Databases and Online Resources
Consumer Ed – Consumer Ed® was developed by the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division to educate consumers and help them make informed decisions when it comes to buying a car or home, dealing with credit and debt, making home repairs and improvements, managing money, and avoiding identity theft and scams. The information contained in the pages of this website will help you avoid common pitfalls and walk you through major purchase decisions so that you don’t get overwhelmed or make a decision that may not be in your best interest.
Driving Practice Tests – Whether you’re interested in obtaining a driver’s license, motorcycle license or endorsement, or a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the first step is to pass a written knowledge test. You can find the manuals for a driver’s license, motorcycle license, and CDL, along with a series of practice tests. There are practice tests for each type of license, designed to help you pass your knowledge test. Includes an exam simulator, a practice test that closely resembles the real thing.
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative – Rather than focusing on Silicon Valley high-growth entrepreneurs, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program enables you to learn directly from first-hand wisdom and insights gathered from everyday entrepreneurs – those who started with little or nothing yet managed to succeed. For example, you will learn from entrepreneurs like 1-800-GOT-JUNK founder Brian Scudamore who will describe how with little more than a used pickup truck and a few hundred dollars, he transformed a simple idea into a global brand.
Gale Legal Forms – Access to authentic, professional, state-specific legal documents for businesses, drafted by attorneys. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage.
Job and Career Accelerator – Build a resume, prepare for interviews, search for jobs and internships, and more.
Legal forms (self-help) – Information and printable forms for legal proceedings in the Southern Judicial Circuit (Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes, and Thomas counties).
Learning Express – Resources for career preparation, high school equivalency, college admission test preparation, computer skills, and more.
Mango Languages – Over 70 languages to learn, including Spanish, French, English, and German.
MCCLS Newspaper Digitization Project – Online access to local newspapers from 1890 to the present.
Niche Academy – Video tutorials to help you learn to use GALILEO, Libby, Consumer Reports, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and more.
NoveList Plus K-8 – Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations for kids.
NoveList Plus – Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations for adults.