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Adult Learning Center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.  Research your family history and build your family tree. Resource is available at Doris Foley Library only. 

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Archives Unbound from Gale/Cengage presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.

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Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books. Start enjoying 227,331 resources about children's and young adult books.

Britannica Escolar Online

Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.

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Britannica School is a three part encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Career Center will help you prepare for a professional exam.  Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills?  Choose the Career Center and begin your path to a bright future.

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College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

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College Prep Center is here to help you achieve your college preparation goals. Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents.  Use this center to get the resources you need.

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Consumer Reports publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from testing and survey research.

Coursera: free account access provided by the California State Library CAreer Pathways Initiative


DPLA: Digital Public Library of America: The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items-photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more-from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

driving tests Link CA DMV Permit Practice Tests, 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 Commercial Driver's License practice tests, 3 online driver's manuals.

EBSCO has articles from general-interest magazines and scholarly journals. Search the MasterFILE Premier database.
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Enki: New gems, classic novels and eye-opening nonfiction. 
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GetSetUp provides free virtual classes for older adults taught by peers - ask questions, make friends, learn new things, and have fun! Access for Nevada County Community Library customers is sponsored by the California State Library.

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Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, using primary resources, census maps, and more.

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources using primary sources, census maps, and more.

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources using primary sources, census maps, and more.


Hobbies & Crafts 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.


Home Improvement Reference Center provides "how-to" information on thousands of home improvement and repair projects, from plumbing and wiring, to painting and decorating.


hoopla is a collection of streaming videos, audiobooks, comics, and music available instantly, with automatic returns and no late fees.  Check out movies and tv shows for 3 days, check out music albums for 7 days, and check out audiobooks, ebooks, and digital comics for 21 days.  (There is a limit of 10 items per person during the COVID closure, per month, which resets on the 1st of each month).

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kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers.  Watch up to 10 play credits each month.

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Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life.
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Library to Go  Browse the Library's collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. 

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LinkedIn Learning for Nevada County, sponsored by the California State Library's CAreer Pathways Initiative


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

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The New York Times is available online at all Nevada County Library locations from the onsite computers and through offsite access.

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NoveList Plus Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author that's similar to a favorite? Can't remember all the titles in a series? Let Novelist help!

ProCitizen for help with the American citizenship test.  Watch one of 100 short videos and take interactive quizzes to help remember what you need to know to prepare for the naturalization test.  Also available in Spanish.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn 80+ languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.  Register and learn at your own pace.


Pronunciador en español!  Utilice Pronunciador para aprender 80 idiomas diferentes o tomar cursos de ESL para 50 idiomas distintos del inglés! (El tiempo de descarga puede tardar hasta un minuto.)

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ProQuest allows to search and access the best journals, databases and eBook resources for all of your school from home research needs. 

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Resources in Spanish provides busy adults with the resources to improve their basic skills, earn a GED credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

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School Center resources can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

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Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Skillshare classes include a combination of video lessons and a class project.

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Standard eBooks  A public domain source offering a collection of high quality classic novels.

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TeachingBooks offers multiple resources that connect books with author interviews, readings, videos, lessons, and so much more! 

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Tumblebooks are eBooks for kids. Listen to and view books on your home computer! No library card needed!

U.S.A. Learns is an online program for Spanish-speaking adults interested in learning to read, speak, and write in English.