Tag Archives: Free Databases

One on One Computer Help at the BPLD

Need Help Building Your Computer Skills?


During the month of February the Buena Park Library will offer one-on-one computer assistance on Saturdays from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity for individuals to get assistance and instruction on how to use any of the Library’s databases, download ebooks, learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel or set up an email account.
No appointment is necessary.  Just come to the Reference Desk any time between 2:00-3:30 p.m. during the month of February for computer assistance from one of our knowledgeable staff.

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.


Beat the Back to School Homework Blues!


Back to school means homework
and the Library has a resource to help with the homework blues!

By accessing the Library’s HelpNow! online resource from your home computer, students can receive help from a live tutor 7 days a week from 1pm to 10pm. Students just need to enter their grade level and the subject they need help in, and within minutes they will be connected to an expert tutor. All you need is a Buena Park Library card to use this valuable service. You can access HelpNow! from the Library’s website at www.buenaparklibrary.org. Continue reading

Home Improvement Reference Center – Free Access!

ebscohomeimprove Home Improvement Reference Center

Ebsco presents the definitive online tool for home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, and more!

This comprehensive resource contains 24 major reference works in full text with more than 10,000 images (none found available online anywhere else). Additionally, the database contains nearly 100 videos of popular home repair projects, a convenient A-Z browsing tool, and full-text magazines such as This Old House.
You will find how-to videos, conversion charts, a glossary of terms, a homeowner’s journal, and tips on working with contractors.

Access is free with your Buena Park Library District card!
Simply go to our website: www.buenaparklibrary.org
and click on the Home Improvement Reference Center database

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

To read more books… right?  Well, we suppose there are other equally valid choices for your 2012 goals and the good news is that the library can help you with them too! Do you want to…

Get fit? We’ve got books for that.

Go green? We’ve got books for that too.

Learn a language? We’ve got Mango Languages which offers instruction in 16 languages.

Tackle that home improvement project? We’ve got the Home Improvement Reference Center which offers resources on everything from decorating to maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, and even woodworking.

Change careers? Go back to school? We’ve got Tuition Funding Sources and Learning Express which offer scholarship, aid and loan resources, college and career info, and practice tests for the SAT, ACT, as well as practice career exams.

Even the Federal Government wants to support you with resources for the most popular resolutions.

Or you could resolve never to make a New Year’s resolution again.

Whatever you decide, we hope you have a happy new year!