Monday, June 09, 2008

Using Your Databases

Many of the databases that Austin Public Library subscribes to offer information found nowhere on the Web, and most can be accessed from any computer with Internet access.

To search the databases, click on the yellow E-books Articles and Databases rectangle under the branch photo on the Library's homepage, or click Databases on the Findit toolbar.
For an alphabetical list of the databases, click on the link in the yellow sidebar that says A-Z list of databases. Or use the subject listings on the right of the page to select a database.

When you click on the name of a database, you’ll be given a screen that asks you to type in your APL library card number. Once you do, you’ll be taken to the database you chose.

Most Popular Databases
Austin American-Statesman – Articles back to 1996.
eLibrary Curriculum Edition – Perfect for K-12 students.
Factiva - More than 14,000 sources from 159 countries in 22 languages.
MasterFILE Premier – More than 1,900 full-text magazines, incuding Consumer Reports
ReferenceUSA – Search for US businesses by type and geographic area.

June’s Featured Database
Oxford Reference Online offers over 130 language and subject dictionaries.

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