Looking for articles with CentralSearch?
By Carolyn DeLuca

CentralSearch, a resource we used to search several databases at once, has gone away. We are preparing to launch a new tool called Summon.

Summon promises to bring a Google-like experience to searching library resources. It will not replace the value of using the individual databases or the CLICnet catalog for specific things, but if you’re not sure where to start, Summon will be a good place to go.

In the meantime, what can you use now instead of CentralSearch? Well, if you’re looking for articles on a topic and you’re not sure where to start, you can always use Academic Search Premier (ASP). ASP offers articles from magazines and journals on many topics. You also can use a subject guide to figure out the best sources for your topic, or send a text to a librarian. Ask him or her where to start for information on your topic.

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Notable Books 2010
By John Heintz

Check out Booklist’s pages of notable books for 2010. Compiled annually by this publication and the American Libraries Association, these lists can be a good source for your next read. Follow the link for the main list, and then see the entries on the left side for additional lists by genre, age, etc.

Have you read any of these? Which are your favorites?