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Get in touch with the info at your fingertips

“Give a man a fish and he is fed for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he is fed for a lifetime.” ” Chinese proverb.

This is true not only of food, but of learning about the resources available at our fingertips. The librarians of Garfield County Library District would love to teach you how to tap into the sea of knowledge available from the databases on our website.

If you have a computer, use your library card to access these databases from our webpage. If you don’t, stop by your local library and our friendly staff will help you get started.

Many databases are readily accessible on our website, two of which are Opposing Viewpoints and Culture Grams. Opposing Viewpoints is a great way to get ideas for a research paper or a new perspective on a controversial issue. Many students use this valuable Internet resource for homework. In just a few minutes they have a plethora of articles, news reports, and books to choose from at their fingertips. Our library staff has accessed many things from baggy pants to Iraq and all things in between. It is an easy, quick and useful tool.

Culture Grams is a fun and resourceful link on the Garfield County Libraries website as well. You will find information on all the states in the USA, the provinces of Canada, and the countries of the world. Culture Grams is presented in both adult and kid-friendly versions. After choosing a location, you will find pictures, famous people, timelines, and be able to build your own graphs, recipes, maps and find various statistics.

So, whether you access our database from home at, or stop by your local library, come try the resources available at your fingertips. If you don’t know how, any one of our staff members are willing to help you learn to find knowledge for a lifetime.

Wendy Wilson is a library assistant at the Rifle Branch Library.

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