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Research Links

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General Research

First Search: First Search offers electronic access to full text and abstracts of journal articles and scholarly publications, Internet resources, and index to journal articles. Items located in First Search that are not full text can be ordered through the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library interlibrary loan service. Requests can be made using an online form, in person, by telephone, or by e-mail.

Click here to use First Search from home and enter the14 digit barcode found on your library card for 24/7 access

Gale Virtual Reference: Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to a world of reliable information for students, academics, and the general public. This includes titles in areas such as arts, biography, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, religion, science, technology, and more. Gale Virtual Reference is available in the library or from any remote location. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

Consumer Reports: ConsumerReports.org enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news. If asked to enter your Patron ID please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

OmniFile Full Text: OmniFile Full Text is a 100% full-text database. Retrieve complete articles, cover to cover, from over 2,700 publications in science, the humanities, art, business, law, library and information science, plus popular magazines. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

NoveList Plus: NoveList Plus is a database of reading recommendations for Adults and Teens. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. It is a great way to find a similar book to one you loved! If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

NoveList Plus K8: NoveList Plus K8 is a database of reading recommendations for kids. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. It is a great way to find more books for reluctant readers! If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

PrairieCat Catalog: PrairieCat is an online library catalog that searches for books, movies, audiobooks, music, eresources, and more available at the Ella Johnson Memorial Library and libraries in the northern Illinois region. Ella Johnson library cardholders can place holds, renew and check their account online.

WorldCat Catalog: WorldCat is an online library catalog that searches for books, movies, audiobooks, music, eresources, and more available in libraries worldwide. Ella Johnson library cardholders can request that items found in WorldCat be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Requests can be made using an online form, in person, by telephone, or by e-mail.

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Antiques and Hobbies

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: This database offers detailed, full text "how-to" instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more. If asked to enter your Patron ID please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles: Price It includes stories and articles from some of the best-known authors and authorities in the antiques and collectibles industry. You can read interesting and informative articles on a wide array of subjects including repair, restoration and conservation of antiques, hiring an appraiser and many specific areas of collecting. You can browse by category or do a keyword search. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

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Automotive

Chilton Auto Repair: ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle. Chilton Auto Repair is available in the library or from any remote location. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

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Education/ Career

Gale Career Transitions: Gale Career Transitions provides access to a variety of information on choosing a career and finding a job. Skills and interests are assessed to find industries and fields that complement. Cover letters and resumes creation can also be done using this resource. Patrons may create a profile that they can return to at any time. Gale Career Transitions is available in the library or from any remote location. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

Mango Languages: Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. You don't have to sign up; just enter your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode in the box and click "Start Learning."

Testing & Education Reference Center: The Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to succeed in education. There are over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks with valuable material, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, a scholarship search, and even a resume builder! You can select help by your school level. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

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Genealogy

Ancestry: Ancestry provides provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia, and more. The database also includes census records, birth marriage and death records and US military records. In-library use only.

HeritageQuest: HeritageQuest is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. There is coverage dating back to the 1700s includes census data, Revolutionary War information and African-American records. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

This is Who We Were: In the 1920s: This resource explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree.

Click here to use This is Who We Were: In the 1920s from home and enter the 14 digit barcode found on your library card for 24/7 access.

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Legal Documents

Illinois Public Records: Access Illinois public records through online databases. Look up real estate transactions, copies of mortgages, business licenses, and foreclosure records. These databases are great for getting an extra copy of mortgage or deed information, tracking down the status of a property in foreclosure, or looking up specific business information. Public records are provided by Record Information Services. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

Legal Forms: Access to thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. The database includes Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode.

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People and Business Search

AtoZdatabases: AtoZdatabases is a reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents.  Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! If asked to enter your password please use your entire 14 digit Ella Johnson Library barcode..

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