Monday, August 22, 2011
New Virtual Library Books
Can't come into the library to do research? Do you need book and encyclopedia resources, or Google doesn't have the quality you're looking for? You can access reference and research books for free through the library's website, and we just added four new encyclopedias to our Virtual Library:
Human Diseases and Conditions - Detailed medical information written for ordinary people, including personal stories and full-color illustrations.
Experiment Central - Nearly 300 science experiments for students, with step-by-step instructions and scientific background information.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes - A perfect substitute for your child's school report when the books on rainforests and deserts are checked out.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Look up countries, regions, and cultural groups around the world, and learn about history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.
You'll need your library card and PIN numbers to access these ebooks from home. Look for the eTable of Contents and eBook Index at the top of the page to search inside the ebook. Each of these four ebooks is copied directly from a print encyclopedia, and students can get citations for their Works Cited pages using the Citation Tools link on the right.
These encyclopedias are also listed in the library catalog, where you can search by title. Or, find them on their relevant research topic pages - visit chandlerlibrary.org, hover your mouse over the purple RESEARCH tab, and choose a topic. Our Virtual Library ebooks are listed along with our databases in a highlighted box at the top of each page, giving you at-home access to thousands of encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and more! Ask library staff for more information.
Posted by chandlerlibrarian at 9:00 AM