Jan 9, 2009 9:58 AM | 1
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!