More than 100 popular Chinese-language magazines are now accesssible online to all patrons of the Santa Clara County Library.
The magazines feature various topics including arts, education, technology, health, literature, economy, finance and other contemporary periodicals. They can all be browsed or searched with a full-text database called Dragonsource.
All the magazines in the Dragonsource database can be accessed from computers in the library or remotely from a computer at home or work, with the use of a Santa Clara County Library card.
Issues are available from 2007 through the current year.
Dragonsource was initially a donation from the Cupertino Library Foundation, but now the Santa Clara County Library has assumed its cost from the foundation, according to Mark Fink, community librarian of the .
"We are thankful to the Cupertino Library Foundation for providing the initial funding for the Dragonsource collection," said Fink. "Since its introduction to our patrons in 2008, the Dragonsource online database has become one of the library’s more popular databases. This prompted the Santa Clara County Library to make Dragonsource part of its permanent database collection."
The Santa Clara County Library also offers the following Chinese resources for patrons: the World Journal, e-books on Overdrive, an extensive collection of DVDs and books in Mandarin, and a bi-monthly Book Discussion Group at the Cupertino Library that is conducted in Mandarin.
The Chinese book group’s next meeting is scheduled on Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. More information can be found on the website of the Cupertino Library.