Children's Reading and Reference:

Tumblebooks
Fun with Books, Reading and Games
 
World Book Encyclopedia
thousands of articles, maps, pictures, sounds, and video that are delivered to you over the web. World Book's reference resources are supported by Behind the Headlines articles, Calendar-based features, and the Learning Zone of extra teacher- and student-related resources.




General Reference Subscription Databases:

FirstSearch
Online access to a growing list of popular, up-to-date databases. FirstSearch contains references to items such as: Books, sound recordings, videocassettes, musical scores, archives, manuscripts, computer files, maps, audiovisuals, and other sources for Journal and magazine articles, Facts and statistics, Dissertations and conference proceedings.


MasterFile Premier from Ebsco
provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
For home use your your library card number to log in.



Newsbank
Archives from the Collinsville Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune and over 3,000 other newspapers from around the United States plus America's News Magazines from NewsBank provide full-text articles in one easy-to-search database.



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Thompson Gale Reference Library
Online e-reference library that covers subject areas from the Arts to the Social Sciences with over 300 online reference books. 


Encyclopedia Britannica
educational resources in a student-friendly and engaging site designed especially for teachers and elementary, middle, and high school students.

World Book Encyclopedia
thousands of articles, maps, pictures, sounds, and video that are delivered to you over the web. World Book's reference resources are supported by Behind the Headlines articles, Calendar-based features, and the Learning Zone of extra teacher- and student-related resources.
 


Genealogy Database:

Heritage Quest
Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library. Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff.


Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks:


Overdrive
With over 7500 ebooks and audiobooks to choose from!


3M
Ebooks offered throughout our Southern Illinois libraries.


Ebsco ebooks

Ebsco audiobooks


Hoopla
Online movies, music, tv shows and audiobooks.


Zinio
Online magazines



Other Various Specialized Databases:


Auto Repair Reference Center
do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians


Science Reference Center
easy-to-use interface that allows students to browse topics by category and have quick access to science experiments and helpful research guides.


Novelist Plus
premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.


Consumer Reports
Ratings and information accumulated by the foremost Consumer Adovocate known.


Legal Information Reference Center
hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.


Learning Express
Resources include Testing preparation for elementary to collecge; GED preparation; Computer skills center; Career center; Adult Learning center; and Resursos en espanol.






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Collinsville Memorial Library 2009

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