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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Offering Access to 8,000+ eBooks & Resources For Your Research Needs

Almanacs & Encyclopedias

Current News & Issues
Exclusive and extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
Offers easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

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Antiques & Collectibles

p4a Antiques Reference
Obtain data and information from over 140 U.S. auction houses to access reliable information to establish current market values on your antiques and collectibles.

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Automotive Repair

Chilton Online Automotive Repair Manuals
Comprehensive listing of repair manuals for automobiles searchable by model, make, and year. Contains up-to-date information with photos, illustrations, and diagrams.

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Business

A to Z Databases
Reference and marketing database providing details on every business within the U.S. Designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

Business Abstracts with Full Text
Full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, statistical rankings, and more.

Business Source Complete
Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals containing detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Covers all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

Global Road Warrior
Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.

Morningstar
One-stop database for receiving information on investments by providing information on companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, portfolios, a help and education center, and more.

ProCitizen
Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

Pronunciator
Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

Professional Development Collection
Specialized collection of electronic information for professional educators, librarians, and education researches providing information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

Regional Business News
Provides full-text for more than 80 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Small Business Reference Center
More than 450 full-text reference books and 400 full-text periodicals offering "how-to" instructions to address small business topics including buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing business plans, understanding legal information, and more.

Texas Legal Forms
Access current legal forms for Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, or printed out. Searchable by categories and includes forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and more.

Value Line
Offers tools for investing smarter as an uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information that puts you in the driver's seat with investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies.

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Do-It-Yourself

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
"How-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full-text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center
User-friendly "how-to" information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects.

Small Engine Reference Center
Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, and more) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly).

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Education & Social Sciences

African American Experience
Developed to provide the widest range of information and topics relating to African American history and culture.

American Indian Experience

A digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.

American Indian Histories and Cultures
Offering rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection, one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

American West
Explore tales of frontier life, pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws from the Everett D. Graff Collection including manuscripts, photographs, diaries, journals, artworks, and more.

Bibliography of Native North Americans
Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life including a wide range of topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, legend, governance, and literacy.

Daily Life Through History
Offers students and researchers with a database to discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.

Educational Administration Abstracts
Research database that includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration including leadership, management, research, and other key areas.

ERIC
Education Resource Information Center providing access to journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Family Studies Abstracts
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other key areas of relevance.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

Latino American Experience
Comprehensive coverage of the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the U.S.

Popular Culture Universe

Authoritative database on popular culture in America, both past and present, in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Comprehensive database covering information on topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods

Race Relations Abstracts
Provides content relating specifically to the relationship between races including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance.

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Find a Job

A to Z Databases
Reference and marketing database providing details on every business within the U.S. Designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

Cypress Resume
Online resume builder guiding you through the process of creating resumes in three quick steps.

Job & Career Accelerator 3.0
Career and job search tool assisting job seekers on creating resumes, finding a job, mastering interviewing skills, and more.

Learning Express Library 3.0
Provides an interactive online learning platform offering a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including "American Machinist," "Modern Machine Shop," "Pediatric Nursing," "Wireless Week," "Hotel & Motel Management," and more.

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Genealogy

AncestryPlus
For Use Inside Library Only: One of the leading genealogical databases to work towards tracing your family history.

Biography in Context
Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

HeritageQuest Online
Containing American genealogical sources dating back to the 1700s including six core data sets including the "U.S. Federal Censuses," "Genealogy and Local History Books," "Periodical Source Index (PERSI)," "Revolutionary War Records," "Freedman's Bank Records," and"The LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set."

Historical Newspapers - New York Times & Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Search newspapers including the New York Times from 1851-2011 and the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1997 across a number of areas including business, genealogy, history, news, and student resources.

Historical Newspapers - Dallas Morning News (Newsbank)
Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.

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Health

Alt HealthWatch
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness with full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.

Health Reference Center - Academic
Designed for students, consumer health researchers, and health care professionals that integrates tens of millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters, and consumer health information sources.

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Vegetarian Times, and more.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medial disciplines with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

MEDLINE
Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

Natural & Alternative Treatments
Complementary and alternative medicine database designed for the consumer health researcher. Updated weekly to offer current information to satisfy the growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health.

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Homework Helper

African American Experience
Developed to provide the widest range of information and topics relating to African American history and culture.

American Indian Histories and Cultures
Offering rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection, one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

American West
Explore tales of frontier life, pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws from the Everett D. Graff Collection including manuscripts, photographs, diaries, journals, artworks, and more.

A to Z Maps Online
Discover a wealth of information from the world's most useful online map database providing access to world maps, continent maps, country maps, U.S. state maps and more.

Biography in Context
Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

Current News & Issues
Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

Daily Life through History
Offers students and researchers with a database to discover the everyday details about past eras.

Elementary School Research
Containing full-text for dozens of the most popular children's magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.

Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
Provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

Global Road Warrior
Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.

Issues & Controversies
Comprehensive look into critical issues we face today including topics on politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture.

Kids Search (Grades K-8)
Offering a searchable database of reference materials for students on a variety of subjects including animals, geography, health, math, science, social studies, sports, and more. Also comes with a dictionary and encyclopedia.

Latino American Experience
Informative database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the U.S.

Learning Express Library 3.0
Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

Literary Sources: Artemis
Offers the ability to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews, and more to discover and analyze content with tools for students, faculty, and researchers.

Middle School Search Plus
Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.

Opposing Viewpoints
Offers full-text resources covering today's hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species to provide background information and coverage of both the pros and cons side of the issue.

Popular Culture Universe
Authoritative database on popular culture in America, both past and present, in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

Pronunciator
Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

Searchasaurus
Three popular primary education databases are accessed through this database to provide an exciting an easy way for young researchers to experience online searching with a colorful, animated interface that will be pleasing to kids.

Student Research Center
Learn about your favorite subject by reading magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information, and more under a variety of different subjects. Also includes a dictionary and encyclopedia.

TOPICSearch
Current events database allowing researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

West Texas Digital Archives
Digital repository project of the Abilene Library Consortium containing photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, letters, oral histories, periodicals, manuscripts, journals, documents, maps, audio files, and more.

World News Digest

A weekly digest of contemporary news around the world to access information and analysis on events and issues.

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Investing

A to Z Databases
Reference and marketing database providing details on every business within the U.S. Designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

Morningstar
One-stop database for receiving information on investments by providing information on companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, portfolios, a help and education center, and more.

Value Line
Offers tools for investing smarter as an uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information that puts you in the driver's seat with investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies.

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Language Learning

ProCitizen
Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

Pronunciator
Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

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Legal Resources

Legal Collection
Contains full-text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals to make it an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends in the legal world.

Texas Legal Forms
Access current legal forms for Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, or printed out. Searchable by categories and includes forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and more.

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Librarian Links

Book Review Digest Plus
Offers book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music, and more with coverage back to 1983.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full-text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subjects including agriculture, food science, biology, chemistry, languages, science, and more.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Leading database in the areas of information science including classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and much more.

NovelistPlus
Provides reviews, recommended reads, and book discussion guides for fiction and nonfiction titles.

NovelistPlus K-8
A fiction database designed for children in grades K-8 and offering information on literature for youth.

Serials Directory
Provides access to the most up-to-date bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. Contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles.

Texas Legal Forms
Access current legal forms for Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, or printed out. Searchable by categories and includes forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and more.

World Cat
World's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing collections of more than 10,000 libraries.

West Texas Digital Archives
Digital repository project of the Abilene Library Consortium containing photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, letters, oral histories, periodicals, manuscripts, journals, documents, maps, audio files, and more.

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Literature

20th Century Poetry
Includes the American poetry database of 50,000 poems from 750 volumes and over 300 poets, as well as the British collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present-day.

Biography in Context
Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

Book Review Digest Plus
Offers excerpts and full-text reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources including newspapers, popular magazines, and more.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
An extensive collection of thousands of critical essays on contemporary authors including biographical and critical introductions, list of principal works, critical essays, and more.

Drama Criticism
Database intended for beginning students of literature and theater as well as the average playgoer to locate criticism on a specific play in question

Ebsco Online eBooks
Offers more than 27,000 eBooks available for browsing, searching, and virtual checkout that includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers.

Essay and General Literature Index
Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Gale Literature Databases
Current and comprehensive literature database providing critical, biographical, and contextual content from scholarly journals and literary magazines combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

Humanities Full Text
Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more.

Literary Reference Center
Information on thousands of authors and their works through an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, author interviews, and more.

Literary Sources: Artemis
Offers the ability to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews, and more to discover and analyze content with tools for students, faculty, and researchers.

Litfinder
Covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content including 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, and more.

Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism
More than 200 volumes providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Currently covers nearly 600 authors.

NovelistPlus
Provides reviews, recommended reads, and book discussion guides for fiction and nonfiction titles.

NovelistPlus K-8
A fiction database designed with children in grades K-8 in mind to offer information on literature for youth.

Play Index
Covers over 31,000 classical and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Poetry Criticism
Covering more than 500 authors, this database provides an introductory biographical essay, primary bibliography, a selection of full-text or excerpted criticisms reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, scholarly journals, and more.

Short Story Criticism
Provides criticisms from nearly 150 volumes in this popular series to provide biographical information, full-text or excerpted critical essays and more reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

Short Story Index
Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
Authoritative criticism on more than 1,000 worldwide authors containing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals and covering nearly 1,200 authors.

World Cat
World's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing collections of more than 10,000 libraries.

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Magazines & Journals

Academic Search Complete
Scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including animal science, astronomy, biology, general science, law, math, music, psychology, women's studies, and many other fields.

Agricola
Bibliographic records from the. U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library containing more than 4.8 million citations comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, reports, and more related to agriculture.

Bibliography of Native North Americans
Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life including a wide range of topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, legend, governance, and literacy.

Elementary School Research
Containing full-text for dozens of of the most popular children's magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.

Index to Texas Magazines and Journals
Created in 1986 by library staff from the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria library staff to offer coverage of major statewide magazines and Texas documents on broad state interests.

General OneFile
General interest periodical resource providing periodical and news information including more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage. Content includes travel guides, NPR programs, newspapers, magazines, and more.

MasterFILE Premier
Designed for public libraries containing full-text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and more from more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Middle School Search Plus
Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.

Military and Government Collection
Offering current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a thorough collection of periodicals, journals, and more.

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Newspapers

Historical Newspapers - Dallas Morning News (Newsbank)
Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.

Historical Newspapers - New York Times & Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Search newspapers including the New York Times from 1851-2011 and the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1997 across a number of areas including business, genealogy, history, news, and student resources.

NewspaperSource
Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times; plus full-text TV & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, NPR, and more.

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Science

Computer Source
Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Provides access to journal articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings to provide an ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in the field.

Science & Technology Collection
Contains more than 820 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community on topics including aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, marine science, and more.

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Spanish Sources

A to Z Databases en Espanol
Spanish-Language: Reference and marketing database providing details on every business and every household within the U.S. designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

Ebscohost Espanol
(Interfaz en espanol contraduccion de los articulos) Base de datos sobre muchos temas - incluye texto completo. Los articulos estan traducidos por un programa de la computadora del ingles.

Fuente Academica Premier
Collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool for exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible.

MAS Ultra: School Edition
Designed for high school libraries containing full-text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, and many more.

MedicLatina
Collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Contains full-text articles for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish covering neuroscience, cardiology, biomedicine, and more.

Salud en Espanol
Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness covering all aspects of health including diseases, conditions, procedures, and various treatments.

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Texas

Handbook of Texas
Provided by the Texas State Historical Association as an encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture comprising more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics.

Index to Texas Magazines and Journals
Created by librarians on the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria library staff in 1986 to provide coverage of major statewide magazines and Texas documents of broad interests, particularly in business, education, history, and government.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

Texas Reference Center
Designed for school and public libraries comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state containing 30 full-text periodicals, 100 full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more.

West Texas Digital Archives
Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.

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Travel

A to Z Maps Online
Discover a wealth of information from the world's most useful online map database providing access to world maps, continent maps, country maps, U.S. state maps and more.

Global Road Warrior
Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.

ProCitizen
Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

Pronunciator

Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

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