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It’s that time of year again. School supplies are bought, schedules are finalized, and we all must admit that summer is over and the school year has begun. Luckily, the library is here to help! Check out the following list of the library databases you should know about if you want to have a stellar school year! 

BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE CENTER

Did you know that Mark Twain loved looking for human skeletons, bats, mysterious passageways, and pirate treasure in pitch dark caves? These are the kind of gems found in the Biography Reference Center. This database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies. This resource will come in handy when researching and writing papers for your history or English class. 

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HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER
LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER
SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER  

COLLEGE PREP CENTER: LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

For some of you, it may be time to start those college applications. If so, let me introduce you to the College Prep Center. The College Prep Center will help you prepare for the SAT and PSAT, ACT, AP tests, admissions essays, and more!  

DMV PERMIT PRACTICE TESTS

Are you getting your driver’s license this year? DMV Permit Practice Tests will help you pass the test with flying colors! This database includes free tests, written specifically based on Utah DMV materials.  Through this database you can also find an online copy of the Utah driver’s manuals as well as a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. 

FREEGAL – DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC

If you are one of those people who can’t study without background noise, then Freegal® Music might just change your life. Log onto this database with your library card number and PIN to download or stream more than 9 million songs! Try it out today by going to the Freegal® website or by downloading the free app!  

LYNDA.COM

And lastly, Lynda.com. Perhaps you want to learn more about InDesign so you can go above and beyond in your Yearbook class, or maybe you want to learn basic photography skills so you can take awesome pictures for your school newspaper. Lynda.com has what you need! This resource will help you learn software, technology, and creative skills to achieve your personal goals. Trust me, it’s life-changing. 

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