Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Due to the current economy, the Buena Park Library District has experienced several budget cuts. Beginning, January 2010, we will have to drop our subscription to approx. 50 titles.

If you would like to SAVE A MAGAZINE we would gladly accept the donated price of an annual subscription. (Please do not subscribe on your own -- so we can avoid receiving duplicate copies.) For more information, please call the Library at 714-826-4100 x125 and ask for Patricia Rivera or Kathy Billings. Or email us at referencedesk@buenapark.lib.ca.us.

We already have several titles that have been SAVED by our generous donors: American Heritage, Christianity Today, Dog Fancy, Gourmet, National Geographic Traveler, New Yorker, Organic Gardening, and Trains.

The following titles (with their annual subscription price) are still waiting to be SAVED:

American Journal of Nursing $270
Antiques $40
Architectural Digest $42
Art News $40
Bicycling $20
Bottom Line $39
Cat Fancy $28
Conde Nast's Traveler $20
Doll Reader $30
Downbeat $35
E Magazine $30
Field and Stream $20
Flying $26
Forbes $60
Golf Digest $28
GQ $20
Guitar World $12
Harper's Magazine $21
Homeschooling Today $22
House Beautiful $20
InStyle $30
Knit Simple $20
Macworld $35
McCall Quilting $22
Men's Journal $20
Men's Health $25
Mental Floss $22
More $20
Motorcyclist $10
Muscle Fitness $40
Nation $90
New Scientist $149
Newsweek $41
Orange County Business Journal $90
Parents $16
Popular Mechanics $24
Popular Photo & Imaging $24
Prevention $22
Readymade $20
Runner's World $24
Scientific American $40
Self $18
Shooting Times $24
Smart Computing $29
Sound and Vision $29
Spin $10
Threads $33
Weight Watchers $15

Thank you!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Book Discussion Groups for Adults

The next meeting of the Book Discussion Groups for Adults will be on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009.

The afternoon group will be meeting at 1:00 in the small downstairs meeting room.
The choice for this month's discussion is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

The evening group will be meeting at 6:30 pm in the 2nd floor Board Room.
The choice for this month's discussion is The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman he Loved by Judith Freeman

New members are always welcome. For more information on these titles please visit our Library Thing page.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Online Resources at the Buena Park Library

We subscribe to several online resources that you have access to through our library website -- all you need is your library card number. Click on Information Resources/Online Databases on our home page.

MasterFILE Premier - General Reference Research (Magazine Index and Database)
Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, over 164, 400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 440,000 photos, maps & flags.

One of the magazines indexed is Consumer Reports. So, if you would like to check on a review or browse the articles in the current issue -- just grab you library card and check it out online.

Orange County Register Archive (1987-current)
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Orange County Register. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

ReferenceUSA is a subscription database that contains information on more than twelve million U.S. businesses and one million Canadian businesses. Data is compile from Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories; annual reports, 10-Ks and other SEC information; federal, state, provincial and municipal government data; Chamber of Commerce information; leading business magazines, trade publications, newsletters, major newspapers, industry and specialty directories; and postal service information.

Auto Reference Center
EBSCO Publishing has partnered with Point 5 Technologies to create Auto Repair Reference Center. The step-by-step procedures are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. It contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. New repair procedures and updates will also be added continuously.

Chilton Library
This databases provides photographs, diagnostics, repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use-web site.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

The books that are part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library are:
  • American Decades
  • American Decades Primary Sources
  • Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students
  • Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
  • Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students
  • Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Social Studies Fact Cards Online
The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. While Fact Cards are designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 - 8, older students and adults will also appreciate the quick access to basic facts and figures on these topics.