Hey y’all. Life is so crazy right now. But did you know we have some crazy awesome database resources? Now I know what you are thinking “Databases, meh I don’t need that”. Kay but really though these data bases are so much fun and so useful! So I am going to give you guys a list of 10 of my favorite databases.
Overdrive/ Libby: This is my absolute favorite app/ database. This is by far the app that I use the most there are so many books that you can check out and we are constantly buying more so that you have more books to choose from. Personally, my favorite thing about this app is the audiobooks I am constantly listening to audiobooks so I can get other things done at the same time. Also did you know that the audiobooks have a feature so you can speed up the narrators. There are some of the narrators who read so slowly. I listen to all my audiobooks at 1.25 speed.
Consumer Reports: This app is so useful I use it all the time when I am considering buying electronics or appliances. And guess what it is free! Normally it is so expensive to use this site and its information, but we get to use it with our library card information for free.
Chilton Library: This website is so useful for so many different car issues. You can look up the make and model and year of your car and then have access to the Chilton manual. This is great for all of you mechanically inclined people who have the talent to fix things yourselves.
Free Driving Tests: For everyone who is a teen/ has a teen at home did you know you can access practice driving exams from your house and then you don’t have to pay for the exam multiple times. Then your driving students get the opportunity to practice and get acquainted.
Lili.org: Now this database is literally thousands in one so the following databases are found through this link.
Novelist: This database is literally the best thing ever. If you need book recommendations and cannot get ahold of one of our amazing librarians, because lets be honest we love to give book recommendations, you can type in your favorite book, author, or book series and it will give you read-alikes based off of that information.
Tumble Books: Do you have littles at home who need to read? This is a wonderful database of free children’s books. During this COVID-19 outbreak it is free for us to use. Another reason it is great, it also has all of the AR book information on the site so you don’t have to go looking for it on your own.
Teen Book Cloud: Basically a Young Adult library you can read online. During this COVID-19 outbreak it is free for us to use. It is so much fun, all you need is a browser to read the books. It has so many fun titles and is
World Book Kids: This site is amazing all the time but especially when everyone is home. It takes the wonderful information of the World Book Encyclopedia and it simplifies it so children are better able to understand the information presented and if you have anyone who needs to resources for a report it includes the citation information.
World Book Student: This site is an awesome resource for students who are working on their reports. All of the sources have been verified and they include more detailed information .
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