Resources

Below you will find electronic resources available through your Library.

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    Automobile Resources
    Auto Mate

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

    ConsumerReports.org

    Thousands of unbiased Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service Ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

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    Computer Resources
    Lynda.com

    Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

    Print Documents

    Print remotely from home and send your documents to the Print Release Station in the Library, where you will pay for and release your print jobs. 

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    Financial Resources
    Check Illinois

    Record Information Services provides access to public record information in the Library or remotely.  Search by name, business name, address, or parcel number to access real estate transactions, foreclosures, mortgages, bankruptcies, and other public records. 

    ConsumerReports.org

    Thousands of unbiased Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service Ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

    Public Record

    Record Information Services provides access to public record information in the Library or remotely.  View foreclosure lists, business lists, real estate transactions, and bankruptcy information.

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    Fiction & Literature Resources
    NoveList Plus

    Provides reviews, annotations, subject headings, awards and book discussions.

    NoveList Plus K-8

    Provides reviews, annotations, subject headings, awards, lexile charts and book discussions.

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    Genealogy Resources
    Ancestry Library Edition*

    Offers access to billions of records with family information including the U.S. Census, military records, immigration records and extensive Canadian and international collections.

    HeritageQuest Online*

    Rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids, with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

    *Only accessible at the Library.

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    Homework Resources
    Tutor.com

    Live homework help from tutors, available for PC and Mac users.

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    Magazine & Newspaper Resources
    ConsumerReports.org

    Thousands of unbiased Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service Ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

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    Miscellaneous Resources
    ABCmouse.com (In Library Use Only)

    Helps children learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.  For children ages 2 through 7. 

    brainHQ 

    Access life-enhancing brain fitness exercises with hundreds of levels of training organized around the six core cognitive areas: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation.

    Career Online High School

    Looking to advance your career, prepare for workforce entry, and/or continue your education?  Find out more about Career Online High School, a new program from GHPLD that offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate. 

    ConsumerReports.org

    Thousands of unbiased Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service Ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

    Hoopla

    Hoopla is a digital media platform that provides access to a collection of over 200,000 movies, TV, music, and audiobooks.  Borrow instantly on your PC, smartphone, or tablet.  Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period so you never have to worry about overdue fines.

    Mango Languages

    Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

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    Tax Resources
    Internal Revenue Service

    The IRS has forms available online to file your federal tax return.

    Illinois Department of Revenue

    The Illinois Department of Revenue has forms available online to file your state tax return.