Sunday, January 07, 2007


Not so very long ago, I had to balance the obligations of a full-time job with part-time studies as a University of Iowa graduate student. With the doorstep of the university library some 82 miles from the end of my driveway, research time was precious. I quickly learned that our EBSCOhost online databases are a great time-saver.

EBSCOhost Web, an online database service subsidized by the State Library of Iowa, is especially useful for students. We currently list some 20 different databases offering full text search and retrieval of literally thousands of publications. My favorites include Academic Elite, MasterFile Premier, and Business Source Elite, which target the needs of college students. However, students of all ages can find good information from Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, and MAS Ultra-School Edition.

All EBSCOHost products (EBSCOhost web is just the tip of the iceberg) are accessible on the WPL's 31 PACs connected to our high speed Internet connection. Bring your research tasks to library reference area and one of our friendly librarians will get you started. However, if you're anywhere on the Internet, and have a Waterloo Public Library card, you're good to go.
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