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Miss Ellen Shares Her Favorite "Online Resources"

Although the Library offers dozens of online resources on its website, I have a few that are my personal favorites. By the way, “online resources” is another term for “databases,” which is another way of saying the Library subscribes so you get access for free. “Online Resources” are NOT regular websites!

Here are short summaries of the top three Online Resources that I love and use all the time, both in my professional and personal life, which include Consumer Reports, Legal Forms Library, and NoveList Plus:

  • Consumer Reports
    Remember Consumer Reports magazine? This has the same content plus loads more! Keyword search makes looking for the recommendations, as well as any advice you need, very quick and easy.
  • Legal Forms Library
    Need a blank legal form, with or without sample information? Find it here! Wills, Advance Directives, and Leasing Documents are among the most popular. This site also has state-specific forms as well as lots of legal advice.
  • NoveList Plus
    Get reading recommendations for kids, teens, and adults. I frequently use author or title read-a-likes, and search by genre or keywords. Has many “Best of…” lists, too. Love that it has fiction AND non-fiction!

I have many more personal favorites that I did not include in this list, such as Ancestry Library Edition, Chilton Auto Repair Library, Lynda, and Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Check them out on the Library’s website! You can find them from the homepage under the "Research" button!

-Ellen Miles, Programming & Outreach Coordinator
May 29, 2020

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