Monday, July 03, 2006

Power of the library

In Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools, an article on Digital Library Cards.

No matter how many times this is mentioned, it seems that it's worth mentioning again. If you have a library card, you probably have access to dozens of commercial databases for free. In NC, I use NCLive, and all I need to do is ask my local library for the password twice a year. It gives me anything from searchable fulltext books to the full ReferenceUSA databases of phone numbers.

The Cool Tools article links to the NY Public Library service that anyone outside of New York can use, too, for a flat $100/year. Worth it, if your library doesn't offer as much...


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