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Consumer Reports Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

Consumer Reports may be accessed from within the library, or from home by logging in with your library card number. Click the logo above to get started!

 

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NoveList Plus NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory tool. It allows readers to search for books -- both fiction and nonfiction -- using a variety of different search parameters. It also provides access to read-alikes, book discussion guides, and much more.

NoveList Plus may be accessed from within the library, or from home by logging in with your library card number. Click the logo above to get started!

NoveList is provided to Canton Public Library patrons thanks to a grant from the Newman's Own Foundation.

 

 

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Mango Languages Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

Mango may be accessed from within the library, or from home by logging in with your library card number. Click the logo above to get started!

Mango is provided to Canton Public Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

 

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Ancestry Anyone doing research into their ancestors knows that ancestry.com is far and away the best website for tracking down all the details about one’s relatives. Ancestry’s extensive databases include census records; immigration and emigration records; newspapers and periodicals; court, land, wills and financial records; directories and member lists; military records; birth, marriage and death records; and more.

The library edition of Ancestry provides access to patrons on site at the library but does not permit access from home. Patrons who bring their own laptops to the library and access the internet through our wireless capability will be able to access Ancestry.     

Ancestry is provided to Canton Public Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

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Hartford Courant Search for both historical and comtemporary information in the oldest newspaper in continuous publication in the United States. The search box for this database will include most articles that appeared in the Hartford Courant from 1764 to 1985 and 1993 to the present. You can print the articles or email them to yourself.

Please note that, at this time, we do not have access to Hartford Courant articles from 1986 to 1992. If you need articles from this period, we will try to obtain them for you through interlibrary loan.

 

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researchIT CT is Connecticut's Research Engine. reSearchIT CT gives you access to the statewide library catalog, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, health and science information, Connecticut history resources, and so much more. You will need your library card number to sign in from home. researchIT CT is a service of the Connecticut State Library.

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JobNow

JobNow! is an online chat resource that helps people to review their resumes and cover letters and practice interviewing online.  The live, interactive online help is available from 3 PM to 11 PM seven days a week.  In addition, a variety of other online resources guides patrons through the necessary tasks to get a job.  JobNow! is available for inhouse use at the library and can be accessed at home with a patron’s bar code and PIN.

On the home page for JobNow!, patrons will have three services from which to choose.  “Find a Job” offers informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers, including personality and career assessments.  “Write a Resume” includes resume templates for four of the most common resume types; a lab through which patrons can send their resumes to a JobNow expert for analysis within 24 hours; and links to Internet sites for more information on resume writing.  Finally, “Ace the Interview” supplies live interview coaching to help job-seekers brush up on interview skills; tips and common interview questions; and links to Internet sites for additional help in preparing for an interview.

 

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lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

 

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Hoopla offers popular books, music, videos and comic books for you to download. With no holds lists and a huge catalog, you can enjoy your favorite authors, musicians, actors and directors from the comfort of your home.

 

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Overdrive Downloadable Media offers you the opportunity to browse audiobook selections from your home, download them to your computer, and transfer them to your portable digital music player. Downloadable eBooks are also available; they are compatible with the Sony Reader, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and most computer systems. Click on the image above to begin.

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RBDigital>Offers you books and audiobooks to download and enjoy in the comfort of your home or on your mobile device.

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Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., a seven-year old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing and providing free online resources for English teachers and instructors. With our parent company's site BusyTeacher.org, now in its ninth year of operations as a trusted web presence for teachers worldwide, we aimed to fill a gap in the educational marketplace. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to do the same for driver safety by making free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state or province study guides.

 

 


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