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Online Resources


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


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Research databases

Books & Media

BiblioBoard Library

Free for Illinois residents. Access is made available through Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems (RAILS). Please choose the RAILS library to view collections. Create a free account to download hundreds of classic texts to your computer or smartphone.

Hoopla

Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your Calumet City Public Library card. For FREE ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, music and more, sign up for hoopla now!

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Center

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

Media on Demand

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

NoveList Plus

Full text reviews, annotations, publication information, and more for more than 120,000 works of fiction. Search for books by author, title, series or even by plot descriptions. Find recommendations for similar titles and authors,  guides for book discussions and more. 


Business Resources

AtoZdatabases

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

Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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.

Regional Business News

Provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

SCORE

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

Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.


Consumer Information

AutoMate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Consumer Reports

Doing research takes time. Choosing the wrong product wastes money. Provide trusted information for making the smart choice. Enable thorough product comparisons with Consumer Reports' (CR) comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews.

Driving-Tests.org

Tests for automobile, motorcycle, and CDL along with the Driver Handbook for each, are available, along with an FAQ section addressing questions about Illinois Driver's Licenses.  No library card number or personal information is required.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.


Education & Reference

ABCmouse.com

With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com's award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+).

Due to licensing restrictions, ABCmouse.com may only be used in the library.

Explora

Search across our EBSCO research databases with one simple search bar, or use each database individually as listed below:

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.

Universal Class

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

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.


Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

In Ancestry Library Edition you will find literally billions of records in census data, family histories, vital records, directories, legal documents, photos, maps and more. There is new content added continually along with ongoing updates.

Due to licensing restrictions, Ancestry Library Edition may only be used in the library.

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


Health & Wellness Resources

Consumer Health Complete

Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Get Covered Illinois

Official Health Marketplace

HealthCare.gov

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace

Illinois Health & Wellness

Official guide to state government programs and resources


Jobs & Career Resources

AtoZdatabases

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

CareerOneStop

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

Illinois WorkNet

Resource for jobs, training, unemployment assistance

JobNow

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


Legal Resources

Legal Information Reference Center

An online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.

Illinois Legal Aid

Low income legal assistance