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.
Brainfuse HelpNow! Get live tutoring help seven days a week from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. in a variety of subject areas covering grades K-12 and adult learners. Study materials and guides as well as online collaborative work spaces and classrooms are also available. GED test preparation, US citizenship preparation and Microsoft Office help is also available. More information can be found in the BrainFuse HelpNow! FAQ by clicking here.
Chicago Tribune Access to the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 through the present is available through ProQuest.
Facts on File This wide-ranging database includes information about history, science, countries, and states.
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.
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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes access to a wide variety of Reference materials including Grzimek and Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures.
Grolier Online Kids Find information about animals, states and countries, science, news, and an encyclopedia's worth of other topics.
Grove Music Learn about music, musicians, and composers.
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.
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.
ProQuest Newsstand 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.
Science Reference Center A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
Something About the Author Find information about authors and illustrators of children's books, including autobiographical information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Universal Class Find online parenting classes (and more non-credit classes on a wide range of topics).