Monthly Archives: December 2011

DPL Staff Favs for 2011

These books informed, inspired and/or just plain entertained us this year.  This is NOT one of those serious, critics’ book lists.  It is an informal sampling of some of the books our staff enjoyed this year. E-book and audiobook versions are … Continue reading

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Holiday Tip: Suspending Requests

  Books on request? Going out of town for the holidays? What if the request comes in while you’re away?  No problem!  Watch our tutorial on how to suspend a request until your return.  

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Book Review: Mapplethorpe’s Flowers, Hubert’s Freaks

“A movie is not about what it is about.  It is about how it is about what it is about.” I apologize for not giving a proper citation for the source of my opening “quote.” The best I can do is … Continue reading

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I’m researching the skin care industry, and am having difficulty finding a free source of industry and market research information. Does the library have this type of information?

The EBSCOHost database Business Source Complete, available throughout the Dallas Public Library system and from the Library Website Databases Page, includes a repository of industry profiles and market research reports for various industries and subindustries, accessible through the database’s Enhanced … Continue reading

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Linked-In Wednesday: Wordnik

A dictionary that’s fun? Yes, it’s true.  If you are looking for an online dictionary or thesaurus, Wordnik is a great option. Wordnik fulfills its function as a dictionary comprehensively by giving definitions, pronunciation and etymology from several dictionaries for each word. … Continue reading

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