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Auto Repair Reference Center gives you the popular Chilton Car Care Manuals back to 1954. Includes over 28,000 vehicles back to 1954. Also has repair procedures with step-by-step instructions and wiring diagrams. 


What are you going to do with the rest of your life?  Careers Internet Database provides career reports that cover education requirements, positive and negative aspects of each career, and interviews with people working in the field. Includes an interest assessment test, career news, and lists of best colleges and graduate schools specific to each career.  

Chicago Tribune graphic Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm provides the full image (photos, graphics) for issues 2008 up to 3 months before the present.   See the Quick Start User's Guide to learn how to use this resource.
Chicago Tribune graphic Chicago Tribune:  Search for news articles.   Search for articles published  1985-present or articles published between 1849-1990.
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Complete Learning Disabilities Directory is for families, educators and students in the Learning Disabilities community. Find associations and organizations, national & state programs, schools & learning centers, camps & summer programs, and much more.
Consumer Health Complete powered by EbscoHost graphic Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a collection of health information from magazines, journals, and leading patient health reference books.  Look up information about illnesses, medical conditions, nutrition and wellness.
consumer-reports150 Consumer gives unbiased reviews, information and advice on consumer products and services.
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Resumes and Cover letters made easy!  Cypress Resume lets you complete your resume in minutes and create an excellent impression.  Quickly create cover letters and reference sheets too.  You can download, edit, publish to the web and save your work.  

History Reference Center

Curious about the past?  History Reference Center is a comprehensive history database of more than 200 history magazines and journals and nearly 2000 history books.

learning express graphic Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the at school, at work, or in life.  Looking to land a job? You'll find employment practice tests and an entire job seeker's Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the job that's right for you.  Take a guided tour of this resource.


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Legal Information Reference Center offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

This databasecontains full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of 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. 

 Literary Resource Center Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, teachers and researchers the reference works that meet their research needs.
MasterFile Premire logo  MasterFILE Premier is your index for locating magazine and journal articles online, a database providing users with instant access to thousands of searchable full text magazine articles.
NoveList Plus graphic NoveList finds you new books and authors based on books you have read or topics that interest you. Enter a title or author you like, or describe a book you would like to read, and NoveList recommends books like it for you! See a video of how to use this resource.
reference-usa ReferenceUSA is a directory of U.S. companies. Search by categories of company name, type of business, geographic region, or business size. Within each category you may search by  ticker symbol, SIC code, yellow page headings, executive's name, and number of employees.  Register for a free webinar to learn more about this database!

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Salud en Español proporciona informes sobre la salud basados en evidencias de fácil comprensión que cubren una amplia variedad de enfermedades, condiciones y tratamientos.