Bonus Post: Mobile Access to CBCPL E-Resources

January 22, 2013 § 2 Comments

In addition to our Boopsie library app, many of our online resources are accessible via mobile devices. « Read the rest of this entry »


January 10, 2013 § 5 Comments

Averaging over 1000+ sessions a month, Bookflix is our third most popular online resource (behind InfoTrac Newsstand and our ebooks LibGuide). It also comes highly recommended by two of our wonderful librarians that know a lot about literacy programs for youth (yes, I’m talking about you, Peik-Kuan and Kristin!) In fact, Kristin does such an excellent job explaining how Bookflix works, I’ll just share what she said: « Read the rest of this entry »

LibGuides & LibAnswers: curated content from your favorite librarians

January 3, 2013 § 8 Comments


In a world of information overload, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who’s either an expert in a field or a trained professional curate information on a particular subject and provide that information to you in a nice tidy website? Imagine if Berry Gordy created a subject guide on all you wanted to know about the music from Motown, or Stephen Hawking created one about physics, or the Dalai Lama put together everything you wanted to know about Buddhism, or Stacy London & Clinton Kelly shared their favorite links on fashion and style? « Read the rest of this entry »

Grolier Online: four encyclopedias in one resource!

December 27, 2012 § 8 Comments

Our subscription to Grolier Online (GO) offers a suite of age-appropriate encyclopedic resources:

  • New Book of Knowledge: a general reference database geared toward elementary school students (grades 3-6)
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: another general reference database suitable for middle school students (grades 5-up)
  • Amazing Animals of the World: a science-intensive database appropriate for elementary school students
  • Lands and Peoples: a social-science intensive database appropriate for  and high-school students « Read the rest of this entry »

Ancestry Library Edition: hours of genealogy fun contained within!

December 20, 2012 § 8 Comments


Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) is our go-to for genealogy research. ALE is a partnership between ProQuest and and provides unmatched coverage, spanning the 14th century to present day, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. ALE contains thousands of databases and billions of indexed names in vast record collections that span the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and many more countries. Unique collections patrons can search through in ALE include: « Read the rest of this entry »

InfoTrac Newsstand: search 1000+ newspapers with one click!

December 13, 2012 § 9 Comments


InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It is our second most used online resource, behind our ebook libguide. If you know how to search InfoTrac Newsstand, you’ll be able to search the rest of our Gale databases and collections (see the list here), as they have the same interface. « Read the rest of this entry »

Auto Repair Reference Center: heaven for car manuals

December 6, 2012 § 11 Comments

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is a go-to for accessing automotive repair manuals. Comprehensive enough for a professional mechanic, yet written specifically for the DIYer, ARRC contains access to every repair manual originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series (that’s 269 manuals, by the way). Every major manufacturer for domestic and imported vehicles is represented, including auto repair manuals for most vintage makes from 1954. New repair procedures, TSBs (technical service bulletins) and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians. « Read the rest of this entry »


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.