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LearningExpress Library's High School Equivalency Center provides skill development and other resources and tools for preparation for high school equivalency tests including the GED, HiSET, and TASC.
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Looking for the Omaha World-Herald? NewsBank gives library cardholders instant access to the World-Herald's issues and archives, plus hundreds of other newspapers in English and Spanish around the country.
Discover reading recommendations based on your favorite titles, authors, subjects and genres. Whether you read fiction or nonfiction or listen to audiobooks, you'll find your next great read/listen with NoveList Plus.
The OOH from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
The Omaha Star, in existence for over 70 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper. Search the archives from 1938-2011.
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OPL staff shared some of their favorite books published in the past year and explained why these titles made it to the top of the list. Explore these titles and find your next favorite read! Use filters to search by categories or keywords, or browse the covers to discover something new.
Find critical essays of current events with an overview and two sides of the issue.
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U.S. Major Dailies provides users with exclusive and preferred access to current content and significant archives dating back to 1980 from five of the nation’s most respected national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, in full-text format.
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