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LearningExpress Library

Funded by the Maine State Librarys BTOP grant and available to Maine public library patrons, LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. In addition, you will find interactive popular software tutorials/courses that are video-based and allow you to learn at your own pace. (Note: These courses require Adobe Flash Player 8.0.)

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=LearningExpress+Library

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Searchable full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817)--the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. More than twelve hundred titles and almost one million pages are included.

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=17th%2D18th+Century+Burney+Collection+Newspapers

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Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers

Developed in partnership with the British Library and JISC, 19th Century British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library. The content includes 60 titles, totaling approximately 3.2 million pages, selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. The collection has daily and weekly papers with a focus on London national newspapers, English regional papers, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism. The University of Maine libraries  have access to Parts 1 and 2.

Location: 
http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=Nineteenth+Century+British+Library+Newspapers

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This resource provides full-text access to 150,000 English and foreign-language works published in the United Kingdom during the Eighteenth Century. Included are thousands of important works produced in the Americas. There are multiple, full-text searching options to gain access to the 33 million pages of books, sermons, pamphlets and broadsides. This truly multidisciplinary resource includes works in: history; the social sciences; the fine arts; medicine; science and technology; religion and philosophy; law; and literature and languages.

Location: 
http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=Eighteenth+Century+Collections+Online

Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, providing open access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. This constantly growing body of publications is curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas—from Architecture to Zoology.

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http://network.bepress.com/

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