When you go to the Greenlee County Library website (www.greenleelibraries.org) and click the State Wide Database link on the left side you will step into a world of data that is current, accurate and very useful. Remember this is available on any home computer and a library card. This article will talk about the Biography In Context button on the page.
Biography In Context is an up-to-date source of people from historically prominent people to present-day newsmakers. It is continually updated and includes written materials such as magazine, newspaper and journal articles as well as primary sources, videos, audio files and images. This database will offer students doing research a high level source of information and is also a great source for those people who want to expand their knowledge of newsworthy people.
The categories that are searchable include biographies of writers, notable women, artists, musicians, philanthropists, scientists, politicians and many more. The site itself is very easy to search and use. There are even FREE LESSON PLANS on the site for teachers.
Don’t forget to stop by your library to use Ancestry.com which is free on the computers in the library building.
The Greenlee County Library System also offers a FREE ON-LINE service called ZINIO. This application lets you download FREE magazines to your computer, laptop, e-reader or smartphone. You can read them any time once they are downloaded. You can also print out articles if you are connected to a printer. This service is provided by the Arizona State Library to all public libraries in Arizona and again all you need is a library card to use the service. Your card will get you access to download the application and then you can create your own login and password for continued use.
There are over 100 magazines free to our library patrons on the Zinio site. Some titles include: 4 Wheel & Off-Road, American Cowboy, American Patchwork Quilting, Apple Magazine, Arizona Highways, Astronomy, Audubon, Aviation Week, Backpacker, Bead Style, Bead and Button, Beadwork, Bicycling, Billboard Magazine, BirdWatching, Bloomsberg Businessweek, Cabin Life, Car and Driver, Cloth-Paper-Scissors, COOL!, Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan en Español, Country Living, Cowboys & Indians, Cruise International, Cycle World, Digital Photo, Digital Photo Pro, Discover, Do It Yourself, Drawing, Dwell, EARTH Magazine, Eating Well, Elle, The Economist, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Circle, Family Handyman, Field & Stream, Flying, Food Network Magazine, Forbes, Games World of Puzzles, Gluten-Free Living, Good Housekeeping, Grit, Guideposts, Guitar Player, Horse & Rider, Hot Rod, House Beautiful, Inked, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Lowrider, Macworld, Marie Claire, Martha Steward Living, Maxim, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, mental_floss, Model Railroader, Mother Earth News, Mother Jones, Motor Trend, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Natural Health, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, Newsweek, O-the Oprah Magazine, OK! Magazine, Organic Gardening, Outdoor Life, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, PC Magazine, PC World, Pets, PieceWork, Poets & Writers Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Popular Photography, Popular Science, Prevention, Publishers Weekly, Quilting Arts Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Road & Track, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Saveur, Seventeen, Shape, Shutterbug, Smithsonian, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Star Magazine, Taste of Home, Thrasher Skateboard Magazine, Traditional Home, Truckin, True West, Us Weekly, Vegetarian Times, Weight Watchers, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Women’s Adventure, WOOD Magazine, Woodcraft Magazine, Woodworker’s Journal, The Writer, and Yoga.
All of these magazines also have back issues available to download and there is also a collection of back issues of magazines that are no longer in the current subscription as well as many stand alone magazines.
The National Geographic Magazines also have multimedia access so you can click on a link and watch an interview or a video that accompanies the article.
When you are on the Greenlee County Library webpage, just click on the Zinio link in the center column and download the free app to your devices. There are directions to walk you through the set up but if you have any questions, please contact your local librarian. Once you have that set up, you can begin your unlimited FREE downloads and enjoy reading at your leisure. When you are done reading, you can keep them or delete them from your computer, laptop, e-reader or phone.
Library Quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!