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Find great eBooks and Audiobooks online:

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One of the most popular requests from our patrons concerns whether or not we have eBooks or Audiobooks that they can listen to. Well…

We’re happy to tell you that the Air Force provides its library users with several great tools for downloading both eBooks and Audiobooks from the internet…

One Click Digital.

Contains eAudiobooks from Recorded Books. Library patrons can search for, check out, and download eAudiobooks to a computer and a wide range of portable devices, including your iPod. You can access your library’s eContent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You will need to contact the Robins AFB Library to get a code to set up your account.

OverDrive.

Providing eBooks as well as eAudiobooks to Air Force Libraries, as well as now offering music and video selections. Offers titles in a wide variety of forms, including Kindle, NOOK, and Sony Reader for eBooks, and all varieties of iPods and Apple products for the audio files.

You need to contact the Robins AFB Library to get a code to set up your account.

And: Both One Click Digital and OverDrive require to you download a media managers app to download, manage, and sync your files through.

We’d also like to remind you that we have many other online resources that we hope will benefit you, including numerous research databases, as well as Transparent Languages for learning a foreign language, and Universal Class, which provides over 500 different online courses in a variety of subjects and at different levels, all instructor-lead but self paced, and Tutor.com, which is a great resource for online tutoring and educational support, as well as many others. There’s also Peterson’s online, which provides test preparation and resources, as well as help with college planning, and a career and resume center, and Military One Source, a 24/7 resource for military members and their spouses and families.

Some of these resources do have certain restrictions or requirements though, such as: You need to physically come into the Library to register for Transparent Languages (and then you can do it anywhere online), and Tutor.com is only for active duty military personnel.

We hope that these can be of use to you and you’ll come and check them out.

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Reading material for 02/13/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

SeaWorld is being sued… by five of its “enslaved” killer whales.

Teens learn robotics as factories lack skilled workers.

Origami robots that run only on air.

RIP Whitney Houston.

Listen to Whitney Houston’s isolated vocal track from “How Will I Know?”

Sophisticated jewelry heist stumps Chicago cops.

Take a tour of NYC sewers on Valentine’s Day. Seriously.

California’s volcanoes to be monitored more closely.

34% of people aged 25 to 29 years old have moved back home.

The Pentagon to lift some restrictions on women in combat.

Social media explained.

Amazon tries out the brick and mortar approach.

Google might open a store too.

How to improve your odds in online dating.

The FBI file on Steve Jobs.

The man behind the fake Cormac McCarthy twitter account.

Do you want to open up a perpetual, invisible window into your gmail?

Also, men don’t read online dating profiles.

Stephen Fry says that British judges don’t understand twitter.

Arguing for a Zuckerberg tax.

Mad Men: a guide to catching up before season 5, which starts next month.

Also, Thomas Jane was almost Don Draper.

Natalie Portman to join both of Terrence Malick’s upcoming films.

Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana.

Roger Ebert says 3D is killing Hollywood.

It looks like House will be coming to an end in May with the conclusion of its 8th season.

George Lucas says Han never shot first.

Amy Adams to adapt Steven Martin’s An Object Of Beauty.

Anton Corbijn to adapt John Le CarrĂ©’s A Most Wanted Man, which will star Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Navy SEALs moonlight as movie stars.

The trailer for The Bourne Legacy.

In the picture above: 15,000 different books about Abraham Lincoln arranged together to form a three story tower in the lobby of the Ford’s Theater Center for Education and Leadership.

What Dr. Seuss books were really about.

William Gibson on aging futurism.

10 of the greatest kisses in literature.

A neurodevelopmental perspective on A. A. Milne.

The top 10 Batman storylines.

Charles Dickens and Sinclair Lewis.

A list of ridiculous names in Charles Dickens novels (incomplete).

Jeffrey Zaslow, the man who wrote the recent Gabrielle Giffords book and the Chesley “Sully” Sullenberg, died on Friday.

Michael Chabon talks about his new short story.

Books that will change the way you think about love.

This is a very cool site: Better Book Titles.

from here.

How black lights work.

Legacy of nuclear drilling site in Colorado still lingers.

Entire genome of extinct human decoded from fossil.

Can bees make tupperware?

10 things you probably didn’t know about love and sex.

Metaphors trigger the visual parts of your brain.

The psychedelic cult that thrived for nearly 2000 years.

Greek protesters setting Athens aflame.

The world’s tallest hotel is, of course, in Dubai.

Why being sleepy and drunk is great for creativity.

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Previous online reading material:

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.