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The New York Times

The New York Times All Access (remote access)

New & Improved! Start the year off better informed with access to the New York Times All Access, which includes Cooking, Games, Wirecutter and The Athletic!

 

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Newspaper

Description: Follow the link to redeem a code for 24 hours of free access to the New York Times on any of your devices. You’ll then be guided to register for a free NY Times account (if you don’t already have one). When your code runs out, just return to this link to redeem another code.

Includes access to:

  • News
  • Games
  • Wirecutter
  • The Athletic

How it works

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

For all of your holiday gift-giving, making sure you’re getting the best value for your money by checking product reviews in Consumer Reports!

 

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online subscription to the popular consumer magazine, plus exclusive online content, including Best Car Deals.

 

See How it Works! 

BROWSE CONSUMER REPORTS

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ProQuest ABI/INFORM

ABI/INFORM Global

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Business magazines and journals covering a variety of subject areas including financial, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and more.

 

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Academic Search Premier

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Multidisciplinary research database, providing acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

 

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Browse Academic Search Premier

Acceda Noticias

¿Usar en casa?

Descripción: Periodicos en Espanol.

Explorar Acceda Noticias
Access Science

Access Science

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full access McGraw Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science, plus Schaum’s Outlines and research updates in all areas of science and technology.

Browse Access Science

America’s News Magazines

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full-text articles from 47 U.S. news magazines.

Browse America’s News Magazines
American National Biography

American National Biography Online

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Info on over 18,700 American men and women–from all eras and walks of life–whose lives have shaped the nation. Only deceased persons are profiled.

Browse American National Biography Online
American Physical Society

American Physical Society

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The American Physical Society (APS) is the world’s second largest organization of physicists and publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review.

Browse American Physical Society
Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Use at Home? No

Description: With over 1.2 billion records, AncestryPlus is one of the most comprehensive online databases of genealogical and local history research available. (Blank charts & forms)

 

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Browse Ancestry Library Edition
Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Article First

Use at Home? Yes

Description: OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals.

Browse Article First
AtoZ Food America

AtoZ Food America

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Covers food culture for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines. Contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages), and articles such as Classic Dishes, State Foods, Top Agricultural Products, Special Occasion Foods, Ethnic and Geographic Influences, Special Ingredients, and Food Trivia.

 

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AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food

Use at Home? Yes

Description: AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.

 

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AtoZ databases

AtoZdatabases

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives.

 

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Browse AtoZ Databases

Aurora Beacon-News Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full text of the paper from 1997, plus online article text and full color images of the paper from 2018.

Browse the Aurora Beacon-News
Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides 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.

 

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TumbleBook Library

Biblioteca TumbleBook

¿Usar en casa?

Descripción: Ciber-libros para ciber-niños.

Explorar Biblioteca TumbleBook
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Open Access collection of primary documents from 1790 to the modern day detailing the black struggle for freedom in the United States.

Browse Black Freedom Struggle
Booklist

Booklist

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Book review journal of the American Library Association, connecting library and education workers to the books and resources needed to support and enrich their communities.

Browse Booklist
BookPage: America's Book Review

BookPage

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres, BookPage is editorially independent; only books we highly recommend are featured. Any publisher-sponsored content is clearly labeled as such.

Browse BookPage
Books in Print

Books in Print

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search the availability of current books, audio and video in a database of millions of titles. Also contains full text reviews from standard magazines.

Browse Books in Print
Boundless by Baker & Taylor

Boundless by Baker & Taylor (formerly, Axis360)

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, Ebooks, Graphic Novels

Description: check out audiobooks or ebooks for 14 days to use on your smartphone, tablet or computer (not compatible with Kindles)

 

Having trouble finding us when setting up Boundless? Make sure you’re typing the period in St. Charles.

 

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Browse Boundless
Britannica Library

Britannica Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Complete encyclopedia with related Internet links, best websites rated by EB editors, Britannica’s Lives and the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

 

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Britannica for Children

Britannica Library for Children

Use at Home? Yes

Description: All the resources found in Encyclopedia Britannica, plus special online learning materials for students, in grades K-8.

 

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Busines Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. Includes Marketline SWOT Company Profiles and The Harvard Business Review.

 

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Career Online High School

Career Online High School (COHS)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Career Online High School (COHS) is a program to earn a high school diploma provided by the St. Charles Public Library for adults who are at least 21 years old and reside within the St. Charles Library District.

See our Career Online High School page for more information, or click the link below to see if you’re ready to start the program.

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CFRA

CFRA

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Independent research firm offering high-quality research solutions including industry surveys, stock reports, fund reports, S&P research and The Outlook Newsletter.

Browse CFRA
Chelsea House

Chelsea House Biographies

Use at Home? Yes

Description: In-depth looks at people who have shaped our world.  World leaders, sports stars, popular icons, writers, legends of the old west, and many more.

Browse Chelsea House Biographies
Chicago Community Collection

Chicago Community Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find information on topics related to business, education, government, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content including: the Beacon News (1997-current, full color 2018-current), Chicago Sun-Times (1986-current, full color 2018-current), Courier-News (1997-current), Daily Herald (1995-current, full color 2021-Current), the Kane County Chronicle (2004-current, full color July 2022-current), and the St. Charles Republican (2009-2014).

 

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Browse Chicago Area News
Consumers' Checkbook

Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find ratings on Chicagoland services and retailers, including dentists, car repair, personal services, banks, and more.

Browse Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Sun-Times Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to current, and full-color images from 2018 to current.

Browse the Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

Chicago Tribune

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coverage of the full-text paper from 1985 to Current.

 

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Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Microfilm reproduction of the Chicago Tribune, all editions from 2008 to 3 months ago. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.

Browse Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm
Chicago Tribune Historical Edition

Chicago Tribune Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue in 1849 to 1994. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

 

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Browse Chicago Tribune Historical Edition
Gale Chilton Library

Chilton Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This automotive repair database includes vacuum and wiring diagrams, service instructions, troubleshooting and diagnostics, and more.

 

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Browse Chilton Library
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Christian Science Monitor Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coverage from 1908 to 2004.

Browse the Christian Science Monitor Historical Edition
Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Clase Periodica

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Indexes documents published in Latin American journals covering social sciences and humanities as well as science and technology.

Browse Clase Periodica
Britannica Library

Compare Countries

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Detailed side-by-side statistical comparisons of countries across the world.

Browse Compare Countries
Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Browse Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online subscription to the popular consumer magazine, plus exclusive online content, including Best Car Deals.

 

See How it Works! 

Browse Consumer Reports
Core Collections

Core Collections

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains six key H. W. Wilson collection development titles – Children’s Core CollectionFiction Core CollectionGraphic Novels Core CollectionMiddle and Junior High Core CollectionPublic Library Core Collection Non-fiction, and Senior High Core Collection in an easily searchable interface.

Browse Core Collections
Creativebug

Creativebug

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

 

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Credo Reference

Credo

Use at Home? Yes

Description: An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library’s resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research.

 

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CultureGrams

CultureGrams

Use at Home? Yes

Description: More than 200 country-specific reports of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies and U.S. territories like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Also includes information about each U.S. state and Canadian province as well.

 

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Daily Herald

Daily Herald Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full-text coverage from 1995 to Current. Full-color images from 2021 to Current.

Browse Daily Herald
Driving-Tests.org

Driving-Tests.org

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Free driver education program containing 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 10 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Browse Driving-Tests.org

Educate Station

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Easy-to-use, comprehensive learning plans with a robust range of extension activities across a wide range of subject areas and grades.

Browse Educate Station
Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Electronic Books

Use at Home? Yes

Description: OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

Browse Electronic Books
Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Electronic Collections Online

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.

Browse Electronic Collections Online
Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

ERIC

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains annotated references to education related articles from 1966 to the present.

Browse ERIC
Britannica Escolar

Escolar

¿Usar en casa?

Descripción: Enciclopedia de Britannica para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.

Explorar Escolar
FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – American and World Biography

Use at Home? Yes

Description: 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.

Browse FactCite – American and World Biography
FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – American History

Use at Home? Yes

Description: More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American history.

Browse FactCite – American History
FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – Biography for Beginners

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.

Browse FactCite – Biography for Beginners
FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – Defining Moments in U.S. History

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This resource for middle school students and above explores the historical context and consequences of 30 defining moments in United States history, such as the Battle of Gettysburg, the Great War and the Jazz Age and the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Each event is treated in detail and supplemented with primary source documents, timelines, biographies, reading lists, glossaries, and photographs.

Browse FactCite – Defining Moments in U.S. History
FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – Greek and Roman Mythology

Use at Home? Yes

Description: 500 articles on Greek and Roman mythological figures with more than 300 illustrations.

Browse FactCite – Greek and Roman Mythology
FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

Fact Cite – The Lincoln Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: American History – More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American history.

 

Biography for Beginners – Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.

 

Greek & Roman Mythology – 500 articles on Greek and Roman mythological figures with more than 300 illustrations.

 

U.S. & World Biography – 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.

Browse FactCite – The Lincoln Library Online
FamilySearch

Family Search Affiliate Library

Use at Home? No

Description: Gain access to over 350 million restricted images when you log into your free FamilySearch account inside the library.

 

From home you can still log in to access FamilySearch’s free resources.

 

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Weiss Raitings

Financial Literacy Basics

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Easy-to-understand guides on how to manage your finances, including budgeting, student loans, how to start a checking account, and how to start a 401(k)

 

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Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

First Search (OCLC)

Use at Home? No

Description: Scholarly and general content covering a wide variety of topics including health, education, technology, business, and the social sciences.

Browse FirstSearch
Flipster

Flipster

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Magazines

Description: Check out magazines to read on your computer or mobile device. Includes popular titles such as TimeConsumer Reports and People.

 

Several popular magazine titles previously available in Flipster are now available through Overdrive.

 

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Fold3

Fold3

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

 

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Foundation Directory Online by Candid

Foundation Directory from Candid

Use at Home? No

Description: Helping nonprofits find funding faster: over 242,000+ grantmakers to build prospect lists fast, LinkedIn integration, and opportunities to collaborate with other nonprofits

 

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FreedomFlix

FreedomFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This American History resource includes e-books from Scholastic’s Cornerstones of Freedom series. Each is paired with nonfiction videos and links to related websites. Topics include: Revolutionary Era, Our Democracy, Westward Expansion, Immigration, Slavery and the Civil War, Economy, the 20th Century, Today’s World and War.

Browse FreedomFlix
Freegal

Freegal

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Music

Description: Free unlimited streaming of music from the entire Sony Music catalog plus thousands of independent artists; also download up to 5 DRM-free tracks per week

 

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Gale Business DemographicsNow

Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Geographic-based demographic information perfect for business and marketing plans, including Consumer Expenditure, Simmons and Mosaic reports.

 

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Gale Business Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Industry research, business plans, financial planning, marketing and franchising information for business owners. Great source for business planning.

 

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The Library’s subscription to this resource ends April 24, 2024.

Browse Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Gale Business: Insights

Gale Business: Insights

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Featuring robust data sets, industry essays, Plunkett reports, company histories, case studies, market share reports, and SWOT reports.

Browse Gale Business: Insights
Gale Courses

Gale Courses

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Learn a new hobby, improve your job skills, or your life skills. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks, and new sessions begin every month.

 

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Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Directories include: Ward’s Business Directory, the Encyclopedia of Associations, the Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, the Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, and the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

Browse Gale Directory Library
Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations.

 

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Gale General OneFile

Gale General OneFile

Use at Home? Yes

Description: General interest articles on current events, science, entertainment, the arts, etc.

 

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Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Articles on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse and fitness.

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Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Illinois Legal Forms includes thousands of business, personal, litigation and federal forms.

 

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Gale Literature Resource Center

Gale Literature Resource Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description:  search across more than 165,000 entries, including biographies, overviews, and full-text literary criticism—past and present.

BROWSE Gale Literature Resource Center
BrainFuse HelpNow

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned, skill-building, homework and test preparation help for everyone, from kindergarteners to adults. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language assistance are included, as well as Microsoft Office help and Career Resources. Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to Writing Lab, SkillSurfer and more.

 

Show me how it works!

¡Mira cómo funciona!

Browse HelpNow from Brainfuse
ProQuest HeritageQuest Powered by Ancestry Distributed by ProQuest

HeritageQuest

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Includes genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials, including PERSI. An ongoing project, this database continues to grow and includes materials from all over the world.

 

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Historic Map Works: Residential Genealogy

Historic Map Works

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1.5 million maps of the United States and the world.

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Historical Statistics of the United States Millenial Edition Online

Historical Statistics of the United States

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online edition of five-volume print compendium of historical statistics. Contains over 37,000 data series, on wide-ranging topics. Users may create customized tables and spreadsheets.

Browse Historical Statistics of the United States
History Reference Center

History Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

 

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Has patterns, articles, and information on everything from amateur radio to knitting to woodworking.

 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Hoopla

Hoopla Digital

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines, Music, Video

Description: Stream or download up to 5 titles per month in a variety of forms. Videos check out for 3 days, Binge Passes and Music for 7 days, eBooks and Audiobooks for 21 days.

 

The library has a daily allotment of checkouts from Hoopla. If you receive a message that the daily limit has been reached, all available checkouts have been used for the day. The next day’s allotment resets at midnight.

 

If you receive an error message from Hoopla about your account settings, please visit the Hoopla settings menu and re-enter your library card number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please contact the reference department at 630-584-0076 x1.

 

Hoopla Help

 

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Illinois Digital Archive Jesse White Secretary of State

Illinois Digital Archives

Use at Home? Yes

Description: St. Charles, Kane County and Illinois local history documents, maps and photos.

Browse Illinois Digital Archives
WorldCat Discovery

Illinois Libraries Group Catalog

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Use WorldCat Discovery to search the holdings of libraries across the state of Illinois.

Browse Illinois Libraries Group Catalog
Check Illinois Instant Online Background Checks

Illinois Public Records

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations. Check Illinois is their free background check service or choose more specific records databases if you know exactly what you’re looking for.

 

For best results, click the “Log In” button in the upper right-hand corner and then select “Library Patron”.

Browse Illinois Public Records
Inkie.org

Inkie.org through Biblioboard

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: eBooks (plus some Audiobooks, Music, and Video)

Description: Always available collection of primarily eBooks, provided for free to everyone in Illinois thanks to the generosity of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries Systems (RAILS). Also includes local collections from other Illinois libraries and PressBooks tool to convert your manuscript into eBook format.

 

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Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Use at Home? Yes

Description: From the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, keep up to date with news of book bannings and censorship, new policies and reports from the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation, and read peer-reviewed articles on privacy and intellectual freedom.

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Search the Kane County Chronicle Collection

Kane County Chronicle Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full-text coverage from July 2004 to current. Full-color images starting in February 2022 to current.

Browse Kane County Chronicle Collection
Kanopy

Kanopy

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Video

Description: 10 play credits per month to view movies (checkout for 3 days) or series (checkout for 7 days); a mix of award-winning feature films, documentaries, and educational content, including Criterion Collection titles and The Great Courses.

 

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EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express – Career Preparation

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Learn more about various career fields, improve your interview and job search skills, and prepare for many career certification tests such as NCLEX and Praxis.

Browse Learning Express – Career Preparation
EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express – Computer Skills Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Learn computer and internet basics as well as more about many popular software programs from Microsoft and Adobe.

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EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express – Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

¿Usar en casa? Sí

Descripción: Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, sea mejor lector, desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, prepárese para el examen de GED®, sea ciudadano estadounidense.

Explorar Learning Express – Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides interactive practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, civil service, military, real estate, teacher certification, and more. Also includes computer skills training and United States citizenship.

 

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EBSCO

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coverage back to the mid-1960s makes this the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

 

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LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com Content

LinkedIn Learning

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

 

Our library code is “scpld” (all lowercase).

 

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Browse LinkedIn Learning
Literary Reference Center powered by EBSCOHost

Literary Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes, including thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

 

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community history archive

Local Historical Newspapers

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Searchable database of local digital microfilm 1842-1998.

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ProQuest Current Newspapers

Los Angeles Times

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Indexes not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper, including complete bibliographic information, companies, people, products, etc. Coverage from 1985 – current.

 

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage from 1881 to 1994.

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EBSCO

Magazines & Newspapers Publication Finder

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find out what magazines, journals, and newspapers the Library subscribes to online, and then link to the correct database to read articles or issues.

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Mango

Mango Languages

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Mango offers access to over 70 foreign language courses and 20 ESL courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone® and Android™.

 

Show me how it works!

¡Mira cómo funciona!

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

 

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Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

MEDLINE

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Includes a mix of articles written for general interest and those in the medical profession.

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MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information

MedlinePlus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Vast, indexed collection of back issues of corporate and industry related documents going back to the beginning of several key Mergent publications including the Million Dollar Directory, municipal manuals, and key business ratios.

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Mergent Intellect by FTSE Russell

Mergent Intellect

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coupling Mergent’s expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®’s Hoover’s™private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

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Merriam-Webster Britannica Digital Learning Unabridged

Merriam-Webster Unabridged

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary currently available in print or online, built on the solid foundation of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged and containing new and revised entries while staff are actively engaged in creating an entirely new edition of the Unabridged.

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Middle Schools Explora Logo

Middle Schools – Explora

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The Explora experience for middle schools ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

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Mitchell1 ProDemand

Use at Home? No

Description: Includes repair instructions and diagrams, technical service bulletins, maintenance schedules and cost estimation for various cars and trucks from 1974 to present.

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Britannica Moderna

Moderna

¿Usar en casa? Sí

Descripción: La enciclopedia más comprensiva de la lengua española, con los artículos, fotos e imágenes, mapas y tablas.

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Morningstar

Morningstar

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find a stock or mutual fund, research current or prospective holdings, read analysts’ reports, and see ratings, financial reports, valuation ratios, and key ratios.

 

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MyHeritage

MyHeritage Library Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind, including:

  • More than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other region
  • The full USA federal census (1790-1940) with images
  • Census of England and Wales (1841-1901) with images
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
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Gale Presents National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3-month embargo), 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly and downloadable images.

 

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Gale Presents National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains National Geographic magazine 1888-Current, National Geographic Traveler magazine 2010-Current, as well as hundreds of videos, maps, atlases, and other downloadable images.

 

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Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Music

Description: Unlimited streaming of classical, jazz, world, and folk music.

 

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Naxos Sheet Music

Naxos Sheet Music Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find 45,000 classical sheet music titles. Some titles may be transposed online.

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The New York Times

The New York Times All Access (in-library)

Use at Home? No

Formats Available: Newspaper

Description: Nearly unlimited access to the News section of the New York Times website including articles from 1851-present day. Simply sign up for a free NYTimes account (if you don’t already have one) to access whenever you’re in the library.

 

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The New York Times

The New York Times All Access (remote access)

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Newspaper

Description: Follow the link to redeem a code for 24 hours of free access to the New York Times on any of your devices. You’ll then be guided to register for a free NY Times account (if you don’t already have one). When your code runs out, just return to this link to redeem another code.

Includes access to:

  • News
  • Games
  • Cooking
  • Wirecutter
  • The Athletic

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ProQuest Current Newspapers

New York Times from ProQuest

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Newspaper

Description: searchable full text (no images) of articles in the New York Times from 1980 to the current day

 

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times

New York Times Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue in 1851. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

 

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NewsBank Access World News

Newsbank

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Beacon News, Chicago Sun-Times, Kane County Chronicle and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

 

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NewspaperArchive

NewspaperArchive

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Locate obituaries, and other news stories in full page views of historical newspapers from across the world dating from 1607.

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ProQuest Current Newspapers

Newsstream

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search the most recent national news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format.

 

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Niche Academy

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find short, easy-to-follow tutorials to many of our online resources as well as equipment located in STC Creative.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search for picture books through chapter books by author, title, series name or subject. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Fiction and nonfiction guide for all ages. Find read-alike books and authors, book reviews, book group discussion questions and author websites.

 

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O'Reilly

O’Reilly for Public Libraries

Use at Home? Yes

Description: On-demand access to a vast collection of titles (including O’Reilly books in early release), videos, case studies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 other computer science and technology publishers.

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Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

OAIster

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Millions of digital resources including books, audio files, images, movies and datasets and texts.

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Britannica Original Sources

Original Sources

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Thousands of primary source documents in history, literature, science, law, politics, religion, and more.

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OverDrive Libby

OverDrive/Libby/eMediaLibrary

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines

Description: Check out up to 10 eBooks or Audiobooks for up to 3 weeks. Check out an unlimited number of magazines for 3 weeks. Only Kindle-friendly library eBook vendor.

 

Browse the Libby App from your Laptop/Desktop

 

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OED Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search the authority on the English language. An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past.

 

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Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Papers First

Use at Home? Yes

Description: OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

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PebbleGo

PebbleGo

Use at Home? Yes

Description: PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-2 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

PebbleGo Next provides a natural next step for 3rd-5th grade students with articles all aligned to state and national standards with a familiar, yet age-appropriate, experience and supports.

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Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

 

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Inkie.org

PressBooks through Inkie

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library.

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PressReader

PressReader

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Magazines, Newspapers

Description: Free full text, full color online subscriptions to popular newspapers and magazines from around the world! Access by clicking on the Sign In button, then Libraries & Groups. Search for the St. Charles Public Library. Select OpenAthens and enter your library card number and PIN.

 

Now with USA Today!

 

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Primary Schools Explora logo

Primary Schools – Explora

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The Explora experience for elementary schools ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

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Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Proceedings First

Use at Home? Yes

Description: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.

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ProCitizen

ProCitizen

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Use at Home? Yes

Description: You can learn 163 languages, including the largest ESL curriculum on the planet. Simply use your library card number to create an account and start learning through a variety of vocabulary exercises, quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar review. Also includes lessons for 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 year-olds.

 

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Includes Christian Science Monitor (1908-2009), Los Angeles Times (1881-1997), New York Times (1851-2018), Wall Street Journal (1889-2010), Washington Post (1877-2006)

 

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Salem History

Salem History

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains great historical reference books including: Great Lives From HistoryThe Decades In America, and Milestone Documents. A great place to start your research.

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Salem Literature

Salem Literature

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains the series Critical Survey and Masterplots, great resources for plot summaries, author biographies, and outlines of the major themes discussed in literary works.

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ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Sanborn Maps – Illinois Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore Illinois’s rich and diverse building history.

 

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Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Reinforces core reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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Scholastic go!

Scholastic Go!

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Incorporates Grolier Online databases, including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus, Lands and People, New Book of Knowledge and New Book of Popular Science.

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teachables

Scholastic Teachables

Use at home? Yes

Description: Worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, access printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

 

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ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Highly engaging, interactive, curriculum-driven digital resource with reading levels for students in grades 4 through 9. Includes videos, experiments and information on careers in science.

 

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Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A great resource from Cambridge University Press for students and Shakespeare lovers. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English, and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.

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Skills First Master Your Story

Skills First (formerly Optimal Resume)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Create resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and career documents. Practice interviewing skills and even create a video resume. Log in with your Optimal Resume credentials to transfer your documents over to the updated Skills First platform. Association code is “20053”.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

 

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Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Indexes over 260 titles from the most popular K-12 teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

 

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Thomas

Thomas Register of Manufacturers

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Lists hundreds of thousands of businesses in North America.

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Scholastic True Flix

TrueFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Includes digital Scholastic True Books, links to further information in Grolier Online and websites about each topic. Non-fiction topics include: continents, ancient civilizations, U.S. government westward expansion, natural disasters, space, human body and ecosystems.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles created from existing picture books, Large Print chapter books and classic children’s books. There are also books in Spanish and French.

 

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Tutor.com a Service of The Princeton Review

Tutor.com

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, ACT/SAT test prep, GED, and citizenship assistance for adults. Hours: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.

 

Ayuda gratis, en línea, de tutores para estudiantes, y también para resumen, preparación para la prueba ACT/SAT, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10:00 a.m. hasta la medianoche.

 

iOS App  Android App

 

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UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory

UlrichsWeb

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types from around the world.

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Value Line

Value Line

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Information and advice on over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options and other securities.

 

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ProQuest Current Newspapers

Wall Street Journal

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Access The Wall Street Journal (both print and online editions), as well as WSJ: The Magazine from the Wall Street Journal

 

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time from 1889-2000.

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ProQuest Current Newspapers

Washington Post

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Indexes not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper, including complete bibliographic information, companies, people, products, etc. Coverage from 1987 – current.

 

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers Washington Post

Washington Post Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage from 1877 to 2001.

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Weiss Raitings

Weiss Ratings

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online listing of the trusted Weiss guides to stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Also contains the valuable Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options and Financial Literacy Basics guides about budgeting, paying off student loans, opening bank and investement accounts, and other key finanical skills.

 

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Winmo

Winmo

Use at Home? Yes

Description: All the great advertising resources you loved from Redbooks, with the added strength of Winmo, bringing you even more advertising industry information to improve decision making. Includes email addresses for individuals at companies with national advertising or advertising agencies.

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Britannica Library

World Atlas (from Britannica)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Click on a country or state to bring up basic facts and links to Britannica articles about that country or state.

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World Book Online

World Book Online

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Start here for background research on any topic. Articles are updated with current events information, useful links on the Internet, a monthly calendar of important dates and a Today in History feature.

 

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World Book Online

World Book: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

¿Usar en casa?

Descripción: Características incluyen artículos, secuencia (fechas) de eventos, mapas y bases de datos interactivas (recursos electrónicos).

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WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Locate books, periodicals, computer programs, films, maps, sound recordings, videotapes, dissertations and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide.

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Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Worldcat Dissertations and Theses

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat

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