We're trying new subscription websites for the library – you can help!
Each year in the library, we review the specialized online resources that we subscribe to on behalf of our patrons (you!), and consider new additions. These are products that range from article databases, to international newspaper sites, to streaming classical and world music. You can see what we currently have here.
When we’re considering a new product, we also provide trial versions for you to use and give us feedback on. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute your voice to our decision-making process.
There are some cool new products that we’re trialing this year. You can get the links and the logons (not all products require them though) on our trial page. Here’s a sampling of the things we’re trying out:
Mango Languages is an alternative to the oft-requested Rosetta Stone. (We no longer have Rosetta Stone because they withdrew licensing for libraries.) It’s easy to use, with a really clean interface. There are 10 languages offered, including Spanish, French, Japanese and Greek. No special software required, just Adobe Flash (version 9 or higher).
Consumer Health Complete is designed to be one-stop shopping for authoritative and current health information. The content is written in everyday language for all of non-medical degree folks. You can find things like:
- drug information
- full-text medical encyclopedias and handbooks
- articles on health conditions and medical procedures
- preventative health information on food, nutrition, exercise
There are a bunch more products that we’re trying out. Take a look and let us know what you think!
Posted by Lisa, a second floor librarian