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Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 7,000 genealogy databases and 200 billion images with a single search. Collections provide information on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Updates and new content are always being added. U.S. databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1940), vital, church, court, and immigration records. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Many international records are available. Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec. U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records; Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London; and more. Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture provides rare and unique documentation of LGBTQ history through fully-searchable newsletters, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources. Selection of materials is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.
Big Interview's powerful video tutorials and virtual interview practice software will help you learn key concepts, build confidence, and prepare for your interview. Created by one of the top interview coaches in the US, Big Interview gives you the advantage you need to land your dream job.
This resource offers step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance. It is simple enough for the do-it-yourself mechanic but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Consumers with older vehicles will find its expansive resources helpful for keeping their vehicles running and extending service life. It also includes repair information for some vintage makes, starting as early as 1940. The "Chilton" brand is recognized by consumers as a leading and reliable source for automotive repair information. Chilton Library is one of the best library resources for automotive repair information and is highly recommended by librarians.
- Repair procedures for most domestic and international manufacturers and models
- Detailed maintenance schedules with recommended service intervals
- Vacuum and wiring diagrams, photos, and illustrations
- Search vehicle recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
- Identify trouble codes retrieved from a vehicle's onboard computer
- Monthly content updates
- Printer-friendly articles and images
Includes on-the-job interviews with professionals and provides additional reading on industry issues and history, useful Web sites, industry jargon, and much more. Also includes information on interviewing, job hunting, networking and writing resumes. Information on using social networking sites for job-hunting and electronic resumes is included.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, a comprehensive job/industry/career database, is broken down into three main sections covering Jobs and Industry Profiles; Job Hunting and Workplace Skills; and Career and Industry Resources. Videos present essential career information on specific jobs, industries, and skills. The Jobs section contains information on sixteen industry clusters. The Skills section gives advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, and behaving professionally. Sample résumés and cover letters are also included. The Resources section includes information about apprenticeships and internships to help you realize and eventually attain your career goals.
Search for vocational/technical, undergraduate, graduate, and nursing schools using the College Planning and Financial Aid section. Find information on choosing a major, getting into the college of your choice and applying for student loans.
The Career Interest Assessment allows you to discover occupations and industries that are best suited to your personal interests and strengths.
Click on Career Opportunities News to get advice and insight from career counselors and human resource specialists on presenting your best professional image.
As an added feature, be sure to create a login to access your personal folder that will save your career guidance searches.
Includes genealogy-related topics such as Royal and Noble, Immigration, Native American, and Colonial & Revolutionary. It has intuitive searching options that help researchers find information easily. Gale Genealogy Connect allows users to search across multiple volumes, identifying connections and enriching family history.
Interested in learning more about your family tree? Beginner and professional genealogists can use this resource to trace family histories and American culture from the comfort of their home. HeritageQuest Online includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census, the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records and Private Relief Actions, and Memorials and Petitions from the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set. HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for people who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.
Take a practice test or exam. Topics cover reading, writing, arithmetic, college entrance exams and more.
Little Pim, powered by Mango Languages, introduces young children (ages 6 months to 6 years) to learning a foreign language. Using short videos and flash cards, this award-winning program immerses children into a new language.
Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages.
This award-winning interactive online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten ensures learning success by providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a full-text resource covering today's hottest social issues. This database brings together all the information you need to research a topic: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference and full-text articles from magazines, academic journals, and newspapers. View primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, website links, and more!
This database will help with career tools to help find a profession, skills training required, and expectations of a selected career path. You can also create a resume and cover letter, and find advice on career changes, interviewing, and salary negotiations. You can download created resumes into a PDF format.
Pronunciator provides sophisticated pronunciation analysis and interactive coaching to support you, plus feature films, music and more to “edutain” you. Visit one of our library locations to activate your free online account, then download the mobile app and take your learning on the go!