Los Alamos County Library System has acquired the online resource National Geographic Virtual Library, which brings the world to your computer. You can now explore the world, for free, from the comfort of home.
The National Geographic Magazine offers photographs and articles, ethnographic and cultural information, superb maps and serious scholarship. The complete archive of National Geographic Magazine since 1888 is available now. The Magazine itself, however, is just a part of what comes to you through this resource.
This collection includes the iconic National Geographic magazine and the popular National Geographic Traveler (except for the two most recent issues) as well as hundreds of books, maps, videos and images. There’s simply no substitute for the depth and quality of National Geographic Virtual Library.
Your library card will give you unlimited access to:
- National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
- National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current
- National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World
- National Geographic Kids
The online National Geographic is searchable by general topic, such as “The Environment,” “People and Cultures,” or “Animals” as well as by articles or magazine editions. Some of the many articles that have been included in recent editions include Ghenghis Khan, the Inca Ice Maiden discovery, Egyptian tomb exploration, the Mustang region of Nepal, Sita the tiger, and the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Rover.
This resource complements the current library collection, which offers the most recent paper copy magazines in our periodical section and through our Zinio online magazine service. Visit the library website at www.losalamosnm.us/library and choose the “Online Library 24/7” link to see all of the online resources, including e-books, audiobooks, and magazines. To view the National Geographic site and the other databases that the library offers, click on the “Research” button. You may need to download recent software to see all of the assets on the National Geographic site.
You can access all of these National Geographic resources at the Mesa Public Library, the White Rock Public Library, or remotely using your 14-digit library card number. The Library provides access to more than 50 databases, with topics including health, test preparation, job searching and investment research. Some of the databases, such as the Mitchell’s Car Repair and Ancestry databases, can only be accessed in person at one of the libraries but most are available from your home computer. Anyone can request a library card, by coming in person to either library.
For more information, call the reference desk at Mesa Public Library, 505.662.8253.
- Zinio, the free magazine service, can be found at www.losalamosnm.us/library/Pages/Zinio.aspx
- The National Geographic and many other online resources and databases can be found at http://www.losalamosnm.us/library/Pages/DatabasesList.aspx