Brooklyn Public Library


All Your (Data)Bases Covered

Jan 9, 2009 9:58 AM | 1 comment

Ever needed to look up an obscure Greek philosopher or listen to a blues song from 1921 in the middle of the night? Go to Articles & Databases page on Brooklyn Public Library’s website and you can! Normally, you would have to pay for a subscription or be in a particular field to have access to these kinds of databases, but using only your library card, you have free access to databases covering a variety of subjects, genres and publications accessible from your home computer.

You can look up an article from The New York Times or another newspaper, find a poem on LitFinder or a periodical in the Chinese Electronic Journal Database, research a new career on Career Cruising or take an online language class on Mango—just to name a fraction of the possibilities. Click on Articles & Databases in the left-hand menu of the BPL homepage and search alphabetically or by subject. All you need to do is enter your account number from your library card!

Is there a database you like that’s not on the list that you think you BPL should add? Write and let us know!

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1/21/2009 2:51:00 PM #

This is an amazing resource! I am especially enjoying listening to songs from the African American Song database. Can the Brooklyn Public Library get the Oxford English Dictionary online?

Jeff Walloch