Open Education North Carolina Collection contains free, open textbooks that have been curated for the most frequently taught courses across North Carolina's 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Faculty can adopt these open educational resources (OER) to save their students money and lower the overall cost of higher education.
Open Education North Carolina is an initiative that aims to reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s 2 and 4-year colleges and universities.
Read more about the initiative at: https://www.nclive.org/oenc
Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.
Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. Consumer Reports accepts no outside advertising and no free test samples, and employs shoppers and experts to buy and test the products reviewed.
Includes car-buying and health care advice. ConsumerReports.org includes Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus® to assist consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, ConsumerReports.org features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, a trusted and unbiased source of information designed to help consumers navigate the health care labyrinth.
In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news — whether they’re looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products.
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Compare price, performance, and reliability all in one place with expert reviews
A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.
NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.Hand-crafted recommendations are created by professionals -- NoveList will tell you who wrote a recommendation and why the recommendation makes sense. Appeals factors are a signature feature of NoveList -- and help match readers with their perfect books. Do you like funny, fast-paced mysteries? Or detailed mysteries with a lot of intrigue? The appeal language in NoveList will help you identify books that fit your style.
Expert recommendations for fiction and nonfiction
Coverage of book titles for all ages
Complete series information
Appeal language to describe books
Popular, professional and reader reviews all in one place
Browsing by topic, age, reading (Lexile) level and more
Hundreds of reading lists, such as “Top 10” and “Best of”
Extensive “How Do I?” tab links to common FAQs
Downloadable quick lists of recommended books by topic
Common Core Standard documents, articles and other support
General reference magazines and publications covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. Includes peer reviewed publications.
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. This database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.