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Access Video on Demand

Access Video On Demand offers unlimited, simultaneous access to more than 40,000 full-length videos.  Exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers including A&E, BBC Learning, PBS, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO® Documentary Films, Bill Moyers, Rick Steves, Globe Trekker, Julia Child, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and many more. 

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African-American History (Infobase)

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into a subject or era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.

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American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The collection of 40,000 hours contains thousands of high quality programs that have had national impact compiled and is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and GBH.  The vast majority of this initial American Archive content, however, consists of regional and local programs that document American communities during the last half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. This extraordinary collection includes local news and public affairs programs, local history productions that document the heritage of local communities, and programs dealing with education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry, religion, and even filmmaking on a local level.

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American Civics

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 Adult Learning Center

Dedicated to the unique needs of an adult population, the Adult Learning Center offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of services, including the GED prep, 24/7 Writing Lab, Live Tutoring, Skills Building, Career Resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, Resume Writing assistance, and 24/7 Question Center.

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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

The Adult Learning Center offers two types of writing assistance for business and personal needs: live assistance from expert writing tutors and the 24/7 Writing Lab. Our 24/7 Writing Lab is ideal when an extended analysis is required and the writing is more than 1-2 pages. Brainfuse 24/7 Writing Lab is designed to help users produce a better written work through targeted, structured feedback. Users submit documents through our secure file sharing portal and check for document return status on the personalized and secure Message Center.

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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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