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Ancestry Library - Genealogy Resources (In Library Use Only)
​​A broad genealogical collection providing coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.
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AR Bookfinder
AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his or her own level and reads at his or her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz indicates that your child understood what was read. AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher and librarian then use to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. You will then be able to sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search.


Biography In Context​
Biographies on more than 325,000 people from throughout history and around the world.   


Chilton's Car and Truck Repair Library - Auto & Truck Repair 
More than 45 years of information with step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance, suspension work and more.

EBSCO MasterFILE Complete - ​​Articles Database ​
Index and abstracts to almost 3000 magazines covering a broad range of topics, as well as reference books, primary source documents and an extensive image collection.

Greater Phoenix Digital Library - eBooks, eAudio and eVideo
Choose from over 100,000 eBooks, audiobooks and videos (including John Grisham, Janet Evanovich and JK Rowling) to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer through the OverDrive app. Many titles available to read right in your browser or for temporary download, and automatic return eliminates all late fees. 

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Health and Wellness Resource Center ​
Access to authoritative health information, including full-text medical encyclopedias, health and medical journals, pamphlets, streaming videos, and health articles from more than 3,000 general interest publications.


LearningExpressLibrary 3.0
Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, military, postal services, real estate, U.S. citizenship, and more.

Lexile Find-a-Book
The Lexile Framwork is a scientific way to match readers with text using the same scale. Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, Lexile measures connect learners of all ages with the right level of challenge. Lexile measures provide a clear way to monitor progress toward college and career readiness. Tell us your Lexile measure, and find books you’d like to read!



NoveList Plus - Reader Resources 
Online tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they've already read or topics in which they are interested.
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An online Newspaper platform that hosts over 5,000 newspapers from 100 countries in over 60 languages. It is available in several languages and on PCs and portable devices. 

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Reference USA - Business Directory is now Data Axle Reference Solutions

Directory information of more than 14 million publicly and privately owned companies in the United States.

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Reference USA - Residential Phone Directory is now Data Axle Reference Solutions
National telephone directory of over 120 million residential (consumer) listings. Searchable by name, location or phone number.

Typing Quest​
Practice touch typing, test your typing skills, build up typing speed, and learn to use the numeric keypad.

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