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Online Research

Our wide range of electronic databases have accurate, trusted information that you can’t find using your favorite search engine. Use your library card to find the information you need. We have everything from online phone directories for homes and businesses to full-text magazine articles and information sources with answers to all of your questions on topics such as business, health, science, literature, education, law, current events, the arts, entertainment, regional information, and much more. If you do not have a library card, you can get a Temporary Research Access Code (TRAC) for immediate access to our databases.

All databases are available from home except those with the symbol

Education

An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Assists with creating resumes and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation.

Database of education literature, with article and document citations; includes a wide range of full-text content.

Get your career moving with information on 3,300 jobs, sample résumés, cover letters, and job-interview techniques; includes information about colleges, scholarships, and internships.

* The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. *Only available at the Main Library.

*Searchable online resource devoted to foundations that provide funding for individuals, including educational, arts and cultural support.*Only available at the Main Library.

Search full content of Directories in Print, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Search peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Includes physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects.

Access news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and general interest.

(Contains GED 2014 study guides.) Online learning with skill building modules, test preparation materials and practice exams; including test preparation E-books. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, FCAT, fire fighter, postal worker and many more. Learn techniques for job searching , resumes, interviewing and workplace skills.

Allows users to complete work currently in progress.

Find full-text articles and citations on current library trends and developments.

Indexing for nearly 600 periodicals, books, research reports, and proceedings, regarding libraries and information management. (From the mid-1960s).

A collection of eBooks (full-text electronic versions of published books), including over 21,000 titles across all subject areas.

Helps younger readers find the fiction and nonfiction books they want to read. Also includes reviews and Lexile Scores.

Search bibliographic records and library holdings from around the world, and access other databases including health, education, government, and more.

Covers social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, court cases, and more. Useful for reports and debates - presents both sides of an issue.

From Afrikaans to Zulu! Learn 70-plus languages using BYKI, short for "Before You Know It," an online language learning system. Visit any branch to create an account, and then use BYKI from any Internet-enabled computer.

Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and language arts as well. Local open jobs, resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers. Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Learners. Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday, 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Assistance in Spanish for Math and Science homework, Sunday - Thursday, 2:00 - 10:00 pm.

Ideal content for student reports, with extensive articles on animals, countries, states, science, and history.