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American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures is a wide-ranging digital resource presenting a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.

Explore the consequent political, social and cultural impact on American Indian life against the backdrop of an ever-expanding...

LearningExpress eBooks

In addition to a wide range of interactive skillbuilding tutorials and instantly scored practice tests, LearningExpress also offers online access to electronic reference books. More than 190 eBook titles, perfect for students, adult learners, parents, and career professionals, are availabl e.

eBrary's New Reader

Blog adapted from eBrary's Support Center

For offline reading of eBrary books on mobile devices such as iPads , and Android phones or tablets , we support the independent, highly-rated Bluefire Reader .

Use a browser on your mobile device to access...

Overdrive eBooks offer automatic downloading of "hold" ebooks

Have you ever missed out on an ebook that you placed on hold, because you didn't see the email telling you it was finally available? Overdrive ebooks now offer an option to "automatically borrow" a title when it becomes available. Visit...

Lynda.com

camera Need a break from the holiday festivities? Take some time to learn a few new skills to start off the New Year right and check out Lynda.com ! Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com has training and tutorials on a wide range of software including design, education and business. You can learn how to edit all those pictures you took of your family using Photoshop, finally learn how to create pivot tables in Excel, learn the fundamentals of web analytics, and so much more!

Home Improvement Reference Center

painting on wall Right now I need lots of help. I’m moving from one house into a new one and I seem to be surrounded by stuff that needs to get done. I could have used the Home Improvement Reference Center before I started all of this! The articles on patching drywall and painting techniques are useful for updating the old house for putting on the market. And, the videos on installing ceiling fans and chair railings are giving me ideas on how to customize the new house.

Consumer Reports

I am trying to access Consumer Reports online through the library. Can you walk me through the steps to access the June 2014 issue?

Get the scoop on how to get full text PDFs of Consumer Reports.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records. It has digitized, indexed and put records online since 1996. It has more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents and written stories. With a customer friendly search function, Ancestry Library Edition is in libraries across the world, providing access to historical data from the 1500s to the 2000s.

Homework Help @ your library

The information professionals at your library have invested in databases designed to end your searches with high-quality, relevant content to help you make the grade. Student tested and instructor-approved, these sources support typical course content and assignments at your school. And they’re online for you to access from anywhere, any time of day or night, absolutely free. It’s your better bet for free, round-the-clock research.

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One Happy Quilter

Woo-Hee! That is the sound of one happy quilter. I just discovered the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is available from the library. I am always on the prowl for new and interesting quilting projects and I just found over 2200 new projects to choose from in this database. The articles have pictures and instructions for the designs, so I can drool over the possibilities and plot which fabric to use in what combinations for my next project. I can even print out the articles for easy reference.

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