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This award-winning database examines the iconic personalities and moments that marked each ten-year period and defined each decade in North America during the twentieth century. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada. Database search features quick and advanced levels with search limiters; and browse categories including subject, geographical locations, and an alphabetical list of notable men and women. Users may create an account that allows saving searches, articles and citations.
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.
Gale in Context: Biography has more than 600,000 biographies of notable people from yesterday to today. Get authoritative at-a-glance or in-depth information. Come face-to-face with your subject through video, audio clips, podcasts, images and other multimedia resources. This database includes tools to download, print and share content online; and citation help. All content is effectively organized by type –reference, news, primary sources, magazines, academic journals, multimedia and more-with easy search and browse options. If you “need a life” Biography in Context is the research tool to use!
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
Gain access to an unprecedented wealth of current and comprehensive information on grant makers and their grants. This database searches: 100,000+ foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public U.S. charities; more than 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; 700,000+ recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
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.
This database contains a complete listing (nearly 10,000) of foundations that give grants to individuals. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including arts and cultural projects, general welfare, scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, research, as well as awards and grants by nomination only. It may be used as both a grant seeker’s guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving.
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.
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.
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!
Do you want to learn a new language or brush up on your High School French? Do you want to learn some key phrases in another language before your business or vacation trip? If yes, then Rocket Languages is for you! Learn at your own pace with this fun and interactive database. Rocket Languages places an emphasis on conversational learning.The language learning tools provided include MP3 interactive audio lessons you can use on your computer or transfer to an MP3 device (including iPods). You'll find: interactive instruction, grammar, culture lessons, word-building games and more.