If you're looking to keep up to date with computer and/or technology industry trends and trying to find a place in that industry, the Library has an electronic resource that is for you.
Many patrons of Central Library are aware that the Science, Technology and Patents Department carries print subscriptions to Macworld, PCWorld, Technology Review and several other popular computer and technology magazines.
In addition to these print resources available in the Science Department at Central Library, the Los Angeles Public Library also offers free full text access to these and other popular computer and technology magazines via the Vocation, Careers & Technical Education database located on the Research & Homework page of the Library's website.
The main search page of the Vocation, Careers & Technical Education database describes as goals the database is intended to address "finding the right career," "finding an appropriate institution of learning," "job searching," and "maintaining a career." Among the career paths covered in the database's extensive technical education collection are automotive, business, construction, education, engineering, government, healthcare, hospitality, and military careers.
Magazine titles in the career areas of computers and technology offered free full text include the following:
- Broadcasting & Cable
- Computer Protocols
- Computer Workstations
- Design News
- Electronic Design
- Modern Power Systems
- Popular Mechanics
- Popular Science
- Science News
- Technology Review
- Wireless Week
The database is accessible free of charge from Library computers at any branch of the Los Angeles Public Library and from any Internet computer with your valid Los Angeles Public Library card.
From the database main search page, click on "PUBLICATION SEARCH" in the bright orange navigation bar across the top of the page. Enter the magazine title you wish to browse into the search box and click the magnifying glass icon to the right of the box to search. Click the title link under the listing of results; browse the current year's issues, or select an earlier year to view.