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  • Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media.

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  • Learning Express Library

    Study for and take practice tests for official exams in law enforcement, civil service, real estate, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, ASVAB, citizenship, basic skills more. You will need to register a user name and password of your choice to use this service.

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  • Opposing Viewpoints

    Fully-cited material for school and college-level thesis papers and other research projects on hundreds of current topics. Get the latest views on current events and hot button topics from newspapers, magazines and reputable published sources.

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  • Read the Books - AR Lists

    Many of the school districts in the library’s service area offer the Accelerated Reader program. Students earn points at school by reading from a list of pre-selected books, and then taking tests about the books.

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  • Read the Books - Book Reviews

    ReadtheBooks.com also offers an innovative and entertaining solution to help libraries connect kids with books.

    3D-animated book review videos are available in 50+ categories. Every book and video is linked to your online library catalog.

    Book reviews are available in English and some in Spanish. Videos include closed-captioning for hearing-impaired readers.

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  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

    The definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, from lawn mowers to watercraft and more.

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  • World Book

    World Book is an easy-to-use encyclopedia with portals designed for all levels of learning.

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  • Student Research Center - Inspire

    Search all of Inspire's newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, videos, photographs and more using this interface for student researchers.

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  • Duolingo

    This free website allows you to learn Spanish, French, Italian, German or Portuguese in a game-like setting at your leisure, with graduated skills that build as you work through the different skill sets.

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