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Consumer Reports Online

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:04am

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[http://research.aadl.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?profile=crcro|Consumer Reports] database is now available to search online at the library or wherever you have access to the Internet, you just login to your online account. You can read reviews and ratings on products, cars, and various services as well as articles from current and past magazine issues (starting in 2012, located at the bottom of the page). So when you are in the market to buy a new washing machine, for example, just type that term in the search box at the top of the page and press enter. You will get ratings, recommendations, a buying guide, and a comparison of the top rated products.

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AtoZdatabases

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:59am

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Try the new AtoZdatabases for phone numbers and addresses for individuals and businesses. You can also search for jobs, search for healthcare professionals, do background checks on individuals, and create email lists for such things as family reunions. It also gives you the ability to download 1,000 records per search. Additional features of this database can be found [http://www.atozdatabases.com/faqs|here]. To access it from home, you must first login in to our site using your online account or create one by going to Log In located at the top right of our website. You need a library card to create an online account. It is accessible to anyone if you are in our library. So start [http://www.aadl.org/research/browse/addresses|searching]! With the many benefits to having this database, the library will no longer subscribe to the similar database, ReferenceUSA, as of June 30.

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Library resources to help with the college application process

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:04pm

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If you are a high school senior (or anyone!) who will be working on applying to colleges this fall, the library has some wonderful resources that can help you excel at the application process. [:catalog/record/1456086|Fiske real college essays that work] outlines how to write an excellent college application essay and provides real examples of successful essays. It also emphasizes common mistakes in college application essays, so that you can know what to avoid during the writing process.

In the [:catalog/record/1456081|Scholarship handbook] (2015 edition), the College Board provides information on awards, scholarships, and loans that may be available to you. This book offers tips on how to go about applying for student aid, and is extremely helpful if you are wondering about the various options that may be available to you to help pay for college. Along this same vein is [:catalog/record/1456085|Peterson’s scholarships, grants and prizes, 2015], which is useful for those applying to graduate school as well.

If you’re not even sure yet where you might want to apply to college, we have resources to help with that too! Try [:catalog/record/1456066|The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, 2015] and the [:catalog/record/1434179|Fiske guide to colleges], both of which offer profiles and information about a huge range of schools, public and private. And, if you are planning to visit some of the schools that you are interested in, [:catalog/record/1411418|Campus visits and college interviews: a complete guide for college-bound students and their families] could also be helpful for you!

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Arborwiki Edit Night At Arbor Brewing

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Arbor Brewing - 114 East Washington

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Arborwiki Edit Night

Wednesday March 26, 2014: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: aadlfreespace
Adults And Teens Grade 9 And Up

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SIRS Discoverer Deluxe

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 3:38pm

[img_assist|nid=218468|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=99][http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/frontpage|SIRS Discoverer] is a research database designed for students in grades 1-9. It is packed with interesting and informative articles organized by topic, complete with photographs and maps. The articles all list their [http://lexile.com/|Lexile] score so you can pick the articles that match your reading level. It even has a whole section devoted to the US election! Use SIRS Discoverer to find information for school projects, or explore the subject headings to find ideas for paper topics.
Access to all our reference databases and resources is available at every [http://www.aadl.org/|AADL] branch and from outside the library with a valid library card. To access SIRS Discoverer, go to the [http://www.aadl.org/research|Research] page and from the [http://www.aadl.org/research/browse/studentpapers|Student Papers] category, click on SIRS Discoverer.

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If Your Mind Is On Your Money and Your Money Is On Your Mind

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 2:22pm

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Morningstar Investment Research Center offers comprehensive information on thousands of mutual funds, stock performance on the three major exchanges, and data on hundreds of exchange-traded funds with current Morningstar ratings and reports. This database also offers user-friendly portfolio tools and calculators to help you analyze your investments.

Access to this and any of our other [http://www.aadl.org/research|reference] databases and resources is available at every branch of the AADL, as well as from outside the library with a valid AADL library card. For access from an outside location, please sign in to your library account, visit our [http://www.aadl.org/research|reference database] page, and navigate to the desired resource. To access Morningstar, go to the [http://www.aadl.org/research|research] page, and select Morningstar Investment Research Center from the Investing category.

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Oxford English Dictionary: A Resource for the Ages

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 12:53pm

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The [http://www.aadl.org/research/browse/encyclopedias|Oxford English Dictionary] is a great resource for people searching for the meaning, pronunciation, usage and etymology of English words. It defines etymology, by the way, as "(a) The process of tracing out and describing the elements of a word with their modifications of form and sense." Abbreviated "OED," the dictionary contains over 500,000 words from across the English-speaking world. Some of the content is historical, opening the door for you to trace meanings back through the years and centuries.

Access to this database is available at every branch of the AADL, as well as from outside the library with a valid AADL library card. If you are an L-card holder seeking access from an outside location, please sign in to your library account, visit our [http://www.aadl.org/research|database page] and navigate to the desired resource.

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Homework Help

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 9:33am

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With a focus on the kindergarten to sixth grade age set, InfoTrac Kid’s Edition is an easy to use homework helper for youngsters. Students looking for information to include in an essay, presentation, or report have access to a variety of sources through this database. The main draw to InfoTrac Kid’s Edition is the constant access to online help in case users need assistance locating articles of interest. This is a must-see for kids new to database usage.

Access to this and any of our other reference databases and resources is available at every branch of the AADL, as well as from outside the library with a valid AADL library card. For access from an outside location, please sign in to your library account, visit our reference database [http://www.aadl.org/research|page], and navigate to the desired resource. To access InfoTrac Kid’s Edition, go to the research page, and select InfoTrac Kid’s Edition from the [http://www.aadl.org/research/browse/kids|Kids] category.