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A listing of all of the online resources provided by the Anchorage Public Library.
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    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.

    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. Go to Newsbank link and Logon with 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. Go to Newsbank link and Logon with 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 - includes most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present. (Chevrolet Corvette not included.)


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    Biography Reference Center - more that 461,000 full-text biographies.

    Specialized Business Info Search - Ebsco's specialized search interface for Business Source Premier.


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    Consumer Health Complete - Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.


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    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. Go to Downloadables. 


    G
    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. Go to Downloadables. 


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    Mango - Language learning center. “Mango will not be renewed after June 30, 2016.” 

    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. Go to Downloadables. 


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    Points of View - resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

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

    Small Business Reference Center - Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

    Small Engine Repair Reference Center - contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer http://www.clymer.com.

     


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    Teen Health and Wellness - Real Life Real Answers

    Testing and Educational Reference Center - Find colleges, graduate schools, career resources, resume building and test preparation materials.

    TumbleBooks - These aren’t just eBooks, this is an online learning portal. Read along with picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Take interactive quiizes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.


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


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    Value Line - Investment research. Remote access is not available at this time. Please go to any APL library to access.


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    World Book Encyclopedia

    WorldCat - Sources for interlibrary loans.

     


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      WorldCat - (old) sources for interlibrary loan.

      WorldCat - (new) sources for interlibrary loan

      WorldCat Mobile - mobile applications

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

       

         

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