7 Library Resources That Aren’t Books or Journals
The new state-of-the-art Library Service Center shared by the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University is a secure, 55,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility on Emory's campus.
Though much of the Library’s physical collection is now housed at the Library Service Center off campus, it’s still a central service point for a range of resources available to faculty, staff, and students — and there are some that you may not be aware of.
Many of these resources can be accessed with a Georgia Tech login from the comfort of your desk or dorm, whether you are reading for pleasure, catching up on current events, or testing new technology.
Here are just a few things you have access to — all of which are free:
Magazines: The Library’s subscription to Flipster lets users read current issues of Wired, Inc., Popular Science, and more.
E-books: Overdrive offers access to e-book checkouts in various formats, including Kindle.
Films on Demand: Supplement your Netflix subscription with documentaries from acclaimed sources including PBS, HBO, Ken Burns, and NOVA.
ProQuest: Read full-text articles from an array of news sources, including many that would normally require a paid subscription, such as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, or The Washington Post. Note that the reading experience may not always be as user-friendly as the publication’s full website or print edition.
Gadgets: Students, faculty, and staff can check out Kindles, iPads, Go Pros, DSLR cameras, and more through the Gadgets program.