1-Click

A program called 1-Click has been installed on public computers at Rod Library. When you see a word or name you don’t know, hold down the Alt key (keep it pressed down) and then click on the word you want to look up. Release the Alt key, and a small window will pop up with the definition or other information about the word or phrase.

The answers you’ll see come from 180 different reference sources such as American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, as compiled by Answers.com.

If 1-Click does not work with a particular document format, click in the URL box at the top of the browser and type answers.com, a forward slash, and the word, as in this example: answers.com/ubiquitous

The Rod Library collection contains numerous additional reference sources in print and online, such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Britannica Online, and Oxford English Dictionary.