Online Databases



webButton-AmNewslogo.jpgWith unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Log into your library account on our home page and then click on "Newsbank."

TexshareIncludes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc.



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Learning Express Library offers resources to prepare users for various learning goals. These include GED prep, SAT, and ACT preparation courses as well as preparing for U.S. Citizenship. In addition, there are helpful training in computer skills, workplace skills, creating resumes and cover letters as well as college entrance essays. Also offered are helpful courses in skills in elementary level learning through adult learning in math, reading and writing. Log into your library account on our home page and then click on the Learning Express Library icon.

database_image.pl3.gifUniversal Class offers over 500 courses covering subjects including Computer Training, Personal Finance, GED Training, Health Services Training and much more. Work with real instructors and connect with other students. Some courses also offer Continuing Education Credits. Log into your library account on our home page and then click on the Universal Class icon.

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Signing Savvy is a self paced way to learn sign language. Log into your library account on our home page and then click the Signing Savvy icon.






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Transparent Languages is a self-paced way to learn over 100 languages in addition to the ability to learn English for 24 different native languages. Log into your library account on our home page and then click the Transparent Languages icon.


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BrainFuse Homework Help
Free online tutoring in subjects such as English, Math, Science, and Social Studies for grades K-12 as well as help with resumes and job hunting. Help is available 2pm to 11pm Central Standard time.

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