Websites for Readers

If you’re always on the lookout for your next great read, there are some websites you should know about:

Get Librarian-Quality Search Results at Home

The library has a large collection of books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and language kits. How can you find exactly what you’re looking for? By mastering the Advanced Search feature and subject headings in the online catalog.

Let’s try to find a guidebook for visiting Washington, D.C. A novice catalog user might perform a keyword search for the word “Washington”. Let’s see what happens:

Pinterest: What the Heck Is It and Why Should I Use It?

Pinterest is a social media site that has exploded in popularity this past year. Unlike Facebook, which facilitates social interaction, Pinterest is a place to share ideas. Users find appealing images on websites (or upload their own) and pin them on boards. There’s a category for every interest on Pinterest, from cooking to comic books to tattoos and weddings. Here’s a quick glossary of terms:

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