Don’t Keep Your Patrons Waiting

New editions of eBook titles you may already own are coming soon! Empower and support your users in all their learning endeavors and interests by providing access to the most current, essential, and relevant content as soon as it’s available. New editions of titles include: Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 2nd ed. Publishing Sep. 2018 … Read more

Cloning Pets: Good, Bad, or Scary?

Earlier this year the story surfaced that singing legend Barbra Streisand had cloned her beloved dog, Samantha, who had died at the age of 14. As the result of cloning Streisand’s Coton de Tulear, three puppies were created, two of which Streisand kept.  Ethical issues arose surrounding the question of whether pets should be cloned … Read more

The “Granddaddy of Guides”

Gale Directory of Databases offers comprehensive coverage of the electronic database industry, profiling more than 14,000 databases and more than 3,000 producers, online services, and vendors/distributors in an easy-to-use format. This month, Booklist published a fantastic, witty article by Mike Bemis, a former reference librarian at Washington County Public Library in Minnesota, where he questions: “why search the … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in May 2018

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile Aawliyat al-Ulum wa-al-Tiknulujiya (SyndiGate Media Inc.) Peer-reviewed Academic Journal of Research in Economics … Read more

General OneFile Receives Browse-by-Subject Feature

We’re excited to share the news of an upcoming enhancement to General OneFile, scheduled to release at the end of May. This enhancement is focused on helping public library patrons and students more easily browse content of interest on the most popular, most-searched topics. The new browse-by-subject feature will help users uncover the information they … Read more

A Community at Risk

LGBTQ Safe Space

According to UCLA’s Williams Institute, 4 percent of America’s population identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. That is approximately thirteen million people—a minority far too large to ignore—and this vast community is at risk. The need for libraries to provide safe havens for LGBTQ persons is made clear by these statistics showing that they … Read more

Norfolk Public Library Celebrates Graduates

Career Online High School, an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program, allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. Recently, the Norfolk Public Library and the Virginia Beach Public Library celebrated the school … Read more

Avon Library Helps Residents with Legal Needs

Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. Patrons can take the law into their own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress. Gale LegalForms, complete with Law Digest module, offers the most robust collection of accessible legal information available. Recently, Avon Library acquired Gale LegalForms calling it an authoritative … Read more