Links of Interest

Featured Links

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General Reference

Farmers Almanac

Weather, home and garden, astronomy, natural cures, and recipes.

Forvo

Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world. Ever wondered how a word is pronounced? Ask for that word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 410 billion archived web pages.

TexShare Databases

Online resources including general information and periodicals, homework and education, history and genealogy, health and medicine, business, and books and literature. Login required.

What's Next®: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library

The What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. You can search the database by author, title, or book series.

ZIP Code / City Reference

Search the United States Postal Service for Zip Code by address, or for city by Zip Code.


Career Help

GCF Work and Career Training

Move ahead in your career with tutorials on resumes, the job search, interviewing, and much more.

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.

Education and Testing

Annenberg Classroom: Resources for America's Teachers

Information on the U.S. Constitution, elections, government, history, citizenship, and current topics.

Computer Skills Center - Learning Express Library

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. Outside the Library, you will need to log in using the TexShare Databases.

FAFSA

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
 
 GCF Technology Training

Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, GCF free computer tutorials can help. From Computer Basics and Online Safety to Social Media and Using the Cloud, GCF has a wide range of free technology tutorials to choose from.

Learning Express Library

Provides a wide range of online tests, skill-building courses, and e-books for elementary school children through adults. Learning Express is now available via the TexShare Databases. Login required.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The OWL at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material which they provide as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue to the public. The OWL includes assistance in research, citations, and job search writing.

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Education resources for administrators, teachers, parents and students.


Genealogy and History Resources


AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History

AMDOCS is part of the University of Kansas' digital library, CARRIE: A Full Text Electronic Library. It contains links to the full text of over 400 primary source documents relating to the study of American history which have been digitized by a variety of academic institutions. The documents, which cover the 9th century through the 21st century, are easily accessible from a straightforward chronological listing of the events that inspired them.
Ancestry Library Edition

Search genealogical resources including immigration, birth, marriage, and death records, historical stories, photos, and maps. Due to licensing restrictions, Ancestry Library Edition

is only available for use within the Library including the Kerr Regional History Center.

Kerr County Archives

Digitized Tivy yearbooks and historic photographs

Family Search

Family history, family trees, genealogical records, and other resources from around the world.

Find A Grave

Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.

Handbook of Texas Online

Digital gateway to Texas history created by the Texas State Historical Association

Kerrville Genealogical Society

Nonprofit organization dedicated to genealogical and ancestral research and knowledge.

Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History operated by the UNT Libraries provides free online access to Texas historical materials to millions of users a year.


Government and Legal Information


Data.Gov

The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund

Nonpartisan political information on government and public policies at the national and state level.

Library of Congress

Online catalog and digital print, pictorial, and audiovisual collections as well as other digital services.

Texas Law Help

Online resource for free and low-cost civil legal assistance including legal forms and information on topics such as Family Law, Housing, Employment, Estates, and Disabilities.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

State government and historically significant, and information services.

World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.


Health and Medicine

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Health website from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services providing information on a variety of topics.

Health Finder

Health website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mayo Clinic

Comprehensive medical resource from the Mayo Clinic

 MEDLINEplus Health Information

Online health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.