African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Ancestry: Library Edition (in-library use only) 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.
AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports.
AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
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.
Auto Finance Resource helps you educate yourself before you head to the dealership and take control of your auto loan. Users can compare the best interest rates from local lenders, calculate the cost of a loan and navigate the car buying process.
Auto Repair Reference Center contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based product testing and ratings, rigorous research, hard-hitting investigative journalism, public education, and steadfast policy action on behalf of consumers’ interests.
Gale Legal Forms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress. It offers the most robust collection of accessible “attorney forms” — officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm, and very different from those documents found in form books that may not have been drafted by an attorney.
Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. As current business owners or new entrepreneurs progress through the guided workflow, they will encounter up to 400 highly-curated links to “Helpful Resources” that will inform and assist them in completing business planning activities.
Gale Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business’s development.
Grolier Online 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.
Learning Express provides academic skill building in reading, writing, math, and science, standardized test preparation, soft skills training, job search and career advancement, college admissions test preparation, professional licensing and certification test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, and much more.
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.
Medline is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 23 million references to journal articles covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care.
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.
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.
Public Information provides the most effective, current and concise public record data in the Chicagoland area. It contains databases of new homeowners, new businesses, new and previously recorded mortgages, bankruptcies, and foreclosures.
Pronunciator is an online language-learning service that includes 80 languages for beginners and advanced learners, kids and adults. This includes ESL courses for speakers of 50 non-English languages. Pronunciator’s interactive online courses feature pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.
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referenceUSA offers access to more than 45 Million Businesses, 269 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Homeowners and Movers. ReferenceUSA’s data helps researchers, students, and job-seekers answer a wide variety of questions, saving them valuable time and money.
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.