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Featured Online Research Resources

Small Business Resource Center (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

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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

Welcome Richard Harwood, Author of Civic Virus

Richard C. Harwood, founder of the Harwood Institute, will stop by the Ferguson Library as part of his Healing & Hope Tour to lead a discussion Monday, May 23 starting at 4 p.m. about his report Civic Virus: Why Polarization Is a Misdiagnosis. He will also share how to make sense of what's going on in our nation along with practical ways government and community leaders as well as citizens can reimagine and recreate our communities. Registration required here.

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Managing Debt to Improve Credit

The Financial Planning Association of Connecticut (FPA of CT) and the Connecticut Financial Literacy Council (CFLAC) will host the upcoming presentation: "Managing Debt to Enhance Your Credit" on June 16. The discussion will be held virtually from noon to 1 p.m.

To join the talk, register here. The experts will share tips on managing debt to repair credit including how to avoid common mistakes.

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