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The library subscribes to many online resources to help with research. However, for National Library Week, April 12-18, 2010, you'll be able to access even more - ProQuest is providing free access to some of their most popular databases, including:
Visit http://www.proquest.com/go/celebrate to access these resources and more, during National Library Week. No username or password needed.
If you have questions about these databases, or any online resources offered by the Chelmsford Library, please ask at the Reference Desk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-256-5521 x211.Posted in Resources | No Comments »
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.
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