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BookFlix
Watch a video based on picture books, or read an easy informational book. Turn on the special "Read Along" function and the computer will highlight each word as it reads it aloud to you. You can even follow up a book with questions, author information, and links to related Internet sites.

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

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Historical access to the Chicago Tribune from 1849 through 1988 is available through ProQuest.
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This wide-ranging database includes information about history, science, countries, and states.

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FirstSearch
Search one of the databases for articles, or use WorldCat to request an item if you can't find it in the online catalog.

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FreedomFlix
History comes to life with dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series, complete with embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes access to a wide variety of Reference materials including Grzimek and Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures.

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Grolier Online Kids
Find information about animals, states and countries, science, news, and an encyclopedia's worth of other topics.

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Grove Music
Learn about music, musicians, and composers.

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Little Pim
From the people that bring you Mango Languages, this resource is geared toward children so they can learn a language. Languages available at this time are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. If you need to create an account, after creating your account you will be taken to the Mango Connect page. Click "Learn" on the left side, then click "Apps" on the next page, and finally scroll to the bottom to find Little Pim. If you already have an account and login, or enter as "guest", you will be taken straight to the Little Pim landing page.

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NoveList K-8 Plus
This helpful database will show you lists of books for different ages, tell you the order of books in a series, and suggest the right name for a book you describe. The lists of "Recommended Reads" suggest good choices for nonfiction topics or fiction genres. If you are outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

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Overdrive PinDigital Library
Download ebooks or audiobooks for children through adults.

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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 Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, and many other national and regional titles.

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Something About the Author
Find information about authors and illustrators of children's books, including autobiographical information.

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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
Children of all ages can read or listen to books online (or do both and read along while phrases are highlighted on the screen). You can create a playlist of your favorite animated picture books or add easy readers and chapter books to your list of favorites. If you want to download your reading, you can save a classic chapter book to your computer, tablet, or phone in either ebook or audio format. You can also find reading level and AR information, reading comprehension quizzes, and puzzles and games.

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Tutor.com
K-12 students can meet a tutor online for help with math, science, English, or social studies homework from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. any day of the week. You can even have an English tutor take a look at your writing assignment! The site also has a SkillsCenter Resource Library with worksheets, tutorials, and study guides.

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World Almanac for Kids
Find all kinds of science and social studies information in this helpful database.

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World Book Encyclopedia Kids
Search the online encyclopedia or dictionary, or print out pictures or maps.

Parent & Teacher Databases

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Curriculum Resource Center
Find printable handouts for students in middle school through junior college in the Curriculum Resource Center. Click on a subject to browse printable materials for the classroom.

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FirstSearch
Use FirstSearch to access ERIC, a collection of resources especially for educators. You can also search one of the databases for articles, or use WorldCat to request an item if you can't find it in the online catalog.

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Literature Resource Center
If you're looking for information about an author's life or reviews and criticism of an author's works, try this database.

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NoveList
This helpful database will show you lists of books for different ages, tell you the order of books in a series, and suggest the right name for a book you describe. The lists of "Recommended Reads" suggest good choices for nonfiction topics or fiction genres. If you are outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

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Universal Class
Find online parenting classes (and more non-credit classes on a wide range of topics).

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Health and Medicine Links
Links to databases and web pages for research on health related topics.

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