Are you (or your kids) headed back to school? You may already come to the library to relax, check out books to read for fun, or use computers for the internet. But did you know the Chandler Public Library has a world of resources that can help you with your back-to-school needs?
Browse our shelves for books on all kinds of subjects, from social issues for pro-and-con reports to biographies. (Need a call number for a nonfiction subject? Ask at the Information Desk!) Is the book you need checked out? We may have an ebook copy in our 3M Cloud Library. Or, you may find what you need in one of our many databases - articles reprinted from reference books, encyclopedias, magazines, and journals. They’re just like their print equivalents, so if your teacher puts a limit on the number of websites you can use, these still count. (We can also show you how to cite them on your bibliography.) Try some of our most popular:
- Academic OneFile - Articles with a focus on scholarly or academic journals.
- Biography in Context - Over 600,000 biography articles.
- General OneFile - Articles from a variety of popular magazines.
- Literature Resource Center - Literary criticism and analysis, author biographies, and more.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Pros and cons for dozens of controversial issues.
- Science in Context - Science news, scientist biographies, and articles for science fair projects.
These are only a few of our research resources. Check out the complete list, or ask at the Information Desk when you’re in the library. We’ve probably got a resource that will help with your assignment!
Need to use a computer to create a document or to print? Check out our Technology Resources - applications available on our public computers, and printing in black & white or color (for a fee). You may also be able to print from your own laptop using our printers - see the Wireless Printing instructions on the Technology Resources page.
Looking to do some self-study? We have study guides for various tests (such as GED, SAT, Real Estate exam, and more) in Testing & Education Reference Center or Learning Express. Learn a new language with Mango Languages (which has a mobile app) or Rocket Languages (which includes American Sign Language). You can also access the many video courses available at Lynda.com - free to you through the library’s website with your valid library card.
Use your library card and PIN numbers to access all these resources through chandlerlibrary.org