Resources

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    Academic & Homework Resources

    Academic Search Premier
    Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy.  Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).  

    Education Research Complete
    Full-text articles to support research in curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.

    History Reference Center
    Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.

    MasterFILE Premier
    A good place to start for research and homework.  Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.

    Middle Search Plus
    Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.  Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.  Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).

    Points of View Reference Center
    Resources for students to understand issues, develop critical thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments.  Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts on citizens’ rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.

    Primary Search
    Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children’s magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.

    Science Reference Center
    Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy.  Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality science images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.

    Tutor.com
    Live homework help from tutors, along with additional resources for students. 

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    Automobile Resources

    Auto Repair Source
    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source 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

    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.

    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

    Business Source Premier
    Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management.  Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

    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

    Literary Reference Center
    Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism.  Research guides, lesson plans, and citation tools support student learning.

    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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    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.

    Media On Demand
    Browse this collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, magazines, and streaming video for all ages.

    Newspaper Source Plus
    Full-text newspaper articles and television and radio transcripts.  Includes the Associated Press (AP), CNN Wire, PR Wire, UPI (United Press International), Xinhua, The Chicago Citizen, and more.

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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. 

    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. 

    Consumer Health Complete
    Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition.  Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

    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.

    Kanopy
    Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service that provides access to more than 30,000 of the world’s best film titles.  This includes award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, titles from The Criterion Collection, world cinema, and much more.  In addition, Kanopy Kids is also available, providing educational, enriching, and entertaining videos for children of all ages.  Video can be played on most major streaming devices.

    Legal Information Reference Center
    Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes.  Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

    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.

    Small Business Reference Center
    Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.  Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

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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.