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Animals of the world for elementary students and higher. Access through the link on the left hand side of the main page of Grolier Online.

America the Beautiful (Grolier)

Learn about the geography, history, people, economy, and government of each state.

Ancestry Library Edition
(Available from within the Library only.)

Search Federal and state census records, military records, immigration records, birth, death and marriage records, and other genealogy resources.

Search archives throughout the world, including those at local institutions such as the Evanston Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Locate articles on business, science, humanities, and popular culture.
Search the online map database.
Software and technology training videos.
Find service bulletins, recalls, and maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Based on the popular Chilton auto repair manuals.
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Classic video storybooks are paired with companion non-fiction e-books to create a fact/fiction reading adventure for children in grades Pre-K - 3.

Access age-appropriate information for children, young adults, and adults to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.

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This collection contains complete articles from 176 daily and weekly newspapers, blogs and online sources from 125 Chicago area communities. Sources include: the Sun Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business and Chicago Defender.
Search the full-text of all articles in all editions and sections (including the RedEye) of the Chicago Tribune.
Search full-text back to the first issues of the Chicago Tribune. Once on the basic search page, select the Historical Chicago Tribune from the Database drop-down list.
Find service bulletins, recalls, and maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.
Search this index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
Search for product ratings, reviews, and buying guides from home or out at the store.
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Search full-text of the Daily Herald dating back to 1995.
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Locate articles from scholarly journals.
This beginning-level Spanish encyclopedia, with thousands of articles, illustrations, and maps, has an easy-to-use, bilingual interface.
Search journal articles, records and reports going back to 1966 in the field of education.
Find the next book in a series. Search by author, title, character, location, subject, or keyword.
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Search library catalogs throughout the state and country for books, movies, and other materials. Also search 15 different databases of full text articles from specialized, scholarly journals using one interface.
Unique interactive e-book versions of titles from the Cornerstones of Freedom series feature high-interest, curriculum rich content on American history.  Streaming videos, links to related content, project ideas, etc. will make history come alive for children in grades 5 – 8.
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Access this eBook reference collection covering business, health, history, literature, science, and more.

Discover information on a wide range of subjects, including business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, and consumer information. 

Discover country and cultural information with this comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference tool.
Access U.S. government documents, including Congressional documents, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
Use this comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia to search 100,000 articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.
Access three encyclopedia databases including Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.
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Find your ancestors in Census records, genealogies, local histories, and military records.
Receive live tutor homework help from 3:00-10:00 p.m.; newly added college and adult career SkillsCenters, available 24/7, include practice tests.
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Find books and other materials in Illinois libraries.
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The 2.0 platform will close on June 30, 2014. Register as a new user on JCA 3.0 to access poweful tools and expert guidance.
Explore careers, create resumes, search jobs, and get hired all in one place.
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An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle and high schools. Access through the link on the left hand side of the main page of Grolier Online.
Access standardized test preparation, practice tests, and skills improvement programs, including job search information.
Locate state specific and federal legal forms. Also includes attorney directory and legal dictionary.
Search authoritative international business and legal news and information, plus SEC filings and other financial information.
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Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.
Search articles covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
Find a stock or mutual fund, research current or prospective holdings, read analysts' reports, and see ratings, financial reports, valuation ratios, and key ratios.

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Search full-text articles from Illinois newspapers and America's news magazines. Special features include Hot Topics and Special Reports.
Discover great books to read, both fiction and non-fiction. Search by title, author, plot elements, or series name.
Use your students’ favorite books (or the books you use in your classes) to find more books to read and use.
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Search millions of digital resources including books and articles, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.
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OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Access company profiles and comprehensive information on industry trends and statistics for over 30 key industries. Use Build-A-Report to create a custom PDF reports.
An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.
Search the Chicago Tribune.
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Search for Illinois new businesses, real estate transactions, and bankruptcies.
Search for people and businesses including healthcare, conduct market research and discover business opportunities.
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Explore important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.
Access travel ebooks online.
Unique interactive e-book versions of titles from the True Book series feature high-interest topics in the fields of science, nature and social studies.  Streaming videos, related content, project ideas, etc. make the reading experience come alive for children in grades 3- 5
Read-along with this collection of animated, talking picture books.
Read-along fiction and nonfiction titles are available for children in grades 2-6.
Read-along fiction and nonfiction titles are available for young adults in grades 7-12.

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Search for specific publications and see each title’s publisher, online availability, subject area, abstracting & indexing coverage, tables of contents and full-text reviews.
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Monitor stock and mutual fund performances. Research by company name, ticker symbol, or industry.
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Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide
Search the WorldCat database for dissertations.
The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

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