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BIR Entertainment

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Provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles. Search by artist, title, or genre.

Bloom's Literature

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Includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions plus author biographies and character analyses; full-length poems, full-text reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films and more.

Book Index with Reviews

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Provides information on over 5 million book titles in a wide range of formats. Includes 800,000 full-text reviews from sources like Library JournalSchool Library JournalPublishers WeeklyBooklist, and others.

Craftsy

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Step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts. Includes more than 140 hours of how-to instructional  content from Craftsy courses in baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, and sewing. A 7-day pass gives you full access to content from Craftsy. When your pass expires, you can return to get another.

ALLData

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Diagnostic and repair information. 1982-2020 vehicles. DTCs, TSBs & Diagrams. Service & Repair; Testing & Inspection; TSBs & Recalls; Specifications; and Parts & Labor. Available on public PCs inside the Corporate Parkway, Kathryn Linnemann, Middendorf-Kredell, and McClay (while Spencer Road is under construction) branches only.

Chilton Library

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Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams, and more. Search by specific year, make, and model. ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.

Consumer Reports

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Digital magazine - including Consumer Reports Buying Guide and Consumer Reports on Health.

Book Connections

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Resources to engage readers of over 260,000 books, including Meet-the-Author videos, audio name pronunciations, audiobook readings, discussion guides, vocabulary lists, and more.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

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With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

Wall Street Journal (at Home)

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Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Once you create your account,  you can start reading immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back, click the above link again, and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

ProCon.org (Related Resource)

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ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.

Publication Finder Interface

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Browse databases and discover publications available online through the library. Instead of searching in multiple databases for a specific journal or periodical, you can search across our resources in one search.

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines

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Provides a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health. Titles include Cosmopolitan (1977-Current); Esquire (1980-Current); Golf Digest (1998-Current); Time (1923-Current) and more.

Publication Finder Interface

Description

Browse databases and discover publications available online through the library. Instead of searching in multiple databases for a specific journal or periodical, you can search across our resources in one search.

Wall Street Journal (at Home)

Description

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Once you create your account,  you can start reading immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back, click the above link again, and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Rosetta Stone

Description

Provides online language learning in an immersion environment, accessible anywhere and at any time on mobile and on the web.

Note: To use the mobile app:

  1. Download the app from your app store, but do not open it.
  2. Login to Rosetta Stone on your device, using this link.
  3. Once you're logged in, tap Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations and the app will automatically open.  

If you ever want to switch your language or view your progress reports, you will need to go through the library’s Rosetta Stone button.

Family Search

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Over 1.5 million microfilms (ca. 1.5 billion images) have been digitized, including the most requested collections based on microfilm loan records worldwide. Digital images may have contractual, data privacy, or other restrictions. Family Search restricts access to some materials to inside the library only.

Brainfuse VetNow

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Supports veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. 

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

GovInfo

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Free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Consumer Health Complete

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Patron-centered information covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

MedlinePlus (Related Resource)

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The National Institutes of Health's Website for patients and their families and friends brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can understand.

Teen Health and Wellness

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Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.

BlackPast.org (Related Resource)

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13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.

Gale OneFile: World History

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Covering both U.S. and world history topics, the database features reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video

FindLaw: Learn About the Law (Related Resource)

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Learn About the Law features informational articles about a wide variety of legal topics, as well as specific information about subjects such as how to hire an attorney and understanding your state's unique laws.

Brainfuse HelpNow

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Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. After taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page.

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

Brainfuse VetNow

Description

Supports veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. 

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

Craftsy

Description

Step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts. Includes more than 140 hours of how-to instructional  content from Craftsy courses in baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, and sewing. A 7-day pass gives you full access to content from Craftsy. When your pass expires, you can return to get another.

DigitalLearn.org (Related Resource)

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If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while or are a little unsure and uncomfortable, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Early Learning

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Interactive online resource for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades. Includes child’s first encyclopedia, stories in English and Spanish, early reading skills practice, vocabulary and comprehension, fun and educational games, videos, and print & do worksheets.

Wall Street Journal (at Home)

Description

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Once you create your account,  you can start reading immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back, click the above link again, and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Wirecutter (Related Resource)

Description

A list of the best gear and gadgets for people who want to save the time and stress of figuring out what to buy. Recommendations are made through a combination of vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers independent of commissions or other revenue.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Description

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

AR Bookfinder

Description

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder allows you to search in English or Spanish by book level, Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Description

Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. After taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page.

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

Early Learning

Description

Interactive online resource for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades. Includes child’s first encyclopedia, stories in English and Spanish, early reading skills practice, vocabulary and comprehension, fun and educational games, videos, and print & do worksheets.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Description

Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. After taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page.

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

Rosetta Stone

Description

Provides online language learning in an immersion environment, accessible anywhere and at any time on mobile and on the web.

Note: To use the mobile app:

  1. Download the app from your app store, but do not open it.
  2. Login to Rosetta Stone on your device, using this link.
  3. Once you're logged in, tap Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations and the app will automatically open.  

If you ever want to switch your language or view your progress reports, you will need to go through the library’s Rosetta Stone button.

Teen Health and Wellness

Description

Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.

Computer Skills Center

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LearningExpress Computer Skills are dynamic, online, multimedia tutorials that help students learn the fundamentals of the computer, the internet and popular software from Adobe, Microsoft and Windows.

DigitalLearn.org (Related Resource)

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If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while or are a little unsure and uncomfortable, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Niche Academy

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Niche Academy is an online learning platform that  includes ready-to-use tutorials for common library services like OverDrive, Hoopla, Flipster, and more!

Wirecutter (Related Resource)

Description

A list of the best gear and gadgets for people who want to save the time and stress of figuring out what to buy. Recommendations are made through a combination of vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers independent of commissions or other revenue.

Brainfuse JobNow

Description

Provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

Brainfuse VetNow

Description

Supports veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. 

To use the Brainfuse app:

  1. Login to Brainfuse on your mobile device, using the Library link.
  2. Once logged in, look for the menu with your account information in the upper right corner of the Brainfuse site. 
  3. Select My Account. You should see instructions for accessing Brainfuse from the app along with a QR code
  4. Download the app to your device and follow the above access instructions under Your Account.

GotResumeBuilder

Description

Library partner site provides professionally designed resume templates and online context-sensitive writing tips. Resumes are hosted, allowing you to share it both online and on social media.

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