Monday, April 25, 2011

Do You Use the Library Databases?

If you have ever used the Berkeley Heights Library's online databases, for any reason, we'd like to ask you 5 multiple-choice questions to help us figure out how to serve you better. You can fill out the quick, anonymous survey here.

Here are some cool, free things you can do from home using the library's databases and your BH library card:

1) Search for companies in a particular industry in a radius around a particular town with ReferenceUSA.

2) Read articles from major newspapers for free - the New York Times, Star-Ledger, Wall Street Journal and more.

3) Take a language course through Mango Languages, or an online continuing ed course through Universal Class (computer classes & more).

4) Look up book lists recommended for grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 or adults, using Novelist. Novelist covers all of the genres, both fiction and nonfiction.

5) Stun your book group with your wise comments after you look up the book you're reading in Literary Reference Center.

6) Entertain young ones with BookFlix, which are animated video versions of classic children's storybooks.

If you have any questions about how these databases work, call the reference desk at (908) 464-9333.

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