Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Alt HealthWatch

Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Contains full-text articles from journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book exerpts.

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Chilton Library

Continuously updated access to repair, maintenance & service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans & SUVs on the road today. Provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, multimedia (videos & animations), diagrams, photos & illustrations.

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Consumer Health Complete

Offers full-text journals, magazines, reference books, as well as videos and animations that deal with health, wellness, fitness & nutrition. Coverage includes complementary , holistic and integrated approaches to health & wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books, read articles on herbs, drugs, health & fitness, and find sources for both conventional and alternative health information.

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Consumer Reports

Provides access to unbiased product ratings, reviews, and recommendations from the Consumer Reports Magazine and Buying Guides. Categories include appliances, cars, electronics, computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, travel, and more. Offers links to its own blogs, forums, and videos to help consumers make better purchasing decisions. Updated frequently.

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Offers well-researched information focusing on all aspects regarding the human impact on the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, covering topics that include global climate change, recycling, alternate fuel sources, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Full-text articles from consumer health magazines, newsletters, reports, reference books and pamphlets. Some publications are peer-reviewed. Topics include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, pregnancy, drugs, sports medicine, general health, and more. Also includes the Merriam-Webster Medical Desk Dictionary.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance and remodeling projects. Offers step-by-step illustrated instructions, tips, and suggestions from books and magazines, as well as over 35,000 helpful images and nearly 100 videos. Topics covered include: decorating, electrical work, maintenance, outdoor improvements, plumbing, remodeling, woodworking, and more.

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Northstar Digital Literacy
Northstar Digital Literacy

Improve your digital skills with computers, software, and technology. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on skills in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills -- Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Sofware Skills -- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life -- Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint


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