Apart from death and taxes there are few guarantees in this life. One thing you can count on though is if you pick up a magazine with a yellow frame on its cover then it will invariably be a National Geographic. High standards since 1888 has meant this magazine has a worldwide circulation in the millions. National Geographic has not just raised public awareness of the importance of natural places and wildlife, it has also actively funded scientific research including that of mountain gorilla expert Dian Fossey and discoverer of the sunken Titanic, Robert Ballard.
Now this beautiful and informative content can be viewed online at the National Geographic Virtual Library. This is particularly useful if all that is on TV is some awful cooking or dating show. The virtual library allows you to access all articles, maps and award-winning images from 1888 onwards. You can search by location, subject or just browse through hundreds of stunning magazine covers.
We also have access to National Geographic Kids which is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organisation at its core. This eResource allows electronic access to the kids magazine and articles on every known subject. I mean who doesn’t want to know that night-time rainbows are called moonbows or that the sky on Mars is pink? Personally I think it is sweet that dinosaur bones were mistaken for dragon bones when they first discovered 2,000 years ago!
If you are looking for answers to or just want to spend some time with something beautiful and clever then all you need is your library card number, password / PIN to access these joyful eResources. Indulge.