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General OneFile

Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information. Also includes Fodor travel guides, NPR programs, and more than 20 reference sets on a wide range of topics.

Genetics Home Reference

From the National Library of Medicine, this website has consumer health information about genetic conditions as well as the genes responsible for those conditions.  Includes descriptions of symptoms, the diagnostic process and treatment options, as well as links to reliable genetics resources for students and teachers and introductory explanations of genetics concepts.

Govinfo is a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and it provides free, public access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.


A searchable database of thousands of grants and scholarship opportunities offered by private and government institutions located in the US and abroad.

Free resource for online education on various grant and grant writing topics for nonprofit organizations, including online courses, sample documents, a knowledge base with detailed answers to common questions (many topics available in Spanish) and more.


Scholarly, government and general interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Health Reach

This website from the National Library of Medicine contains consumer health information and patient education materials in over 40 languages, including Spanish, Bosnian, Chinese, and more.  It has culturally and linguistically appropriate information about diseases, symptoms, treatment, and prevention and is especially helpful to individuals with limited English proficiency.  

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War 1 & 2

Features digitized southern plantation records from 1775-1915, documenting the far-reaching impacts of plantations on the nation. Plantation records include both business records and personal papers drawn from archives across the American South.  Also has a timeline feature, highlighting key events in the 1800s with quick links to documents relating to those events.