We have exciting database news! It’s a new (fiscal) year and that means there are new additions to the Orem Public Library’s digital collections. Research, learning and entertainment options abound. Here’s a list of what is brand new and noteworthy!

Personalized Reading Recommendations with BookChat

BookChat is a service that is available within the NoveList and Novelist Plus K-8 databases. It offers live, personalized reading suggestions from NoveList experts. Navigate to the Novelist Plus database and look for the BookChat icon in the lower right corner. The service is available from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Saturday. 

Shop Smarter with ConsumerReports.org

With ConsumerReports.org all research, reviews, buying guides and health and wellness information is available on an easy to search website. Simply type the topic to research in the search bar and go!

Research information about cars, home & Garden, appliances, electronics, and babies & kids from an easy to search menu. Plus there is information on monthly deals, travel, money and wellness.

Level Up Your Résumé with LinkedIn Learning

Linked In Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—in the library, at home, or on the go. Linked In Learning can Inspire anyone to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills. 

Choose bite-size tutorials or comprehensive courses on hundreds of topics taught by expert instructors. Learning experiences are personalized and self-paced. LinkedIn Learning helps you to keep up to date with technology, build career-boosting business know-how and explore hundreds of topics in management, leadership, and marketing.

This is a great option if you’re looking to access up-to-date information on computer programs and technical skills.

Stream a Concert on Qello

It’s like Netflix for concert films and music documentaries. Qello allows you to stream the world’s largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Qello Concerts transform your connected devices into the ultimate live music concert film experience. Give your favorite headliners a standing ovation from the best seat in the house anywhere, anytime!

Access through the Libby App. Pro tip. If you access Libby online, be sure you login with your Orem Library card. If you use multiple library cards on your Libby app, use your Orem Library account as the active card so the service is available in the “Extras” section.

And a New eBook – Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court

Looking for current information about landmark Supreme Court decisions? Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court: Exploring the Cases that Shaped America is a new and valuable resource. This collection, published in 2023, covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day. From early decisions that outlined the roles and powers of the 3 branches of government to contemporary cases about LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights, this set pairs each Court decision with in-depth commentary and analysis. From the Digital Library page, access by title or through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Written by Julie H. (Cataloging & Digital Services)