Databases A–Z

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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.

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, 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.

Brainfuse ensures that students, adult learners, and job-seekers have access to a personalized, all-in-one learning experience. They can work with live tutors, collaborate with peers, and study on their own.

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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.

Creativebug offers easy-to-follow video instruction from experts in their respective areas. Classes never expire. Classes include book binding, acrylic and watercolor painting, knit and crochet, manga drawing, needle embroidery, cake decorating, canning and preserving, jewelry making, quilting, paper crafts and more.

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Driving-Tests.org increases your chances of passing the DMV test by 73%. Practice with our sample learner’s permit tests and driver’s license tests for free as many times as you need to – until you’re ready to take the real driving test.

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EbscoHost provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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.

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is tasked with handling all possible disasters. This includes both natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and man-made ones, such as hazardous substance spills, bombings and war. Although most people associate FEMA with disaster response, the agency has put a great deal of effort into disaster preparation. These preparations include hurricane-proofing homes and helping cities retrofit buildings to make them safer in the event of an earthquake.

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Inkie 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.

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JobNow provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. Build a resume, explore career resources, and ace the interview.

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Kids Infobits is a child-friendly database which searches across reference books and periodicals covering history, current events, sports, government, and people.

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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.

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.”

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VetNow is specifically tailored to help United States veterans as they transition into a civilian workforce. Once logged into VetNow, visitors have the opportunity to speak with a Veterans Administration (VA) specialist and receive one-on-one assistance in navigating VA benefits and services, applying for jobs, preparing for a variety of careers, and accessing community resources regarding education, employment, housing, and health.

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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.

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