Online Library and Web Resources

  • Available only on computers in the library building.Available only in the library building.
  • Log in anywhere with your Fountaindale library card.Log in with your Fountaindale library card.
  • Website recommended by library staff.Website recommended by library.
  • Online Tutorial AvailableOnline Tutorial Available.
RBdigital

RBdigital (formerly OneClickdigital) has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. App available for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod) as well as Android devices. To transfer titles to other devices, you will need to download the RBdigital Media Manager to your PC or Mac. Online Tutorial Icon

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RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers. Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today's mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX. Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading. Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library's collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests. Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps. Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines. No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. ​​Online Tutorial Icon

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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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Rubistar

Search for rubrics created by other teachers to use in your classes. Or, register for a free account and create a rubric that can be shared with the community.

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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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Scholastic GO! Teacher Resources

For librarians and educators - find state and national curriculum goals, sample lesson plans, handouts, and other items to take into the classroom. Click the tab for Librarians/Educators at the top of the page.

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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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Science.gov

Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific websites.

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ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

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Something About the Author

Brings you comprehensive online access to all volumes of Gale's award-wining reference set, Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. You'll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface

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SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Find traditional fairy tales, similiar tales across cultures and moder interpretations of old stories.

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Thomas.net

Thomas Register - Catalog and listings of over 165,000 U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.

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TIPP 10 Typing Tutor

TIPP10 is a free 10-finger touch typing tutor. You can use TIPP10 directly in your browser or you can download the software version. You will be able to learn touch typing quickly and efficiently with the program’s intelligent practice lessons, useful support functions and an extensive progress tracker. You can also play a typing game and expand the program with open lessons or make your own to meet your specific needs.

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TrueFlix

Find excellent science and social studies information for elementary school. Students can watch videos, read books online, and find good online resources all in one place. TrueFlix also offers games, quizzes, and ideas for projects. Teachers can find lesson plans and great content for Whiteboards.

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TumbleBook Library

E-books for e-kids. A large selection of books for children and young adults available to read online. Plus fun games to play. Search by title, author, publisher, or illustrator to find the right book for you. Online Tutorial Icon

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TypeFaster Typing Tutor

This free typing tutor teaches you how to touch-type. Once you can touch-type you will not need to look at the keyboard to find the letters you want to type. The program comes in three versions: Standard, Accessible and Spanish. Free download of the fully functional standard version typing tutor software.

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United States Congress (beta site)

Find information on current legislation, House and Senate calendars, Congressional leadership and other members, as well as access the Congressional Record, the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress.

The site is currently in beta so some features or components may not work at all times.

See also: Library of Congress in this resource list.

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Universal Class

Over 500 online continuing education courses with real instructors. Available subjects include: Computer Training, Personal Finance, GED Training, Business, Pet and Animal Care, Professional Development, Health Services Training, Music and Painting, and many others. Online Tutorial Icon

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USA Jobs

Operated by the United States Office of Personnel Management, you may search this site for open positions in the Federal Government from across the country and United States territories. Set up an account to save your job searches and track your applications. Advanced search tools allow you to target specific areas of the United States as well as specific departments and occupational series.

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Valley View School District 365-U

Information about the school district which covers most of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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ValueLine

ValueLine provides investors with the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teach them how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives. Has objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools. Online Tutorial Icon

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Video ETA

Use this resource to find out when a movie or TV show is scheduled to be released to Bluray or DVD.

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Village of Bolingbrook

Official website of the village of Bolingbrook, includes downloadable copy of the municipal code as well as contact information for various departments of village government, including the mayor, clerk and trustees. Also has a list of local area community organizations that is updated on a regular basis.

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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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WebMD

Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

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Woodridge School District 68

Information about the elementary school district which covers the northeast corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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Work 4 Illinois

State of Illinois website with listings of all open positions in state government. You can create and edit applications and apply for positions as well as get career counseling.

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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 E-book Suite

World Book’s ebook collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. Sign in for unlimited simultaneous access to all of the books in the collection, and to read the ebooks in World Book’s customized online viewer.

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World Book Early World of Learning

The premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, it offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum. The site encompasses five interactive learning components: read, play, watch, print & do, classics and educator tools.

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World Book Kids e-Learn

The premier general reference Web site uniquely developed for young Arabic speaking students. The site features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, special localized content and resources, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

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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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World Vital Records

World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family treesAccess key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; one billion newspaper articles, including full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries.  This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections. 

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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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