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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


With lots of information being rolled out pertaining to COVID-19, it's important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe. Rather than panicking, stay aware of the situation with information from reputable sources like the CDC and WHO.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Read advice, situation reports, research and development, and myth-busters about COVID-19.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.


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TexShare Databases

Some of the resources listed below are TexShare Databases and are marked with an asterisk (*). These are made available to you through the TexShare Program administered by the Texas State Library. A TexShare login is required for the use of these databases. 

If you have a Krum Public Library card, please see one of our librarians to receive a TexShare login.


TexShare Databases Business Source Complete** Premium business content, including research articles, SWOT analyses, company profiles, industry information and more, via a highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher. Job and Career Accelerator** A job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job. Small Business Reference Center** Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more. Recommended Free Resources The Balance: Small Business Looking to start your own business, or just make your existing business more profitable? The Balance’s experts and articles can help your small business dreams come true. Forbes A global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle. U.S. Small Business Administration The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

Career Advice and Job Searching

TexShare Databases Job and Career Accelerator A job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job. Vocational and Career Collection Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public Career Advice 16 Personalities A personality test with helpful advice and a list of career paths that may interest you. The Balance Careers Whether you're looking to find a job, switch careers, or advance at your current position, we can help you take your career to the next level. Monster Whether you're looking to change careers or simply want to know what interview questions to prepare for, this is the place for career advice and tips. The Muse Find help building a career you love. Get practical advice on finding a job, exploring different career paths, and succeeding in the job you already have. Shmoop Shmoop gives it to you straight when it comes to careers. Find out how to make the most dough and what it really means to be a celebrity assistant. Texas Workforce Commision: Job Seekers Job search, unemployement benefits, vocational rehabilitation services, careers exploration & trends, training & education, veterans, employee rights & laws, and employement support resources. Truity See exactly how to find a career you'll love by matching your personality, talents, and interests to real-life jobs Job Searching Career Builder Glassdoor Google Job Search Indeed LinkedIn Monster Zip Recruiter Other Helpful Tools Glassdoor Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more. Payscale Find your job market worth with a report tailored to your qualifications. Build, print, download, and post your resume online for free. Resume Genius Create your professional resume fast. Know your worth and stay informed about your career path with salary comparisons and a customized salary calculator.

Citizenship and Immigration

Center for Immigration Studies CIS is a research organization that provides information on the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal effects of legal and illegal immigration into the United States. Citizenship Works Online tools to make applying for citizenship safer, simpler, and more affordable. Migration Policy Institute MPI is an independent, non-partisan agency dedicated to the analysis of the movement of people worldwide NALEO Educational Fund The nation’s leading non-profit, not-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. NALEO Immigration Resources List of accurate and reliable information compiled to assist state and local officials, agencies, educational institutions, individuals, and immigrant communities. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Find information about citizenship, immigration, working in the U.S., verification of employee eligibility, adoption and more. Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants A comprehensive guide that provides practical information to help you settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces you to the U.S. system of government. These free copies are available in 14 languages.

College and Financial Aide

If you are studying for an exam, need help with homework, or just want to learn something new, check out our Homework Help page for subject specific resources >>> Planning Your Roap Map Big Future Create your road map. Find the right college for you, explore careers, get scholarship and financial aid information, and more. College Board Mission-driven organization representing over 6000 of the world’s leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) CLEP exams help students earn college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Shmoop’s College 101 Any questions you have about college and classes, Shmoop can help point you in the right direction. University HQ Unbiased source of independent news and comprehensive information about universities and vocational training and certification programs, entrance requirements, ACT and SAT test registration and prep, financial aid and scholarships, career paths, and other topics for individuals wishing to pursue higher education or move up the career ladder. Financial Aid College Board’s Financial Aid 101 The financial aid system is based on the idea that all students should have equal access to a college education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Get all of the information you need from College Board. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Use the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. Ultimate Guide to Understanding College Financial Aid A guide for learning how financial aid works, the different types, how to apply, and more.

Disaster Preparedness

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Information from the federal government on health and diseases. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FEMA’s mission is to support the citizens and first responders to promote that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Here is the contact information for Region VI / Texas. National Weather Service Official weather warnings, observations and forecasts provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Disaster preparedness information from the Department of Homeland Security en Español Planifique con tiempo para los desastres World Health Organization (WHO) WHO’s primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses. Link for Emergency Preparedness directions and resources.


TexShare Databases Chilton Library** The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Computer Source** A full-text database covering computer science and technology disciplines and the business and social implications of new technology. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center** A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Home Improvement Reference Center** A comprehensive full-text collection of detailed, user friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. Small Engine Repair Reference Center** A well-organized collection of detailed, yet user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines. Recommended Free Resources Do It Yourself The leading independent home improvement and diy repair website. eHow Whether you need to fix, build, create or learn, eHow gives you practical solutions to the problems life throws at you, empowering you to efficiently solve each new challenge and make your life better and easier. For Dummies Build your skills with trusted guides and expert how-to’s. Dummies transforms the hard-to-understand into easy-to-use to enable learners at every level to fuel their pursuit of professional and personal advancement. HowStuffWorks HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, ranging from the flu to black holes to conspiracy theory, with video and illustrations so you can gain insight into the way many things work. Makezine Articles rich with new ideas for projects, technology, and general DIY know-how. Tom’s Guide Tom’s Guide upgrades your life by helping you decide what tech to buy, showing you how to get the most out of it and solving problems as they arise.


Ancestry Historical insights, photos, records, and more. Discover your family history. Build a free family tree & more. Offers a free trial with a paid subscription after. Genealogy Find billions of genealogy records from newspapers to obituaries and more. Discover the stories of your ancestors. Trace your family history back to 1690! My Heritage Create your family tree. Take a MyHeritage DNA test for ancestry and genetic testing. Access 12.5 billion historical records for genealogy research. Family Search Discover your family history by exploring the world's largest family tree and genealogy archive. Share family photos and stories. It's all free. Genealogy Bank is an online subscription genealogical service that offers resources to help users trace their family history. GenealogyBank is one of the largest collections of digitized U.S. newspapers from all 50 states, dating back to 1690. Census Bureau Provides helpful information for how to access US Census data. National Archives Home to the archive of US Census Bureau data from 1790 to 1840.

Health and Wellbeing

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking. See our Health and Wellbeing tab for additional resources.


Homeschool Legal Defense Association HSLDA is the trusted movement leader that makes homeschooling possible by caring for member families and protecting and securing the future of homeschooling. Practical Homeschooling The website of the Practical Homeschooling Magazine provides links to homeschool events, curriculum reviews, and support groups, as well as practical tips for homeschooling families. Texas Homeschooling Coalition Find requirements for Homschooling in TX, search for resources, and access homeschooling advocacy groups.

Learning and Homework Help

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Parenting, Pregnancy, and Adoption

Parenting Sorry, this page is still under construction, but resources will be listed soon. Pregnancy Sorry, this page is still under construction, but resources will be listed soon. Adoption Adopt US Kids AdoptUSKids is a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families. American Adoptions A how-to guide for domestic adoptions in the US. Child Welfare Information Gateway The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, and the Department of Health and Human Services. It includes information for adoption professionals, adopted adults, expectant parents considering adoption, birth parents and relatives, and prospective and adoptive families. International Adoptions The US State Department's overview of the international adoption process. Texas Adoption Resource Exchange TXDFPS provides a list of their approved partner Private Adoption Agencies.

Finances and Money Management

360 Financial Literacy Information and tools to help understand personal finances through every stage of life. America Saves Encouraging Americans to save money and build personal wealth. Answers About Bank Accounts The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency answers questions about checking, savings, and other bank account questions. Bank Rate’s Financial Calculators Financial calculators for mortgages, car loans, banking, retirement, and more. Building Wealth A beginner’s guide to securing your financial future brought to you by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Building Wealth is a personal finance education resource that presents an overview of wealth-building strategies for consumers, community leaders, teachers and students. DOE/EPA Model Year Fuel Economy Guide The U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Fuel Economy Guide features fel economy, annuyal fuel cst, and emissions information for new model year automobiles. In additionm the website features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984. FDIC Consumer Protection Financial literacy resources to educate and protect consumers. Investopedia Investopedia focuses on investing and finance education along with reviews, ratings and comparisons of various financial products such as brokerage accounts My Money My Money is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about finances. Smart About Money National Endowment for Financial Education is a non-profit organization that offers resources on improving financial well-being.

Military and Veterans

ASVAB Practice Tests ASVAB Practice Tests Online ASVAB Practice Tests Branches of the Military Websites Air Force Army Coast Guard Marines National Guard Navy A good resource for information on all the branches of service. Resources for Veterans US Department of Veterans Affairs The Department of Veterans Affairs runs programs benefiting veterans and members of their families, including education, healthcare, and compensation for death or disability. Veterans Advantage A web community that provides veterans with resource links for discounts and savings, trusted military and veteran non-profits, and advocacy groups. Texas Veterans Commission The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission is to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

Volunteer Work and Community Involvement

Krum Public Library is currently in need of volunteers to help with shelving, cleaning, and programs! We would love your help! View our Volunteer page for more information. Find Volunteer Opportunities Just Serve Find projects in the area to help your community. Volunteer Match VolunteerMatch is the #1 volunteer-engagement network. Find volunteer information and listings in your local community now! Volunteer Organizations Habitat for Humanity of Denton County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home, believing that affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. They impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents. Red Cross North Texas The American Red Cross, also known as The American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. Team Rubicon Team Rubicon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises. Together We Rise Together We Rise works with thousands of volunteers, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to transform the way kids experience foster care. Their programs are created to provide a way for people who cannot become foster parents to still have a meaningful and effective way to help children in foster care. WWF For nearly 60 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally.

Voting and Politics

Recommended Free Resources 2020 Presidential Candidates Facts and articles about each of the 2020 Presidential candidates, listed alphabetically by party Ballotpedia The encyclopedia of American politics. View the database of 2020 Presidential candidates. Voting Guide 2020: Issues That Matter to Seniors by RetireGuide This non-partisan guide tackles some of the most important issues facing older Americans ahead of the 2020 election — including how to safely vote during a pandemic. Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Federal Election Commission Find what you need to know about the federal campaign finance process. Explore legal resources, campaign finance data, help for candidates and committees, and more. How to Register to Vote Learn from how to register to vote and find the deadlines for voter registration in Texas National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative news, studies and analysis NPR Fact Check Series A series of articles fact checking political speeches and topics POLITICO POLITICO strives to be the dominant source for news on politics and policy in power centers across every continent where access to reliable information, nonpartisan journalism and real-time tools create, inform and engage a global citizenry. POLITIFACT Fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials Snopes Source for checking the credibility of urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation Voting and Election Find answers to common questions about voting in the United States Vote Denton Election and voter information for Denton County residents Vote Texas Election and voter information for Texas residents provided by the Texas Secretary of State

Youth Organizations

4-H 4-H provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly six million kids have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all. Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character. Camp Fire Camp Fire has been an inclusive, innovative leader in youth development since 1910. Every year, they helps tens of thousands of young people find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are. Camp Sweeney When a child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, they find it hard to live the kind of regimented lifestyle which will allow them to live healthy lives. But at Camp Sweeney, Type 1 diabetes is normal. And when diabetes disappears, every camper can show what makes them special, not what makes them different. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls ages K through 12th grade where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and success in the real world. Key Club Build character with Key Club through service and leadership. Since the beginning in 1925, Key Club International has supported the transformation of high school students as they graduate and become the world's next class of leaders. Begin your journey today. Youth Service America Founded in 1986, Youth Service America supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, their mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues