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ABCmouse

ABCmouse

Free for use in our library only. With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+).…

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Over 4,700 full-text academic journals, more than 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals, more than 4,000 peer-reviewed full-text journals. Subjects are academic and include Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion and…

Alt Health Watch

Alt Health Watch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 200 international, and…

America’s Genealogy Bank

America’s Genealogy Bank

Provides Web-based access to more than a billion of the United States' core genealogical records from 1690 to the present day. Most of these sources are unique to this collection…

America’s News

America’s News

News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local…

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Available through library computers only. Access hundreds of online genealogical databases which include census and military records, birth and marriage records, immigration information, and much more.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

A business research database, featuring full-text for more than 2,200 journals. Full-text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Also includes market research reports, industry…

Chicago Tribune (1985 to Present)

Chicago Tribune (1985 to Present)

The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day. Provides access to not only top news stories, but…

Core Concepts

Core Concepts

Designed for students in Grades 6-12, Rosen Digital’s Core Concepts databases support STEM learning and deliver curriculum-correlated content; promote digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offer research, report, and…

CultureGrams

CultureGrams

Provides country reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports cover 187 countries and all fifty…

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice. Additional information includes brand reliability and user reviews, plus news, blogs, forums, and video content. Searchable sections include Cars, Home & Garden,…

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher

The first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is…

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost

Find a complete list of EBSCO databases here.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica has been a source of joy and learning since 1768. Today that encyclopedia is chiefly found in a multitude of digital forms that are updated daily.

Explora

Explora

Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines,…

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily…

Go! Grolier Online

Go! Grolier Online

Access Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

Health Source – Consumer Edition

Health Source – Consumer Edition

Provides access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others. Also included…

Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition

Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition

Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full-text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental…

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

Contains census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles extant U.S. federal censuses, family genealogies, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records,…

Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

Search the Chicago Tribune, Historical Chicago Tribune and Historical New York Times with one search box.

Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)

Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)

This 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.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center

Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing,…

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

Expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full-text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from…

Lynda.com

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card. Once you log…

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

For those wanting to learn a language other than English or for English Language Learners (ELL). Users can register to track their progress on the Mango site or simply select…

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Full-text general interest magazines, reference books, and primary source documents for nearly 1,700 publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides access to information on stocks and mutual funds for potential investors and researchers. Reports include Morningstar Star ratings and the opinions of stock and fund analysts. Funds and companies…

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus

A fiction database that provides reviews for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion…

NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList Plus K-8

A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as…

Power Knowledge

Power Knowledge

Homework help, fun games and science projects. Find lots of information on a variety of topics at these sites. Especially designed for kids in grades 3-6. Please use the barcode…

Primary Search

Primary Search

Contains full text articles for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. Also includes a dictionary, encyclopedia, photos, and flags.

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA provides business and consumer research. Database selections access more than 24 million businesses, 262 million consumers, US new business, US new homeowners and movers, and job searches. Ideal for…

Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Covers full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with…

TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch

Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. TOPICsearch contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from…

WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery

Identify resources at your library and in the collections of the world’s libraries. Library users and staff use WorldCat Discovery to search the WorldCat database of electronic, digital and physical resources;…