April 2014

Periodically, I will be spotlighting databases that are available through Alameda County Library.

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This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Here’s a quick and easy way to access Regional Business News database by going to the Alameda County Library home page, and doing the following:


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Then, you will see the following pages:


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Regional Business News is part of the EBSCOHost which includes omprehensive databases for finding articles on all topics; with the full text of more than 1,700 periodicals. Choose a specific subject collection in which to search or search all. Collections include business, children and teens, ethnic, health, home cooking and gardening, environment, science, sports, politics and more. Includes Consumer Reports magazine.

*If you are trying to access the Regional Business News database remotely, you will need an Alameda County Library card, or and eCard.






BookBrowse for Libraries is an online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

BookBrowse is now available through your Alameda County Library. You can access this database from our A to Z page, and Reader’s Corner and currently on our rotator. You can sign up for the free twice-monthly newsletter through email or RSS or just browse through the wealth of information on the website.