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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

[You'll use EBSCOHost to search.]
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This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, many peer-reviewed, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


Newsbank 2 America's Obituaries & Death Notices

[part of Newsbank]
An easy-to-use resource allows you to search for an obituary or death notice by searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.


 

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Ancestry Library Edition

[In-Library use only]
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In Ancestry Library Edition you will find literally billions of records in census data, family histories, vital records, directories, legal documents, photos, maps and more. There is new content added continually along with ongoing updates.

 

 

Atomic Training 2Atomic Training

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Atomic Training features short, online video tutorials for popular software. You can learn a specific skill or watch the videos in sequence like a course. We have tutorials to teach you: Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word; Adobe products: Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; Open Office: Calc, Impress, and Writer as well as Gimp, Apple OS and Facebook and much more. Sign in with your Homewood Library card barcode, create an account and you're good to go.


 

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Auto Repair Reference Center

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Auto Repair Reference Center contains repair and maintenance information on more than 37,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present. The information you can find here includes millions of drawings, step-by-step photographs, videos, diagnostics, enhanced wiring diagrams and repair procedures, technical services bulletins and recalls.  All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

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Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center

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Use Biography Reference Center to search for the biography of a specific notable person or browse by categories, including occupation, nationality, publication, and more than 30 genre categories, including actors, artists, authors, current world leaders, explorers, religious leaders and many more.

 

 

Briticannica Library Britannica Library  

Three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults. Choose the level that works best for you, and you will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. Start with the encyclopedia and then move on to current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, and more. Instantly define words with Merriam-Webster’s pop-up Dictionary and Thesaurus. You can even store your research in a personal My Britannica account.

If you prefer, you can go directly to one of the three sites, use these links:

 

 

Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier

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Use Business Source Premier to browse and search full text articles and reports for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research. In this resource you will find articles on all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]


 

Transparent Languages online with BykiByki

[part of Transparent Language Online]
Transparent Language Online incorporates Byki, Before You Know It. Over 70 languages are available, from Afrikaans to Zulu. Register with your Homewood barcode number. You'll then create a user name and password to use each time you log in so you can pick up where you left off.

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Consumer Health Complete icon Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete  provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Here you can find full-text articles on topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.


 

Consumer Reports.org ConsumerReports.org

Make better purchasing decisions on the products you are shopping for. Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. In addition, you will find in-depth advice, tips and trends. The information is updated frequently, providing reliable data, unbiased information and more than 1000 ratings, reviews, product comparisons and video clips.


 

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CultureGrams  

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Concise cultural and statistical snapshots of countries recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.  Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life. Includes photos, videos, interviews, famous people, recipes, flags, graphs and tables and more.

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EbscohostEBSCOhost

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Search one or more of these eResources from EBSCOhost:

  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • eBook Collection
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • History Reference Center
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Regional Business News
  • Science Reference Center
  • Small Business Reference Center

 

 

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eRead Illinois

HPL offers you a collection of ebooks from eRead Illinois, thanks to a grant from the State of Illinois and the Illinois State Library.  There are titles for adults, teens, and kids, ready for you to download for free, 24/7.  Install the free software or mobile app, and then with just your Homewood Library card and PIN, you can borrow ebooks to read on your computer, tablet, eReader or smart phone.

 

 

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ERIC 

[part of First Search -- Illinois residents only]  
The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information.  Select ERIC from the list of OCLC FirstSearch Databases. [Call us at 708-798-0121 x 216 and we'll tell you how to log in. ]




OCLC FirstSearch logo FirstSearch --OCLC

[Illinois residents only]  

Search for magazine and journal articles as well as library items in this collection of eResources, which include ERIC, MEDLINE, Illinois Catalog, and WorldCat. [Call us at 708-798-0121 x 216 and we'll tell you how to log in. ]

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Heritage Quest logoHeritageQuest Online   

[Login: Homewood card barcode]

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Research materials for tracing family history and American Culture. Included are images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, plus family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history articles and more.



History Reference Center

History Reference Center

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History Reference Center offers the full text of reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and leading history periodicals. It also contains historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and historical videos. [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]

 

  

Hobbies & Crafts Reference CenterHobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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Use Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center to browse or search for detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas. This database includes books, magazines, videos, recipes and hobby profiles. The categories covered include: arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids' crafts, model building, needlecrafts and textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science and technology, scrapbooking and papercrafts, and much more. [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]


 

Home Improvement Reference CenterHome Improvement Reference Center

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Use Home Improvement Reference Center to search or browse through reference books, magazines, images and videos for detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects such as maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating home and garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects and many more.  [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]

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Job and Career Accelerator large logo

Job & Career Accelerator 

[LearningExpress Library]
Combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use application. You can explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you, search over five million up-to-the minute local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills and more.


To set up an account: As a New User, register using your Homewood Library card barcode number. Then create an account using your barcode number as your username and select a password of your choice.  As a Returning User, use this account information to login to continue where you left off.           

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Kids Search Kids Search

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Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8.

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Large Learning Express Library logoLearningExpress Library  

Sharpen your skills and improve your scores with free online practice tests, instant scoring, personalized evaluations and self-paced courses. Includes tests for basic skills, GED, SAT, GRE, Teacher Certification, Real Estate, U.S. Citizenship, EMS, ESL, Civil Service Careers and more. Includes a module for learning and improving computer skills.


To set up an account: As a New User, register using your Homewood Library card barcode number. Then create an account using your barcode number as your username and select a password of your choice.  As a Returning User, use this account information to login to continue where you left off.


 

Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center has the full text of major respected reference works, books, and literary journals. In addition it contains full-text plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticisms, author biographies, literary journals,book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories,  author interviews, classic texts and much more.  [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]  




[You'll use EBSCOHost to search.]

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This resource is a multidisciplinary eResource which provides full text for periodicals dating back to 1975 and covering virtually every subject area of general interest. MasterFILE Premier also contains full text reference books, primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of photos, maps & flags. MasterFILE Premier is updated daily.

 

 

Media on Demand (Overdrive)

Media on Demand

[Overdrive]

Going mobile? Let Overdrive Logo show you how.

Digital library ebooks and audio books to download for your mobile device or computer.

 

FirstSearch MEDLINE  

[part of First Search -- Illinois residents only]  
Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Select MEDLINE from the list of OCLC FirstSearch Databases. [Call us at 708-798-0121 x 216 and we'll tell you how to log in.]




Newsbank 2 NewsBank:  

Includes: America's Obituaries & Death Notices   
and
Chicagoland News Sources: U.S. news from local, regional, and national sources including print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

 

 

Full text reviews, annotations, publication information, and more for more than 120,000 works of fiction. Search for books by author, title, series or even by plot descriptions. Find recommendations for similar titles and authors,  guides for book discussions and more.  


NoveList K-8 Plus NoveList K-8 Plus

A version of NoveList Plus (see above) designed especially to help elementary and middle school students select fiction and nonfiction titles for school-related or pleasure reading.



 

OCLC FirstSearch logo OCLC FirstSearch 

[Illinois residents only]  

Search for magazine and journal articles as well as library items in this collection of databases, which include ERIC, MEDLINE, Illinois Catalog, and WorldCat. [Call us at 708-798-0121 x 216 to find out how to log in.]

 

 

One Click Digital b OneClickdigital

Use your Homewood Library card to check out digital audiobooks by your favorite authors. There is also a small collection of classic ebooks available.  OneClickDigital supports downloads to your tablet, smart phone, or computer so you can enjoy them at home, in the library or on the go.

 

 

Online Book Club Online Book Clubs

Sign up for any of the twelve free Online Book Clubs and Monday through Friday you'll receive a portion of a chapter from a popular book by email. Each day's mailings should take about five minutes to read.

 

 

Media on Demand (Overdrive) Overdrive

[Media on Demand]
Going mobile? Let Overdrive Logo show you how.

Digital library ebooks and audio books to download for your mobile device or computer.

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Points of ViewPoints of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. This resource has hundreds of topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. It also has guides to debate, develop arguments and write position papers.     

 



Reference USAReferenceUSA  

Search ReferenceUSA for business and residential information for reference and for research.


 

Regional Business NewsRegional Business News

[You'll use EBSCOHost to search.]

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Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). [You can also use this resource through Business Source Premier.]

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Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center

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Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research eResource that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. It contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]



SearchasaurusSearchasaurus

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Colorful and easy-to-use for elementary and middle school students, Searchasaurus provides access to magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and a dictionary through an animated interface with a dinosaur theme.

 

 

Small Business Reference CenterSmall Business Reference Center

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Use Small Business Reference Center to browse and search a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Search or browse your topic and find reference book and periodical articles and videos. Contents include: state-specific resources, business basics, start-up kit and business plans, general business areas, industry information by small business type and much more.   [You can also use this resource through EBSCOhost.]

 

 

Student Research CenterStudent Research Center

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Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, transcripts, photos, flags, etc.

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Transparent Languages online with BykiTransparent Language Online 

[includes Byki]

Transparent Language Online incorporates Byki, Before You Know It. Over 70 languages are available, from Afrikaans to Zulu. Register with your Homewood barcode number. You'll then create a user name and password to use each time you log in so you can pick up where you left off.




Universal Class Universal Class

Over 500 free online continuing education classes are available. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. Register with your Homewood barcode number. You'll then create a user name and password to use each time you log in so you can pick up where you left off.

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World Book WebWorld Book Web

Quick and easy access to all the World Book products, browse using World Book Web.

You will also find these products through World Book Web:

 

World Cat logoWorldCat 

[part of First Search -- Illinois residents only]
A searchable worldwide library catalog of books, movies, articles, journals, audio, and online materials. Select WorldCat from the list of OCLC FirstSearch Databases. To borrow an item from this catalog, contact the library. [Call us at 708-798-0121 x 216 and we'll tell you how to log in. ]



 

Zinio logo 2Zinio

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Take your favorite magazines with you wherever you go! Use your library card to create an account and read some of the most popular magazine titles on your computer or mobile device.

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