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North Country Library System Virtual Branch: Online Resources

A guide to free activities and learning resources offered by the North Country Library System.

Whether for research, finding a job, or entertainment, our Online Resources are here to enrich your life. You can access and utilize these library resources online and at your own pace. Depending on the resource, access may require a library card and creation of an account.

 

Ancestry: Uncover your heritage with billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available on public computers in your library.

ArtistWorks: Learn a musical instrument online! Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. Lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device. 

Cypress Resume: Provides jobseekers with an easy-to-use template that provides concise, professional language to describe core tasks of a variety of careers. 

Data Axle: The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Data Axle offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. In fact, our business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. 

Fold3: Provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Contains millions of records from world-class archives.

Universal Class: Over 500 continuing education classes are online and available for FREE to patrons of North Country libraries. The classes meet online, at your convenience, with a real instructor.

Jobs and Business

Cypress Resume: Provides jobseekers with easy-to-use resume templates that have concise, professional language to describe core tasks in a variety of careers.

Data Axle: The premier source of business and residential information for entrepreneurs. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. These databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources.

Reference & Research

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete: Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties. 

NovelNY Research and Reference Databases: Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and other reference resources within several database. 

Genealogy and Local History

Ancestry: Uncover your heritage with billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available in your library.

Flower Memorial Library Genealogy Department

Fold3: Provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Contains millions of records from world-class archives.

NYS Historic Newspapers: Indexed access to selected historical newspapers from our service area: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.

Watertown Daily Times - Available through the Northern New York Library Network, provides electronic editions of the Watertown Daily Times.

Online Classes

ArtistWorks: Learn a musical instrument online! Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. Lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device.

Universal Class: Over 500 continuing education classes are online and available for FREE to patrons of North Country libraries. The classes meet online, at your convenience, with a real instructor.

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