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ConsumerReports.org is the sister product of the Consumer Reports print magazine--both are published Consumers Union, an independent nonprofit testing and information organization. As one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, the organization provides overviews, ratings, and recommendations.
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Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context is a colorful wealth of resources explaining the background and viewpoints necessary for understanding global issues, conflicts, and events.
Maine News Index
The Maine News Index (MNI) is a collection of abstracts that cover substantive Maine- or Portland-related articles published in local newspapers and magazines. MNI Online covers articles published from 1992 on. For the period 1945-1992, please consult the card file index in the Portland Room. Indexed periodicals include Down East, Mainebiz, Island Journal, Portland Monthly, and Casco Bay Weekly.
Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library
Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library, a service of Maine InfoNet
MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Updated daily.
National Geographic for Kids
Introduce kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with National Geographic Kids magazine. Geared toward 6-14 year olds, this magazine offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures.
New York Times (Digital Microfilm)
The New York Times on digital microfilm - with the full image of the daily paper - is now available. This digital version is available for dates December 2008 up to near the current date (2- 3 months delay in digital delivery). Visit the New York Times archives site [link to http://query.nytimes.com/search] for the newspaper index. Microfilm for 1851-2008 is available in the library’s Portland Room.
Find easy access to recent feature length articles in many of the most popular magazines organized by category.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an online resource covering today's hottest social issues - helps students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Overdrive – Maine Infonet Download Library
Overdrive is the current leader in the ebook lending market. The ebooks available here include titles for all ages and can be read on Mac or pc computers using the free Adobe Digital Editions software, or can be transferred to the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony eReader, Borders Kobo, and more (full guide to compatible devices).
Science in Context
Combines reference content with engaging multimedia resources to provide detailed coverage on the full range of scientific topics, from environmental monitoring to quantum mechanics and genetic engineering. Full text articles from national and global newspapers, magazines, and journals; experiments; video, audio, and podcasts; image galleries, weblinks, and more.
Small Engine Repair
Small Engine Repair Reference Center has repair information for lawnmowers, water craft, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, snowmobiles and more.