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Gale & Free Databases for National Library Week

U.S. National Library Week occurs soon from April 10 – 24, 2011.

The library is where stories are read, retold, written and created every day. In salute of the American Library Association’s theme – Create your own story @ your library, Gale is offering free access to resources that help library users explore and inspire stories of all kinds. Gale is offering access to six resources.

Visit this page beginning Sunday, April 10, to register for free access to a great selection of Gale resources below during National Library Week.

Gale NewsVault — The definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s historical newspaper and periodical collections — with access to more than 10 million digitized pages.

Global Issues in Context — Empower your users with the tools they need to understand today’s world issues from a truly global perspective.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) — From the green-collar economy to questions of energy and resource management, GREENR is the foremost online reference portal for sustainability and environmental studies.

Powerspeak Languages — The perfect language learning resource teaches users how to immerse into cultural authenticity. New languages include ESL Mandarin, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Korean.

Science in Context — From global warming to space exploration, students are drawn into the subject by integrating pure information with today’s headlines and videos — showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive — The largest, most ambitious collection devoted to the study of slavery. In its entirety, it will consist of more than 5 million cross-searchable pages. Part I: Debates over Slavery & Abolition available now.

These are some great databases and well worth a visit.


Posted on: April 7, 2011, 7:13 pm Category: Uncategorized

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