Consumer & Do It Yourself Sites

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Database Name Description Click to use at home Click to use at the library
Bookflix

Watch a story, read a book! This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. Geared towards ages 4-8.

Career Transitions Search for job openings, career training and education opportunities, write your resume and cover letter, and improve your interview and networking skills.
Chilton's Auto Repair Database Includes repair, maintenance and recall information for domestic and imported vehicles through the current model year.  *Please note that this database runs on Firefox and Explorer web browsers only.
Consumer Reports Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
Healthcare.gov - US Healthcare Information The official government website for information on the Affordable Care Act, the Healthcare Marketplace, and more.
Home Improvement Collection One-stop resource for home repair and improvement projects.
Learning Express Library

Study guides and practice exams for: AP, college prep, graduate placement, career and civil service. Please note that to use Learning Express you must create a free account. Click "Register" to create your own username and password.

LegalForms Access and download thousands of customizable online legal documents to Word or PDF formats.
Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn what you want, when you want, and practice with the instructor's files while you watch and listen.

Mango Languages

Master a new language. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions to help you learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. More than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Available in-library or at home to Fremont cardholders only.

Merck Manuals

The Manuals, known as the Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Merck Manuals are available for free in digital form in multiple languages to professionals and patients around the world.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Stock and mutual fund information from Morningstar.com. Find current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks. Plus, company and industry information and financial education tutorials.
Online Courses in Accounting Learn more about basic accounting principles with one of these free, open online courses, including financial accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing.
Online Courses in Information Technology Learn more about information technology with one of these open online courses. These classes, on areas including application development, systems analysis, and health informatics are offered by the world's top colleges and universities and are available to you for free.
Online Courses in Mathematics Learn more about pure and applied mathmatics with one of these open online courses. These classes are offered by the world's top colleges and universities and are available to you for free.
Online Courses in Physics Learn more about physics with one of these open online courses. These classes are offered by the world's top colleges and universities and are available to you for free.
Online Courses in Science Learn more about science with one of these open online courses. These classes, on the subjects of chemistry, biology, physics, geology, social science, and medical science, are offered by the world's top colleges and universities and are available to you for free.
Online Courses in Writing Learn more about writing with one of these free, open online courses, including both technical and creative writing.
Small Business Resource Center Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more.
TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.