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HelpNow

With HelpNow, patrons are just a click away from expert tutors and a powerful suite of services to accommodate virtually any need:

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online contains essential collections of genealogical and historical sources - with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Now powered by Ancestry, HeritageQuest Online offers the following core data sets:

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Historical Newspapers

The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database offers the original news articles exactly as they appeared to the original readers decades ago. The articles are PDF images that can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

This database includes the following newspapers:

These are available individually or in cross-searchable collections.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 120 history periodicals, more than 59,600 historical documents, 49,600 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  This database is provided by EBSCO.
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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.
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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.
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