You may have used the ebook database, ebrary, through our library before. Now, ebrary has released two publicly available databases that will have special interest for learners in the School of Public Service Leadership.
The first, the Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Searchable Information Center, includes “hundreds of important government documents related to natural disasters and extreme weather.”
Ebrary also created the H1N1 Searchable Information Center last November. As its name suggests, this database of government agency PDFs was created to help alleviate the “anxiety, confusion, and frustration regarding H1N1.”
According to Ebrary, both of the new information centers have the following features:
- Multiple options for searching, navigating, and browsing
- ebrary InfoToolsTM, which turns every word into a portal to additional information on the web
- Notes and highlights
- Ability to copy/paste and print text with automatic citations and URL hyperlinks back to the source
- Personal bookshelves with moveable folders that can be emailed to others
Whether these databases are useful for your homework, or simply of interest to you, give them a try!