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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Category: Job help
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: No card required

Explore different careers. Learn what the work is like, what training and other qualifications you'll need, the job outlook, expected earnings, and more.

OverDrive magazines

Category: Magazines, newspapers, and journals
Audience: Adults, Kids, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Free, unlimited access to over 3000 popular magazines.

Help and more info for OverDrive magazines

Pro Se Divorce Packet (Durham County) Website

Category: Legal
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Instructions and forms for getting an absolute divorce in North Carolina.

ProQuest Central

Category: Homework help
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals, and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

Provided by NC LIVE

ProQuest Research Companion

Category: Homework help
Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Guides students through the research process with learning modules about finding, evaluating, and using information.

Provided by NC LIVE

Science Database

Category: Science
Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.

Provided by NC LIVE

SimplyAnalytics

Category: Business and entrepreneurship, Data and statistics, Government, Nonprofits and foundations

Demographic, business, and marketing data on a local level. Create interactive maps, charts, and reports using over 30,000 data variables. Simply Analytics is a useful data tool for writing a business plan, working with marketing data, and presenting demographic data. For help, contact kmakens@dconc.gov.

SIRS Discoverer

Category: Homework help
Audience: Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Homework help for elementary and middle school students. Includes educational and age-appropriate articles, nonfiction books, images, activities, and websites.

Provided by NC LIVE

SIRS Issues Researcher

Category: Homework help
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Helps students make sense of the world with relevant, credible resources that tell the whole story on major issues and world conflicts of the day.

Provided by NC LIVE

Small Business Administration

Category: Business and entrepreneurship
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Get help with starting, expanding, and financing a small business.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Category: Data and statistics
Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the U.S.

Provided by NC LIVE

The Great Courses

Video courses on subjects such as history, philosophy and religion, fine arts, language and literature, science, mathematics, economics, and health, taught by professors and experts in their fields. Presenters are specifically chosen for their ability to teach. Also available via the Libby app.

Help and more info for The Great Courses

Transparent Language

Category: Language learning
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages. KidSpeak option available for some languages. Mobile apps for iOS and Android let you learn on the go.

Help and more info for Transparent Language

Provided by NC LIVE

Triangle Community Foundation

Category: Nonprofits and foundations
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Foundation that provides grants to nonprofits in Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties.

Tumble Biblio Enfants

Audience: Kids
Access: Library card + PIN

Cyber-livres pour cyber-enfants.

Tumble Biblioteca

Audience: Kids
Access: Library card + PIN

Libros electrónicos para ciber-niños.

TumbleBooks Library

Audience: Kids
Access: Library card + PIN

Ebooks for kids! Includes puzzles, games, and readalongs.

Help and more info for TumbleBooks Library

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry

Category: Books and poetry
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Modern African-American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century.

Provided by NC LIVE

Twentieth Century American Poetry

Category: Books and poetry
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Over 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 American poets from the 20th century.

Provided by NC LIVE

Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Category: Books and poetry
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

More than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 British poets from 1900 to the present day.

Provided by NC LIVE