Reference

Get suggestions for your research, discover new sources, and find answers to questions.

Computer Assistance/Classes
Sara Hightower Regional Library’s Rome Branch provides more than 30 computers for public use. Access email, surf the web, or fill out job applications. We are also a wifi hotspot, so you can bring your mobile devices and use our internet free of charge.

Test Proctoring
For a minimal fee, we offer test proctoring. Students requiring a proctor should make an appointment by visiting or calling the Reference desk at 706-236-4604.

Book Selection/Holds/ILL
Got a book you want, but we don’t have a copy in our system? We can easily have it brought from another PINES library, or we can order it through InterLibrary Loan, if we can’t find it in PINES. ILLs generally have an associated fee for postage, but they are never very expensive, and you can set a limit on how much you are willing to pay.

Databases

GALILEO
GeorgiA LIbraries LEarning Online is the best kept secret of public libraries in Georgia. Consisting of a number of databases like Academic Search Premier, The Digital Library of Georgia, Ancestry, ERIC, and more, you can find in-depth primary and secondary sources on just about any topic you can think of.

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manual’s
For more than 100 years, Chilton ® products have set the standard for reference sources for do-it-yourself automotive enthusiasts and professionals. Cengage Learning is proud to be the publisher of Chilton content and products while increasingly utilizing technology to better serve today’s technicians, DIYers, students, and businesses.

Learning Express
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

Mango Languages
Looking to learn a foreign language? How about more than 60 languages? Mango has everything from Arabic to Yiddish…you can even learn to speak Pirate!

Weiss Ratings
Combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer the library community a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks.

Gale Legal Forms (Now through Galileo)
Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Gale Literary Criticisms
Take literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Includes centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals

Signing Savvy
Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada

Healthcare.gov
Take healthcare into your own hands

Dial 211
2-1-1 information and referral service for the following counties in Georgia: Floyd, Murray, and Whitfield.

AML
Use this app on your iPhone or Droid to access your local public library

Salem Literature
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. This allows library patrons to access reference materials (which cannot be checked out) from outside of the library.

Salem History
Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. This allows library patrons to access reference materials (which cannot be checked out) from outside of the library.

KhanAcademy
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos

Salem Health
Salem Health is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. This allows library patrons to access reference materials (which cannot be checked out) from outside of the library.

eMaterials

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