May 072013
 

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Now that spring is finally here, perhaps there are some new household items that you need for the season. Are you looking to buy a new barbeque grill? How about a lawn mower? Or, are you undertaking a spring cleaning project, and want to know the best cleaners available? Using the  library’s subscription to ConsumerReports.org, you can easily find out the best products available, including items such as  all-purpose cleaners, air conditions, lawn mowers, and much more!

ConsumerReports.org is the companion website to Consumer Reports magazine. Through our subscription, you have access to all subscriber-level content, including product overviews, ratings, videos, and more. Additionally, you can browse electronic editions of the print Consumer Reports magazine from 2009 – present.

To access ConsumerReports.org, you will need a Warren Library Card. Move your mouse over Research, then Databases.  From the database list, select ConsumerReports.org. At the ConsumerReports.org website, you will need to enter your library card number to gain access.

Jan 282013
 

Car RepairDo you have car problems, and want to fix it yourself but don’t know where to start? If so, considering using ALLDATA, a comprehensive car repair database now available from the Library.

ALLDATA features in-depth repair information for a variety of vehicles, from 1982 – present. It includes diagrams, diagnostic trouble code charts, technical service bulletins, and maintenance information. ALLDATA makes it is easy to search for and print information to help you in repairing your vehicle.

ALLDATA is available at all Warren Public Library locations and can only be accessed from within the library. You can access ALLDATA by clicking here. It is also available through our database listings.

Jan 232013
 

Old Family PhotosAre you interested in finding out more about your family’s history? If so, consider attending our Introduction to Genealogy class at the Arthur Miller Branch on Monday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. Librarian Cyndi Knecht will teach you how you can start  tracing your family tree with tools available through the library. Topics will include:

• The basics of searching
• Using databases from the library like HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition, as well as free web sites
• Researching census, vital and military records
• Using computer software to organize your information.

Please note that while this is a basic beginners class,  more advanced searchers are welcome!

Registration is required for this program. Please call 586-751-5377 to register.

Nov 162012
 

Are you curious about Michigan’s involvement during the Civil War? How about the rise of the automobile industry in Detroit? Or, perhaps you might want to know more about the early history of the Detroit Tigers?

Now, with the Warren Public Library’s addition of the Historical Detroit Free Press database, you can go back through time and read the news of the day as it was actually published.  Historical Detroit Free Press features digitized editions of every issue of the Detroit Free Press from 1831 – 1922. It is easily searchable by a variety of article types including front page, classified ad, editorial cartoon, and more. Also, because the paper is digitized, you can see each article as it was printed. The Historical Detroit Free Press includes all text that was published, including obituaries and advertisements!

To access Historical Detroit Free Press, click here, or access our databases through the Research tab above. You will need a Warren Public Library card use this database.

Oct 162012
 

We are pleased to announce a new database offering through the Warren Public Library: Historic Map Works Library Edition.

Historic Map Works Library Edition features over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps from throughout the world. It offers property maps from throughout the United States going back to the late 1700′s, antique maps from the 15th – 19th centuries covering the world, and data from historic city directories.  Features like image previews, zoom in/out, and image cropping make reviewing and using the maps easy

One of the more interesting features of Historic Map Works Library Edition is the ability to compare a modern Google map to the historic map you are viewing. Using this feature, you can see changes to an area over time.

Give Historic Map Works Library Edition a try by clicking here, or by accessing our databases through the Research tab above. You will need a Warren Public Library card to access this database.