TECHNOLOGY, INTERNET AND COMPUTER DATABASES AND LINKS


PREMIUM DATABASES

Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library:

Searches libraries all over the world for books, articles, papers, Government Publications, etc.   (Staff login here.)

Allows a user to search Gale's General OneFile, Student Edition, General Reference Center Gold, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center at the same time.

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Helps researchers remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. More than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals are covered; updated daily, this collection includes more than 1.6 million articles. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

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and select Career Resources on the left.

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LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.


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LINKS

Other online resources:

  • Get Help Using Computers and the Internet

    DigitalLearn.org - Tutorials to help new computer users learn technology at their own pace. Examples: Navigating a Website, Using Windows 10, Online Scams, Intro to Facebook, Buying a Plane Ticket and more
    GCF Global Learning - A free web-based computer and career training program for beginning computer users
    Evaluating resources on the Internet - From Berkeley Library: helps you decide if a particular source is a good fit for your research project.
    Learn to Type - This free website helps you master touch-typing
    Tech Guide Handouts - Free printable how to guides from the New York Public Library for software including Microsoft Excel and Word and online programs such as Gmail and Facebook.
    w3schools.com - Free tutorials in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, XML, and more.
  • Technology

    Great Websites for Kids: Computers Technology - Websites geared to children from birth to age 14 compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children a division of the American Library Association.
    Nation of Makers - A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping makers by supporting maker organizations; through advocacy, the sharing of resources and the building of community within the maker movement and beyond.
    Popular Science: Technology
    Tested - Read about breakthroughs in science, amazing tales of exploration, and discoveries in nature to emerging technologies and new consumer products that promise to change our everyday lives.
    Thingiverse - MakerBot's Thingiverse is a design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things.
  • Unique Ways to Find Information on the Internet

    About.com - Hundreds of experts mine the Internet and provide a searchable guide with topics lists
    Ask.com - just ask a question!
    Duckduckgo.com - private searching, no filter bubble or cookies (click on the duck tosee how it works). Be sure to checkout the Goodies - special search queries that give you instant answers
    Google Scholar - enables you to search for scholarly literature
    HowStuffWorks.com - award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.
    Oaister - includes more than 25 mil records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors
    WorldCat - find books all over the world. Hint: Click on Find a Library and put in 36602, then pick MPL. A list of all our new materials for the previous month appears on our WorldCat page! (Staff login here.)