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52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Complete your homework assignment using library resources. Number 19 in a series of uses for your library card.
Whether your choice is hardbound encyclopedias or online databases crammed with valuable information, library resources will help you ace your homework assignment. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) purchases excellent print resources, provides fast Internet computers and makes authoritative databases available from home and at the library. Bring your laptop and take advantage of wireless access. There’s no better place to study.
Each of GRRL’s 32 locations has a full set of World Book encyclopedias. The bookshelves are also peppered with specialized encyclopedias such as The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures, the Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to the 100 Most Influential Scientists, and the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space.
Our nonfiction shelves are filled with informative books to take you deep into special subject areas. Juvenile selections are written especially for younger students.

Databases
Online databases are excellent information sources for homework assignments, full of content rich articles. GRRL’s Databases page has a variety of databases designed to assist students in research.
Points of View Reference Center provides pro and con arguments on hundreds of topics from affirmative action to Zionism. Want to write a paper on offshore oil drilling? Begin right here.
Other databases designed to inform students include:
Student Resource Center Gold
Britannica Online School Edition
Discovering Collection
InfoTrac Student edition and
Kids Search
Visit the databases page and the individual databases to familiarize yourself with their content. It will be time well spent.