The Internet Archive and Open Library offers more than 6,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks. There is a modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, as well as a specially selected modern collection for the world at large. You can browse, read, and borrow fascinating contemporary materials at OpenLibrary.org.
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ARLIS is the “Mother Lode of Alaska Resources Information” and has collections you won’t find anywhere else. Many of these can be discovered through its Hidden Collections Guide which describes resources that you can use with finding aids and assistance from ARLIS librarians. Whether you’re interested in geology, education, art, environmental studies, climate change, anthropology, the 1964 Alaska earthquake, or the proposed Pebble Mine and more, click on the link below to learn about treasures available to you through ARLIS.
Have you seen the black bear at ARLIS (the one inside, not outside)? And what’s up with all of those stuffed birds? And that caribou mount? Most of these have come to ARLIS from the AK Dept. of Fish & Game for educational purposes. There are even kits for check-out to educators on the road system. Whether you need a skull to draw, a bird or fish to paint, or a clear view of an animal’s anatomy, ARLIS has it all. Just across the hall from the Consortium Library reference desk.
Want to save yourself time and sorrow in formatting and sharing bibliographies for papers and group projects? Need to put that reference list and those in-text citations in APA format? It’s a snap with RefWorks! Oops, did you need them in Chicago style? Just make a change to your list! You’re really missing out if you aren’t using this amazing and friendly software program underwritten and brought to you courtesy of the Consortium Library.
You can find RefWorks (along with a short tutorial) on the Consortium Library’s homepage. You won’t be disappointed!
If you’re working on a paper or project and need an overview of the life and works of one or more artists, don’t overlook the great information and vast number of images contained in the Oxford Dictionary of Art. Written by nearly 7,000 experts from around the world, it includes more than 45,000 topics about art, artists, art critics, art collectors, and anything else connected to the world of art. If you look up an artist by name, you’ll find a brief introduction placing the artist in context, followed by a longer essay that includes a list and discussion of works, as well as a bibliography for further information.
To search the dictionary, just go to the Oxford Reference Collection. Enjoy!