Features information on popular hobbies and recreation activities, including arts, crafts, collections, games, models, needlework, and outdoor activities, such as birding and hiking.
Oxford Music Online provides access to a variety of musical information. Learn about everyone from Beethoven to Beyonce in this informative database. Also enjoy the newly added Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, to learn the particulars of American artists, composers, and traditions in music. Discover topical guides for different music periods, and learn about the history of opera, or how music was changing in the Renaissance. Additionally, music theory is covered with Sibelius-enabled examples which will allow you to listen to and learn about different concepts.
If you want to learn more about musicians, check out Gale Biography in Context. To learn more about popular music, take a look at the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. To learn more about music, click on these librarian recommended websites.
Are you a student who needs literary criticisms for your paper on Moby Dick? Perhaps you want to impress your book club with insightful reviews of Gone Girl and biographical information on Gillian Flynn. Were you curious to learn more about the genre magic realism after reading Mark Helprin's A Winter's Tale? Artemis Literary Sources is for you!
While incredibly useful for students, anyone who loves books and literature will appreciate the wealth of information accessible through Artemis Literary Sources. Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis allows you to search across multiple resources to easily find relevant and interesting content.
You can also find and download the entire text of literary works from all over the world, covering all time periods. Find and read Mark Twain's novels, Shakespeare's plays, poetry by Langston Hughes, speeches by US presidents from Washington to Obama, and much, much more!
The Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! It’s also a perfect time for adults to read more and discover the fantastic resources UAPL has to offer. (And you might just win a prize too!) Go to src.ualibrary.org to find out more!
Once you’re signed up, knock out one activity by checking out UAPL’s research database, NoveList Plus. One of our most popular databases, NoveList helps people find that “next great read” in a variety of ways.
Search by genre or plot to find something you’re interested in, or enter your favorite books for spot-on recommendations (“Read-alikes”) on what you should check out next.
Find out what the next title is in that great series you are reading.
Get a list of every book that won a particular award, such as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
You can do all this, plus more, with NoveList. Check it out today, and don't forget to fill out your Summer Reading activity slip when you do!
Features movie reviews on films that are available on DVD, including genre, cast, format, length, country of origin, awards, and more.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is one of UAPL’s hidden gems when it comes to the resources available to our patrons.
Covering all sorts of crafts, hobbies and forms of recreation, you can search hundreds of books, magazines and videos to find information on what interests you.
Find and print new sewing patterns, get ideas for making jewelry, learn what it takes to brew your own beer, get tips on the gear you would need for rock climbing, and much, much more.
Check out Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center! There is sure to be something of interest to you.
Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!
The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.
Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.
You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, text, email, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.