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General Research, News & Articles


Academic Search Premier - Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

American Doctoral Dissertations  - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

EBSCOhost Research Databases - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

ERIC - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

Infobase

I-Share - Powered by Primo VE, this offers the ability to search a wide variety of scholarly resources including books, e-journals, and other digital and print content from your library and all 89 I-Share libraries in Illinois.

Midlothian Messenger Digital Archive - These local newspapers have been made available to the community for the purpose of research, study and to satisfy curiosity about our town, Midlothian.

MasterFILE Premier - A good place to start for research and homework. Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.

Newswires - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

New York Times - Access the New York Times platform and apps for free for 72-hours.  

Points of View Reference Center - Resources for students to understand issues, develop critical thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts on, citizens' rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.

Primary Search - Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children's magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.

Teacher Reference Center - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

Auto Repair


Auto Repair Source - Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

 

Careers & Test Prep


Drivers Ed Test Prep - Get a jumpstart on passing your DMV Permit tests! Car, motorcycle, and CDL practice tests available. Try out this wonderful resource brought to you by the Driving-Tests.org website. 

Glassdoor Library Access

Vocational & Career Collection - Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions. and the general public.

 

Health & Science


Consumer Health Complete - Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

MEDLINE - Specific database research powered by EBSCOhost.

MedlinePlus - As a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, this site provides trusted health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

MedlinePlus en Español - Como un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina y los Institutos Nacionales de Salud de EE.UU. , este sitio proporciona información de salud confiable acerca de las enfermedades , condiciones y cuestiones de bienestar en el lenguaje que usted pueda entender .

Science reference Center

Science Reference Center - Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality science images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.

 

"ESL"& Languages


Mango Languages - Offers interactive language learning in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and more. Use Mango on your computer or mobile device. There are also ESL courses for Spanish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and more speakers. 

 

Business, Legal & Consumer


Business Source Premier - Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

ConsumerReports.org - Access to Consumer Reports’ unbiased product and service Ratings and recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Health, a searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports’ exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.

Kelley Blue Book - Gives you everything you need to research a new, certified (CPO) or used car, compare cars, find cars for sale, and make a well-informed decisions.

Legal Information Reference Center - Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Small Business Reference Center - Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

 

History & Genealogy


Ancestry Library - Access Remotely; Library Card Required. Find family history through a network of genealogical, historical records, and related genetic genealogy websites.

Family Search  - Discover you families history through historical record. With our collection of billions of records, you can piece together your ancestors’ history and bring their stories to life.​

Genealogy Center - One of the largest research collections available that specializes in genealogy.

History Reference Center - Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.

Midlothian Messenger Digital Archive - These local newspapers have been made available to the community for the purpose of research, study and to satisfy curiosity about our town, Midlothian.

 

Literature


Children's Core Collection - Recommended fiction and nonfiction works recommended for readers in preschool through grade five.

Fiction Core Collection - Recommended popular and widely-read classic and contemporary works of fiction. Covers many genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, Western, and romance.

Literary Reference Center - Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism. Research guides, lesson plans, and citation tools support student learning.

Middle and Junior High Core Collection - Recommended fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.

NoveList Plus - Search an author's name or the title of a book you liked to find read-alikes. Tell NoveList what you liked about a book (pacing, tone, characters, and more) to get more specific suggestions.


Homework Help for Teens & Kids


Explora Educator's Edition

Explora Public Libraries

Explora Secondary Schools

Middle Search Plus - Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).

NonFiction Core Collection - Recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry.

NoveList Plus - Search an author's name or the title of a book you liked to find read-alikes. Tell NoveList what you liked about a book (pacing, tone, characters, and more) to get more specific suggestions. This popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction includes audiobook recommendations.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Features read-alikes and information about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Senior High Core Collection - Highlights fiction and nonfiction titles for students in grades 9 through 12. Covers young adult literature and adult novels with teen appeal.

 

Search Other Libraries


I-Share - Powered by Primo VE, this offers the ability to search a wide variety of scholarly resources including books, e-journals, and other digital and print content from your library and all 89 I-Share libraries in Illinois.

WorldCat - The world's largest network of library content and services. Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it nearby. Find research articles and digital items that can be directly viewed or downloaded.

Worldshare 

 

Tutorials


Midlothian Public Library Academy - Niche Academy - A collection of short video tutorials showcasing how to navigate the free services available to you through the library and social media.