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Agriculture

Yavapai County Plants Search for many of the native and naturalized cacti, shrubs, succulents, trees, vines, and grass species common to Yavapai County. This website was developed by a small team of Yavapai County Master Gardeners.

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Automotive

Chilton Library Chilton allows you to get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Driving-Tests.org Using Driving-Tests.org practice sample permit tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real DMV test!

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Business

referenceUSA ReferenceUSA provides telephone and address information and contacts for more than 20 million businesses and 222 million consumers.
Business Insights: Essentials Business Insights: Essentials provides detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.
Business Insights: Global Business Insights: Global provides detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.

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Ebooks

Ebrary Ebooks Ebrary provides more than 85,000 full-text eBook titles in subject areas including Social Sciences, Humanities, Allied Health, Science and Business.
ebsco eBooks Ebsco Ebooks provides over 4,000 predominantly nonfiction ebooks available for online viewing.
Overdrive Ebooks Overdrive provides thousands of current and popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.

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Education

Student Resources in Context Student Resources in Context is a general database of reference works, periodicals, academic journals, primary sources and multi-media designed to meet the cross-curricular needs of high school students.
Tutor.com Tutor.com provides one-to-one homework, career, and writing help. Tutor.com is available on any Android, iOS or other mobile device.
Universal Class Universal Class is the leading provider of online, self-paced, continuing education courses.

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available in-library only.
Genealogy Connect Genealogy Connect was designed specifically to empower researchers, and instructs users in proper research methods, helping them organize and define goals to build the best possible family tree.
Sedona Obituary Index The Sedona Obituary Index allows you to search obituaries from the local newspaper, the Red Rock News. Maintained by the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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General Reference

Britannica Library Britannica is an award-winning resource for children and adults. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.
Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is a comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research, with millions of articles available from nearly 13,000 indexed journals.
General OneFile General OneFile is perfect for researchers at all levels, including more than 8,000 full-text titles; more than 3,600 journals; more than 25 years of backfile; and five newspaper indexes - totaling more than 13,000 titles in all.
InfoTrac Newsstand InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
WorldCat WorldCat is an online catalog to locate items not held in the Yavapai Library Network. You can order books, movies, audio materials, articles and more from thousands of libraries nation-wide with our Interlibrary Loan button ILL.

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Legal

Hein Online HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals and related materials.
Legal Forms Search for state-specific legal forms.

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Language Learning

Mango Languages Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching conversation skills for over 30 languages including English using real-life situations and actual conversations. Mango Mobile is available on any Android or iOS device.
Powerspeak Languages The Powerspeak Languages online learning program provides a rich cultural and language experience that uses audio, video, and interactive lessons to take users beyond rote memorization to a deep understanding of how to communicate in a new language.

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Literature

Books & Authors Books & Authors is an online resource designed to help public library patrons discover today’s popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the classics of yesterday.
Literature Resource Center Literature Resource Center provides full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
NoveList Plus NoveList Plus will help you find books in series and includes recommended reading lists for all reading levels. You can also search for books with particular plot lines or types of characters. Get the NoveList app for Android.

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Magazines

Zinio for Libraries Zinio allows you to download full digital copies of your favorite magazines to your computer or mobile device. Detailed registration instructions here.

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Science

Science in Context Science in Context provides a curriculum-oriented online experience from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

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Social Studies

Biography in Context Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries - on more than 528,000 individuals - spanning history and geography.
Global Issues in Context Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
National Geographic KIDS Geared toward 6-14 year olds, National Geographic KIDS offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
U.S. History in Context U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.
World History in Context World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.

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Testing & Career Exploration

Testing & Education Reference Center Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
Career Transitions Career Transitions can help you make the most of your job searching and career exploration efforts.
Learning Express Library Learning Express Library is an online learning platform equipped with test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Take a computer class, begin your job search, and prepare for US citizenship and so much more.