By Nancy McGee
New items continue to come in to the A.K. Smiley Public Library during our closure to the public, so there will be plenty of new books, audiobooks, DVDs and art waiting for you to check out when our doors reopen.
In the meantime, we have been highlighting our electronic databases for your ongoing use from home.
Newsbank is a valuable resource for all things newsworthy. There are 2,673 information resources to choose from, covering a wide array of topics and interests. Local and national newspapers, magazines, journals, videos, transcripts, newswires, blogs and web-only sources are only a couple of clicks away with many options as to ways of searching.
Subject searches are available in current events and hot topics in business, science, sports, people, health, technology, economics, government and arts and literature. Sign up for “Create Alert” so you will be notified about new information in your areas of interest.
Newspaper options include current and past issues of local papers such as the Redlands Daily Facts, the Press-Enterprise and the San Bernardino Sun. State and national papers are also included, so if you want to know what’s going on in San Francisco, San Diego, Honolulu, Houston, Miami, Boston, Bakersfield or your old hometown, look in the A-Z Source List for current or past newspapers from those areas.
Transcripts of shows such as “60 Minutes,” “20/20” and “Nightline” are available, as are the web-edition articles of NPR and NPR’s blogs. Hispanic PR Newswire is accessible in Spanish and English.
Newsbank also has 48 sources in its America’s News Magazines search. Air & Space, The Atlantic, Field & Stream, Harvard Health, Mother Earth News, Newsweek, Parenting, Popular Science, Smithsonian and Working Mother are just a few of the titles. Check our Flipster database for more magazine titles.
Explore this AK. Smiley Public Library database and more at www.akspl.org and keep expanding your interests and knowledge.
Nancy McGee is a library specialist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands.