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Until recently, folks who wanted to look at old issues of Austin newspapers had to load up a reel of microfilm and scroll, and scroll, and skim until they found the article they were looking for. We've made their search shorter with the Austin American-Statesman (1871-1975) online.
To help you save time and make money, we’ve started subscriptions to two premium online directories. Instead of slogging through thousands of search engine listings, you can use these directories to execute targeted searches and export your results.
We're launching another streaming video service, the PBS Video Collection. You can enjoy viewing hundreds of excellent documentaries that are always available.
Are you looking for all the answers? Very Short Introductions is a great place to start!
Every so often, a film gets under your skin, sticks in your memory, and charts the course of your movie-watching for some time. Here's a tip on finding similar films to indulge in quickly.
It happens to all of us. We put a book or audiobook on hold, anxiously awaiting its arrival on either the Hold Shelf at the branch or in one of our Virtual Library accounts. We get the email that the book is available, and, Wham! Life is suddenly very, very busy.
If you look at what librarians studied in college, quite a few majored in English and literature. My unofficial theory is that English majors log a ton of library hours and gain research expertise while combing through literary criticism and reference sources.
For nearly twenty years, my sisters and I had an ongoing argument with our 3-states-away cousins about what to call the beverage in this photo. "Tonic" the cousins would say, with an "O" sound that I still can't mimic. "Duh, it's soda," my sisters and I would retort. And then we found out that in many other states we were all wrong.
Among film buffs, the go-to name for the classic, the esoteric, the experimental, and the excellent in cinema is The Criterion Collection. From early silent films to cutting-edge contemporary flicks, The Criterion Collection curates movies from around the world and preserves them for posterity. We now have over 200 of these online, ready to stream with an Austin Public Library card.
Do you have a fantastic idea for a start-up but googling "give me money" isn't giving you results? Start searching the Texas Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory. It's a great resource for local entrepreneurs looking to raise capital, investors wishing to network with other investors, and service providers needing a directory of investment firms.