Need some help with your homework? Looking for SAT or ACT practice tests? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then Brainfuse: HelpNow is the perfect database for you! Brainfuse: HelpNow is a free, online platform that offers homework help for any grade and any subject, test prep help, and study tools. Live, online tutors are available for free or you can study independently or in a virtual study room with peers.
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Need resources for a school project? Looking for articles from newspapers or journals? If answered “yes” to either of these questions, then General OneFile is the right database for you! General OneFile contains almost 200,000,000 articles from a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. The articles in General OneFile cover a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. In addition to articles, General OneFile also provides different forms of media, including: images, audio, and video. This resource is ideal for adult and teen students.
With the cold winter weather approaching and the days getting shorter, it’s the time of year where I especially enjoy curling up on the couch and watching a movie after a long day of work. The holidays are just around the corner, and that means the Christmas DVDs are sure to fly off the shelves here at FRVPLD. Don’t forget, though, that you can stream movies for free with your library card now that we have Hoopla! Hoopla has variety of Christmas movies available for all ages that you can stream right away.
During the month of August, we’ve added 3 new eResources: Brainfuse, Hoopla, and Pronunciator. These powerful tools can be utilized for free with your FRVPLD card. We’re very excited about these resources and the incredible services they offer, so we want to spread the word and make sure our patrons understand all that these resources have to offer. Let’s take a look at what each of these products can do.
With your FRVPLD library card, you can download three songs per week from Freegal Music, and they're yours forever. Here are a few albums I'm currently obsessed with that are also available to download on Freegal:
Looking for business profiles? Thinking about starting a business and want to look at how the market is? AtoZDatabases is an authoritative resource for business information, sales leads, and more. It’s simple to use and is free for FRVPLD cardholders. You can use it in the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD card number. Let’s take a look at how to access AtoZdatabases and how to use one of its main features: the business search tool.
Want to improve your computer skills? Looking to start your own small business? Need to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT? Gale Courses can help with all of these topics and more! Gale Courses is a platform with free online classes that you can access anytime at the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD library card. Let’s take a look at how to access Gale Courses, how the online classes work, and how to find and enroll in a class.
Are you looking for nonfiction titles in eBook format? Do you have a project due and you have to have some books as part of your resources? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is the right database for you! GVRL contains over 3,500 full-text, nonfiction and reference eBooks. They cover a wide range of topics, including: biography, business, education, history, medicine, and technology. Take a look below for a brief overview of how to access GVRL, how to find content, and for a peek at some other helpful features.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays around the corner, we’re all getting busy with shopping for gifts for our loved ones. Here at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries, we like to help our patrons in any way we can and we can help with holiday shopping. No, I’m not saying that we’ll buy your gifts, but we do have resources that can help make your holiday shopping easier.
Did you know that FRVPLD cardholders are allowed to download three songs for free each week from Freegal? Those are downloaded songs that are yours forever! You can listen to samples of songs before you download them, and if you've already downloaded your three songs for the week, you can add songs to your wish list to download later.