Ancestry.com is a genealogical resource that delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more to help you fill out your family tree. This resource is only available in the library.
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. HeritageQuest may be accessed from home or in the library.
Let Consumer Reports help you make better purchasing decisions. Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org® provides ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
ePrep offers free, online test preparation courses for ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, and PLAN. Practice tests and video tutorials will help your student succeed. Available anytime and anywhere!
Log on to LawDepot and choose from hundreds of high-quality, easy-to-use, completely customizable legal documents including last will and testament, power of attorney, confidentiality agreements, and many more!
Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest library newsstand, brings the very best in magazine publishing to thousands of libraries worldwide. Full-color, digital editions for desktop, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded.
Bookflix is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.
Designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average middle school student, Research in Context offers a visually engaging homepage that helps students easily navigate to featured content and subject categories.
Kids InfoBits is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
Learn a new language with Mango! Includes conversation and film based digital resources that help you learn over 70 languages from just about anywhere!
Click here to see the many resources available from World Book for All Ages!
Early World of Learning includes educational and interactive games for toddlers thru 1st Grade.
Created for elementary students, World Book Kids includes fun and educational games and activities as well as thousands of easy to read reference articles, videos, and interactive maps.
World Book Student is aimed at kids in 4th-8th grades. It includes over 40,000 encyclopedia articles as well as thousands of photos, illustrations, and videos on almost any topic you can imagine!
World Book Advanced is a learning resource tools for middle and high school students. It includes Biography Center with more than 10,000 biographies of both historical and contemporary figures.
Collection of eBook titles that span nearly all curriculum areas, including History, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and more!
Create customized TIMELINES for any purpose, from school research projects to family histories, or just for fun.
Hands on learning activities and articles written in Spanish at earlier reading levels, with colorful photos, illustrations, and videos. Integrated with World Book Kids so users can toggle back and forth between Spanish and English.
Chilton provides automotive repair information on thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials can be accessed online from the library or on your own devices.
Student Resources In Context merges Gale’s authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites that are organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to support your healthcare information needs. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness.
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications within the United States.
This database provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Customized to meet any organization’s needs, Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.
CAMIO – Catalog of Art Museum Images Online:
USA.gov – Online Guide to Government Information and Services:
Medline Plus – U.S. National Library of Medicine:
Archive Grid – ArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more.
IL Harvest –Free public gateway combining search, aggregation, and discovery services. We provide organized and thematic access to digitized and born-digital resources about Illinois, created by Illinois scholars, and from the digital collections of The University of Illinois Library.
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