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Available from any computer with a library card.
Available from any computer with a library card, provided by NC LIVE.
Available from any computer within a library building.
Check if you are registered to vote, how to register to vote and how to register if you have missed the 25 day prior to election deadline in Durham County.
Created by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on all aspects of the election process.
Who Are My Representatives?
Guide to Durham County Officials. Click on the links to see your local, state and federal representatives.
Labor & Economic Analysis Division of the NC Department of Commerce
This site contains a wealth of information on the status of North Carolina’s workforce – from wages paid , hours worked, largest employers, economic indicators, and more. If you are looking for work, see our Job Help page.
Log Into North Carolina (LINC)
Provides current, historical and projected (future) data for many different topic areas. It also includes all state agencies’ data instead of your having to go to each agency’s site, and you can generate reports for multiple topics, multiple geographies and multiple years.
NC Division of Non-Public Education
Includes the NC Directory of Non-Public Schools as well as information on home schools and requirements for non-public schools.
ACCESS North Carolina
This PDF, produced by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, is useful for planning vacations, weekend getaways, visits to local sites, school field trips, conferences, relocation, health and wellness activities or any type of trip for individuals with disabilities. In addition to benefiting people with disabilities, the information in ACCESS North Carolina can also benefit people who are aging and parents with child and infant strollers.
NC Demographic and Statistical Data Sources on the Web
Statistics about almost anything you can imagine for the North Carolina area.
Tax Forms for Individuals
Get North Carolina individual tax forms and instructions from 1992 to the present.
Adult Core Skills (LearningExpress Library)
The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam. Help & More Info
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes (LearningExpress Library)
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
Index to information available from almost all federal agencies.
U.S. Government Data and Statistics
Publicly available data and statistics from the U.S. government.
American FactFinder provides access to data from the census and other government surveys, including the American Community Survey and Annual Economic Survey.
Complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity and back-room maneuvering. Produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.
U. S. Government publications.
What is the difference between copyright, patents and trademarks?
How Do I Patent an Idea?
Search for U.S. patents, file patents, check the status of a patent or find a patent agent or attorney.
How Do I Copyright a Work?
Search existing copyrights, register a work or get your copyright questions answered.
Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
Get census and consumer statistics for any location in the United States.
Download federal tax forms and instruction from 1980 to the present.
Vital Records (National)
Lists addresses, costs, and other pertinent information for people looking for birth, death, marriage and divorce records by state.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
VetNow from Brainfuse provides VA benefit support tools, college skills tools including free tutoring, and job-hunting help for veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life. Receive expert assistance to help you navigate the civilian job market. Get help writing a resume or cover letter and connect live to an expert coach to learn how to translate your military skill set to civilian work opportunities. Users have access to VetNow navigators who are veterans with experience with veteran support groups, agencies and the VA to guide you through VA benefits and to community resources. Live help service is offered from 2 pm to 11:59 pm daily, and resumes and questions can be submitted 24/7 for follow-up responses. Help & More Info
Opensecrets / The Center for Responsive Politics
This is the place to get the facts on campaign finance at the national level. Finding out exactly who your representatives in Congress are is a snap on the site, as is determining the sources their funding. If you desire to “follow the money” this is where you will want to begin.
Project Vote Smart
This well-known site strives to find out as much accurate information on political candidates as possible. At this site, user can find out who their political candidates are, find out about their views and platforms, and even answer questions on issues to determine which candidate agrees with you on the issues. Also available are public statements made by the candidates and voter registration information.