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Online Resources

Books and Periodicals

Business Resources

Consumer Help

Education

Genealogy

General Reference

Health & Wellness Information

Jobs and Careers

Legal Resources

Online Resources


These databases are available to use both inside the library and from anywhere an Internet connection is available. Use outside the library will require a Calumet City Public Library card in good standing (cards begin with 2161300.)

If you need assistance, please call us at (708) 862-6220, ext. 2 for Adult Services.

Please click the titles below to access the database.

Books and Periodicals

NEW! BiblioBoard Library

Free for Illinois residents. Create a free account to download hundreds of classic texts to your computer or smartphone. Ask a librarian today to get started!

Media on Demand

Download e-books, Audiobooks, and stream movies for free with your library card! Download the OverDrive Media Console For your Apple or Andriod device to access your account on the go!

OneClickdigital

Downloadable audiobooks featuring popular authors as well as the classics.

Zinio

Digital magizines are now available from your library!

Find a Book Illinois (Lexile)

The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring reading ability and the text demand of reading materials.

AR BookFinder

Explore books by reading level or find the reading level for a specific title.

Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center

Provides talking book and Braille service to individuals with visual or physical limitations



Business Resources

AtoZdatabases

Ultimate Database for Jobs, Businesses, Mailing Lists, Background & Criminal search.

BusinessUSA

A centralized, one-stop platform for small businesses that easily searches across all government departments, agencies and administrations to connect businesses to the services and information relevant to their needs.

NEW! HelpNow

Online tutoring from Brainfuse! With their Skillsurfer Test Prep and Adult Learning Center, HelpNow provides differentiated learning experiences for users of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, bankruptcy, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

SCORE

“A nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.”

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Universal Class

Take a non-credit class to learn a new hobby or brush up on a skill for an exam.



Consumer Help

Automotive

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to ChiltonLibrary, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle.

Car & Driver

Includes the magazine’s road tests and reviews, and interactive vehicle comparisons

Edmunds

Reviews, comparisons, price and value information, and tips for buying new or used vehicles

Kelley Blue Book

Find the current value of a specific vehicle

Buying Guides

Consumer Search

“Reviewing the reviews.” Compiles and analyzes product reviews from magazines and websites

CNET

Product reviews and prices for cars, electronics, appliances, and more.

Consumer Protection & Complaints

Annual Credit Report

The only place to get a no-obligation, free copy of your credit report from all three major reporting companies

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Non-profit, full service financial counseling agency

Consumer Complaint Forms

From the Illinois Attorney General’s Office

Recalls

Product recalls and safety information from the federal government



Education

NEW! HelpNow

Online tutoring from Brainfuse! From their Live Homework Help and Writing Lab to Skillsurfer Test Prep and Adult Learning Center, HelpNow provides differentiated learning experiences for users of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

Powerspeak Languages

Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Universal Class

Take a non-credit class to learn a new hobby or brush up on a skill for an exam.

Driving-Tests.org

Start Your FREE 2015 IL DMV Permit Practice Test Now



Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

You might just find the story of a lifetime.
Note there is no remote access to Ancestry Library Edition.

NEW! HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

NEW! ProQuest African American Heritage

Click here for the home of ProQuest® African American Heritage, a groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

NEW! Historical Newspapers

Looking for that missing marriage announcement or obituary? Browse and search current Chicago Tribune editions from 1986 to the present as well as full-text historical editions of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Times (1851-2013), Wall Street Journal (1889-1999) and Washington Post (1877-1999).

FamilySearch

Free genealogy resource from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; provides search tools, family tree generator, and access to the FamilyHistory Library catalog, which can loan materials to any Family History Center in the country



General Reference

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines, Academic OneFile is authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995. Updated daily.

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

NEW! Historical Newspapers

Looking for primary resources for your research paper? Browse and search current Chicago Tribune editions from 1986 to the present as well as full-text historical editions of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Times (1851-2013), Wall Street Journal (1889-1999) and Washington Post (1877-1999).

USA.gov

Your online guide to government information and services

World Book Web

The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopaedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

Informe!

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. (A collection of Hispanic magazines in full-text. Topics include law, health, technology, culture, real life and other subjects.



Health & Wellness Information

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

MedlinePlus

A medical super-site from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Illinois Health & Wellness

Official guide to state government programs and resources

Get Covered Illinois

Official Health Marketplace

HealthCare.gov

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace



Jobs and Careers

AtoZdatabases

Ultimate Database for Jobs, Businesses, Mailing Lists, Background & Criminal search.

CareerOneStop

U.S. Department of Labor’s source for career exploration, training & jobs

Career Transitions

Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.

NEW! JobNow

JobNow from Brainfuse is an innovative service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and much, much more.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.



Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Illinois Legal Aid

Low income legal assistance