Library Resources After You Graduate

Many of you are graduating this semester! Congratulations!

When you graduate from Boise State University you lose access to all of those awesome resources, like Business Source Premier, eBooks, and the Oxford English Dictionary online. Here are some tips to get authoritative information after you've graduated.

1. LiLI.org  - Your state taxes contribute to many databases including Learning Express Library which holds timed practice tests for the GRE, CLEP and more! There are even great resources for kids - like child oriented encyclopedias that are way more authoritative than Wikipedia. Try Searchasaurus! You only need your zip code and city name to access these great resources.

2. Your local public library! Almost every city, and even in between, there are libraries that purchase content for you to use! No matter where you live, you can find a nearby library for you to use: http://www.publiclibraries.com/

3. Treasure Valley Libraries! If you're staying nearby in the Treasure Valley you have many to choose from depending on where you live! Garden City Library (whose motto is Not A Quiet Library), Ada Community Library, Meridian Library District, and Boise Public Library all have many branches to choose from, and bookmobiles too! Contact them for more resources. Now you can even use the Boise Public Library's Book a Librarian service to spend quality one on one time with a librarian about your research needs.

4. Local colleges and universities! Many universities and colleges will allow the general public to use our resources. We do! We have four public terminals where you may conduct research for up to an hour. Anyone can walk in to use our resources in print, too. You can check out up to ten books if you have a Special Borrowers card. Ask at the Circulation Desk. And help is always available from our Reference Desk.

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