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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.
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.
The Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.
In Gale eBooks find more than 60 reference e-books on history, business, medicine, religion, social science, literature, education, art, the world, and more. A few titles include: Business Plans Handbook; Novels for Students; Newsmakers; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans; Environmental Encyclopedia; American Decades; and Countries of the World. Search for reference information, and read a short snippet or the full-book. These e-books can be read online, listened to from the database, or downloaded to your personal computer.
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.
The Florida Electronic Library, administered by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services, is a gateway to reputable resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information from a collection of Gale Cengage databases. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books that give information about current events, education, business, technology, health issues, and Florida history. The Florida Electronic Library offers homework help for K through 12 students and resources for teachers. Find material for your research needs with more than 50 databases at your fingertips.
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.
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.
Take a practice test or exam. Topics cover reading, writing, arithmetic, college entrance exams and more.
From real estate contracts to wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant agreements, etc. - Gale LegalForms provides a wide-selection for your business and personal needs.
LinkedIn Learning is an educational resource that has over 16,000 easy-to-use video tutorials featuring experts on Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio, business, and much more! You can choose your course by subject, software or author. Create an individual account where you can save your work, track your progress, and get completion certificates! The service can be costly but not if you have an Orange County Library card in good standing. With your card, you can use LinkedIn Learning for free.
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.