Resources

Below you will find electronic resources available through your Library.

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    Automobile Resources
    Auto Repair Reference Center

    Covers more than 35,000 vehicles and contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information starting as far back as 1945 for certain makes.  New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

    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

    Enables you to print remotely, sending them to the Library where you can pay for and pick up your documents.

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    Financial 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.

    Public Records

    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.

    World Book Online

    Users can search accurate, authoritative, easy to read articles from The World Book Encyclopedia online.

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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.

    Zinio

    Get access to several popular magazines in the Library or on the go! Magazines can be read on your computer, tablet, eReader or smart phone. 

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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.

    Freegal

    Freegal is a downloadable music service from your Library. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with.

    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.

    TumbleBooks

    Animated talking picture books, read-alongs, eBooks, and puzzles & games.

     
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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.