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With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community.
Check out and read e-books using your library card for free without leaving home.
The Braille Institute offers free talking book and periodical services, book and periodical titles in Braille, descriptive videos, and other services to eligible library users.
Estudiantes! Busca biografícas e información sobre lugares y cosas. Mira los videos y animaciones para aprender más. Encuentra respuestas rápdias y auda con la tarea. Descubre mapas, fotos e ilustraciones para proyectos escolares.  Y mucho más! 
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities.  It offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.
A series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. California Fact Cards covers California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum of California.
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future.
Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.
The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in the Computer Skills Center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular software programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design and more.
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, and are footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
Explora Primary School helps elementary school children K-14 find database information for reports and research.
Explora Secondary School helps middle school and high school students with reports and research.
Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia is a general encyclopedia covering a wide variety of topics. 
Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal.
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market. Don't wait. Get started now!
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through NOLO, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Search this database and browse many top consumer-interest areas of law, including: business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, immigration and travel, patents, copyright and trademarks, wills and estate planning and rights and disputes.
MagillOnLiterature Plus offers biographical information on over 1,500 authors of fiction, poetry, drama, and philosophy as well as editorially- reviewed critical analyses and plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.
MasterFILE Complete contains full-text articles covering general reference, business, education, science, and much more.  In addition, MasterFILE Premier also provides access to biographies, full-text reference books, primary source documents, as well as a collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
The resources in the School Center provide skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
TeachingBooks.net provides invaluable resources to help parents and educators teach literacy skills to K-12 readers.  TeachingBooks has book lists for diverse books and award winning titles, literature-based vocabulary lists, lesson plans for teachers, author chats, and more.  TeachingBooks.net enriches student's reading experience through unique, exciting resources that can also be integrated into classroom technology such as Google Classroom, Blackboard, etc.  
Tuition Funding Sources is a website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.
USA Learns free online citizen course helps you prepare for all parts of the naturalization interview.  Includes lessons on the steps required for citizenship, as well as vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Just create an account to get started today!