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Name Description Use At Home?

ABI/INFORM Research

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

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ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists (The Official)

Find certification status and professional information about board certified physicians in more than 150 specialties and subspecialties. Search by geographic area as well as specialty.

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Access Science

Full access McGraw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science, plus research updates in all areas of science and technology.

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Amazing Animals

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Animals of the world for elementary students and higher.

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America the Beautiful

Features comprehensive information about each of the 50 states.
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America's News Magazines

Full-text articles from 24 U.S. news magazines.

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American Book Prices Current

ABPC is an essential tool for buying, selling and evaluating books, serials, autographs, manuscripts, broadsides, maps and documents, based on actual auction prices in the U.S. and abroad.

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American History from ABC-CLIO

From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, investigate the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.

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American Indian History Online

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Access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.

Yes

American National Biography Online

Info on over 17,000 American men and women--from all eras and walks of life--whose lives have shaped the nation. Only deceased persons are profiled.

Yes

America’s Obituaries and Death Notices

Collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from the United States.

Yes

Ancestry Library Edition

With over 1.2 billion records, AncestryPlus is one of the most comprehensive online databases of genealogical and local history research available. (Guided Tour)

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Animals

Search Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Endangered Species, Animals Sciences and more.

Yes

Annals of American History Online

American history through primary documents, including speeches, writings, memoirs, poems and interviews.

Yes

Artemis Literary Sources

One-stop shopping for literary assignments and information. Contains criticism, primary sources, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

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ArticleFirst

Articles from scholarly journals covering a wide variety of topics including business, humanities, science, and technology.

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Atomic Training

Online how-to training tutorials on software applications from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google, and more. See, hear and learn!

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AtoZdatabases

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.

Yes

Biblioteca TumbleBook

Ciber-libros para ciber-niños.

Yes

Biography in Context

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More than 300,000 biographies from respected sources, for individuals from around the world, throughout history to the present. (Guided Tour)

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BNA Human Resources Library

Provides practical, comprehensive, and timely coverage of workplace issues and laws, and policies for employers, attorneys, and employees. No

Booklist Online

Book reviews and features from the American Library Association.

No

Books in Print

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

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Business Insights Global

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Featuring robust data sets, visualization tools to help you develop data-driven insights, and case studies to broaden your perspective on real-life situations. (Guided Tour)

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Chelsea House Biographies Online

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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.

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Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

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

Yes

Chicago Sun Times

Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to Current.

Yes

Chicago Tribune

Coverage of the full-text paper from 1985 to Current

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Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm (2008 - )

Microfilm reproduction of the Chicago Tribune, all editions. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.

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Chicago Tribune, Historical Edition

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

Yes

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database(CLCD)

An online database with over 400,000 reviews and links to parent and teacher resources, and more. NOTE: Click on the “Subscriber Login” button at the top-left to begin search.

Yes

ChiltonLibrary.com

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

Yes

ClasePeriodica

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

Yes

Congressional Digest

Turn to this source for an even-handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions, Pro & Con.

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Consumer Reports

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

Yes

CQ Almanac

Congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource with original analysis and data on major legislation for each Congressional session back to 1945.

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CQ Researcher

Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, including overviews, statistics and pro/con reporting.

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CQ Weekly

Up to the minute coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.

Yes

Credo Literati

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

Yes

CultureGrams

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Features cultures of 182 countries, including maps, statistics, photographs, national anthems, recipes and currency converters. Includes information about each U.S. state as well.

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Current Biography Illustrated

Offers the content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography, in searchable, electronic format. More than 25,000 biographies and nearly 20,000 images.

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Daily Herald

Full-text coverage from 1995 to Current.

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Daily Life Online

Discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives.

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Demographics Now for Libraries, Illinois Edition

Find geographic-based demographic information perfect for business and marketing plans.

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Dulley.com

Home repair, earth-friendly living and utility saving information from the nationally syndicated columnist and do-it-yourself author, James Dulley.

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Electronic Collections Online

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

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Elibrary Plus

Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.

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Enciclopedia Moderna

(Encyclopaedia Britannica Online) The most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language, with articles, photos and images, maps and tables. La enciclopedia más comprensiva de la lengua española, con los artículos, fotos e imágenes, mapas y tablas.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica For Kids

All the resources found in Encyclopaedia Britannica, plus special online learning materials for students, in grades K-8.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

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

Yes

ERIC

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

Yes

Escolar

(Encyclopedia Britannica for children.)
Enciclopedia de Britannica por los ninos.

Yes

FactCite - American and World Biography

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

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FactCite - American History

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

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FactCite - Biography for Beginners

Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.

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FactCite - Greek and Roman Mythology

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

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

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.

Yes

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Information on more than 3,300 jobs in 94 industries. Includes sample resumes and cover letters, and tips on interviewing. Also includes 48,000 scholarships and internships.

Yes

Fiction Core Collection

This selective list features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction - old and new- are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns, and romance.

Yes

FirstSearch (OCLC)

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

Yes

Foundation Center Directory

National database of 77,000 grantmakers and over 400,000 grants. One of the most comprehensive resources for non-profits organizations who are seeking funding.

No

FreedomFlix

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.

Yes

Gale Directory Library

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.

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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. (Guided Tour)

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Biography

UXL Newsmakers
Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields.

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Geography & World Cultures

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Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Canadian Provinces
Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
Provides foods and recipes from 70 countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Mexican States
Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations
Presents profiles of 193 countries of the world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography
Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities
Students will find everything they need on 50 cities from all over the world.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
Written for students in middle and high school. Offers information on familiar holidays as well as Children's/Youth Day, Festivals of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, Kwanza, Yom Kippur and many others.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - History

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  • American Revolution Reference Library
    Supplies in-depth information about the American Revolution that students need for class assignments and reports.
  • American Civil War Reference Library
    Offers comprehensive and wide ranging research. Especially for students in grades 6-12.
  • UXL American Decades
    This resource documents contemporary American social history.
  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America
    Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century.
  • Cold War Reference Library
    Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989.
  • Colonial America Reference Library
    Comprehensive information on the Colonial American period
  • Constitutional Amendments : From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning
    Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments.
  • Crusades Reference Library
    Covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).
  • French and Indian War
    Contains historical overviews, biographical entries and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Designed for students.
  • Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
    Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler.
  • Industrial Revolution Reference Library
    Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.
  • Korean War Reference Library
    Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period.
  • Middle Ages Reference Library
    Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times.
  • Middle East Conflict Reference Library
    Provides an overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.
  • U·X·L Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
    Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada.
  • Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
    Covers everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare.
  • Roaring Twenties Reference Library
    Chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.
  • Spanish American War
    Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  • Terrorism Reference Library
    This volume explores the roots and evolution of terrorism, covering the nature of contemporary terrorism and terrorist organizations.
  • U.S. Immigration and Migration
    Chronicles waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930 -- up to the present day.
  • Vietnam War Reference Library
    Research the Vietnam War from every angle.
  • War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library
    Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.
  • Westward Expansion Reference Library
    Features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.
  • World War I Reference Library
    Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more.
  • World War II reference library
    Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Science & Animals

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  • Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
    This resource book covers the animal kingdom.
  • U·X·L Encyclopedia of Biomes
    Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.
  • Endangered Species
    Covers the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more.
  • Experiment Central: Understanding Scientific Principles through Projects
    Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics.
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
    Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms. Written for middle school students.
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Genealogy Bank

Thousands of historical newspapers, documents and books covering the entire United States. Includes a searchable Social Security Death Index. New content is added monthly.

Yes

General OneFile

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

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Glassdoor

Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers. Visit through the library’s link to skip creating your own personal account.

Yes

GPO - Government Printing Office

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments.

Yes

Health and Wellness Resource Center

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Articles on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse and fitness. (Guided Tour)

Yes

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned skill-building, homework and test preparation help especially for elementary and middle school students. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language  assistance are included.  Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to writing lab, SkillSurfer and more.

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HeritageQuest Online

Includes genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. An ongoing project, this database continues to grow and includes materials from all 50 states, Canada and the British Isles.

Yes

Historic Map Works

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.

Yes

Historical Newspapers Extra Edition

Search the Historical Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal through this easy-to-use page that includes timelines and popular topic searches.

Yes

Historical Statistics of the US

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

Yes

History Study Center

Primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day, perfect for student reports.

Yes

Hobbies & Crafts

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

Yes

Illinois Digital Archive

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

Yes

Illinois Legal Forms

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

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Illinois Newspapers

Search local and state news sources including: Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current), Courier-News (1/1/97-Current), Daily Herald (1/1/95-Current), the Kane County Chronicle (7/9/04-Current), and the St. Charles Republican (01/18/09-Current).

Yes

Illinois Public Records

Internet source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations.

Yes

Job & Career Accelerator

Easy-to-use resource for job seekers, including a resume and cover letter builders, information about careers, and online job hunting. (Tutorial)

Yes

Kane County Chronicle

Full-text coverage beginning in December 2005 to Current.

Yes

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

A comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students.

Yes

Lands and People

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A unique cultural database of all the countries on the globe. World Atlas included.
• Includes helpful educator’s tools.

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Learning Express Library

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.

Yes

LexisNexis® Library Express

News, consumer, business and legal information.

No

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

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

Yes

Literature Online

Provides summaries and criticism of books, as well as literary periods, genres, and movements. Includes author biographies.

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Live Homework Help from Tutor.com

Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, 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, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10:00 a.m. hasta la medianoche.

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Live Resume Help

Free online help from resume experts. Help with homework, GED and citizenship exams also available.

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Local Newspaper Index

The Newspaper Index is a selective index of articles published in the Kane County Chronicle and the St. Charles Republican newspapers from 1986 to the present. The full text of these articles is available at the Library in print, online or microfilm.

Yes

Magazines & Newspapers Online, A-Z

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

Yes

Mango Languages

Easy and fun online language-learning system teaches conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Great for travelers, beginners and ESL students. Listen, repeat, and learn using material designed from native conversations. Watch video.

Yes

Marquis Who’s Who

Over one million profiles of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.

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Marshall Cavendish Digital

  • Drugs and Society
    A comprehensive resource that examines a wide range of issues concerning addiction, treatment, and the societal impact of drug abuse.
  • Family Health, 3rd Ed
    Quick access to key information on all aspects of family health care.
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Marshall Cavendish Digital - Geography & World Cultures

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  • Peoples of Europe
    Information includes ancestors, food, family life, festivals, dance, music, dance and sports.
  • Peoples of Africa
    Information includes ancestors, food, family life, festivals, dance, music, dance and sports.
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Marshall Cavendish Digital - Health

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  • Diseases & Disorders
    Comprehensive information on more than 250 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders, plus 50 overview articles on general health care issues.
  • Drugs and Society
    A comprehensive resource that examines a wide range of issues concerning addiction, treatment, and the societal impact of drug abuse.
  • Family Health, 3rd Ed
    Quick access to key information on all aspects of family health care.
  • Food & Nutrition
    A comprehensive resource about all aspects of food and nutrition.

Yes

Marshall Cavendish Digital - Science & Animals

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  • Animal and Plant Anatomy
    An extensively illustrated presentation of the anatomy and physiology of a comprehensive range of life-forms.
  • Aquatic World
    Detailed information about on the anatomy and classification of aquatic species as well as detailed information about aquatic habitats.
  • Dinosaurs
    This illustrated resource explores more than 200 dinosaurs.
  • Elements
    Detailed resource that discusses the origin, discovery, special characteristics, and importance of the 117 known elements, from aluminum to zirconium.
  • Exploring Earth and Space Science
    An introduction to earth and space science, including information on the fields of astronomy, physics, geography, geology, and more.
  • Exploring Mammals
    Introduces the behaviors and life cycles of more than 90 mammals.
  • Growing Up With Science
    This resource includes all branches of middle school science curriculums.
  • Habitats of the World
    Richly illustrated account of the world's land, freshwater, marine, and human habitats.
  • How It Works
    Comprehensive coverage of science and technology that strives to explain to the reader how things really do work. Scroll down through the titles on the right side of the Marshall Cavendish page to access this resource.
  • International Wildlife
    This reference source focuses on the physical features and lifestyles of species from every branch of the animal family. Scroll down through the titles on the right side of the Marshall Cavendish page to access this resource.
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
    This resource covers a range of representative reptile and amphibian species in depth.
  • Wildlife and Plants of the World
    This resource incorporates coverage of common, everyday plant and animal species with lesser-known exotic species from around the world.

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MEDLINE

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

A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (MedlinePlus en Español)

Yes

Mergent Archives

Vast, indexed collection of bask 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

Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®'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.

No

Mergent Online

Suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research through numerous Mergent and Dun & Bradstreet publications.

Yes

Mitchell ProDemand

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

No

Modern World History Online

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Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from the mid-15th century to the present.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center (in library use)

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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Morningstar Investment Research Center (REMOTE)

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

Yes

Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century

Biographical profiles of important figures in all genres of music.

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MUZZY Online

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Especially designed for children, Muzzy is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language. Includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.

Yes

National Geographic Kids

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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National Geographic Virtual Library

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

Streaming music that includes over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.

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Naxos Sheet Music Library

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

Yes

New Book of Knowledge

Includes The American Heritage Children's Dictionary and The American Heritage Children's Thesaurus.
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New Book of Popular Science

Includes The American Heritage Children's Dictionary and The American Heritage Children's Thesaurus.

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New Book of Popular Science

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Covers science, technology, and medical topics.

Yes

New York Times

Full-text articles from the New York Times are available from 2000 through current. Also included are the New York Times Book Review and The New York Times Magazine.

Yes

New York Times Digital Microfilm (2008-)

Microfilm reproduction of the New York Times. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.

Yes

New York Times Historical Edition

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

Yes

Newsbank

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Local, regional and national newspapers, plus America’s Obituaries and Death Notices and Genealogy Bank.

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Newsstand

Major and regional newspapers from the U.S. and selected international content.

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Non-Fiction Core Collection

This collection recommends nonfiction and reference books for the general adult audience. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, and catalogers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction titles for adults.

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NoveList K-8

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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

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

Yes

OAIster

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

Yes

Optimal Resume

Create resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and career documents. Practice interviewing skills and even create a video resume. (Tutorial)

Yes

Oxford Art Online

The access point for renowned Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources, covering all aspect of visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes biographies of artists and select images of art.

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Oxford Dictionaries Online

The access point for renowned Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources, covering all aspect of visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes biographies of artists and select images of art.

Yes

Oxford English Dictionary

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.

Yes

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Fully searchable comprehensive bilingual dictionaries and unique study materials that provide help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.

Yes

Oxford Music Online

The access point for renowned Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources, covering musical genres from opera to jazz to popular music, and topics ranging from composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works, Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource available, a virtual music library of unparalleled scope and depth. (Guided tour)

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Oxford Reference Online

Search Oxford's award winning encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles on an easy-to-use site.

Yes

PapersFirst

Covers many published congresses, symposiums, conferences, expositions, workshops and meetings around the world.

Yes

PebbleGo

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PebbleGo Biographies, PebbleGo Earth and Space and PebbleGo Social Studies are resources designed especially for students in grades K-3. They include photographs, videos and educational games.

Yes

Plunkett Research Online

For professionals in sales and marketing or anyone researching specific industries. Job seekers and professionals in human resources and recruiting will appreciate the Job Seekers Center.

Yes

Points of View Reference Center

Two hundred topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Yes

Pop Culture Universe

An irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Great for decades or history projects.

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Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

A valuable research and pricing tool with more than 20 million realized prices, more than 10 million images, and 125 searchable categories.

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Proceedings

Index of worldwide conference, workshop and symposium proceedings, including a list of the papers presented at each event.

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Pronunciator

You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator, 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. You can learn on your desktop computer or install the app on your mobile device. Take a tour.

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Redbooks

This unique source shows advertisers-to-agencies “linkage”, has an in-depth agency database with contacts, and up-to-date agency and advertiser content, as well as a list of available advertising jobs.

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Reference USA

Over 10.5 million businesses and over 100 million U.S. resident names, phone numbers and addresses. Business information includes estimated company size, sales, employees, and contact information. (Guided Tour)

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Salem Health Online

Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments.

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Salem History

Includes Milestone Documents, the Great Lives biography series, Great Events from History, The Decades, and more.

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Salem Literature

Includes the full text of Critical Surveys and Masterplots.

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Salem Science

Includes Encyclopedia of Global Resources, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Forensic Science, and The Solar System.

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Sanborn Maps, Illinois

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town from 1867-1970. The maps list street blocks and building numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.

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Scholastic BookFLIX

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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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Science in Context

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects.

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Science Online

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Diagrams, definitions, biographies, experiments and essays in specific subject areas.

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ScienceFlix

A 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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Senior High Core Collection

This collection is a selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 lists review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

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Shakespeare Survey

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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Small Business Resource Center

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

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Social Explorer

Provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information, as well as tools to create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

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SRDS

Standard Rate and Data Service provides detailed ad rates and contact information for business and consumer magazines, cable, radio, newspapers, and direct marketing services. Includes Local Market Audience Analyst.

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Standard & Poor's

Comprehensive and up-to-date information via nine investment products, including Stock and Bond Guides, Outlook, Corporation Records, Industry Surveys, and Stock Reports.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

Journal Information for K-12 Teachers & Librarians
Indexes over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

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Thomas Register of Manufacturers

Lists hundreds of thousands of businesses in North America

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Today’s Science

Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

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TrueFLIX

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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 disaters, space, human body and ecosystems.

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TumbleBook Library

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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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TumbleBookCloud

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An online collection of read-alongs, e-books and audio books with reading levels from grades 6-12. Includes YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.

• Includes helpful educator’s tools.

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TumbleBookCloud Junior

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An online collection of read-alongs, e-books and audio books with reading levels from grades 3-8. Includes early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and National Geographic videos.

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Ulrichsweb

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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Universal Class

Over 500 Continuing Education classes covering a huge variety of subjects, including computer training, health sciences, business, and writing. Connect to real instructors and other students. Learn at your own pace 24/7 from any Internet connection, all for free.

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Value Line

Information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market and the economy. Other services include Special Situations, Convertibles and Mutual Fund Survey.

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Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)

The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.

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Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged

Comprehensive dictionary that includes definitions, pronunciations and histories of the words.

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Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition

A 100% full-text database. Retrieve complete articles from thousands of publications in science, the humanities, art, business, and law.

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World Book Encyclopaedia

Features include timelines, maps, and interactive indexes. Incluye Encicopedia Estudiantil Halazgos.
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World Book Online

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: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book's Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia: features include articles, maps and interactive databases.
Características incluyen articulos, secuencia (fechas) de eventos, mapas y bases de datos interactivas (recursos electrónicos).

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World Data Analyst Online

Detailed statistical comparisons of countries across the world, using both the most recent and historical figures.

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World Geography and Culture

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Reproducible, full-color maps, flags, statistics, images, and  information about a location's geography, government, history, society,  and culture.

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World History: Modern Era

World History: Modern Era (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.

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World Vital Records

A massive library with COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; unique, exclusive local and international collections, and millions of family trees.

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WorldCat

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

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WorldCat Dissertations & Thesis

Scholarly dissertations, theses and published material based on theses, including all subjects, and updated daily.  After you locate the material you would like, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

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