Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Digital Delights

Recent additions to Westchester Library System's library's collection of database subscriptions are listed below. View the full list of databases by clicking here, or visiting the library's website.  

Once you sign on, Flipster allows you to access leading digital magazines on your mobile devices. Some of the magazines you will be able to read:
  • Car & Driver
  • Dwell
  • Ebony
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Food Network Magazine
  • InStyle
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • People
  • People en EspaƱol
  • Prevention
  • Rolling Stone
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Time
You can search this fiction database in the usual ways...by title and author, but you can also search by series, to find out if there are sequels to books you have already read. You can also look for “read-alikes” (“if you liked Twilight, you’ll probably like ...”). You can search by genre-not, for example, just by “fantasy,” but “historical fantasy.” Not just “romance,” but “contemporary romance,” and so on. The next time you want to remember more about a book and can’t recall the author or title, give Novelist a try. You can get to Novelist from the “Books and More” page on the library’s website, and if you’re at home, you’ll just need to enter your library card number to proceed. Even if you know the author or title, Novelist can provide a summary and linking terms that connect the book or author to others in its database.

Learn sewing, draping, pattern making, fashion art, and more with a vast collection of  'how-to' videos -  at your own convenience. Tutorials are led by fashion college professors and highly experienced, industry fashion design experts! 

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