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Featured Online Research Resources

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship - Support for prospective and current entrepreneurs, covering all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, human resources, management, marketing, and taxes. Includes the entire Business Plans Handbook Series with hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life business people.

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Pronunciator - Comprehensive language learning software supports learning of 80 languages and ESL lessons for speakers of 50 different languages. Featuring flashcards, conversations, downloadable textbooks, learners’ manual, phrasebooks, culture and business information, and pronunciation

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Novelist Plus

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Novelist Plus contains reviews of both fiction and nonfiction, plot summaries, book discussion guides, and recommendations.

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Adult Library Updates


Juneteenth, sometimes called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the US. This year, The Ferguson Library in partnership The Cultured Pearl Foundation and Picture That Art Consultants will be celebrating Juneteenth on June 19, 2021 starting at noon. 
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Streetscape Exhibit

Step back in time with another fascinating exhibit from the Stamford History Center. Streetscape, now on view in the Main Library lobby, presents images of Stamford over time, including the many neighborhoods that are part of our community. 

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