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America's News from Newsbank is a powerful resource with over 3,650 digital newspapers. Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Daily Herald, Northwest Herald, Courier News, Chicago Sun-Times, Kane County Chronicle and more.
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Black Life in America from Newsbank offers comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. It is an easy-to-use online resource that is updated daily.
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An online academic service 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.
Access Brainfuse: HelpNow here.
Provides free tools and online resources to help job seekers. This includes up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, a resume builder, and live, online job coaches that can help with job searching, job applications, resumes and cover letters, job interviews, and more.
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Creativebug provides over 1,000 online, video-based art and craft classes led by expert instructors. Classes cover a variety of areas, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, and more! Free crochet and knitting patterns are available for download as well.
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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos es un nuevo recurso para estudiantes, completamente en español. Provee información específica sobre temas tales como personas, lugares, las ciencias y las matemáticas, las religiones del mundo, plantas y animales, historia y gobierno, las artes, deportes y pasatiempos.
Acceda a Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos aquí.
Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles.
Access Gale eBooks here.
NOTE: Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) has had it's name changed to Gale eBooks. The content is all the same, just the name changed.
HeritageHub is a new platform from Newsbank that combines two of their other resources, America's GenealogyBank and America's Death and Obituary Notices. Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an online learning platform that offers over 16,000 courses in 7 different languages on hundreds of topics with over 50 new courses added per week. LinkedIn Learning offers access to courses on computer software, leadership/management, business skills and more.
Access LinkedIn Learning here.
NOTE: Lynda has officially been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. Please read this blog post for more details.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
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Miss Humblebee's Academy is an award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency. Interactive, guided lessons and activities are available for several subjects, including language & literacy, Math, Science & Social Studies, Art, and Music.
Access Miss Humblebee's Academy here.
ProCitizen is a free, online course through Pronunciator that helps users prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test. ProCitizen uses videos, practice exercises and quizzes to help users learn everything they will need to know to pass the test.
Access ProCitizen in English here.
ProCitizen es un curso gratuito en línea para ayudarle prepararse para el examen de ciudadanía estadounidense. Mire videos y realise cuestionarios interactivos para ayudarle aprender todo lo que necesita para pasar el examen.
Accesa a ProCitizen en español aquí.
Online language learning system with self-directed lessons, live tutoring, movies, music, and more. Also offers ESL content for multiple languages and a U.S. Citizenship course.
Access Pronunciator here.
Pronunciator es una manera gratis y divertida para aprender cualquiera de los 87 lenguajes disponible con clases auto dirigidas, peliculas, musica y más.
Acceda a Pronunciator aquí.
Record information services provide new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcy data that can be used to marketing and research purposes for patrons and small businesses. Use our marketing tools to create mailing labels and mail merge documents right on line. Find out what homes are selling for as well as foreclosures for investment or personal homeownership.
Access Record Information Services here.
Scholastic Teachables provides thousands of printable activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and more. It also has games and puzzles, clip art, and bulletin board ideas. Content is available for PreK - 8th grade. This database is great for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and students.
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Access Vidcode here.
Acceda a Vidcode en Español aquí.
Note: We will not be keeping our access to Vidcode. Vidcode will no longer be available beginning Monday, July 26.
World Book Kids is a highly visual encyclopedic database designed for children in K-5th grade. Children can conduct a search or explore through a variety of grouped topics.
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World Book Timelines provides timelines of famous people, the history of countries, past winner awards, the history of religions, collectible items and a wide arrray of topics.