Affordable Care Act Information
Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, 2013. Marketplace coverage begins as early as January 1, 2014. The open enrollment period ends March 31, 2014.
ACA information for Georgia: healthcarereform.georgia.gov.
Additional information about the ACA and information about choosing a health care option is available at these sites:
- AARP Health Law Answers: healthlawanswers.aarp.org
- Kaiser Family Foundation: kff.org/tag/marketplaces and Subsidy Calculator: kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator
- Veterans and the ACA: www.va.gov/health/aca
Library staff cannot provide recommendations on care choices for individuals but we but can provide technology assistance in using the library’s public computers and printers. Librarians can also make referrals to local agencies with trained application assisters.
Search for local help with the health Insurance Marketplace: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.
eBooks and Audiobooks Online
Download Audiobooks and eBooks
eBooks at EBSCOhost provides older eBooks on a variety of topics, including reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books. Books can be downloaded onto portable devices using Adobe Digital Editions.
Georgia Download Destination allows Athens-Regional Library System cardholders to download audiobooks and ebooks for free. You may check out up to five books at a time; once you have checked out a book, you can download it to your computer or to a portable device such as an mp3 player, ereader or an iPod. The files on your computer automatically deactivate at the end of the check-out period, so you never get late fees. More information and detailed instructions...
GALILEO - research with online databases
These are just a few of the many databases available through GALILEO, and are a great place to start your research. To search additional databases, please go to the main GALILEO start page.
Password required for GALILEO databases. Please contact the Reference Desk (706-613-3650 x356) for the current password, or access GALILEO by logging into your PINES account.
High School/College Research
Student Research Center is designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Users can limit results by source and/or format (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video).
Middle School/Elementary Research
Try starting here with GALILEO Kids.
Searchasaurus is designed for elementary and middle school students. This also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals.
Many other popular magazines and scholarly journals are available in GALILEO, such as Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports magazine, from 1991 to the current month, is available through GALILEO.
Click the link, then choose the first option of EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier.
You'll be prompted for the current GALILEO password.
Click "Search within this publication."
Type the word "and" along with your topic in the search box (e.g., "and digital cameras")