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Adult Learning Center from Brainfuse

Provides support from trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, GED testing, and resumé and cover letter assistance. Get LIVE help online (including Microsoft Office Help), take practice tests, and/or access study materials for English speakers and ESL students. Enter your library card number if prompted, and create a free, anonymous account to take tests and save your progress.

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American Civics eBook Collection

(Gale eBooks' Virtual Reference Library) Find further reading in these eBooks that are always available for immediate use.

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America’s News from NewsBank

Current news stories and historical articles from America's News and newspapers from around the world. Resources include the Houston Chronicle and collected Special Reports on current events.

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Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

Covers more than two billion names throughout the various databases collection, which includes US Data Collection and Census Collection (U.S. birth, marriage, death collection, World War I Draft Registration, Social Security Death Index, Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930), UK and Ireland Collection, Immigration Collection (New York Passenger List, San Francisco Passenger List, New York Petitions for Naturalization Index) and more.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context (Gale)

A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 185,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. 

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Brainfuse Live Homework Tutoring

Live help from 2-11 PM and 24/7 access allow students to receive live, one-on-one assistance from tutors in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Skills-building sessions are also available for students who have academic needs that extend beyond homework help. Tutoring is available in English and in Spanish. Click here for more details about all the services Brainfuse offers.

A new feature in the Live Tutoring section is the ability to add audio for a real-time conversation with the tutor. After selecting the grade level and subject, simply click on “Preferences” and select the box for audio. Upon connecting to a tutor, click the phone icon that appears beside the tutor's name, and choose the desired option. Please note, the "My Computer" option works best with a headset and microphone. 

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Brainfuse Online Writing Assistance

Live Writing Assistance: Create sign up credentials (no personal information required) to receive live writing assistance in the Brainfuse online classroom, where tutors will offer writing help such as organization of outlines and developing general themes.
Premium Writing Lab: Securely submit papers via Brainfuse’s file sharing feature (no email address required) and writing experts will carefully analyze your paper with respect to voice, word choice, content, sentence fluency, and organization. Papers (complete with constructive comments) are returned within 24 hours.

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Brainfuse Skillsurfer

This service helps students address academic needs that run deeper than homework help. With Skills Building, Brainfuse tutors help students master core academic skills through state-aligned lessons, covering various grade levels and academic topics. In addition to live help, the SkillSurfer learning library contains thousands of video lessons, quizzes, and tests to help students master academic concepts.

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center (EBSCO)

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center is a full-text database designed to support continuity experts and information professionals. It covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications. 

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Business Databases from EBSCO

One search box provides access to Sustainability Reference Center (EBSCO), Business Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO H.W. Wilson) Business Source Complete (EBSCO) Regional Business News (EBSCO). Find coverage of sutainability initiative management, product evaluations, corporate profiles, interviews, biographical sketches and statistical rankings and full-text articles from scholarly business journals.

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Business Plans Handbook

Over 40 volumes of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Includes business-plan templates, fictional business plans, and listings of organizations, agencies, and consultants, plus glossaries and bibliographies.

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Chilton's Online Auto Repair Manuals

Chilton DIY from Gale provides exclusive photographs, step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use website. A vehicle Selector lets you search thousands of combinations of year, make and model covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, as well as coverage of specialty models.

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Chronicling America Newspaper Database

Library of Congress, Chronicling America

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CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

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Computer Classes at Fort Bend County Libraries

Visit our Calendar of Events to find and register for computer classes offered at our library branches.

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Computer Coding eBook Collection

(Gale eBooks' Virtual Reference Library) Find further reading in these eBooks that are always available for immediate use.

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Computer Skills Center from LearningExpress Library

The Learning Express Computer Skills Center offers dynamic online multimedia tutorials that help users learn the fundamentals of the computer, the internet and popular software applications. Self-paced tutorials include Microsoft Office tools such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, as well as Computer Graphics/Illustration and Understanding Your Operating System.
Not in Library: To sign up, click on "Register," then enter your FBCL library card number to proceed to the registration page.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments. The content found in this database includes a diverse collection of health related themes: first aid, infant/child care and illnesses, alternative medicine, aging and wellness.

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