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Universal Class offers over 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels. Courses are available 24/7, are instructor led, & self-paced. Some courses offer CEUs. Subject areas include: Computers and Technology, Personal Finance, Crafts and Hobbies, Homeschooling, Professional Development and many more.
Database Description:Federal Soup (formerly Federal Daily) provides access to the Federal Employees News Digest (FEND), with weekly updates, opinion and advice on federal employee pay and benefits policies and developments, including coverage of legal cases, benefits options review, and general federal employment news. It also provides access to the Federal Employees Almanac, which is updated annually with the latest federal employment policies regarding pay, medical and insurance benefits, time off and transition rules, retirement plans such as CSRS, FERS and TSP, and topics specific to federal agencies, USPS, and other resources.
HeritageQuest delivers a comprehensive resource for genealogy research consisting of six core data sets. Users can search the U.S. Federal Censuses covering more than 140 million names, genealogy and local history books, a periodical source index, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.
EBSCO Research Databases offer a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, and military. Databases include International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, Academic Search Premier, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE Premier, Vocational and Career Collection and much, much more.
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Career Transitions from Gale provides job seekers with multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, as well as applying and preparing for interviews. Users can also explore careers by discovering interests, identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience, exploring growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs, and finding education and training.
Gale's Online Resources enhance the learning experience with current and relevant digital content. These tools feature 160 million full-text articles from leading books, journals, magazines, newspapers and primary sources, multimedia assets including videos, podcasts, tutorials and images, daily updates of new content. Resources available through Gale include Global Issues in Context, National Geographic Virtual Library, Newsstand, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and much more.
Peterson's is your online resource center for test preparation; Includes study guides for CLEP, DSST/DANTES, ASVAB, AFOQT, GRE, etc., as well as a "Portable Practice Test Player" that allows the user to take tests while not connected to the internet.