Reference and Education

America's News (NewsBank)

Americas News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources including the Omaha World Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, and much more!

Britannica Academic Edition

Britannica Slide

Britannica Academic Edition includes encyclopedia articles, primary sources, eBooks, multimedia, websites, magazines, and more. The content is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, engaging, and international in scope. 

Career Cruising

Career Cruising Slide

A comprehensive online career guidance and planning system. Includes career assessment tools and education and training options to explore. Use the Portfolio to store your career information and to build a resume. One click switches the database to Spanish. 

Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume Slide 2

A simple, effective tool for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Easy to use, step-by-step instructions.

Driving Tests

This online Driver Education program, specific to Nebraska, contains: 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL practice tests, 3 online drivers' manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+DMV-related questions. 

Mango Languages

Mango 2020

Mango in an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and three ESL languages. This service can also be accessed through the Mango app. 

MasterFILE Complete

Master File

Thousands of full-text magazines, journals, reference works, and more than one million images. Includes: Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide

National Geographic Magazines

National Geographic Slide

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazines - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos. 

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Petersons Test Prep

This online education resource provides everything a student needs in order to learn more about further education and assists in making informed decisions on their future. It also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests. 

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View

Critical analysis that includes overviews, points, and counterpoints on hundreds of topics for middle and high school students. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Provides comprehensive full-text articles from leading psychology and behavioral sciences journals; also with full-text for citations from PsycINFO. 

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions

Formerly known as Reference USA, Data Axle Reference Solutions is the go-to resource for comprehensive data on both businesses and individuals, tailored to the needs of small business owners, marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and job seekers. It empowers users to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, secure funding, and locate individuals. This platform offers detailed profiles of over 50 million U.S. businesses, 150 million U.S. residents, 2 million job postings, internships, historical business data, and healthcare listings, making it an invaluable tool for job seekers, businesses, and researchers. 

Universal Class

Universal Class

Access lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build a deeper understanding and mastery of the subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You may take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Sign in with your library card number and create an account. You're ready to start learning!

World Book

World Book

This online reference source contains every article from the 22 volume print set plus thousands more. You have access to state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed websites, and more.