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Albuquerque Journal, eJournal
The eJournal is an electronic page-by-page replica of the Albuquerque Journal. The edition is usually posted by 7 a.m. each day and includes sections for Santa Fe and Rio Rancho. The eJournal does not include the advertising inserts or nationally produced magazines. For login access, see a librarian at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet, this Web site is a vast library of articles, videos, podcasts, and blogs that provide timely information for the small business owner. Among the topics that are covered are starting and running a business, green business, franchises, and business taxes. There is also a Finance Resource Center.
Ancestry Library Edition
This massive database has images of more than seven billion documents, registers, and indexes, including censuses from the U.S. and many other nations, vital records, military records, immigration lists, school yearbooks, city directories, church histories, and land records. It also has how-to guides, searching tools, ways to share with others, blank charts and forms, dictionaries, maps, pictures, and stories.
Ancestry Library Edition is only available on computers within the library. Look for the flag icon on the public access computer screen.
This is a website that will help you build your online presence and reputation. Similar to LinkedIn, BranchOut uses your Facebook contacts to show you which companies your friends have worked for and how you can make valuable connections through your extended networks. You can recommend friends, post jobs, and ask for networking help.
Business and Company Resource CenterThis site offers company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and business periodicals.
The official site of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small businesses understand their legal requirements and locate government services from federal, state, and local agencies. There are online government forms to assist the novice entrepreneur with each stage of the business start-up as well as tools to register and obtain licenses and permits.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This website has information about diseases and tells how to protect yourself.
Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals
Chilton's contains do-it-yourself auto repair information.
This website has information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college or other postsecondary education programs.
Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of over 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject. The reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, thesauruses, manuals, biographical references, geographical works, annual registers, fact-finders, and other sources covering every major subject of human knowledge.
CultureGrams has information on 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all twelve Canadian provinces and territories. It is a means to learn about other countries through their cultures. It is an excellent resource for younger students, adults who are assisting children with geography, history, or travel assignments, and elementary school teachers.
eBook and eAudiobooks-FREE
Did you know the library has thousands of free electronic and audiobooks available? Visit this page to find out more.
El Portal’s user-friendly access is available from any online connection - from home, work, school, the library, and portable devices such as smart phones. Search over 50 databases at once! Topics include medical, academic, arts, culinary, popular culture, business resources including newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Get started today with the tutorial.
Encyclopedia Americana is a general reference encyclopedia appropriate for young adults, adults, and teachers. With Grolier Online, you can search Encyclopedia Americana, utilize interactive clickable maps, browse a listing of world newspapers, search dictionaries in English and Spanish, use a thesaurus, and view educational videos. There is also a section for educators including lesson plans.
Maintained by Entrepreneur magazine, this Web site is neat and well laid out, as any business office should be. The Starting and Business section offers how-to guides, free sample business plans, success stories, and more. Entrepreneur Connect is a networking tool that provides the opportunity to promote products and services. Entrepreneur Assist is a collection of free business-planning and productivity tools. The Home Based Biz and Online Business sections are also worth checking out.
Expanded Academic ASAP
This database contains articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.
This free LDS site has the largest collection of family history, family tree, and genealogy records in the world.
Franchising is often regarded as a safer alternative when compared to the financial risks and high failure rate typically associated with business start-ups. Franchising.com is a gold mine of franchising opportunities sorted alphabetically or by industry, location, high-investment, low-cost, home-based, women-based, ecofriendly, and many other categories. (The Federal Trade Commssion's Guide to Buying a Franchise, found at Business.gov, provides an objective guide on the pros and cons of buying a franchise.)
Fueleconomy.gov Find and compare cars. Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks are all included.
Choose from over 50 separate databases or search all of them at once. The listing includes health journals, sports medicine, fine arts, culinary arts, and popular magazines which includes National Geographic, Newsweek, and Consumer Reports.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database contains articles about small business, endangered species, economic history, popular culture, multicultural America, biology, earth science, an biographies.
General Reference Center Gold
This database has articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals.
This website gives a free inside look at jobs and companies. Find jobs and see company salaries, reviews and interviews, all posted anonymously by employees.
Take health care into your own hands. Your health care, explained--families with children, individuals, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, employers.
This site contains resources on a wide range of health topics selected from government and non-profit organizations.
Heritage Quest Online
Heritage Quest is a comprehensive collection of American genealogical sources. Searchable images of U.S. Federal Census records, as well as information from books, magazines, and journals relating to family and local history are available.
Indian Health Service
This is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website explaining healthcare to Native American and Alaskan Native peoples.
Encontre una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos.
InfoTrac Professional Collection
InfoTrack provides full-text magazine articles for education professionals and students.
Inventor Resources: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
This is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's official site for independent inventors. It provides comprehensive information on intellectural property, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Also included is an extensive FAQ section.
The protection of intellectual property can play an important role in small business if the owner is looking to trademark the business name and logo or if the business is based on an invention or original works. This website is a handbook created by the Lemelson-MIT Program to address the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur's most frequently asked questions regarding U.S. patents.
This website answers the most asked questions about personal tax refunds. When? How much? Am I eligible? Can I use direct deposit? Find out the answers to these and more.
Middle school students can find articles in magazines, newspapers, and reference books geared to their level.
Elementary school students can find magazine, newspaper, and reference book articles.
Infobits contains magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles geared to children in grades kindergarten through 5.
Practice the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and many other exams.
Reputable and reliable health websites are pooled into one place.
Medline Plus en Español
Para encontrar información médica en español.
New Mexico Department of Health
The Department of Health is the lead agency in the state regarding current health issues. This site includes programs and services, department news, healthy living tips, and resources.
New Mexico Official Government Site
How do I obtain a birth certificate or hunting license? Where would I find state government phone numbers? What about information on NM travel, culture, or history? All these questions and more can be answered here.
New Mexico State Library
The State Library catalog can help you find information contained in State or Federal documents, books and magazines on a variety of topics, works about New Mexico's history and many other Soutwest resources.
New Mexico State Library Online Resources
These informational databases are at the New Mexico State Library.
New Mexico State Taxes
Find the New Mexico personal income tax forms needed here.
NewBank is an online, searchable database providing access to three New Mexico newspapers. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.
The papers currently included are:
Albuquerque Journal 1/1/1995-Present
Las Cruces Sun-News 2/14/2004-Present
Roswell Daily Record 1/2/2002-Present
NoveList is a database that assists you in finding a book specifically matched to your reading interests and preferences. Get started today with the tutorial.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
The Powerspeak online language learning program provides a rich cultural and language learning experience that uses audio, video, and interactive lessons to take you beyond rote memorization to a deep understanding of how to communicate in a new language.
This is a website that will help you build your online presence and reputation. This social media platform integrates many of the features from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, but in a different format. Quora is a question-and-answer site (similar to LinkedIn’s Questions) where people ask specific questions tagged in categories and the community answers them. Answers can be voted up or down or edited by other users.
This is a website that will help you build your online presence and reputation. Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right in your inbox. When you receive an e-mail through GMail, it shows you the sender's location, an overview of her LinkedIn profile and photo, most recent Twitter and Facebook updates, and direct links to her social media accounts—all right in your sidebar.
Road Scholar's travel and education programs are developed and offered by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit organization devoted to lifelong learning and educational travel.
This is the oldest and largest free genealogy site.
SBIR.gov: Small Business Innovation Research
This site is administered by the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology. As part of the federal government's research and development efforts, the information is targeted toward the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses. Included are solicitations from different gvernment agencies, government-sponsored SBIR events, and other federal and state resources.
SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives
Known as the "Counselors to America's Small Business," SCORE is a national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and develop their businesses. SCORE has 364 chapters in the U.S. and is a partner of the U.S. SBA. This Web site provides online mentoring and training in the form of e-mail and online workshops. It also helps with locating a local SCORE office for in-person mentoring.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns. The Small Business Planner and Tools categories have information and resources that address every stage of the business life cycle. The site also offers financial, disaster, and counseling assistance as well as other services. Most helpful is the link to local resources that helps identify SBA district and regional offices and Small Business Development Centers at the state level.
Small Business Grants: Business.gov
With the exception of noncommercial organizations, the federal government does not provide grants for business start-ups. This site is a good reference source for procuring grant money from state and local programs as well as private organizations. It also provides sources of low-interest loans and venture-capital financing from commercial lenders via federal and state government agencies.
Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.
Social Security Administration
This is the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
State Resources for Employment
Many public libraries are now finding themselves working with patrons who have lost their jobs. This page is meant to act as a guide for librarians and their patrons to help them navigate the state unemployment and find employment opportunities.
Statewide Databases New Mexico State Library provides magazines online, Newsbank, a subject guide to NM resources, and NM News Plus.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office, intellectual property-based businesses and entrepreneurs drive more economic growth in the U.S. than any other single sector. Unfortunately, this has captured the attention of pirates and organized crime. This site is part of a nationwide effort dedicated to protecting the intellectual property interests of small businesses from theft. Of particular interest is the FAQ section, which helps small businesses, home-based businesses, inventors, and entrepreneurs decide when, where, and how to file for intellectual property protection.
This database contains full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books. It is designed for high school students.
Looking for one place to get fast answers to your questions about government benefits and services? From Social Security benefits to government jobs to tips on cutting energy costs, USA.gov is your official source for all federal, state and local government information.
WebMD is the leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. It provides credible health information and a supportive community.