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Libby is the newer, easier app for Media On Demand digital reading. Access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, including the hottest new titles, from your tablet or smartphone. Get the app for your phone or tablet.
Stream or download music, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, eComics and eBooks. All titles are instantly available: no waiting, no holds! 12 titles/each month. Get started at the hoopla site or download the app.
Checkout dozens of popular magazines, and read the full-color, cover-to-cover issues on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Log in through the RFPL portal using your browser, then read in the app if you wish.
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Offers over 60 interactive foreign-language courses and 17 English as a Second Language courses for ESL students. Great for beginners and those wanting to learn a new language for traveling purposes. Each Mango lesson incorporates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
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Find product ratings, reviews, recommendation & buying advice for home, health, cars, electronics, etc. This is full digital access to the web content associated with Consumer Reports magazine.
Practice tests for students and adult learners on a wide variety of levels, such as AP, college entrance, civil service, GED, TOFEL, US citizenship, and reading and writing skills.
Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).
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.
Free to any user in Illinois, these ebooks include a curated “Pop Up Picks” collection that rotates quarterly, the Bodlian Library Collection, and titles from the Recovering the Classics series.
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).
Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.
Buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos for products including appliances, electronics, food, and more.
Search back issues of the Oak Leaves and Forest Leaves. Years 1902-2014 are available. However, 1910, 1922-1939, and 1990 are not included.
Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.
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.
Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism. Research guides, lesson plans, and citation tools support student learning.
A good place to start for research and homework. Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
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).
Full-text newspaper articles and television and radio transcripts. Includes the Associated Press (AP), CNN Wire, PR Wire, UPI (United Press International), Xinhua, The Chicago Citizen, and more.
Reading recommendations for kids’ fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.
A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. Includes audiobook recommendations.
Resources for students to understand issues, develop criticial 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.
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.
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.
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.