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 ASP   Academic Search Premier was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it encompasses the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. Users accessing this resource will be provided with comprehensive content right at their fingertips, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.
AncestryLogo.png    ANCESTRY LIBRARY  (In Library Use Only) Perform genealogy research with census records, ships' passenger logs and more.
 Atomic training   Atomic Training A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

AtoZdatabases -- Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents.  Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Update Frequency: BiweeklyFormat: WebOutput: Email, Print or Download.   

    AtoZMapsOnline -- AtoZMapsOnline.com is the worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. 
 ARRC   Auto Repair Reference Center -- This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
 BSp   Business Source Premier -- is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
 CHC   Consumer Health Complete -- is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
 crorg150.gif   ConsumerReports.org -- enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
    CREDO Literati -- Search over 600 online reference resources to find the answers to your questions.  This database provides broad coverage of the social sciences and humanities.
    DAILY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY ONLINE   Discover what life was like for everyday people in different cultures.
  Explora   A powerful search and discovery engine. Ideal for research assignments or general curiosity.
    FIRSTSEARCH  Find a Book or Journal Article by Searching WorldCat; WilsonSelect; ArticlesFirst; WorldAlmanac and GPO
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  Freegal Music Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.

GVRL.gif     GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY A Collection of more than 300 online reference books covering a wide range of subjects such as art, business, health, history, science, religion, and more.
heritage-quest-online.jpg    HERITAGE QUEST ONLINE U.S. Census Records from 1790 - 1930 and from over 25,000 family and local histories.
 HRC   History Reference Center -- features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, magazines, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
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LearningExpress Library -- Build Academic & Workplace Skills with Easy-to-Use Online Resources. Improve your basic skills with Math, reading, and writing tutorials. Learn about in-demand careers. Prepare for occupational exams as well as the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, HiSET®, and TASC tests. Tutorials, practice tests, eBooks and more.

 LRC   Literary Reference Center -- is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC is a full text database that combines content from major respected reference works, monographs, classic books and anthologies, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO.
 MasterFILE-Premier-button(150x75).gif   MasterFILE Premier -- provides full text for thousands of general reference magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
 middlesearchplus150.gif   Middle Search Plus -- contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.  This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
 novelistk8plus200.gif    NoveList K-8 Plus -- Use this database to find good reads for elementary-aged children.
 novelistplus200.gif    NoveList Plus -- Helps you find books that you are interested in reading.  Search by subject, title, or genre and find a variety of books as well as suggested readalikes for your favorite authors.
 PoV   Points of View Reference Center -- Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
    Primary Search -- Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school children.
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  Procitizen --  ProCitizen is a comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.
 Pronunciator-342x147.jpg   Pronunciator -- This versatile language learning product allows you to learn how to speak 75 different languages.  It includes instruction from native speakers to guide you through learning the language of your choice in your primary language!  There is also an English as a Second Language (ESL) component built in to the program.  When you create an account, this database will keep track of your progress and let you pick up learning the language of your choice right where you left off.  Try it today!
Public_Record.gif    PUBLIC RECORDS - Illinois Public Records provided by Record Information Services,  Scroll through Chicagoland’s public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment - your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more. Record Information Services is a 18 year old data compiler of public records serving the Chicagoland area.
 SRC    Science Reference Center -- contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and other sources.  Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Zinio Digital Magazine Collection -- Search our NEW Collection of popular magazines in digital format designed for use on computers or mobile devices.  Don't miss an issue. Click here to start exploring your favorite magazines online.

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