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Just added to the Library's business databases, Plunkett Research provides a wealth of information about industry trends and statistics for a wide variety of industries from advertising to wireless communications. In addition Plunkett profiles thousands of industry-leading companies, spanning both public and privately held firms. It features information about industry associations and organizations, too. Plunkett is an excellent tool for job seekers, investors, students, market researchers and others. Plunkett Research is available through our web site under research. Click on databases by subject, then business. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.
Want to know how to make the best use of Twitter? How about improving your digital photography or learning how to use Photoshop? You can do this and so much more online using our new Safari Select database. It contains over 400 technical books that you can read entirely online. There's no downloading or checking them out. More than one person can read them at a time, so they are always available. You can find Safari Select listed with our other databases under Research. You can use it from home or in the Library. If using from home, you will need an A.H. library card, or you can come into the Library and register for remote access at the Welcome Desk.
Great news for the wordsmiths of the world! The Library now subscribes to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) online.
"The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language." It gives the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present. The OED is a historical dictionary, so it is very different from other dictionaries. In addition to giving present-day meanings, you'll find the history of individual words, and of the language.