August 7, 2006
Joe Mauer and the Electronic Library for Minnesota
I don't subscribe to Sports Illustrated. And I'm not much of a collector so purchasing a magazine just for one article seems like a waste of money. I still wanted to read the cover story about Joe Mauer, though, and more importantly I wanted to read the article from the comfort of my home. How did I overcome these problems? Easy! I used the Electronic Library for Minnesota.
Fortunately, being a Minnesotan gives me online access to literally thousands of magazines and journals just by virtue of having a public library card. Here is how you, too, can read the Joe Mauer article for free, and online:
- Point your browser to ELM
- Click on "Databases Alphabetically" under the "Quick Links" menu on the left side of the page.
- Click on the first choice: Academic Search Premier
- Enter your public library barcode (found on your library card).
- Do a search for "Joe Mauer"
- Click on the first article entitled "The Perfect Catch" and read the article online for free!
And that is all there is to it. And SI isn't the only magazine/journal this database has the complete online text for. You might also be interested in:
- The Sporting News
- Consumer Reports
- Good Housekeeping (ha! I slay myself sometimes!)
The list goes on and on. I don't subscribe to any magazines because of all the ones I can get for free using this method. But that is just me. Anywho, hopefully you'll find this helpful. Until next time!
Posted by snackeru at August 7, 2006 12:22 PM
I also use the same service to access the Wall Strtet Journal which is not available on-line for free.
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Posted by: freealonzo at August 7, 2006 12:48 PM
This could be the most informative and helpful post you have ever done. Who knew how far-reaching the library's power had become? (cue sinister music)
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at August 7, 2006 2:15 PM
Posted by: bjhess at August 7, 2006 3:39 PM
Oh, and there were some pretty nice pictures in that article. ;)
Posted by: bjhess at August 7, 2006 3:43 PM
Bah! Pictures! Who needs 'em?
(Yes, that would be nice, but free is free. Plus, I can just cut and paste the text into my blog. You win some, and you lose some.)
Posted by: Shane at August 7, 2006 3:49 PM
LOL!!! Shane, you're a true blue Norwegian!!!
Posted by: kevin in az at August 7, 2006 5:33 PM