Each January the Burlington Public Library renews subscriptions to over 20 different online resources for research. These databases (we call them) complement our book collections on popular information topics. The resources are usually special websites that are accessible in the library or at home with your library card. The sites provide non-commercial (no pop-ups) private access to back issues of magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers. They also include online access to well written and edited special interest encyclopedias and information resources.
• Telephone and business directory type information – AtoZdatabases
• Practice tests for career and educational training – Testing & Education Reference Center
• Language learning – Pronunciator
• Consumer and product information – Ebsco and Proquest
• Legal self-help books and articles – Legal Information Reference Center
These are designed to provide the most reliable and factual information from a variety of points of views for students and the general public.
So the next time you get frustrated with your Google search or want an alternative to Wikipedia, try the Burlington Public Library.