Saturday, May 14, 2016

Subject Guides

Our library website features 129 eResources and databases with 24/7 access, free with your valid library card - just click on "Research" at the top of the page for a dropdown menu! These include Auto Repair Center, BrainFuse Help Now, Consumer Reports, Encyclopedia of World Biography,, NoveList Plus, Pronunciator, and more. These are all great resources for students and lifelong learners. But did you know the website also features subject guides created by the staff of The Public Library ABQ-Bernco? Some of them you might have seen, if you've ever looked for New on DVD or New Music CDs. But the range of staff-created subject guides goes deeper than media - there are guides about New Mexico, Science Project Help, DIY, and more.

You can peruse the 31 subjects covered by our guides very easily! First, click on "Subject Guides" in the dropdown menu.

Then you can select your subject of choice from another dropdown menu.

Unsurprisingly, we have many choices under the subject "Books and Literature"! Some guides are strictly informational, like the Center for the Book; many link to catalog for easy hold placing, such as Monster Mashups; Booklists for Adults and Teens has printables; the Books & Literature guide shows events, book recommendations, and links to NYT Bestseller lists.

Each subject has two views, so you can easily switch back and forth between staff-created Subject Guides...

...and eResources and databases! Just click on the headings to switch back and forth.

We hope this short tutorial will encourage you to explore the library website and check out all of our online resources! Do you already use some guides or eResources? Let us know in the comments!

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