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A listing of all of the online resources provided by the Anchorage Public Library.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014 URL: http://libguides.anchoragelibrary.org/Research Print Guide RSS Updates
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A-Z Available in Library or at Home with a Library Card

Reference librarians are available at all library locations during open hours to answer questions and assist with research needs. Telephone reference is available during Loussac Library hours at 343-2975.  Click here to use Ask a Librarian to ask a question via e-mail. E-Mail questions can take up to 72 hours for a response.

Here is an A-Z list of library resources & databases to begin your research:

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Alaska Dispatch Web-Only Source Archives - inclusive date range is August 13, 2008 thru July 7, 2014. Access via Newsbank link below, from home computer - type your library card number.

Alaska Dispatch News Archives - inclusive date range is July 8, 2014 - current. NOTE:Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC purchased Anchorage Daily News May 2014. Access via Newsbank link below, from home computer - type your library card number.

ALNcat - New site, Alaska Library Network version of WorldCat

ALNcat / WorldCat - sources for interlibrary loans.

Anchorage Daily News Archives – inclusive date range is October 1, 1985 – July 18, 2014.

Auto Repair Reference Center

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Biography Reference Center

Specialized Business Info Search

C
Consumer Health Complete

D
Digital Pipeline home page - resources for Alaskan residents

Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database - Alaska Business Information

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Ebsco Host - magazines, newspapers, journals.

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Freegal - Free music & video downloads. (SEE Downloadables LibGuide)  

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Gale Virtual Reference Center - Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer 

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Heritage Quest - census records, family histories.

History Reference Center

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Listen Alaska at OverDrive.com- Download Audiobooks, eBooks & music. (SEE Downloadables LibGuide)

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Mango - Language learning center.

Morningstar - investment research

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Newsbank Newspaper Search - includes hot topics & current events

NoveList - find fiction books based on interests and author readalikes.

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OneClickDigital - download Audiobooks and eBooks. (SEE Downloadables LibGuide)

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Points of View

ProQuest Digital Microfilm -Digitized images of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to the present. There may be a six week lag time before issues are available. 

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Teen Health and Wellness  - Real Life Real Answers

Tutor.com's Skills Center Resource Library – Tutors available from 1pm-Midnight AST & Career Resource Library is open 24/7.

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SLED - Statewide Library Electronic Doorway - resources for, about, and by Alaskans.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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World Book Encyclopedia

WorldCat - Sources for interlibrary loans.

      
     

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    Request material or check on material you have requested from outside our library system. Reference staff can assist you.

    Interlibrary Loan contact information:  Mon-Fri, 10am- 4:30pm; Ph: 907-343-2826 (voicemail always available)

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    WORLDCAT DATABASES:

    WorldCat - (old) sources for interlibrary loan.

    WorldCat - (new) sources for interlibrary loan

    WorldCat Mobile - mobile applications

    ALNcat - Alaska Library Network Catalog - searches Alaska library databases, Ebsco & Worldcat sources. 

     

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