Online Library and Web Resources

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African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. 

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Article First
OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Some full-text available. Articles may be requested through Inter Library Loan.
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Chicago Tribune

Access to the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 through the present is available through ProQuest.

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Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Historical access to the Chicago Tribune from 1849 through 1988 is available through ProQuest.

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CultureGrams

Includes World Edition, with reports on more than 200 countries and cultures, focusing on twenty-five categories including history, personal appearance, gestures, family, economy, and more; Kid Edition, a collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them; and States and Province Editions, featuring colorful, easy-to-read state reports that help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, state symbols, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

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Dissertations

Searchable database of all dissertations and theses held by libraries around the world. No full-text available. Items may be requested through Inter Library Loan and may or may not be available at the discretion of the lending library. The library only requests items from libraries located in the United States.

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ECO

An OCLC collection of scholarly journals. Full text of some items is available. Items may be requested through Inter Library Loan. Items may or may not be deliverable depending on policies of lending institutions. Fountaindale only requests items from libraries located in the United States.

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Encyclopedia Americana

The online home of the classic resource. Find articles, images, and other multi-media content on thousands of different subjects, people, places and things. After clicking the above link, you can directly access the resource by clicking on the icon along the left side when you get to the Scholastic Go! webpage.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Many of these titles were previously only available in the library as paper bound books. Online Tutorial Icon

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Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

The encyclopedia is derived from the Academic American Encyclopedia database, an 11-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff. Once you get to the Scholastic Go! website, you will need to click the link on the left side to directly search this resource.

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I-Share

Online catalog featuring the resources of 45 Illinois libraries, mostly academic.

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Illinois Catalog

OCLC catalog of materials held by Illinois libraries. Items may be requested through Inter Library Loan.

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Information Please

Reference source that allows you to search the contents of an encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and both the TIME and ESPN almanacs. Also has online tools such as conversion tools, distance calculator, spelling checker and calculator.

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LexisNexis

Search for legal information and the latest news. Contains full text of compiled statutes and court cases from across the United States, as well as the federal level. Company dossiers and other information also available.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full-text sources for a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

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MasterFile Premier

Full-text of thousands of general reference magazine articles and publications from 1975 to the present. It covers a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

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MEDLINE

A searchable database of journal articles covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Some full-text available. Articles may be requested through Inter Library Loan, but there is no guarantee the library will be able to secure the article. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.

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Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®'s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

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Middle School Search Plus

Designed specifically for middle school students, this databases contains full-text sources for a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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Papers First

OCLC index of papers presented at conference worldwide. No full-text, but items may be requested through Inter Library Loan. Depending on policies of lending institutions, items may not be available. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.

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Points of View Reference Center

Offers background resources for developing persuasive arguments and essays. Understand controversial issues and write or debate an effective argument on a topic.

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Primary Search

Contains citations and summaries from 92 general interest magazines for elementary students, full text articles from selected publications, and images from selected full text articles.

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Proceedings

OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. No full-text available, but items may be requested through Inter Library Loan. Availability of items is dependent on the owning library, not all items may be able to be requested. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.

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ProQuest Newstand

Access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world. Major newspapers include the New York TimesWall Street Journal,Chicago TribuneWashington PostUSA TodayLos Angeles Times,Boston GlobeThe Guardian, and many other national and regional titles.

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ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is a premier database research tool providing access to information on businesses and consumers. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers, or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format. Online Tutorial Icon

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Scholastic GO! Elementary

Geared for elementary-school aged students, this gives access to the complete Grolier collection of resources along with items that may be of interest to that audience. Click the Elementary School Tab along the top of the screen.

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Scholastic GO! High School

Geared for high-school aged students, this gives access to the complete collection of Grolier online resources along with highlighted items that may be of interest to high-schoolers. Click the High School tab along the top of the screen.

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Scholastic GO! Middle School

Geared toward middle-school aged students, this is the access point for all the Grolier online resources the library subscribes to, with highlighted items that may be of interest to the targeted audience.

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Science Reference Center

Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more. Includes biographies, science reference books and other sources, science experiments, images, videos and more. For teachers and parents, included are lesson plans, worksheets and curriculum standards.

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Wall Street Journal

Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available for the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest newspaper database.

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World Book Discover

World Book Discover includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students

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World Book Online For Kids

World Book Online for Kids is the premier general reference web site developed especially for children. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities

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World Book Online Info Finder

World Book Online Info Finder contains content and features designed for childrens' homework and research needs. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.

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World Book Online Reference Center

World Book Online Reference Center is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. The site features thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents and features designed especially for public library patrons, such as Computer and Web tutorials, How to... documents on skills for living, and collections of links to government Web sites customized to your location.

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WorldShare (formerly WorldCAT)

This is the brand new interface for searching library collections from around the world. Items less than a year old cannot be requested, but Fountaindale will investigate purchase. Some libraries charge for certain types of items; we will inform you if we can only get the item you want from one of these and get authorization from you before placing the request. Items held by libraries located internationally will not be requested.

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