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Academic Search Premier Remote Access Allowed

  • A multi-disciplinary, full-text, academic journals database.
  • Comprehensive, a great 1st choice for college-level research

Alaska Genealogy Remote Access Allowed

  • This Guide created by the Alaska State Library offers a basic list of Alaska related genealogy resources available to researchers.
  • Not intended to be comprehensive in its coverage. Sources listed may be available in other Alaska libraries or through interlibrary loan at your local library.

Alaska Native Languages Resources Remote Access Allowed

  • Great resources curated by the Sealaska Heritage Institute.
  • Tlingit and Haida Dictionaries and language learning curriculum.
  • Clan Names, games, interactive bi-lingual picture books, vocabulary tools and more.
  • Weekly Tlingit Language Lesson: 5-minute weekly lessons, audio (mp3) by Marsha Hotch. Produced by KHNS-FM (Haines).

Alaska State News Collection Remote Access Allowed

  • Search the full-text archives of Alaska’s 8 major newspapers (includes Juneau Empire 1998-Current, text only).
  • Answer questions like: When was the last special session of the Alaska Legislature? Who won the "Wearable Art Show" in 2009?

Alt-Health Watch Remote Access Allowed

  • Complementary, holistic and integrated‚ health care and wellness information.
  • Answer questions like: Can I use herbs to treat cancer?

Ancestry Library Edition In-Library Use Only

  • Comprehensive online family history resource.
  • Search over 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe.
  • Now includes the 1940 US Census.
  • Access limited to in-library networks (including WiFi).

Auto Repair Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Based upon the trusted Chilton's Repair Manuals.
  • Save time and money, do-it-yourself.
  • Print your instructions, keep them in your glovebox!

Biography Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • This database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Book Collection: Nonfiction Remote Access Allowed

  • Search more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.

BrainPop Remote Access Allowed

  • The more you know, the more you know!
  • Short videos featuring animated characters help introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts from Science and Technology to music and more!
  • Checkout the new GameUp feature for great educational games.
  • BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning.
  • To request a password in Alaska, call 1-800-440-2919

BrainPop Spanish Remote Access Allowed

  • Spanish language animated videos.
  • Features topics on science, social studies, math, engineering & tech, health and arts & music and English and Spanish (differences between languages).

BrainPopJr (K-3) Remote Access Allowed

  • Where learning gets animated!
  • Same great BrainPop educational content but targeted at K-3 students.
  • BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning.
  • To request a password in Alaska, call 1-800-440-2919

Business Source Premier Remote Access Allowed

  • General business articles
  • Designed specifically for business schools and libraries, provides information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

CBJ Municipal Code Online Remote Access Allowed

  • Complete, current, Code of Ordinances.
  • Gain a better understanding of local government and the laws that regulate your community.

CBJ Reports and Studies Archive Remote Access Allowed

  • The CBJ Reports and Studies Archive is a continually growing database of documents produced by and for the City and Borough of Juneau. The database includes reports going back to before the incorporation of the City and covering 20 different departments, and lists physical locations for where the documents are held, including URLs for electronic documents.
  • City and Borough of Juneau documents and reports.
  • Browse by Department or by report Title.
  • Pre-1960 to current.

Computer Source Remote Access Allowed

  • Computer Source provides coverage of the latest information and current trends in computer science and technology.
  • Includes popular titles like Macworld, PC World and Technology Review.

Consumer Health Complete Remote Access Allowed

  • Collected health information from Health Source, Alt HealthWatch, and many others.
  • Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Ebrary Remote Access Allowed

  • E-Books only.
  • Access to Academic Complete e-books, a growing collection spanning all academic subject areas.
  • Read e-books in web browser or download chapters as pdf documents for offline reading.
  • Download options.
  • Read on the go with mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

Ebrary Mobile Remote Access Allowed

Ebsco eBbook Collection Remote Access Allowed

  • E-Books only
  • Extensive selection of e-books on non-fiction topics like; Information Science and Technology, Health, Travel and the popular "Complete Idiot's Guides".
  • In order to download/checkout ebooks (for offline reading), create an account by following the "sign in" link in the upper right corner of any Ebsco webpage. Not all titles are available for download.

ERIC Remote Access Allowed

  • Educational Resource Information Center.
  • Access to education literature.
  • Professional development for educators.

Freading Ebooks Remote Access Allowed

  • E-Books only.
  • No more waiting for eBooks!
  • More than 20,000 titles always available, no holds lists.
  • Cardholders receive 4 tokens per week to use for ebook downloads. Tokens refresh Monday morning and can carryover for 4 weeks.
  • Apps available for iOS and Android.
  • Frequently Asked Questions.

Freading Mobile App Remote Access Allowed

  • Download and enjoy ebooks from the Juneau Freading ebook collection anytime, anywhere on your mobile device.
  • Android
  • iOS

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Remote Access Allowed

  • For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
  • Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.
  • Contains images, brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Remote Access Allowed

  • Great reference titles available 24/7.
  • Including, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Science of Everyday Things, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained.
  • Save, print or use the ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech) to have content read aloud or download in MP3 format.

Health Source- Nursing/Academic Edition Remote Access Allowed

  • Access hundreds of full-text,peer-reviewed, scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
  • Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.

Health Source-Consumer Edition Remote Access Allowed

  • Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.
  • Covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.
  • Nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and more.

Heritage Quest Remote Access Allowed

  • Discover your unique family history.
  • A wealth of genealogy materials including fulltext e-books (can be downloaded), articles, wills, and records.
  • Of particular interest are records from the Revolution Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application files and the Freedman's Bank.

History Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • This database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

In the Stacks Remote Access Allowed

  • New materials at the Juneau Public Libraries.
  • Over ten years' worth of reviews written by library staff member Kathy Ward and featured in her weekly column in the Juneau Empire.
  • Fully searchable and includes adult and juvenile materials, including audiobooks and DVDs.

Integrated Search Remote Access Allowed

  • Utilizing a powerful search engine this resource will apply your search across all our electronic resources.
  • Your one stop search tool.
  • Please note that searching all resources takes longer to produce a results list than while searching one resource.

Kahn Academy Remote Access Allowed

  • A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
  • Students can make use of an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
  • Videos cover K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

Kids Search Remote Access Allowed

  • Powerful search, kid-friendly design, fun to use.
  • Great for elementary school research and reports.

ListenAlaska+ Remote Access Allowed

  • E-Books and Audiobooks.
  • Choose your checkout period, between 7-21 days.
  • No late fees, no need to return digital items to library.
  • E-Books in ePub, PDF and Kindle formats. To read on your computer or transfer to your ebook reader you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions, get it here.
  • Audiobooks in MP3 (works on PC, MacOS and mobile devices) and WMA (works only on PC). Requires using the Overdrive Media Console, get it here.
  • Get Mobile Apps and download ebook and audiobooks on your device!

Live Homework Help Remote Access Allowed

  • Live Tutors available seven days a week from 1 PM to Midnight Alaska Time, other resources available 24/7.
  • Available as a service to Alaskan students in grades K-12 and intro-level college students.
  • Requires a PC or Mac and internet access.
  • Compatible with a variety of browsers Check here for details.
  • Requires Flash on your computer with pop-up blockers turned off.

Mango Languages Remote Access Allowed

  • Learning a language should be fun! Each lesson incorporates interactive tools and rich imagery that eliminates boredom and keeps you engaged.
  • 37 Mango Basic Courses (22 Foreign Languages including Tagalog + 15 ESL Courses) 29 Mango Complete Courses (16 Foreign Languages and 13 ESL Courses.
  • Unlimited download of the Mango Languages Mobile App. for access on your device (Android and iOS only at this time).

Mango Mobile Remote Access Allowed

  • Available for Android and iOS.
  • Full access to all Mango courses offered by the Alaska Library Network.
  • Interactive phonetic spellings.
  • Grammar notes.
  • Cultural notes.
  • Requires: Valid library account and a free account with Mango (set up through the library website).
  • Frequently Asked Questions.

MasterFile Remote Access Allowed

  • Information on a broad variety of topics in magazines and journals.
  • Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
  • Full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Medline Remote Access Allowed

  • Created by the National Library of Medicine to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

Newspaper Source+ Remote Access Allowed

  • More than 900 full-text newspapers, providing more than 36 million full-text articles.
  • Includes The Seattle Times, New York Times, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and The Times (London).
  • Full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, and more..

Novelist K-8 Remote Access Allowed

  • This resource will help you decide what to read next, help engage your younger readers and encourage reading success!
  • Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens.
  • Expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists.
  • Connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing.
  • Read-alikes for every title, author, and series.

Novelist+ Remote Access Allowed

  • This resource will help you decide what to read next, help you pick books for your book club, and help you guide your children’s reading.
  • NoveList can:
  • Match a Favorite Author.
  • Match a Favorite Title – Find similar titles.
  • Explore Fiction.
  • Explore Best Books.

Overdrive Media Console Mobile Remote Access Allowed

  • Download and enjoy digital titles from the ListenAlaska collection anytime, anywhere with OverDrive Media Console Mobile App.
  • Mobile supports EPUB eBooks & MP3 Audiobooks.
  • Available for:
  • Android™
  • BlackBerry®
  • iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch®)
  • Windows® Phone 7

Oxford Premium Reference Collection Remote Access Allowed

  • More than 100 reference titles (ebooks) and 50,000 entries (articles) from the Oxford Companion series.
  • Interdisciplinary subject area coverage.
  • Includes criticism guides on American, African, English, Classical Irish Literature and more.

Points of View Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Covers controversial topics, providing an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument) for each one
  • Offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the arguments given on each side of the debate

Professional Development Collection Remote Access Allowed

  • Professional and academic education resources.

Regional Business News Remote Access Allowed

  • Search 75 U.S. business journals and newspapers.
  • Emphasis on local and regional business news.

Religion and Philosophy Collection Remote Access Allowed

  • Topics coverage includes; world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Great or researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Science Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content including full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias and reference books.
  • Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, technology and wildlife.

Searchasaurus Remote Access Allowed

  • Searchasaurus is a colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students.
  • Accesses three popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and Book Collection: Nonfiction).

Small Business Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas.
  • Including a help and advice section, start-up information and how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
  • Archived video of lectures from the Faculty at Harvard Business School complete with accompanying slides and notes.

Small Engine Repair Remote Access Allowed

  • Based on the Clymer small engine repair manuals.
  • These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components.
  • From marine motors and snowmachines to snow-blowers, save yourself money, do it yourself!

Staff Picks Remote Access Allowed

  • Checkout some of the our favorites!
  • Picks include fiction, non-fiction, DVSs and audiobooks.
  • Interested in writing your own reviews? We share patron reviews on the library blog.

Student Research Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Especially for grades 6-12, searches multiple databases (Health Source – Consumer Edition, Image Collection, MAS Ultra – School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, TOPICSearch, the American Heritage Dictionary and Columbia Encyclopedia).
  • The Teachers Resources section covers Academic Search Premier, ERIC, and the Professional Development Collection.

Teacher Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Teen Health and Wellness Remote Access Allowed

  • Real life, real answers.
  • Personal stories from teens.
  • Advice from Dr. Jan, psychologist.
  • Great resource for teens to get confidential info about sexual health, suicide, eating disorders and more difficult topics.
  • Mobile access using the Teen Hotlines App.

Testing and Education Reference Center Remote Access Allowed

  • Find colleges, graduate schools, specialty and career programs, and test prep materials.
  • Test prep and practice tests for ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, ASVAB, TOEFL, ASE, U.S. Citizenship and more.
  • Get help with your resume, prepare for an interview and more in the Virtual Career Library section.

Tumblebooks Remote Access Allowed

  • Animated, talking e-books for kids.
  • Over 300 titles including 100 titles in French and Spanish.
  • TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
  • Select titles are iPad compatible.
  • TumbleBooks require the free Macromedia Flash plugin
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Tutor.com Remote Access Allowed

  • Career Center includes resume writing help and job interview guidelines and tips for job-seekers.
  • Live Tutors available seven days a week from 1 PM to Midnight Alaska Time, other resources available 24/7.
  • Access Tutors on the Go with the Mobile App (iOS only).
  • Available as a service to Alaskan students in grades K-12 and intro-level college students.
  • Requires a PC or Mac and internet access.
  • Compatible with a variety of browsers Check here for details.
  • Requires Flash on your computer with pop-up blockers turned off.

Tutor.com To Go Remote Access Allowed

  • iOS only, Tutor.com works on Android mobile devices through the web browser, no app required.
  • ON A COMPUTER: Create a free account (at top of page). Access to Tutor.com doesn’t require login on a computer but does for the mobile app in order to associate the user with a subscribing library. An account will let you save favorite tutors, store assignments and save and review previous tutoring sessions in your Locker.
  • Launch the app on your iOS device and sign in using the account you just created.

Valueline In-Library Use Only

  • The online service is only accessible from within the Valley library (ask a librarian to log you in).
  • Available in print in the Reference Section of the Downtown and Mendenhall Valley libraries.
  • Valueline is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.
  • Access a wealth of in-depth financial information, intelligently presented, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.

WorldCat Remote Access Allowed

  • Can't find it in the Juneau Public Libraries catalog? Try searching the world's libraries!
  • Interlibrary-loan (ILL) service is available free of charge to our patrons and we are often able to borrow items on your behalf from libraries throughout the United States.
  • To request an item, you may call 586-0437 or create an account to submit your own request.
  • More info on ILL.