Category Archives: Databases and Research

FREE Online Technology Magazines–Available via Overdrive

MLN Library card holders have free access to a collection of print magazines available online via Overdrive. Included in this collection are four technology magazines. Technology Magazines in the Collection: Macworld September 2020 issue Since launching with the Mac in … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Where To Go For Technology Reviews Online

There are many sources online to read reviews about all different categories of technology. Below are some FREE (to you) high quality review resources. CONSUMERREPORTS.ORG http://arlproxy.minlib.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip&profile=crcro The Robbins Library subscribes to Consumer Reports online for all Arlington residents. In order … Continue reading

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Database How-To – Boston Globe

Want access to the latest issues of the Boston Globe at home?  Here’s a basic guide to get started using the library’s Boston Globe database.  This database “provides full text access to The Boston Globe – 1980-current.”

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Database How-To – Career Transitions

Looking for help switching careers, finding a job/school, or writing your resume and cover letter? Check out this basic guide to get started using the library’s database Career Transitions! Career Transitions “provides guidance and essential activities for job seekers and … Continue reading

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Robbins Instructional Guides are now ONLINE!

Our instructional guides are now available online!!! Click on each individual thumbnail to enlarge. Links: Databases Kanopy Libby Help Hoopla Help Introducing AcornTV! Want to transfer your Overdrive books to your Kindle but don’t have the app? Try this. Or, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Ready, set, write!

Today is November 1, which means it is Day One of National Novel Writing Month! Our prep event with Lynette Benton in late October helped many writers to plan their novels. Whether you attended that event, planned on your own, … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2017

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) provides the “structure, community, and encouragement” for a challenging and fun creative writing venture: during the month of November, participants aim to write a novel (50,000 words). That’s right – write a novel in a … Continue reading

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Changes for e-sources

Providing free downloadable media has become a core service of public libraries everywhere, and for the past few years we’ve experimented with offering different kinds of platforms with varying degrees of success. Options have included Overdrive (also known as the … Continue reading

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Today in History: June 13, 1927

This morning, an Arlington resident donated a copy of this issue of The Sun: it happened to be today’s date, June 13…1927. But the first thing I noticed wasn’t the paper’s date, but the headline: LINDBERGH LANDS IN NEW YORK. … Continue reading

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How much is your library worth to you?

You may say, “The library is priceless, of course!” And thank you for that – we happen to agree. But for those who like to know the dollar value of the resources they’re using, here is the Library Value Calculator. … Continue reading

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