Monthly Archives: June 2020

Check out these databases before they expire!

From time to time, the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED) does trials of new databases, giving you access to fantastic resources and information. Some of these trials are expiring on June 30th – be sure to check them out before they’re gone!

Access all databases through the SLED website, here: https://lam.alaska.gov/databases/a_z

Here’s a list of the trials expiring at the end of June:

  • Access Video on Demand
  • African-American History
  • American History
  • American Indian History
  • Ancient & Medieval History
  • Bloom’s Literature
  • Issues & Controversies
  • Mailbox School & District Edition
  • Mid/High School eBook Subscription Collection
  • Modern World History
  • Polling the Nations
  • Science Online
  • Source Reference
  • Today’s Science
  • World Almanac
  • World Almanac for Kids
  • World Almanac for Kids Elementary
  • World News Digest
  • Writer’s Reference Center

These trials will expire at the end of August:

  • Audio Book Cloud
  • Romance Book Cloud
  • Teen Book Cloud
  • Tumble Math
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Getting started on research at home!

Did you know that the library has lots of useful guides that can help with your research at home?

These guides cover all kinds of topics, including how-tos (e.g. how to choose keywords for your search) and guides on doing research in a particular subject area (e.g. chemistry).

The subject guides are a great starting point if you’re just starting on your research and need to get pointed in the right direction. Subject guides will identify databases that include publications in your subject, link to other guides that might be helpful, and include the contact information for the librarian who is an expert in your subject.

If you ever find that you need a little more help, you can use that contact information on the subject guide page to get in touch with that subject’s librarian to make an appointment (a great option if you’re doing an in-depth project) or you can reach out to one of our virtual reference librarians with your question by email, text, chat, or phone – more info here!

As always, if you have questions about access to the library and what services are available, you can find up-to-date information at our Library Services: COVID-19 guide.

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