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Explore these new databases

You’ve already heard about the enhancements to Freegal, now it’s time to learn about three brand new resources that will help you: to pick out the perfect book for yourself or your book group; to learn technology and to enhance your business skills; and to design and make clothes. These new features are already on our Online Resources page, but read more to learn more.

  • Novelist is what librarians call a “readers advisory database” but don’t let that worry you. Think of it as an easy way to learn about what you just read and to figure out what to read next. It also has book discussion guides to help you not feel like an idiot at your book group. I know I’m going to use it. What is really neat is that not only will you get discussion guides, author and/or book read-alikes, there is also a direct link to our catalog entries for the book.
    Sample Novelist entry

    Sample Novelist entry

    That way you can see if it’s available here or place a hold on it.

  • Lynda.com provides online tutorials on a wide range of business and technological topics, from Office 365: Excel Essential Training, to Understanding Financial Ratios, to Modeling a Staircase with AutoCAD.
  • The University of Fashion, however, deals with modeling of a different kind. Beside the usual fare of articles and blog posting, this site provides lessons on Drawing the Fashion Figure to help beginners get their ideas on paper. For more advanced designers there are courses like Straight Sleeve Sloper pattern making. Your faithful webmaster has no idea what they are talking about, but is assured by a patron in the know that these courses are useful.

If you need help with these or any of our many other online resources, Frank, June, Paul and Liam of our reference staff are glad to help you. Email larchmontlibrary@wlsmail.org or call 834-2281 x. 3 and you’ll get the help you need.