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New Acquisitions & Downloadable Audio & eBooks
Gunn Memorial Library is constantly adding to the collection. Wowbrary can keep you up to date on the library's most recent additions. Once a week, Wowbrary updates a list of these titles in an easy-to-browse website complete with images and summaries. You can also sign up to receive a weekly email of the top 20 items, based on Amazon sales rankings.
Overdrive - Audio Books and eBooks downloadable to your eBook reader and mobile devices.
iCONN's OneClickdigital - After a quick, one-time account setup, you will be able to download titles from a variety of publishers to your PC or Mac, as well as your portable devices.
CatalogNote: After using any of the databases below, be sure to hit the "Exit" button when you're done so that you can then go on to another.
- Our catalog is available online through the new Bibliomation system.
- My Account lets you view your library status: books out, due dates, fines, holds, etc.
For access: Enter your 14-digit library card number, then as a password, the last four digits of your phone number (the one the library has on file). You will then be prompted to create a new password. That password must be at least seven characters long and contain at least one letter and at least one number. Please make a note of your password, as the library will not have access to it. After each session, be sure to "log out."
Online Libraries & Databases
Subscribed Access:As members of the Bibliomation Network, we subscribe to these databases. Gunn Memorial Library card-holders can access them by entering the 14-digit barcode number on your cards when prompted for a password or ID number.
- Lynda.com is an online video learning resource offering more than 4,000 video courses. Watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and return to the lessons at your convenience. Accessible from home or at the Library using a computer or your mobile device. Log onto Lynda.com using your library barcode number and the password used to log into your Gunn Memorial Library catalog account (usually the last four digits of your phone number, unless you have changed it). You will be asked to create a Lynda.com Library account which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. Please call Martie or Sam for help (860-868-7586), or visit the adult library circulation desk.
- Access My Library - Thomson Gale lets you search and browse millions of articles.
- iCONN, The Connecticut Digital Library, provides access to a wide selection of information and research databases.
- Grolier Online offers their multimedia encyclopedia, research starters, teachers' resources, news timelines, interactive atlas, dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia Americana, a journal of 25,000 current and historical events. For home access, you must first register.
- EBSCO Consumer Health Complete database includes full-text articles, pamphlets, reports, images, drug interaction sheets and videos.
Free Library Links:
ReferenceThere's an endless supply on the Web -- here are just a few...
- Bartleby.com (Bartlett's Quotations)
- Britannica Online
- Google Maps
- Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Search EnginesThey all work a bit differently -- explore to find your favorite...
- AddALL lets you compare prices from dozens of sites
- Alibris out of print and "books you thought you'd never find."
- Barnes and Noble
- Bibliofind (via Amazon) finds rare, used and out of print books
- BookFinder.com scans booksellers for new, used, rare, and out of print books
- Goodreads combination newsletter and club
- Hickory Stick Bookshop browse the others, but buy locally!
- Powell's Books new and used books
Points of Interest
- ABC News
- CBS News
- MSNBC News
- CNN Interactive
- PBS NewsHour
- News Link
- The New York Times
- Time Magazine
- The Washington Post
- c|net technology news
- The Litchfield County Times
- Housatonic Times
- Waterbury Republican-American
- Danbury News-Times
- CTvisit - The Official Connecticut State Vacation Guide
- Litchfield Hills
- Visit New England
- Connecticut Explorer's Guide
- Anywho - telephone database, including reverse lookups
- Area Code Lookup
- InfoSpace.com - includes yellow pages & white pages
- Internet @ddress finder
- Yahoo People Search - search for e-mail addresses and telephone numbers
- Zip Code Lookup
- Harvard Family Health Guide
- HealthFinder - A gateway to online consumer health information
- InteliHealth from Aetna
- Medline Plus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and NIH
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information
- Prevention offers health, fitness and nutrition information
- Shape Up America! has ideas for fitness and nutrition
- College & Careers:Overwhelmed at the prospect of where to go, how to apply, what financial aid is available and what questions to ask? These links offer lots of ways to access higher education.
- All About College
- American School Search
- Careers and Colleges
- Career and College Search
- College Board
- College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees
- Care One Debt Relief Services: Money Management for Students
- Got Resume Builder
- Locate Colleges/CT
- Match College.com
- My College Guide
- The Princeton Review
- Resume Guide: Expert Tips
- U.S. Department of Education
- Vocational and Technical Schools
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