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  • American FactFinder is a search engine that provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the Census Bureau. American FactFinder can be used to retrieve data from the 1990 and 2000 Census, Population Estimates, Economic Census and Surveys and American Community Survey (ACS). Some of the data from these programs will not be available for rural communities.

  • This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

  • Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

  • Published CFR from start of publication in 1938 through 2010. Each Part is available in PDF format. May browse or search database.

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    Credo Reference is an online full-text library that covers all major subjects. It includes general reference resources such as dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to zoology. It offers easy keyword searching across the database of resources so you don’t need to know the title of a specific reference book to get started. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

  • The Federal Register is updated on a daily basis. It's coverage is comprehensive and begins from inception (1936).

  • Contains encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

  • Classification Web provides a web interface for browsing and searching LC Classification (LCC) schedules, LC subject heading (LCSH) lists, LCC and LCSH correlations, LCSH and Dewey Classification correlations, and LCC and Dewey Classification correlations.

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    Mango is an online language learning resource which includes a variety of resources to help students learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations. Follow the link to create an account with Mango to get started. Includes access to the Mango Languages App (available on iTunes or Google Play).

  • Visit the website to search and browse more than 300 directories from cities and towns across North Carolina from the 1860s to the 1930s.

  • The Oxford English Dictionary is the world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150.

  • Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

  • Search through eReference collections from Sage Publications, Inc.

  • Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

  • The Statistical Abstract is the best known and most popular single source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database is designed to serve as a convenient, easy-to-use statistical reference source and as a guide to statistical publications and sources.

  • North Carolina through Florida Keys Online tide schedules

  • Includes the full text of all of the Almanac titles: The World Almanac and Book of Facts; The World Almanac of the U.S.A.; The World Almanac of US Politics; The World Almanac for Kids; and the Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia.

  • Database of country profiles produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.