Friday, April 24, 2009


Posters and bookmarks announcing new databases available for you to use 24/7 from our catalog page are "Spring"ing up all over Wellesley Free Library. We have already announced Mango and Global Road Warrior and are excited to tell you about the Literature Resource Center, Science Resource Center, and AtoZ Maps Online.

Literature Resource Center
  • For researchers, students, and book club members
  • up-to-date author biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews
  • covers more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines
  • includes poetry and short stories
  • from all time periods and from around the world.
  • information comes from highly regarded books such as the Gale Literary Criticism Series and Twayne Series, Web sites, periodical articles, compare and contrast pages, full-text author's works, and reading lists.
Check out this database for all your literary needs!

Science Resource Center
Science is a discipline that can always use specialized information for understanding concepts, finding facts and definitions, and locating that special experiment. Students and science buffs will find all of these through information from
  • Reference books
  • periodicals (including peer reviewed journals)
  • authoritative web sites
  • multimedia (pictures, audio, and video).
Pick your topic from any science area--astronomy, medicine, genetics, energy, machines, biology--and give it a try. Let the learning begin!

AtoZ Maps Online
Ever wonder how many types of maps are available? Try 60,000 available for you
right now in this database!

  • outline
  • physical
  • political
  • thematic
  • 211 World Maps
  • 168 Continent Maps
  • 2850 Country Maps
  • 1846 State Maps.
  • Volcano
  • Weather
  • NASA
  • geologic
  • climate
  • earthquake
  • current events
  • Bible
  • map games and puzzles

Yes, this is Map Heaven! You do not need a school assignment to have a blast with this unique database.--SH

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