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Ancestry

Ancestry Library provides genealogical and historical resources from sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.


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Career Transitions

Gale’s Career Transitions provides immediate help for job seekers.  It is a user-friendly resource for resume, cover letter, and interview help, for exploring new careers and opportunities, and for identifying interests, education, schools, programs, and training.

Coursera

Coursera offers courses, certificates, and degrees online from 190+ world-class universities and companies.  Learn from top instructors through on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums available anywhere, anytime.


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DK Find Out!

DK Find Out! is a fun and interactive way for children to explore many subjects.  It is filled with fun facts, quizzes, games, videos, and activities on topics like animals, computers, earth, history, math, music, art, science, space, sports, and more.

DK Find Out! History

DK Find out! History lets children discover fascinating facts about historical people, places, and events.  Pictures and videos show medieval castles, life in ancient times, pirates in action, weapons, famous leaders, objects, explorers, fashion from the past, and so much more.

Document Bank of Virginia

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms.  Using primary sources, DBVa helps users to be critical thinkers as they analyze original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.

Driver Testing

Driving Tests provides driver manuals online and in downloadable format.  The practice tests cover every section of the driver manuals and the exam simulator is designed to feel just like the official exam.  State-specific tests help users improve chances of passing the DMV exams.


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Early Learning by World Book

Early Learning by World Book is an interactive and playful environment with colorful bursts of information. Pre-readers can enjoy all stories with the read-aloud option. Videos, photographs, games, and activities will capture the imagination of early learners. 

Ebook Cricket Media Collection

The Cricket Media Collection has 400+ titles in ebook format to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students. The collection includes award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction ebooks focused on engaging young patrons in a wide variety of subjects.

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Ebook K-8 Collection

The K-8 Collection contains 13,000+ titles chosen to engage K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection also features teacher resources to support educators and administrators. 

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Ebook High School Collection

The High School Collection contains 10,000+ ebooks that support research across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science, and technology. The collection includes teacher resources to support educators and administrators. 

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Ebook History Collection

The History Collection has 17,000+ world history ebooks to assist students in their research. Titles cover all subjects, including medieval history, history of art, business & economics, law, music, philosophy, science, religion, technology & engineering, military history, and more. 

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Explora Primary School (K-5)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for elementary school students to explore thousands of articles and colorful e-books. Budding readers can sort results by reading or lexile level, and all results provide narration for listening along as needed. Need help?

Explora Middle School (6-8)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for middle school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and videos. Need help?

Explora High School (9-12)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for high school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and videos. Need help?

Explora Public Library

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal to explore thousands of articles, e-book, and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and Associated Press videos.


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FamilySearch

FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, was founded in 1894 and is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind. Use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about your family history.

Foundation Directory

Foundation Directory helps nonprofits and individuals find grants, scholarships, loans and more. Search this database of 140,000+ grantmakers and find the foundations most likely to offer the monetary support you need.

Access is available inside the library only.
Only one user may be logged in at a time.
Please ask a staff member to log you in.


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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The lessons cover K-12 math and high school to early college grammar, science, history, economics, computing, AP®, SAT®, Praxis, and more.

Explore Khan Academy with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox.

Kids InfoBits (K-5)

Kids InfoBits is an educational resource for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Young learners can explore easy-to-use full-text content that includes age-appropriate book, magazine, newspaper, and reference materials on a wide array of topics and interests.


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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, and career development. These tools help improve scores in math, reading, writing, and on career certification exams.

LegalForms

LegalForms provides resources including Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, and Real Estate forms covering most legal subjects and issues. They are used by attorneys and law firms and are ideal for legal tasks relevant to business owners and personal affairs.

LexisNexis

LexisNexis Uni features review articles, legal newspapers and magazines, broadcast transcripts, blogs, court decisions, federal regulations and codes, patents, and more. Find news, business and legal information from 10,000+ sources. 

Access is currently available inside the library at any of our locations.

Library Journal

Library Journal provides news and information on all facets of library science, along with reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, databases, and websites. It is a leading publication on issues, trends, and efforts of public, academic and institutional libraries.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.


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MasterFILE

MasterFILE provides full text for 2,000+ general reference publications as far back as 1922. Covering most subject areas, it also includes 160,000+ primary source documents and an Image Collection of 500,000+ photos, maps & flags. 

To view full text .pdf files of Consumer Reports in MasterFILE, choose ’Publications’ at the top of the page, enter "Consumer Reports" in the search bar. When you click into the desired title, use the right side bar to choose the year, then month you wish to view.

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MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It presents high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish.

Morningstar

Morningstar provides up-to-date, comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It includes stock charts, portfolio-building tools, independent analyst reports, and an Investing Classroom.


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NASA Resources

NASA provides a wealth of resources, lessons, videos, infographics, articles, experiments, digital tools and more to help students and educators better understand science. Explore a universe of learning at your fingertips.

NASA SpacePlace

NASA SpacePlace - Enter a colorful and interactive fun zone of learning and discovery. Here young learners can enjoy games, hands-on activities, informative articles, and engaging short videos about our planet and our solar system.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and to engage young readers.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource that features book discussion guides, recommendations, reviews, award listings, series information, and more. Through an easy-to-use interface, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?


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Public Library Quarterly

Public Library Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal for public library leaders, staff, and friends. It addresses best practices, service models, case studies, marketing, fund-raising, budget tools, financial analysis, technology, quality programming, and more.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.


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Read It!

Read It! is designed for students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material. Explore science, history, culture, civics, literature, and life skills, and enjoy worksheets, quizzes, and guides to support comprehension.

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ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA provides business and residential information for reference and research. It helps users find jobs, companies, business opportunities and executives, homeowners, addresses, phone numbers, healthcare providers, and historical market trends. 

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages provides online instruction on 12 languages, including American Sign Language. It also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. This language service is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.


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School Library Journal

School Library Journal provides news, information and reviews for librarians and media specialists who serve children and young adults in school and public libraries.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.

SelectReads

SelectReads allows library users to browse the newest CCPL titles in 40+ categories and to subscribe to newsletters to stay informed of additions to our collection. All titles link to the CCPL catalog so users can check availability or place a hold immediately.


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Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward, and self-help support. It covers a wide range of topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.


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Universal Class

Universal Class is the place to continue your education online and to fulfill your lifelong learning goals. Courses are not just tutorials; they are real classes that include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments to help you learn and grow.


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Value Line

Value Line provides reliable, unbiased financial information. It offers accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies so users can evaluate investments with confidence and make smarter, more profitable financial decisions. 


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