Tag Archives: E-Resources

New Year, New Hobby

Winter is upon us and sitting indoors every day can take its toll on even the coziest of readers. While most people complain about the weather, I look at it as a chance to channel some free time into learning a new hobby. As always, the best place to start is the Windsor Public Library, as all information and programs are free. It really gives you a good chance to...
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Kick Clutter to the Curb

I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...
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Goodbye February!

So February is finally behind us (and has set a record as being Windsor’s worst February EVER). And I’ve gotten through four books on my to-read list! Check out my reviews below and don’t forget that no matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of tea or coffee and a good book will keep you warm and entertained. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg (Funny) I recently...
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Can’t Wait for Seuss!

As you may have heard, a previously unpublished Dr. Seuss Book, What Pet Should I Get?, will be coming out this July. If you like children’s literature half as much as I do you can hardly wait! The book was discovered by Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, in 2013 and, as at least one article suggested, the title sounds a bit like a buzzfeed article. The book features familiar some Seussian characters,...
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NOVELIST…a gold mine for fiction readers

I’d wager that most library staff (myself included) look forward to patrons asking them a version of the following question: “Read anything good lately?” That’s usually an easy one! More difficult are the questions dealing with authors or genres that we’re not familiar with or perhaps have never even heard of. “You want a viking time-travel mystery novel?”  Hmmmm, give me a sec to think about it. That’s when we...
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Summertime Reading With E-Books

With summer fast approaching many people are planning for vacations with trips out of the city. Along with the questions “where to go?” and “how long will I stay for?” comes the query, “what will I bring to read?” While it’s great to bring a book along for relaxing on the beach, lazing about camp, or to read while traveling to your destination, there is also the extra heft that...
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City directories – A Valuable Resource

City directories are one of the most useful resources for genealogists. By City Directories, I do not mean telephone books. They are like having 2 books within 1 publication. These directories have an alphabetical listing by surname of people living in the community. The second half is an alphabetical listing of streets in the community. Some of the newer directories also have telephone number listings filed in numerical order. The...
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Music Free & Legal: Freegal

Illegally downloading music is never a good idea.  In addition to being against the law, it’s unfair to the artists, producers, record labels, and music industry affiliates.  On top of all this, it can really harm your computer. Try to imagine using BitTorrent, P2P, and other file sharing networks as taking candy from a stranger.  You might be fine, but, there’s always that chance that the candy is tainted and will make...
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Online Resources for Auto Repair

Are you a car enthusiast? Auto repair DIYer? Have you recently purchased a new or used car that you would like to learn more about? Do you have a general interest in cars and how they work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then we’ve got two easy to use databases that are perfect for you: Chilton Library and Auto Repair Reference Center. Both of these databases...
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Getting Started with Zinio Digital Magazines

On March 1st we expanded our E-Resource collection to include Zinio Digital Magazines.  Current editions of many popular titles are now available online through our databases page.   If you would like to learn more about Zinio, or are having trouble setting up your account, you will probably find the guide below to be very helpful.  It contains detailed instructions, screen shots, and a link to customer support. Click this...
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Search Everything – A Useful Database Tool

Starting a new research project, but not sure where to dive in? The Windsor Public Library’s online databases are a great place to begin.  You can use them to access thousands of publications containing full text articles, peer reviewed content, images, newspaper abstracts, editorials, video clips, and more. Our databases page is broken down into five main categories: EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS & MUSIC, SPECIAL INTEREST, REFERENCE, RESEARCH, and RESSOURCES EN FRANÇAIS. Let’s take a closer look at...
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