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Ahren's Memorial
LIBRARY

DATABASE

Ph: (575) 572-3939   | Email: holloman.library@gmail.com

Hours
Mon - Thu: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CLOSED on all AETC Family Days

There is a common misconception regarding online research -- that everything is available for free on the Internet. While there are many excellent sources available for free on the Internet, there are some important exceptions. Reputable newspapers, journals, and reference sources such as The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, and Contemporary Authors are published by for-profit organizations. They have a vested interest in protecting their intellectual properties. What this means for the average researcher is that searching the Internet for journal articles or reference sources is usually fruitless. To fill this gap, companies purchase the rights to electronically reproduce these sources and then sell access to collections of these digital reproductions (databases) to libraries and other organizations. Many of these databases are indeed on the Internet but access is restricted to those who pay.

 

The DOD and Air Force have purchased a variety of these databases for the library and its patrons. The end result is that the library is able to provide access to a large amount of online reference material, including full text articles from journals and newspapers. These are acceptable for use in research papers. The library regularly offers class instruction on the use of these databases.  For individual instruction, contact the Librarian (572-3939) to arrange an appointment.

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Homes & Family

Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition offers access to over 7 billion names from more than 4,000 genealogical databases. Censuses from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom (U.K.) Ireland, and more than 150 million military records are available

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Chilton
Chilton

Gale ChiltonLibrary.com provides step-by-step automotive repair procedures for nearly every vehicle make and model. Includes manufacturer recommended maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs). Enter usaf if prompted.

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Consumer Report
Consumer Report

Consumer Reports offers expert buying advice, ratings, reviews, and product descriptions. Includes consumer reviews and product video clips.

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GALE Books
GALE Books

Access to thousands of full-text eBooks. Cross-searchable with select periodical databases and Gale Resource Centers.

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GALE Health & Wellness
GALE Health & Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness a first-stop resource for all health related questions. Curated content on diseases and conditions; drugs; diagnostics and tests; and therapies, treatments, and surgeries. Use password usaf if prompted

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GALE Legal Forms
GALE Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms provides access to state-specific (and multi-state) legal documents from across the most popular, commonly encountered legal areas. Find real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Use password usaf if prompted.

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GALE Criminal Justice
GALE Criminal Justice

Informs the research process for those studying law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, forensic science, and more.

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GALE Culinary
GALE Culinary

Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.

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GALE Gardening
GALE Gardening

Serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.

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GALE Health and Medicine
GALE Health and Medicine

Discover periodicals and reference book content designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.

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GALE Home Improvement
GALE Home Improvement

Offers more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

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GALE-Insurance & Liability
GALE-Insurance & Liability

Connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.

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Education & Learning

DoDLib Learning Express
DoDLib Learning Express

LearningExpress Library OSD Test Prep is specifically tailored to accommodate the needs of current and retired service members. ASTB-E, ASVAB, Military Flight Aptitude Test, Officer Candidate Tests, etc.); CLEP, DSST, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, SAT prep available.   Resource guidance offered for military transition to civilian careers; career certification prep for a range of occupations from air traffic controller, firefighter, electrician, to border patrol, etc. Test prep resources available for elemen

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Mango
Mango

Mango Languages provides access to more than 70 languages. English Language Learning courses, films, along with numerous specialty courses are offered. Enter DAF0921 if prompted for Card Number when registering.

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Great Courses
Great Courses

The Great Courses Library Collection offers access to hundreds of courses taught by internationally recognized university faculty members from leading institutions of higher learning across the globe.

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ArtistWorks
ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award–winning music and artistic professionals.

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Craftsy
Craftsy

Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. It’s a community of enthusiastic makers, from quilters and sewers, to cake decorators and painters, wanting to create beautiful things and express their creativity.

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BookFlix
BookFlix

BookFlix (from Scholastic) is a digital literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop real-world knowledge. This cultivates key reading skills, supports reluctant readers and ELL students, and builds fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Please check to make sure that every computer that will access BookFlix meets the necessary technical requirements (http://bookflix.scholastic.com/browsercheck).

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Brit Academic
Brit Academic

The award-winning Britannica Academic edition delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.

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Brit Image Quest
Brit Image Quest

ImageQuest includes 3.3 million images from 62 leading collections that aren’t freely available on the Web. Users can search by keyword, collection, image type, and image ratio.

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Brit Library
Brit Library

Children, Young Adults, or the Reference Center—allow users to find the most suitable content for school projects or for learning something new.

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EXPLORA
EXPLORA

Lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources for educators.

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GALE Academic
GALE Academic

Gale Academic OneFile covers technology, medicine, engineering, arts, and literature. Considered a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text scholarly content. Enter usaf if prompted.

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GALE Elementry
GALE Elementry

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

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GALE Middleschool
GALE Middleschool

Gale In Context: Middle School considered an indispensable reference resource for grades 6-12 national and state curriculum standards. Use password usaf if prompted.

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GALE Science
GALE Science

Gale In Context: Science offers broad coverage of all scientific disciplines. Includes full-text articles, national and global publications, along with hundreds of experiments. Use password usaf if prompted.

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GALE Humblebee Academy
GALE Humblebee Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness solution for children ages three to six. The program lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, building strength in core subject areas: language and literacy, math, science and social studies, art and music, social and emotional learning, and fitness.

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GALE NatGeo KIDS
GALE NatGeo KIDS

National Geographic Kids from Gale is strategically tailored to meet the learning and educational interests of children, with special focus placed upon science, exploring nature, learning about different cultures, and archaeology and space.

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Entertainment & Fun

EBSCO eBooks Public Library
EBSCO eBooks Public Library

EBSCO eBook Public Library Collection. This core general reference collection of more than 40,000 hand-selected e-books features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

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EBSCO eBooks Cricket
EBSCO eBooks Cricket

EBSCO Cricket Media Collection. Short-form fiction and non-fiction e-book collection includes more than 700 titles covering a wide range of subjects designed to build strong literacy skills in young readers from pre-K to 8th grade.

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Fold3 Library Edition
Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition allows users access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of those who served from the Revolutionary War onward.

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FreedomFlix
FreedomFlix

FreedomFlix  – (grades 4-10) – Who says history has to be boring? Featuring dynamic eBooks of the Children’s Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series!

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FreeGal
FreeGal

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers access to 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Download up to five (5) songs or videos per week. 24 streaming per day limit. No software installation required. Compatible with Windows Media, iTunes, and other popular media players.

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Gale General Onefile
Gale General Onefile

Gale General OneFile provides a broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration.

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Gale Fine Arts
Gale Fine Arts

Periodical database for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

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Hobbies Crafts
Hobbies Crafts

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Gale Popular Magazines
Gale Popular Magazines

Children, Young Adults, or the Reference Center—allow users to find the most suitable content for school projects or for learning something new.

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Hoopla
Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows users to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on their computers, tablets, phones, or TV. With no waiting, users can borrow up to 5 titles per month. These titles can either be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later via the hoopla app (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Roku). PLEASE NOTE: Site does NOT support Internet Explorer (IE).

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kanopy
kanopy

Select from over 30,000 thousand award-winning films and documentaries. Classic-films, world cinema, popular movies, plus a whole lot more educational and entertainment films to choose from. Access the account with the Kanopy APP on phones, roku, etc. ( anywhere, anytime, with any device). To register do the following: 1. Click on the Kanopy link 2. Click on "Get Started" 3. On "Add DoD username and Password" page put in, Username: dod Password: dod11978

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This is a Department of Defense computer system. This computer system, including all related equipment, networks and network devices (specifically including Internet access), are provided only for authorized U.S. Government use. DoD computer systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that their use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. Monitoring includes active attacks by authorized DoD entities to test or verify the security of this system. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied, and used for authorized purposes. All information, including personal information, placed on or sent over this system may be monitored. Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.