango!