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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

Credo Literati

An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research.

Yes

CultureGrams

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Features cultures of 182 countries, including maps, statistics, photographs, national anthems, recipes and currency converters. Includes information about each U.S. state and Canadian province as well. (Guided Tour)

Yes

Electronic Collections Online

Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.

Yes

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Complete encyclopedia with related Internet links, best websites rated by EB editors, Britannica's Lives and the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

Yes

Historic Map Works

This high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1.5 million maps of the United States and the world.

Yes

Lands and People

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A unique cultural database of all the countries on the globe. World Atlas included.
• Includes helpful educator’s tools.

Yes

Mango Languages

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®. Guided Tour

Yes

National Geographic Virtual Library

Contains National Geographic magazine 1888-Current, National Geographic Traveler magazine 2010-Current, as well as hundreds of videos, maps, atlases, and other downloadable images.

Yes

Pronunciator

You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator, including the largest ESL curriculum on the planet. Simply use your library card number to create an account and start learning through a variety of vocabulary exercises, quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar review. You can learn on your desktop computer or install the app on your mobile device. Take a tour.

Yes

Sanborn Maps, Illinois

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town from 1867-1970. The maps list street blocks and building numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.

Yes

Social Explorer

Provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information, as well as tools to create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

Yes

World Geography and Culture

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Reproducible, full-color maps, flags, statistics, images, and  information about a location's geography, government, history, society,  and culture.

Yes