Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 3,100 journals, including full text for nearly 2,700 peer-reviewed titles.
Ancestry: Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Access the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource right from the library. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States by ProQuest is a selection of primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
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Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
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ERIC is a bibliographic database that contains more than 1.1 million citations on education topics going back to 1966 and has over 100,000 full text available for free.
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) gradually lets elementary school children gain comfort with research by delivering age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of subjects taught in the classroom like animals, arts and music, social studies, and more.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
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Inkie.org is a suite of self-publishing tools available to everyone in Illinois at no charge. Users can create, design, and publish their very own e-book, submit their work for inclusion in local and national e-book collections and contests, or discover great reads by other independently published authors.
Kanopy/Kanopy Kids showcases more than 30,000 films, including acclaimed movies and documentaries, film festival favorites, world cinema, and much more. Parents can trust the carefully curated selection of educational and enriching videos from Kanopy Kids, featuring titles like Sesame Street, Arthur, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
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Legal Information Reference Center contains thousands of legal forms and 225 full-text publications of many of the top consumer legal reference books. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Libby, by OverDrive provides access to popular and bestselling e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines all in one place. The collection includes Kindle Books and thousands of titles for adults, teens, and kids. If you’re new to digital borrowing, consider using Libby, a more user-friendly way to access the same digital collection.
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
Little Pim is designed to promote language learning for children from ages 0 to 6 – the time when their brains are hard-wired to learn up to 3 languages with ease. Your child will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.”
Magill’s Medical Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.
Mango Languages is a PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Pirate, virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities are covered.
MasterFILE Complete provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.
Medline is the U.S. National Library of Medicine premier bibliographic database that contains more than 23 million references to journal articles covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care.
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
Novelist K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Novelist Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for teens and adults. NoveList’s expertise in books and reading means that you’ll always get the best help for finding just the right books.
Points of View Reference Center is a full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
Primary Search Main Edition provides full text for popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Procitizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test, and includes 100 instructional videos in both English & Spanish.
Pronunciator offers personalized language learning. Simply select the topics you love, the skills you want to build, and how much you want to study each day, and Pronunciator will build a robust and effective personalized course just for you — in a matter of seconds. With 99 languages to learn (and 62 home languages to learn them in), and the most comprehensive collection of instructional phrases, audio recordings and videos in the world, you’ll never run out of possibilities.
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.
Salem Press has curated content so you can explore current events through a historical lens. Read about Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations, Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy, and Treaties in the News.
Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.
WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.