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Search the online databases for free access to newspapers, articles, and more. You may need your library card number handy for home access.

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  • Accelerated Book Finder

    Search for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder.

  • American Ancestors

    In-Library Use Only

    New England Historic Genealogical Society provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond

  • American Government Database

    This database supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.

  • American History

    American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.

  • Ancestry.com

    In-Library Use Only

    Search billions of records and discover your family's history.

  • Brainfuse

    Get expert help from tutors, writing assistance, language learning, collaborate with peers, and study on your own as a student, adult learner, or job seeker. 

  • Chronicling America

    Search historic American newspapers by the Library of Congress and National  Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Code.org

    Learn computer science using free, online tutorials. Create projects like games and activities using code.

  • Digital Learn

    A free, online hub to learn basics for computers and the Internet including Internet Privacy, how to use Microsoft Word, and Intro to Email.

  • Driving Tests

    Nevada Driving Permit practice tests.

  • DuoLingo

    Online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. 

  • EBSCO Research Databases

    Choose from: Academic Search Main Edition, AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Business Source Elite, Computer Source, ERIC, Europena Views of the Americas: 1492 - 1750, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source Consumer Edition and Nursing/Academic Edition, History Reference Center, Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstract, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFile Complete, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Professional Development, Referencia Latina, Regional Business News, Science Reference Center, and Teacher Reference Center.

  • GALE Directory Library

    For business researchers, access 51 trusted directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more.

  • GALE Virtual Reference Library

    From "how-to" to health to homework help, eBooks on GVRL from Gale and our premier publishing partners serve your research needs.

  • GCF Learn Free

    Learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules.

  • Heritage Quest

    A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

  • JobNow

    JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

  • Khan Academy

    Watch instructional videos and go through practice exercises for free online. Included are math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. 

  • Learning Express

    Over 1,000 online practice tests for healthcare, law enforcement, military, and more. Also includes ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PCAT, and MCAT.

  • Lerner Digital Picture Books

    Digital picture books available for free!

  • Lexile

    Quickly find out whether a specific book is within your child’s Lexile range. Use the Quick Book Search feature at “Find a Book.” 

  • Literature Criticism Online

    The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world,  representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

  • Mergent Intellect

    Access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, access industry profiles and much more.

  • Microsoft Office 365

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and more.

  • Newspaper Archive

    The largest historical newspaper database online contains millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.

  • NV Career Information System

    An Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. 

  • OWL at Purdue

    Find writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. 

  • Points of View

    This database presents multiple sides of an issue. It helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

  • Tech Boomers

    Tutorials for popular websites like Facebook, Amazon, and eBay for older adults or other inexperienced Internet users. 

  • Typing Tutorial

    Use this free, interactive course to learn how to type proficiently.

  • United States Geography

    This database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States.

  • US Government Printing Office

    The Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

  • w3Schools

    Free, online tutorials for learning HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python, Java, jQuery and JavaScript with the world's largest web developer site.

  • World at War

    An invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world's identity from its beginning to today.

  • World Book Online

    An online encyclopedia that includes Early World of Learning, Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines, Dramatic Learning, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

  • World Geography

    Develop your global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

  • World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras

    Covering early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

  • World History: The Modern Era

    Covering history from the Renaissance to today.

    • GALE Directory Library

      For business researchers, access 51 trusted directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more.

    • Mergent Intellect

      Access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, access industry profiles and much more.

    • NV Career Information System

      An Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. 

    • JobNow

      JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

    • NV Career Information System

      An Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. 

    • Code.org

      Learn computer science using free, online tutorials. Create projects like games and activities using code.

    • Digital Learn

      A free, online hub to learn basics for computers and the Internet including Internet Privacy, how to use Microsoft Word, and Intro to Email.

    • Microsoft Office 365

      Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and more.

    • Tech Boomers

      Tutorials for popular websites like Facebook, Amazon, and eBay for older adults or other inexperienced Internet users. 

    • Typing Tutorial

      Use this free, interactive course to learn how to type proficiently.

    • w3Schools

      Free, online tutorials for learning HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python, Java, jQuery and JavaScript with the world's largest web developer site.

    • GALE Directory Library

      For business researchers, access 51 trusted directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more.

    • Accelerated Book Finder

      Search for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder.

    • American Government Database

      This database supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.

    • Brainfuse

      Get expert help from tutors, writing assistance, language learning, collaborate with peers, and study on your own as a student, adult learner, or job seeker. 

    • GALE Virtual Reference Library

      From "how-to" to health to homework help, eBooks on GVRL from Gale and our premier publishing partners serve your research needs.

    • GCF Learn Free

      Learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules.

    • Khan Academy

      Watch instructional videos and go through practice exercises for free online. Included are math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. 

    • Learning Express

      Over 1,000 online practice tests for healthcare, law enforcement, military, and more. Also includes ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PCAT, and MCAT.

    • Lexile

      Quickly find out whether a specific book is within your child’s Lexile range. Use the Quick Book Search feature at “Find a Book.” 

    • Literature Criticism Online

      The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world,  representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

    • OWL at Purdue

      Find writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. 

    • Points of View

      This database presents multiple sides of an issue. It helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

    • United States Geography

      This database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States.

    • World Book Online

      An online encyclopedia that includes Early World of Learning, Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines, Dramatic Learning, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

    • American Ancestors

      In-Library Use Only

      New England Historic Genealogical Society provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond

    • Ancestry.com

      In-Library Use Only

      Search billions of records and discover your family's history.

    • Heritage Quest

      A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

    • United States Geography

      This database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States.

    • World Geography

      Develop your global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

    • American History

      American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.

    • Chronicling America

      Search historic American newspapers by the Library of Congress and National  Endowment for the Humanities.

    • World at War

      An invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world's identity from its beginning to today.

    • World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras

      Covering early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

    • World History: The Modern Era

      Covering history from the Renaissance to today.

    • American Ancestors

      In-Library Use Only

      New England Historic Genealogical Society provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond

    • Ancestry.com

      In-Library Use Only

      Search billions of records and discover your family's history.

    • DuoLingo

      Online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. 

    • American Government Database

      This database supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.

    • US Government Printing Office

      The Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

    • Lerner Digital Picture Books

      Digital picture books available for free!

    • Literature Criticism Online

      The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world,  representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

    • Chronicling America

      Search historic American newspapers by the Library of Congress and National  Endowment for the Humanities.

    • Newspaper Archive

      The largest historical newspaper database online contains millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.

    • Digital Learn

      A free, online hub to learn basics for computers and the Internet including Internet Privacy, how to use Microsoft Word, and Intro to Email.

    • Driving Tests

      Nevada Driving Permit practice tests.

    • DuoLingo

      Online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. 

    • GCF Learn Free

      Learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules.

    • Learning Express

      Over 1,000 online practice tests for healthcare, law enforcement, military, and more. Also includes ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PCAT, and MCAT.

    • Tech Boomers

      Tutorials for popular websites like Facebook, Amazon, and eBay for older adults or other inexperienced Internet users. 

    • Typing Tutorial

      Use this free, interactive course to learn how to type proficiently.

    • EBSCO Research Databases

      Choose from: Academic Search Main Edition, AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Business Source Elite, Computer Source, ERIC, Europena Views of the Americas: 1492 - 1750, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source Consumer Edition and Nursing/Academic Edition, History Reference Center, Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstract, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFile Complete, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Professional Development, Referencia Latina, Regional Business News, Science Reference Center, and Teacher Reference Center.

    • GALE Virtual Reference Library

      From "how-to" to health to homework help, eBooks on GVRL from Gale and our premier publishing partners serve your research needs.

    • Mergent Intellect

      Access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, access industry profiles and much more.

    • Points of View

      This database presents multiple sides of an issue. It helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

    • World Book Online

      An online encyclopedia that includes Early World of Learning, Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines, Dramatic Learning, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

    • Microsoft Office 365

      Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and more.

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