Three Databases

     Three of the resources that the library system is very happy to provide to the residents of Adams County are Brainfuse JobNow™, Mango Languages, and Heritage Quest.  These three programs are available 24/7 on the Databases page of the Library System’s website.
     Brainfuse JobNow™ provides library patrons with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process.  Job coaches are available to help patrons with any and all job search-related questions.  In addition to helping beginning job seekers pinpoint their desired career field, coaches can also provide constructive suggestions on resumes, help write a professional cover letter, and give live interview practice and feedback.  
     If you do not have time for a live session, simply submit your resume at any time of day through the Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back to you generally within 1 business day with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement.  
     The JobNow™ service also comes with an extensive collection of resources, including resume/cover letter templates, interview tips, general sample interview questions, industry-specific sample interview questions, and a diverse array of online resources and links.
     Mango Languages provides a self-paced learning program that teaches languages through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components — vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture — for improving proficiency in another language.  Mango Languages’ content and exercises are crafted by expert linguists and language teachers that empower learners to comprehend, construct, and create conversations in the real world.
     Each lesson for the over 70 languages that Mango offers, breaks down full sentences into digestible pieces that are gradually rebuilt to reinforce the language structure and vocabulary.  New words are introduced with each conversation and woven into mastered phrases. The result — learners who are equipped to intuitively apply the language they’ve learned and confidently speak like a local.  
     Need to take Mango on the road with you?  Mango offers mobile apps for Apple, Android and Kindle devices.
HeritageQuest® Online, powered by Ancestry, is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.  HeritageQuest’s collection consists of a census collection with over 700 million records from the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 as well as national censuses including Argentina, Netherlands, Czech Republic and several other countries.  It also has a collection of over 22,000 family and local histories, compiled genealogies, documentary collections, church records, military records, vital records, city and country histories and more.
     Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

These three resources and many more are available through the library’s website,

Submitted by Sara Edmiston, Community Relations Librarian