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Access World News

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Powered by NewsBank, explore and stay informed with on local, national, and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Access World News features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including local content such as the Idaho Statesman, Idaho Press Tribune, and much more!

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Bright By Text

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IdahoPTV has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

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Business Source Premier

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Find content from journals covering all areas of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Includes company profiles with SWOT analyses.

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Chilton Library

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Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Features include unique data, photos, and diagrams for specific vehicles; step-by-step service and repair procedures; a labor estimating tool; and ASE test prep quizzes.

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Consumer Reports

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Search articles related to health, public safety, marketplace economics, and judicial/regulatory actions that affect consumers. This searchable archive includes articles dating back to 1985.

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Consumer Reports Buying Guides

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Consumer Report Buying Guides provide 2000+ expert reviews, product ratings and brand reliability, and advice on a automobiles, appliances, electronics, and much more. Make informed buying decisions on major purchases or everyday items with annual Consumer Report Buying Guides from 1999 to today. 

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Digital Learn

Access short format courses and learn to tackle technology at your own pace, whether you are new to computers or just need a bit of a refresher.

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Directory of Open Access Books

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The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a community-driven discovery service of over 68,000 titles that provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books.

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Directory of Open Access Journals

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The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an extensive online directory that provides access to diverse, high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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Driving Tests

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Access free practice tests, driver handbooks (cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles), and answers to common questions from the Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles. Find Idaho Driver's Handbook in English and Spanish.

Try the Vin Decoder to learn about recent recalls and complaints for specific vehicle types and manufacture details. 

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Explora supports all-ages research with content ranging from history, current events, humanities, health sciences, and more. Click "More Details" to explore topics and watch a tutorial.
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Gale Business: Demographics Now

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DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight. 

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Gale Business: Plan Builder

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Gale Business: Plan Builder is for new entrepreneurs, experienced business owners, and nonprofits. Follow steps to create your business plan, get resources for long-term success, and learn the elements necessary to build your organization.

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Gale eBooks

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Searchable full-text reference books on art, history, literature, business, and more. No app required. Access via your preferred internet browser. Unlimited borrows.

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Gale LegalForms

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Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in their state for serious legal matters.

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Gale Presents: Udemy

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Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more, including courses taught by native speakers in 12 languages.

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Genealogy Resources

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Browse resources compiled by LiLI, Libraries Linking Idaho, for genealogy research. Includes links to National Archives, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Passenger Search, Idaho State Historical Society, and much more!

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Great Courses on Kanopy

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Crafted for lifelong learners, the Great Courses on Kanopy are a collection of online learning videos taught by professors, teachers, and subject experts. Designed to provide engaging and immersive learning experiences, subject areas include languages, cooking, professional and life skills, ancient history, science and technology, and much more! 

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