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Chilton Library is just what it sounds like-- the online version of the popular automotive manuals used by DIY mechanics for virtuallly all akes and models of automobiles. The online content is the same as in the Chilton books and is accessible in the same manner: by selecting brand, model, year, system and issue. There are diagrams and directions for repairs, maintenance schedules and manufacturers bulletins and recall notices.
The Gale Legal Form Library provides documents recognized in Missouri for issues such as divorce, wills and estates, bankruptcy, name change, partnerships, real estate, power of attorney and more. The site has links to download tax forms from other states (remember that come tax season!) and to view attorney directories for other states. Information is also available for criminal procedures and legal definitions. A handy Legal Q&A provides answers to common questions.
With this database and other online sites and local resources, patrons should be able to secure legal forms that will meet their needs and also learn what other forms may be needed in most legal situations.
Mango Languages is an instructional database that can be used both inside the library and from home. Forty-four languages are available, with twenty-nine offered as Mango Passport, a conversational format especially for travelers.
Mango, which has received several awards for its user friendliness and has been adopted by numerous government agencies and educational institutions both here and abroad, has audio and colorful visual elements to guide users through lessons. Users can move at their own pace, jumping ahead to future lessons if they are ready for them.
Once you create a profile on the database, the service will track your progress as you learn. To try it out, click on the "Learn a Language" link to the left or follow this link. You will need a valid library card number to get started.