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Academic Earth Academic Earth More info...

Academic Earth


Publisher: Academic Earth

Watch a semester's worth of video lectures from a given university course, or find a curated collection of lectures from the archive on a particular theme...hundreds of instructors' lectures are provided. C&RL News, June 2012



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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting
Ambrose Video Ambrose Video Publishing More info...

Ambrose Video


Publisher: Ambrose Video Publishing

We have over 700 Educational videos in our collection including timely science and history topics. Just check out our new releases...something for everyone...A choice like you have never had...always high quality! New educational video content designed with clips that target the needs of educators using new digital delivery in the classroom!Ambrose has it....any digital delivery format you need with professionals who can answer your every query about systems and content with a booming production schedule that excites students and teachers alike!



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Media

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General and Multidisciplinary, Newspapers/Current Events, Useful and Interesting, Career and Employment, Art, History, Language and Literature, Mass Communication, Medicine and Health, Psychology, Religion, Science, Theatre Arts
American FactFinder US Census Bureau More info...

American FactFinder


Publisher: US Census Bureau

American FactFinder is compiled by the US Census Bureau. It collects and reports population, housing, economic, tax, and geographic information. You are able to find data, create tables, and compare data for the nation, states, cities, counties, and ZIP codes. It also holds most of the American Community Survey data tables, which provide more detailed information about communities.



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Government Information, Reference Sources & Tools, Statistics

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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting, Sociology and Criminal Justice
AtoZ the World World Trade Press More info...

AtoZ the World


Publisher: World Trade Press

AtoZ the World is an enormous resource providing comprehensive information about 175 countries. Each country has 107 modules covering such topics as culture and customs, food, religion, language, maps, commerce... just about anything you can think of. From the website: "World Trade Press is a publishing and information products company dedicated to providing reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. These products draw from our Global Knowledgebase of digital reference information, which complements our printed offerings that include maps, books, and atlases."



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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Directories, Reference Sources & Tools, Statistics

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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting, Business, Education, Language and Literature, Music, Political Science, Religion
Baby Name Wizard Generation Grownup, LLC More info...

Baby Name Wizard


Publisher: Generation Grownup, LLC

The Baby Name Wizard helps a parent-to-be to find that perfect name. The Find a Name feature allows users to create a list of potential names by length and letter preference, heritage, and popularity. The Namipedia provides the etymologies, suggests popular sibling pairings, and presents reader-generated information and experiences related to particular names. Registration is required to make contributions. Mapping and graphing features, recently upgraded to Adobe Flash technology, pull data from the Social Security Administration to track name popularity by state or by year, back to the 1880s for the country and to the 1960s for states. Whether browsing for inspiration (or entertainment) or researching a short list, this is an informative and entertaining site with lots of visual appeal (Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2010).



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Book Sale Finder BAYSYS Publishing and Book Sale Finder More info...

Book Sale Finder


Publisher: BAYSYS Publishing and Book Sale Finder

Search by state for upcoming library book sales, fairs and auctions near you!



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Cars.com Cars.com More info...

Cars.com


Publisher: Cars.com

Car shoppers should drive over to Cars.com for easy to understand information on what to buy, where to buy, and how much to pay for a new or used auto or truck. It includes comprehensive pricing and financing information, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content, and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory. Search for specific makes, models, and years, or browse current models. Opinions are available from experts and consumers alike. Additional tools include an auto loan calculator and Kelley Blue Book values. Current car owners will also find this an excellent resource for recall data, repair cost estimates, and tax credits (Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2010).



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Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. More info...

Encyclopaedia Britannica


Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

The Encyclopædia Britannica combines over 235 years of history and expertise with current information to produce the world's most indispensable reference set. Readers of all ages and interests will benefit greatly from its easy-to-use format, the depth of its comprehensive information, and the abundance of graphics and illustrations.



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Biographies, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Full Text Articles, Reference Sources & Tools

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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting, Library Science
familydoctor.org American Academy of Family Physicians More info...

familydoctor.org


Publisher: American Academy of Family Physicians

Medical information for the whole family.



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Useful and Interesting, Medicine and Health
Flipster EBSCO More info...

Flipster


Publisher: EBSCO

Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service where users can access their favorite magazines from a variety of publishers through their local libraries via a web browser or a custom app made specifically for the iPad or iPad mini, and download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere.http://goo.gl/xj7B1ehttp://goo.gl/xj7B1e



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Current Events, Full Text Articles

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Newspapers/Current Events, Useful and Interesting, General and Multidisciplinary
Food Timeline Lynne Olver More info...

Food Timeline


Publisher: Lynne Olver

The Food Timeline was created by Lynne Olver, reference librarian and IACP member. NOTE: This site is an independent research project. It is not currently sponsored by, or affiliated with, any food companies. Information is checked against standard reference tools for accuracy--Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Smith), The Oxford Companion to Food (Davidson), The Cambridge World History of Food (Kiple & Ornelas), Larousse Gastronomique (Revised/Updated English edition [2001]), The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, (Mariani), Food in History (Tannahill), History of Food (Toussaint-Samat), and other sources as needed. As with most historical topics, there are some conflicting stories in the field of food history. We do our best to select and present the information with the most documented support. (website, June 22, 2009)



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Useful and Interesting, History
Grammarly Grammarly, Inc. More info...

Grammarly


Publisher: Grammarly, Inc.

Proofreads text and corrects problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and other errors in writing, including suggestions for word choice. Also has a function that compares your work against others and looks for potential plagiarism. Works with both Microsoft Word and Outlook. Texas Wesleyan email required when registering for new account.



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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting
Great Sites for Kids American Library Association More info...

Great Sites for Kids


Publisher: American Library Association

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has created a web page with links to outstanding children's websites.



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Useful and Interesting, Education
Greta's Genealogy Bog: Favorite Texas Resources Greta Koehl More info...

Greta's Genealogy Bog: Favorite Texas Resources


Publisher: Greta Koehl

Links related to Texas genealogy and Texas history research. Includes county-specific as well as state-wide information.



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Useful and Interesting, History, Texas
Health Source®: Consumer Edition EBSCO More info...

Health Source®: Consumer Edition


Publisher: EBSCO

This is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide. This resource provides access to more than 130 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to 1,100 drug monograph entries and 2,700 patient education fact sheets; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Health Source®: Consumer Edition covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.



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Full Text Articles

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Useful and Interesting, Medicine and Health
HeritageQuest Online Proquest / Chadwyk-Healey More info...

HeritageQuest Online


Publisher: Proquest / Chadwyk-Healey

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. The collection consists of the following data sets:  

  • U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades. In total the collection covers more than 140 million names.
  • Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 26,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from our own renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society via an exclusive partnership.  
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by the Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.
  • Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
  • Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War. 


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E-Books, Full Text Articles, Primary Sources (Historical)

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Useful and Interesting, History
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center EBSCO More info...

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center


Publisher: EBSCO

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.



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Full Text Articles

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Useful and Interesting
Home Improvement Reference Center EBSCO More info...

Home Improvement Reference Center


Publisher: EBSCO
Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

 



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Full Text Articles

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Useful and Interesting
Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service More info...

Internal Revenue Service


Publisher: Internal Revenue Service

About Internal Revenue Service Home Page IRS tax forms and instruction guides downloadable and printable.



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Government Information

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Useful and Interesting, Accounting, Political Science
Khan Academy Khan Academy More info...

Khan Academy


Publisher: Khan Academy

Open education website with free, self-paced lessons in mathematics, science and other subjects.



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Useful and Interesting, Education
KidsHealth! Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health More info...

KidsHealth!


Publisher: Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health

KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.



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Useful and Interesting, Education, Medicine and Health
LearningExpress Library Plus LearningExpress, LLC. More info...

LearningExpress Library Plus


Publisher: LearningExpress, LLC.
Learning Express Library offers practice tests and exercises for academic and licensing tests including the SAT, GRE, LSAT, real estate, citizenship, ESL and more, as well as academic skills exercises for students in elementary, middle, high school and college. Free registration is required.
 

 



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Tutorials

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General and Multidisciplinary, Career and Employment, Test Preparation, Useful and Interesting, Education
Library Spot StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. More info...

Library Spot


Publisher: StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc.

LibrarySpot.com was created to break through the information overload of the Web and bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial in one user-friendly spot. Sites featured on LibrarySpot.com are hand-selected and reviewed by our editorial team for their exceptional quality, content and utility.



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Reference Sources & Tools

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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting
RefWorks (Flow Version) ProQuest More info...

RefWorks (Flow Version)


Publisher: ProQuest

ProQuest’s powerful collaboration and document management tool, Flow, is now accessible free for researchers. Flow leverages a decade of experience with the RefWorks suite of tools, resulting in a unique service that manages researcher workflows while integrating document management and sharing with citation data. This enables users to discover and manage content, store and organize documents, and through integration with Microsoft Word, write papers, supported with instant bibliographies and annotation. Plus, Flow’s social capabilities allow simple document sharing. Please use your wesleyan email to sign-up and create an account in Flow.  Ask a librarian if you have questions about using this product.



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Reference Sources & Tools

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Useful and Interesting, Library Science
Saylor Foundation Saylor Foundation More info...

Saylor Foundation


Publisher: Saylor Foundation

The Saylor Foundation offers complete, freely accessible packages for college-level course in business, science, and the social sciences. Courses are designed to be easily used by students who are working entirely on their own. C&RL News, June 2012



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Small Business Reference Center EBSCO More info...

Small Business Reference Center


Publisher: EBSCO

This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.



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Reference Sources & Tools

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Useful and Interesting, Career and Employment, Business
Small Engine Repair Reference Center EBSCO More info...

Small Engine Repair Reference Center


Publisher: EBSCO

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.



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Reference Sources & Tools

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Useful and Interesting
Testing and Education Reference Center Gale Group More info...

Testing and Education Reference Center


Publisher: Gale Group

Whether it's preparing admission materials or getting a heads-up on preparatory tests, the Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is Gale's online tool designed to help students — from high school to graduate school to specialty school — prepare to make their further education decisions easier.
Loaded with information on colleges, technical schools and executive programs, practice entrance, certification and professional license exams that show students what to expect and how to prepare to get to — and excel at — the next level.
TERC also helps interested scholars prepare financially for their endeavor by identifying financial aid and other monetary sources available to them and offers tips on how to secure these available funds.
TERC with Careers helps users identify a career path with a career assessment test and key information on more than 1,100 occupations. Plus, the Resumé Builder and Virtual Careers Library makes this perfect for job seekers by providing specific examples and tips for the job search.



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Test Preparation, Useful and Interesting, Career and Employment
USA.gov U.S. Government More info...

USA.gov


Publisher: U.S. Government

As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.



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Government Information

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Useful and Interesting, Political Science
WorldCat.org OCLC More info...

WorldCat.org


Publisher: OCLC

Find items in libraries near you. WorldCat.org connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.



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Catalogs

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General and Multidisciplinary, Useful and Interesting, Library Science
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