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General Research and Consumer Guides

Reference Resources

Britannica Library: The Encyclopaedia Britannica enhanced with research tools, history highlights, and current news.

Gale Virtual Reference: Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to a world of reliable information for students, academics, and the general public. This includes titles in areas such as arts, biography, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, religion, science, technology, and more. Gale Virtual Reference is available in the library or from any remote location. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

OmniFile Full Text: OmniFile Full Text is a 100% full-text database. Retrieve complete articles, cover to cover, from over 2,700 publications in science, the humanities, art, business, law, library and information science, plus popular magazines. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

WorldCat Catalog: WorldCat is an online library catalog that searches for books, movies, audiobooks, music, eresources, and more available in libraries worldwide. Ella Johnson library cardholders can request that items found in WorldCat be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Requests can be made using an online form, in person, by telephone, or by e-mail.

Consumer Guides

Auto Finance Resource: Compare the best interest rates from banks and credit unions in your area, calculate the cost of your loan, and navigate the car buying process with online training videos. A great resource for first time car buyers and those who would like to know more about the process for their next car!   

Consumer Reports: ConsumerReports.org enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news. If asked to enter your Patron ID please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

Reader’s Reference


 

 

 

New York Times Books – Reviews, features, author interviews and book excerpts from the national daily and the Sunday bookreview.NPR Books – NPR brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.

BookPage – Online companion to monthly book review publication. Contains interviews, reviews and features from the print edition, along with web-exclusive content and more.

BookBrowse – BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

Good Reads – Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you’ve read and your favorite genres

AWARDS AND BEST SELLER LISTS