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  • LearningExpress Library Plus™ 

    Description: Interactive online learning platform that provides users with a wide selection of career-oriented and academic resources. Users can

    • Build key work-related skills in time management, attitude and teamwork, verbal communication, and more, with new tutorials in Career Center Plus.
    • Improve college performance with a vast collection of new math practice sets and tutorials and added biology and chemistry practice in College Center Plus.
    • Access over 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to help them in school and to launch or advance their careers.
    • Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and healthcare, among others.
    • Prepare for college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT®, ACT®, GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, and MCAT®.
    • Successfully prepare for the GED® exam when working toward a high school diploma.
    • Dramatically improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

    Because this resource provides highly-personalized content, all first-time users are required to create a personal account. Personal accounts created for LearningExpress Library will work for Job & Career Accelerator™ as well.

    Service Provider: LearningExpress / EBSCOhost®

  • Legal Collection 

    Description: Collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies, offering full text for more than 300 of the world’s best law journals. This database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

    Information coverage centers on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Legal Forms

    Description: A comprehensive resource of legal documents, continuously updated to reflect the latest state laws. Features include personalized forms, comprehensive descriptions of each form and its use, legal questions and answers from attorneys, state-specific legal information, a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Description: Ofers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
    With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more. Includes 530 Texas specific forms and 60 forms with Spanish content.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Library, Info. Science & Tech. Abstracts 

    Description: Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage dates back to the mid-1960s.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Literary Reference Center

    Description: Comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

    Content includes:

    • More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
    • Nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
    • More than 253,000 author biographies
    • More than 450 literary journals
    • More than 693,000 book reviews
    • Nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems
    • More than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories
    • More than 6,500 author interviews

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Literature Criticism Online 

    Description: This resource brings together 9 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search and browse options are combined with a format that matches the look and feel of the print originals.

    Series covered include:

    • Children’s Literature Review - 750+ entries, 50,000+ reviews and essays on children’s and young adult literature, including picture books, folklore and graphic novels.
    • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism - 500+ extensive entries, 5,000+ reviews and essays, covers antiquity through 1399.
    • Drama Criticism - in-depth coverage of 150+ dramatists and works, nearly 3,000 reviews and essays.
    • Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 - nearly 900 extensive entries, 10,000+ critical reviews and essays on authors who died 1400-1800.
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism - 1,000+ extensive entries, 17,000+ reviews and essays on authors who died 1800-1899.
    • Poetry Criticism - 500+ poets from all time periods, 6,000+ reviews and essays.
    • Shakespearean Criticism - extensive coverage of plays and poetry, nearly 10,000 reviews and essays written from the 17th century to today.
    • Short Story Criticism - nearly 10,000 critical reviews and essays on authors from all time periods, and their works
    • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism - more than 1,700 extensive entries, more than 20,000 critical reviews and essays on nearly 1,200 authors and their works.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Literature Resource Center 

    Description: Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, supplemented by the scholarly materials of the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne’s World, U.S., and English Authors Series.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Los Angeles Times
    Historical Newspaper (1881-1992)
     

    Description: Delivers unique coverage of the development of Southern California and the American West. Follow reporter Charles Lummis as he walks from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, recording his travels and providing a unique glimpse into Native American life. Read the Annual Trade Number Edition (published 1886-1962), which promoted Southern California to prospective immigrants from the East and Midwest. Review the “Noticias en Espanol” news summary column (published 1922-1933), which served the Times’ Spanish-speaking audience.

    This digital archive offers searchable (by keywords, author’s names, articles, dates, etc.) full text, and is browsable by full page or issue. Includes photos, graphics and advertisements from the first issue published in 1881 to 1992.

    Service Provider: ProQuest