Database Spotlight


literati by CREDO

This is part of a series highlighting databases available through the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library website.

The library subscribes to the databases and the public can use their library card to access the information 24/7 -- that means even when the library is closed!

Meet Literati a tool to help with all sorts of research. It includes over 1,000 quick one page topic guides, 600 reference books and it searches all of the JMRL online magazines, newspapers and journals.

  • Has actual reference books for all those students who "canít use the internet." Patrons like the clean layout and intuitive user interface, which pre-fills search terms and autocorrects. The sources included are most appropriate for middle and high school students.
  • Searches will take patrons to a topic page, with an introduction to the topic, denoted by an orange bar. They can also read entries from over 507 reference books. Instead of having to search multiple databases, entering a library card number each time, patrons can just make one visit to literati to get the same information in an easier to read format.
  • literati is strong in the humanities, but is especially useful for science subjects, providing large, vibrant images and videos. The "Homework Help" tab on the side of the page travels down the page as a patron scrolls and connects patrons to state-certified teachers.
  • Patrons can view video tutorials on employment, genealogy and literacy.

So when you think of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, think bigger than "books and information" -- think electronic resources and use your library card to access all of this information 24/7. If you need help using the databases, please contact the Reference Desk at the Central Library (979-7151 ext 4) or Ask a Librarian.

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