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Green items can only be accessed in the Library.
Access Science – Provides the finest collection of science and technology reference materials.
Activity Corner Online – A fun site from Worldbook that features thousands of creative projects and crafts suitable for a wide variety of ages. Whether you are looking for an easy Halloween decoration to create with a three-year-old at home, a teacher searching for an educational craft project for the classroom, or a creative adult seeking a Christmas wreath that you can make yourself, you will find it in Activity Corner
America’s Genealogy Bank – Online access to find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set, the complete Social Security Death Index and more than 29 million obituaries
America ‘s Newspapers – Online access to current and archived coverage of state, regional, and national news, issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the collection of full-text U.S. newspapers including: Chicago Sun-Times (1/1/86-Current) and the Herald News (1/1/97-Current).)
American National Biography – This online edition offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.
Ancestry® Library Edition – Online (Library Use ONLY) – Genealogical collection of the U.S. and the U.K. , including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
Artemis Literary Sources – Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists – The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
AtoZ The World – Traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe. From cultural stereotypes andsuperstitions, to social and business etiquette, to women’s role in society. Everything from music, dating rituals, holidays and festivals, to traditional recipes, flags, and national symbols for each country
AtoZ World Travel – It guides, information on city neighborhoods and districts, in-town excursions, day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders’ tips on navigating the city and culture.
Auto Repair Reference Center ™ – Online information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. Includes over 100,000 factory drawings and photos; 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance, and more.
Bookflix – Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Britannica Library – One subscription to Britannica Library gives you three sites in one to conduct research, complete school assignments,work on special projects, or explore your unique interests. 3 comprehensive encyclopedias including the Encyclopædia Britannica. Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics and Primary Sources.
Business Insights Essentials Online – Access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information.
Business Index ASAP – Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals.
Career Online High School – The Mokena Community Public Library District is offering scholarships to adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. The program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education.
ConsumerReports.org – ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice across several franchises. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.
Financial Ratings Series Online – Combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings to offer a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks. Now includes the Weiss Ratings Consumer Box Set.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – A collection of over 2,100 online research books from publisher Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields.
General One File – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Grey House Publishing – Encyclopedia of the Continental Congresses, Encyclopedia of War Journalism, Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness, The Value of a Dollar, This is Who we were, Working Americans.
Health & Wellness Resource Center – Indexes medical, nursing and nutritional magazines. This database includes three full text reference books, over 150 full text pamphlets, and full text articles from approximately 100 journals.
HeritageQuest – Online Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books. Complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930.
Job and Career Accelerator – Is a powerful online resource for job seekers. It delivers award winning content, cutting edge job search and resume tools, and extensive guidance to help people overcome the challenging task of getting a job.
Learn2 – Computer Skills – Part of the Learning Express Library. Find online computer tutorials (under Computer Skills section) for common computer applications – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
LearningExpressLibrary.com – features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts – Abstracts.
Literature Resource Center – A wealth of information online that includes criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explication, websites, periodical articles, full-text author’s works, and reading lists.
Lit Finder – Combined literature database, which includes “Poem Finder,” “Story Finder,” and “Essay Finder.”
Little Pim – Online program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children’s language program “stars” a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy
Mango Languages – Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Our online learning system is so easy to use, you’ll see incredible results after just one lesson! It’s the easiest way to learn a foreign language! Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate.
MyHeritage – World Vital Records – A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.
Novelist Plus – Online reader’s advisory service that contains information on fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages which can be searched using subject headings. Users can find books in a variety of ways including searching by title, author, or plot.
Novelist Plus K-8 – Geared towards grades K-8. Online readers’ advisory service that contains information on fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages which can be searched using subject headings. Users can find books in a variety of ways including searching by title, author, or plot.
OmniFile: Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)™ – Online full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer reviewed. Subject coverage includes art, agriculture, applied science, business, current events, education, general science, humanities, law, library sciences, social sciences, technology, and many other fields.
Oxford Reference Library collection – Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together 2 million entries and 16,000 images across two trusted collections.
PrairieCat Online Catalog – Search for items in our collection along with other libraries’ collections. Place items on hold, renew items, and check your account!
Public Record – Designed for individual professionals and businesses to access public record data for use in direct mail and telemarketing campaigns. Our targeted marketing leads allow businesses to focus their advertising dollars on customers who are most likely to buy their specific products and services. Databases offered by your library include new homeowners, new businesses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and auctions.
Reference USA – Reference USA is no longer available please use AtoZ databases for similar research.
Salem Press Health – Reference print collection available online. Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works. The first reference set included is Salem Press’ best-selling Magill’s Medical Guide.
Salem Press History – Reference print collection available online. Includes the complete content of The Decades: The Seventies, Eighties and Nineties in America; Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, the Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Century, and Notorious Lives. Great Events from History: The 17th, 18th, 19th Century; The 20th Century: 1901-1940, The 20th Century: 1941-1970, The 20th Century: 1971-2000, and Modern Scandals
Salem Press Literature – Reference print collection available online. Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.
ScienceFlix – Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.
SIRS Researcher – Instant access online to thousands of articles. Updated daily, this massive database portal provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Full-text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations.
Something About The Author – Online access to all volumes in Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series — more than 210 volumes, more than 19,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images. You’ll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface.
TrueFlix – An online Scholastic resource for students to graduate from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” and master content area knowledge in science and social studies. Supports the Common Core Standards.
Tutor.com Learning Suite (Live Homework Help) – Connects students in grades K-12, College Intro, and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. In addition, tutors help students with: Test preparation, including Illinois State standardized testing, learning skills in all subjects, including conducting research, creating bibliographies, math skills, science lab skills, term paper structure, grammar and language usage, etc.
Very Short Introductions – The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. These book resources offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory with over 400 book titles to choose from.
World Book Web – A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Includes World Book Kids, Early World of Learning, World Book Discover, World Book Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Worldcat Discovery – Online reference service providing access to over 80 databases, more than 6 million full-text articles in a variety of subjects, and access to over 25,000 electronic journal titles from the Electronic Collections Online service.