This month I am presenting a sort of database round-up. I want to discuss three databases that I particularly like, that are extremely useful, and even a lot of fun.
First off, Access Video on Demand is a streaming video database that is just a blast. It contains documentaries from such illustrious producers as NOVA, Nightline, American Experience, BBC and many others. Just say it is too cold to come to the library, you're bored, there's nothing on t.v, and you want to be mentally stimulated, just log-in to Access Video, and you'll never be bored again. If you're thinking of taking a trip, there's Rick Steves' travel documentaries. Want to immerse yourself in history, Ken Burns' classic The Civil War is at your fingertips. Fill in those gaps in your education by watching the Great Ideas of Philosophy. Perfect those cooking skills with Julia Child or Martin Yan. Search by producer or subject and you'll be exploring the world in no time.