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Screen capture of A to Z Online front page. A to Z Maps Online

This collection of world, continent, country, and state maps contains over 145,000 current maps. Remote users log in with your library card number. (Example: 20049xxxxxxxxx) 

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Screen capture of A to Z the USA front page. A to Z the USA

A to Z the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. From Alabama to Wyoming explore the great American experiment with A to Z the USA. Remote users log in with your library card number. (Example: 20049xxxxxxxxx)

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Screen capture of A to Z World Travel front page. A to Z World Travel

The world is full of awe-inspiring places, and A to Z World Travel can help you reach them. For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, A to Z World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, A to Z World Travel  provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders. Remote users log in with your library card number. (Example: 20049xxxxxxxxx)

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about:books about:books

Information about books and authors.

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Screen capture of the EBSCO Academic Search Premier database Academic Search Premier EBSCO

Search academic journals, periodicals, newspapers, reports, and primary sources for articles and information. 

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Screenshot of African American Hertiage home page African American Heritagew

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

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Alt Health Watch logo Alt HealthWatch

Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies. 

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Screenshot of American & English Literature Database American & English Literature

The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

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Ancestry Library edition screenshot Ancestry Library Edition

(in-library use only) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Screen capture of Big Charts front page. BigCharts

BigCharts is the world's leading and most advanced investment charting and research site.

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Biography Reference Bank, H.W. Wilson

Biography Reference Bank contains articles about more than a half-million people, living and dead, from around the world. Contents include a robust collection of biographies from such notable sources as Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

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Company profiles and market reports.

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Screen capture of the Chilton Library database Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need for complete maintenance and repair of your automobile.

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Computer Source logo Computer Source

Full text for nearly 300 publications covering the latest information and current trends in high technology including computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

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Everyday health care information

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AHFS Consumer MEdication Information Logo Consumer Medication Information, AHFS

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.

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Consumer buying guide and product reviews.

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Screen capture of Cypress Resume home page Cypress Resume Builder

Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume—one that will stand out to potential employers—in a matter of minutes. 

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Screen capture of Drivers Education home page Driver's Education Practice Tests

The questions on our practice tests resemble those on the official knowledge exams, and we even have a question marathon for you so you can practice, practice, practice!

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Screenshot of Early world of learning Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning is an online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students.

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Screen capture of EBSCO eBooks home page eBooks EBSCO

Free downloadable ebooks. 

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Screen capture of EBSCO host Database home page EBSCO host Databases (All)

Accesses a variety of publications and topics for research. Allows you to set limits, such as material type or publication dates.

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ERIC logo ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. 

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Screenshot of Explora Educator's Edition Explora Educator's Resource Edition

Full-text articles from thousands of academic journals and professional magazines on a wide variety of educational topics to support educator professional development. Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and more.

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Explora for Primary Students

Explora is EBSCO's new research interface for schools and public libraries. Primary Schools edition is a student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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Explora for Secondary Students

Full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers, along with images, videos, and primary sources. Lexile reading levels included.

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Explora Public Libraries

Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. Explora provides research collections on thousands of topics to help them find the information they need quickly and easily. You can search hundreds of professional journals, popular magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, and more by keyword or by topic.

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Screen capture of Fold 3 front page. Fold3

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. 

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Funk & Wagnall New Encyclopedia Logo Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

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GCF Learn Free is an online educational website focusing on technology, job training, reading, and math skills. GCF offers more than 1,000 lessons and videos completely free.

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Green File logo GreenFILE

This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

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Health source nursing academic edition Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is a trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

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Health Source Consumer Edition logo Health Source- Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets. 

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HeritageQuest provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1898 - 1922

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Screen capture of Historic Map Works front page. Historic Map Works

Historic Map Works offers high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps and is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1,593,454 cadastral, land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several hundred years. The site offers extensive coverage of rural and suburban areas, as well as cities and towns across America.

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Screen capture of EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts database Hobbies and Crafts Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Screen capture of Home Improvement Reference Center home page Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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KID's Info Bits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use. and features age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics via a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

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A screen shot of the Gale Legal Forms database page Legal Forms - Gale

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

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Lynda

Lynda.com has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. 

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Screen capture of National Geographic front page. National Geographic

A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration.

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Screen capture of Newspaper Archive front page Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. Explore your family tree and discover your history at the world's largest online newspaper archive.

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Screen capture of Oxford Research Encyclopedia front page. Oxford Research Encyclopedias

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics. 

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Screen capture of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps front page. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Rich with valuable and detailed information, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps—originally created as a product to help insurance companies assess the potential risks involved in underwriting policies—have developed into a tool with myriad uses for multiple industries. At Sanborn we take pride in strict quality control standards, which ensures that every map we produce is accurate and detailed.  

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Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

 
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Screenshot of Spanish World Book Spanish World Book

This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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Screen capture of TERC front page. Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is a valuable online tool used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Community members can even pursue new career paths with test prep assistance for career certification exams and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.

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Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

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Unite Connect Ohio

Unite Connect Ohio provides an up to date collection of resources for communities that have been affected by the current, turbulent political environment.

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The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly …

 

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

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Screen capture of Gale Virtual Reference Library Virtual Reference Library - Gale

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

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