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Digital Public Library of America

Description

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. 

Educate Station

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Need Lesson Plans and Worksheets for grades Pre-K through 5th?  Look no further.  Educate Station content is created by a team of experienced and passionate educators from across the United States. Our educators bring vast subject-matter expertise, teaching credentials, and many years of experience as classroom teachers and curriculum developers. Through the content we create, we aim to provide ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school. The Educate Station team is committed to inspiring joyful learning and supporting kids, teachers, and parents.

History Reference Center

Description

History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Library of Congress: Digital Connections

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The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.  This digital collection makes available thousands of primary source documents to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors.

Points of View

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Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills.

Science Reference Center

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Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Consumer Reports

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Get access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products. Plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.

Creativebug

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Creativebug is the number-one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.  It has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Yahoo Finance

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Get ticker quotes, news, commentary, analysis, and investment information. There is a world of financial information, tools, and resources available on the Yahoo Finance website.

Driver's Education

Description

This resource is dedicated to driver safety and education, and offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. Included are free tests specifically based on Illinois' DMV materials. Accessibility tools are available that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility.

Family Search

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FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.  Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future.

O'Fallon Progress Index

Description

The library has digital archives of the O'Fallon Progress dating back to 1898.   Additionally, the O'Fallon Historical Society has indexed the obituaries and marriage announcements to make completing genealogy research much easier.  Once you find the entry you want in the index, stop by the library, or email us your request (send requests to [email protected]).

Consumer Health Complete

Description

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

MedlinePlus

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For patients, families, and friends, Medline Plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.  A go-to resource for reliable, up-to-date health information.

The Children's Page is for kids to find information on how the body works to what happens when you go to the hospital. There are quizzes, games and lots of cool web sites to explore.  The Teen Page has information on health and safety for teens. There are quizzes, games and lots of cool web sites to explore.

MyHealtheVet

Description

MyHealtheVet is a VA sponsored portal that offers you tips and tools to help you partner with your health care team, so together you may work to manage your health. Here you will find useful resources when you need them. The support tools are designed to enrich your experience with MyHealtheVet and help you make informed decisions.

Legal Information Reference Center

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Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

NoveList K-8

Description

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. 

NoveList Plus

Description

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

Duolingo

Description

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.  Language learning in effective, bite-sized lessons.