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Ancestry® Library Edition
Discover your family’s history using this collection containing more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names cover the U.S. and U.K. IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY

AtoZ Food America
Explore regional cookbooks to explore ethnic culinary influences, fun collections of historic cookbooks, television commercials, and “how to” food preparation videos.

AtoZ Maps Online - NEW!
There are over 100,000 maps in this world's most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps. No other reference contains so many maps, map resources, videos, geography learning games, teacher resources, and more!

AtoZ the USA
Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories with in-depth  information like state animals, historical timelines, and more.

AtoZ World CultureNEW!
Explore information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more! There are 174 Country Culture Guides that cover more than 60 topics each.

AtoZ World Food
Explore the food culture and traditional recipes for 174 countries with articles, recipes, and more.

Auto Repair Source
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Video tutorial.

Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Consumer Health Complete 
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Consumer Reports 
Take advantage of premium consumer information including expert product reviews, current ratings, buying guides, and news articles for thousands of products and services such as cars and electronics. Video tutorial.

Choose from over 1,000 online art and crafts classes with expert step-by-step instructions plus patterns, templates and recipes from Joann Fabrics.

EBSCOhost Research Databases 
Allows you to search 15 databases at once. Video tutorial

EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Educators
Provides a variety of topics found in over 200 peer-reviewed journals that are of interest to teachers.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Primary Schools Formerly known as Primary Search
Designed specifically for students in grades K-5. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, and Topic Overviews K-5.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Middle & High Schools 
Designed specifically for students in grades 6-12. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and Topic Overviews 6-12.
EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

FOLD3 Library Edition 
Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions that provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos, and personal document of the men and women who served.

HeritageQuest Online 
For genealogy research including U.S. Federal census records, PERSI Archive, local and family history books, and more. Video tutorial.

MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text access to general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents. 

Middle Search Plus
Full text for popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Full text entries include reading level indicators (Lexiles). 

MyHeritage Library Edition 
Search over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Video tutorial.

Novelist Plus

Provides reading recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, articles, lists, series, and author read-alikes for fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and teens. Video tutorials.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Provides Grab and Go Book Lists, recommended reads, award lists, and Lexile scores for fiction and non-fiction titles for children in grades K-8. Video tutorials.

PressBooks via
Edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book through the Inkie. org site which also includes eBooks from local, self-published authors. Video tutorials.

Public Records Electronic Database
Public information from Will, Cook and surrounding counties and includes new homeowners and mortgages, new business licenses and incorporations, tax liens, tax sales for property, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.

Regional Business News
Search full text for regional US and Canadian business publications. Video tutorial.

Scholastic Teachables 
Explore teacher-created lesson plans and activity sheets for children in pre-K through eighth grade. The printable lesson plans offer activities for all major subjects, including math, science, STEM, reading, foreign languages and early learning.

TumbleBooks Library 
Enjoy a large selection of English, Spanish and French eBooks and games for children and tweens. TumbleBooks app for Apple   TumbleBooks app for Android