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Chelmsford Library patrons now have a new way to research books and authors: Literary Reference Center.
Searchable from either your home or the library, this database has full-text information on thousands of authors and their works. Content is broken down into a number of categories (plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, author biographies, literary journals, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interview and more). All search results are gathered into convenient tabs for easy organization.
Information can best be found in one of two ways:
Other features include a Literary Glossary (for definitions of literature-related words), a timeline of works and their historical context, a research guide, help with citing sources, and frequently-updated books and author highlights.
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Database vendor Gale has released a set of new features to the InfoTrac databases and the PowerSearch platform. These databases can be used to find articles appearing in magazines, journals and books on a wide variety of subjects.
Many of the features were developed in response to end-user feedback. Some of the key features to note are:
If you're interested in learning about more enhancements or seeing what the changes look like, Gale has prepared a presentation (requires Microsoft PowerPoint): http://www.gale.com/Technical/PowerSearchSummer.ppt [ppt, 1.25MB]
To begin searching InfoTrac, please log in from the Library's Databases webpage.
For help with this or any other Library database, please contact the Reference Desk.
Forms on File, one of the Library's new databases, has just announced they have added a significant amount of new content.
This resource, which can be used to important forms ranging from personal, business, legal, real estate, etc., has been updated to reflect recent changes in government agency forms and cover everything from affidavits to employee evaluations and applications for Social Security benefits.
New and updated forms include:
To access these forms, log in from the Library's Databases webpage, or contact the Reference Desk for help.
Rosetta Stone Language Learning Database
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the Rosetta Stone Language Learning database is for you. Using an award-winning approach to learning languages, Rosetta Stone teaches through listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing, using interactive programs that are both educational and fun. Nine languages are covered, including English (US & UK), French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish (Latin American & Spain).
Business & Personal Forms On File
Forms can be found by both browsing categories or searching for keywords, and they are available as convenient Adobe PDF files. This single repository is easier and more reliable to search than the internet, and with at-home access no photocopying is needed.
How to Get Started:
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A public meeting will be held on June 6th, concerning improvements to the traffic infrastructure of the Middlesex region.
The meeting is being held by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, to receive comments from the public on the proposed amendments to the region's FY2007 and FY2008 Transportation Improvement Program for the North Middlesex Region, and also to the Public Participation Plan for Transportation Planning.
These proposals cover budget issues and projects involving the communities of Lowell, Billerica, Westford, Littleton and Tyngsborough.
The meeting will be held on June 6th, 7 p.m., at the Northen Middlesex Council of Governments Gallager Intermodal Center, 115 Thorndike Street, Floor 3B, Lowell, MA 01852.
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