Wednesday, November 26, 2014

e-Reader or tablet on your holiday wish list?

November is the month when most "gift guides" featuring e-devices like tablets and e-readers start appearing in publications such as Consumer Reports, as well as on websites like CNET and PC Magazine.

If you prefer the print version of these websites (some of these tech sites have really annoying pop up ads), use Zinio to read/download Apple Magazine, iPhone Life, MacWorld, PC Magazine and PC World.

If your partial to Consumer Reports, which doesn't take (and thus not influenced by) advertising, visit your local library. Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. Just ask at the reference desk and library staff will help you locate the issue(s) which cover e-readers and tablets.

Of course, you'll want to buy a device that OverDrive, which is the library's largest supplier of e-books and e-audio books, actually supports. If you plan on buying an e-reader or tablet, be sure to check out OverDrive's how-tos for supported devices in Getting Started with OverDrive.

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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