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America
America’s Newspapers
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including Joliet Herald News. Library Card Access

AncestryPlus Library Edition (Only Available in the Library)
AncestryPlus Library Edition (Only Available in the Library)
For genealogy research, including census, vital, church, court and immigration records. Learning Center This resource is only available in the Library.
Library Card Access

AtoZdatabases : Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists
AtoZdatabases : Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists
For sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding people and more. Intro videos Library Card Access

Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Biblioboard
Biblioboard
Browse digital curated collections on a variety of topics including literature, art, and history as well as self-published works from authors in Illinois and nationwide. Library Card Access

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier
Featuring full text articles from more than 2,200 business journals. Basic tutorial Advanced tutorial Library Card Access

Career Center (LearningExpressLibrary)
Career Center (LearningExpressLibrary)
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular
occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Center and
begin your path to a bright future. Library Card Access

Chicago Tribune 1849-1989: ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Chicago Tribune 1849-1989: ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Browse complete issues or search full text articles from the Chicago Tribune archives (1849-1989) including obituaries and death notices. Library Card Access

Chicago Tribune 1985 to present
Chicago Tribune 1985 to present
Comprehensive coverage back to 1985 plus the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day. Library Card Access

Clase/Periodica
Clase/Periodica
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Library Card Access

Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Library Card Access

Credo Reference
Credo Reference
Provides access to the full text of encyclopedias and reference materials. Library Card Access

Explora
Explora
Search across EBSCO library databases for full text articles and abstracts from encyclopedias, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and more in a variety of subject areas.

FirstSearch Databases
FirstSearch Databases
Searches fifteen FirstSearch databases including MEDLINE, ERIC, and ArticleFirst for full text articles and abstracts from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and more in a variety of subject areas. Library Card Access

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides access to the full text of a variety of books and reference materials. Library Card Access

Grolier Online Passport
Grolier Online Passport
Full text online versions of several reference books and encyclopedias. Video tutorials Library Card Access

HelpNow
HelpNow
A live tutoring service for students of all ages. Tutors are available Monday — Sunday 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST. Video tutorial
Library Card Access

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest
For genealogy research including U.S. Federal census records, PERSI Archive, local and family history books and more.
Library Card Access

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center
Full text content from leading home improvement magazines and videos of popular home repair projects. Video tutorial Library Card Access

JobNow
JobNow
Features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Coaches are available Sunday — Saturday, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST except holidays. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center
Provides full text for legal reference books and thousands of legal forms. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary Reference Center Plus
Provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Mango Languages
Mango Languages
Online language learning instruction for over 60 languages, many recently expanded, including English Language Learner (ELL) courses. Library Card Access

MAS Ultra - School Edition
MAS Ultra – School Edition
Full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more. Library Card Access

MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents and an image collection containing photos, maps and flags. Library Card Access

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus
Full text for popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Full text entries include reading level indicators (Lexiles). Library Card Access

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers easy access to comprehensive and independent financial analysis and data on stocks and funds. Library Card Access

News for You Online
News for You Online
News for You Online is a weekly online news source for adult learners. Please contact the reference desk at 815-327-2515 to obtain the password for full access. Library Card Access

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus
Full text articles for more than 1,200 newspapers, 40 news magazines, and 130 newswires. Library Card Access

Novelist K-8 Plus
Novelist K-8 Plus
Helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Library Card Access

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus
Provides reading recommendations and information about books including reviews, articles, lists, series and more. Library Card Access

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center
Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Primary Search
Primary Search
Full text for popular elementary school magazines. Library Card Access

ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Obituaries
Offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from historical archives of top newspapers. Library Card Access

Read It!
Read It!
Provides assistance as English Language Learners conduct research, build background knowledge and develop study skills. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Record Information Services
Record Information Services
Public records of real estate sales, new business licenses, foreclosures and bankruptcies for Illinois counties, particularly the greater Chicago area and quick background checks through CheckIllinois. Library Card Access

Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center
Full-text coverage for more than 200 science periodicals.

SELF-e
SELF-e
SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published eBooks to readers looking to discover something new. Library Card Access

Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center
Offers information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas including a help and advice section and sample business plans. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Provides full text repair and maintenance guides for small engines. Video tutorial Library Card Access

Value Line Research Center
Value Line Research Center
Financial information and analytical tools for investment research. Library Card Access


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