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US database package elibraryUSA now available at the American Reading Room

The visitors of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania now have access to a special American Reading Room database package elibraryUSA.

It is a digital collection of trusted information resources in the United States, including a wide range of electronic resources such as newspapers, magazines, books, dissertations, film and video. Access to the databases is available to registered users of the National Library via terminal computers in the reading rooms of the Library – the password will be provided by a member of the reading room staff. Access is granted to the following individual databases:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
  • Gale In Context: Middle School
  • Press Reader
  • Flipster
  • Kanopy
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • BookFlix

More about the databases in the elibraryUSA package:

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is the source for the multidisciplinary database EBSCO. It provides access to more than 2000 of the most recognized full-text journals, newspapers and other valuable resources. In Academic Search Premier you will find information on topics such as health and medicine, social sciences and humanities, technology, arts and entertainment and business.

JSTOR is one of the most popular online databases of academic periodicals and e-books in North America. It is actively used by researchers and most university libraries in the USA. Readers can search and read publications on the following topics: business and economics, history, law, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
This is an online academic library containing over one million dissertations and theses from universities in the US and around the world. You will find dissertations on a wide range of topics: business, economics, medicine, science, technology, agriculture, social sciences, humanities, arts. University students, researchers, subject experts and academics are the main audience for ProQuest.

Gale In Context: Middle School
This database contains more than 1000 magazines, newspapers and journals on a wide range of topics for students aged 11-13.

Press Reader
PressReader is like a digital newsstand. This hugely popular database contains 400 of the most widely read newspapers and magazines from around the world. The Press Reader format is very user-friendly – reading the electronic publications feels just like reading a printed publication.

Using the Flipster database, readers can browse or read full-text articles from 17 of the most popular magazines in the US, such as National Geographic, Popular Science, Entrepreneur, Wired, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker and American Craft.

The video database features documentaries on American society and culture, from science to business, history to art. Opposing Viewpoints in ContextThis is an easy-to-use, expert-compiled resource for students, teachers, subject matter experts, lawyers, legislators, and anyone who needs to quickly learn different points of view on different topics. It provides summaries of opposing viewpoints on key topics: business and economics, energy and the environment, health and medicine, law and politics, science and technology, US society and culture, war and diplomacy.

BookFlixThis is an English language-learning website for beginners that combines animated fiction stories with related non-fiction books. It helps readers see and understand the English language and learn about science, geography, history and other useful subjects.