Thursday Thirteen #106
Well, it looks like I’ll be continuing on with the blog even though I’m changing jobs in the Library. So, dear friends, this is not the end. While I’m runing around like a crazy person trying to finish up things this week, please enjoy a list of reference sources that can be found on the Alameda County Library website. Then, stop by your local library’s website to see what they have on offer.
13 References Sources on the Alameda County Website:
1. PowerSearch is an article database that can search 34 different databases at the same time.
2. Ancestry, which can only be searched from inside of the library, is a very popular genealogical database.
3. A to Z Maps Online is pretty much what it sounds like.
4. My favorite database is Biography Resource Center. You get not only several different kinds of biographical information, but also an image of the person, if available.
5. Grzimek’s Animal Life will help older students with their animal assignments.
6. Gale’s History Resource Center: World has all sorts of information relating to world history.
7. Informe! is the spot for articles in Spanish.
8. a href=”http://www.aclibrary.org/research/articlesDataBases/default.asp?topic=ArticlesDataBases&cat=AlphabeticalListing”>Learning Express Library is your best bet for studying for your GED, Computer Skills Tests, or any number of other tests. It’s like an online version of those test books you so often see…except it’s more interactive.
9. Gale Legal Forms is pretty much what it sounds like…and is dead handy.
10. Mango Languages allows one to study a new language. Which language do you want to study?
11. Naxos Music Library can only be played from home. They have Bagpipe music!
12. Reference USA is an excellent business database. Need to know where all of the local shirt printing businesses are in your area, and also how many employees they have? Reference USA can do that.
13. What Do I Read Next? is exactly what it sounds like: your source for reader’s advisory.