From the Director

Resources Galore

Your library is proud to offer a variety of resources to help you better yourself through studies and research.  All of the below programs can be accessed here.

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Databases: Search for scholarly articles, scientific studies, and more for academic work or personal research.

Auto Repair Reference Center: The comprehensive online guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance.

Morningstar: A leading independent source for stock analysis and data in the world – helping investors make better decisions.

Reference USA: The premier Business and Consumer reference and research tool offering instant access to over 22 million businesses and 222 million residents.

Consumer Reports: Get access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products. Plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.

Rosetta Stone: Choose from over 30 different languages. After logging in with your barcode and last name you will need to choose a user name and password the first time you use this. Some computer updates might be needed.

Heritage Quest: Information, including census records, to help with genealogy research.

CultureGrams: Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.

Education Research Complete (For Teachers): Leading professional development information for educators and administrators.

Explora: Browse by category or search for specific topics. This is a one-stop-shop perfect for elementary and middle school content.

NoveList: The place for recommendations & book suggestions. Search by writing style, genre, and so much more.

NoveList K-8 Plus: Reader’s guide for children & teens. Includes information for teachers and parents concerning reading level, content, and appeal factors.

PebbleGo: This is an award winning pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. Included are ebooks about social studies, animals, earth & space, biographies.

Access World News: Electronic and archived editions of local, national and global newspapers.

Consumer Health Complete: The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Learning Express: Comprehensive collection of online practice tests. Also includes useful tutorials on popular software packages such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, and many others. A new section provides info on job searching and workplace skills.


Of course, a resource does no good if you don’t know how to use it.  If you need assistance learning the basics of one of our resources, or if we can help you in any other way, stop by Adult Services help desk any time.

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