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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

SIRS Knowledge Source: SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) provides a portal to relevant, credible information designed to support student research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects, including contemporary social issues, arts, and humanities. Please contact the library for the username and password to access this database from home.

Student Resources in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as Search Assist and quick fact boxes. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Artcyclopedia: This website indexes almost 300 art-related websites to help you quickly find information on artists, museums, and art movements.

IMDb: The Internet Movie Database, the most complete and extensive site on the internet for information about movies and television.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: The very informative and educational website of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

MRQE: The Movie Review Query Engine is the internet’s largest database of movie reviews, providing a searchable index of all published and available reviews, news, interviews, and other materials associated with specific movies.

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AUTO REPAIR & INFORMATION

Auto Repair Reference Center: To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and important vehicles, covering more than 35,000 vehicles from 1945 to the present. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians. 

Chilton Library: Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton Library gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Center for Auto Safety: Information on cars, car safety, recalls, and other consumer information for car owners.

Edmunds: Information, tips, and reviews about new and used cars.

Kelley Blue Book: Prices for new and used cars.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Demographics Now for Libraries: Business & People: Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

Reference USA: This databasecontains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents. Its powerful search features allow patrons to find businesses by company name, type of business, geography and business size to use in company identification, direct marketing, telemarketing, market research, customer analysis and credit decisions. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number to access this database from home.

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Value Line Online: Value Line is an investment information resource that intelligently integrates volumes of essential data, sophisticated analytical tools, proprietary forecasts and opinions, proven, predictive Rankings and expert guidance—all within easy reach. Value Line Online may only be used in the library.

CNN Money: News, markets, and investments from CNN, Fortune, and Money.

Kiplinger: Timely personal finance advice and business forecasts.

Morningstar: Stock, mutual fund, hedge fund, bond, and ETF investment research.

Motley Fool: The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company that champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor.

Yahoo! Finance: Investing, finance, and business news from Yahoo!.

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CAREERS & JOB-HUNTING

Career Transitions: A comprehensive career resource that allows you to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, experience and what’s in demand, and find schools and education/training programs. Career Transitions is your one-stop-shop for finding a new job/career or for finding expert tips on how to set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive job market. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Testing and 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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

CareerBuilder: CareerBuilder is the largest U.S. job site, putting over 1 million jobs in front of poised job seekers wherever they are – at home or at work – in print and on the Internet. More than 23 million unique visitors come to the site every month to check out the opportunities in every industry, field and job type.

Career One Stop: Career One Stop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is one-stop shopping for information about employment, with tools to help job-seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES): This website is designed to be a constant source of up-to-date information about IDES, its many services, and its role in Illinois' workforce development system.

Illinois JobLink: A resource for finding and posting jobs available in the state of Illinois, featuring more than 100,000 help-wanted ads.

Indeed: Indeed is a metasearch engine that collects job listings from thousands of job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Job seekers do not apply for jobs through Indeed, but just receive the listing as to where the job is posted and can then decide to go to the corresponding sites to apply.

Job Hunter’s Bible: The official website of the book What Color Is Your Parachute?

LinkUp: LinkUp is the new and unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites. These postings are considered “hidden jobs” because they are typically unadvertised outside of company websites and can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look.

Monster: Monster is the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. Over the past ten years, Monster.com has expanded from its roots as a “job board” to a global provider of a full array of job search, career, recruitment and talent management products and services.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

The Riley Guide: The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.

Simply Hired: Simply Hired is a metasearch engine that aggregates job listings from thousands of job boards, newspaper and classified listings, associations, social networks, content sites and company career sites.

Tweet My Jobs: Tweet My Jobs has quickly become the largest Twitter job board in the world. With 10,385 vertical job channels segmented by geography, job type, and industry, TweetMyJOBS is able to connect employers and recruiters with targeted job candidates instantly any time a new job is posted to the service.

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CONSUMER INFORMATION

Consumer Reports: To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.ConsumerReports features Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel. The database provides access to product buying advice, blogs, safety alerts, recalls, as well as Consumer Reports' unbiased product and service Ratings and recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports, a searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports' exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, the ability to participate in expert Discussions, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more. 

Central Illinois Better Business Bureau: Check out a business or charity, find a BBB accredited business, file a complaint.

Consumer Action: Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach, and grassroots "make your voice heard" advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide to assert their rights in the marketplace and financially prosper.

Consumer World: Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial guide with over 2,000 of the most useful consumer resources.

Federal Trade Commission: The FTC is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy.

National Consumer League Fraud Center: Our mission is to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily.

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GENEALOGY

America’s Genealogy Bank: America's GenealogyBank provides web-based access to millions of genealogical records from 1652 to the present day, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and other essential primary sources. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number to access this database from home.

Ancestry Library Edition: Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition may only be used in the library.

For more genealogy resources, click here.

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HEALTH & MEDICINE

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

CDC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides users with credible, reliable health information on diseases and conditions; emergency preparedness and response; environmental health; life stages and populations; healthy living; injury, violence, and safety; travelers’ health; and workplace safety and health.

Mayo Clinic Health Information: More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.

Medline Plus: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere.

Merck Manuals: Online access to The Merck Manual (home edition), The Merck Index, The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, The Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms, and The Merck Veterinary Manual.

PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference) Health: PDR Health offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines.

WebMD: WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

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HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

EBSCOhost:  To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.EBSCOhost provides access to MAS Ultra and GreenFILE. MAS Ultra provides full text for nearly 350 periodicals covering general reference topics, including health, science, and other areas. Green File offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

First Search: Our subscription to First Search provides access to approximately fifteen databases, several of which are full text (including Article First and Wilson Select Plus). Please contact the library for the username and password to access this database from home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Opposing Viewpoints in Contextis a useful online resource for students researching contemporary social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

SIRS Knowledge Source: SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) provides a portal to relevant, credible information designed to support student research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects, including contemporary social issues, arts, and humanities. Please contact the library for the username and password to access this database from home.

Student Resources in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as Search Assist and quick fact boxes. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

World Book Online: The Online Info Finder includes all the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.  World Book Online for Kids is targeted for elementary-aged users with simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities.  The Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos offers World Book's editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number to access this database from home.

All Psych: One of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet.  Inside the site you'll find over 920 individual, cross referenced web pages and an estimated 3000 pages of printed material. 

Avalon Project: Original, primary source documents in law, history, and diplomacy from the ancient world through modern times.

BBC History: Articles, videos, and information about ancient history, british history, the world wars, historical figures, and more from the BBC.

City-Data.com: City-Data is a private Illinois-based social networking and information website known for its comprehensive profiling system of U.S. cities, containing everything from sex offender lists to general city guides. City-data.com is owned and operated by Advameg, Inc.

CliffsNotes: Study guides in subjects including government, criminal justice, economics, history, psychology, and sociology.

The History Place: The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication that presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.

Internet History Sourcebooks: A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Shmoop: Engagingly-written information about a variety of topics in U.S. history, civics, and economics.

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LEGAL INFORMATION

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

Legal Forms Library: 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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Illinois Attorney General Legal Assistance Referrals: Links to organizations that may help you to find pro bono legal advice or representation.

Illinois Courts Citizen Self-Help: Links to various resources for self legal help.

Illinois Legal Aid: Illinois Legal Aid Online develops technology and information to increase access to justice for Illinois residents.

Legal Self-Help Center, Sangamon County: Information, answers to common questions, forms and letters, and links to resources where you can get more help.

Southern Illinois University School of Law Self-Help Legal Center: The Self Help Legal Center of Southern Illinois is more than a website. It is a law student on the phone who cannot give you legal advice, but can assist you in finding information that will help you if you can’t afford an attorney. It is a location for people to go when they need information on how to represent themselves in court. It is also a library with a large selection of reading material available on handling legal matters yourself.

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LITERATURE AND LANGUAGES

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

EBSCOhost: To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.EBSCOhost provides access to MAS Ultra and GreenFILE. MAS Ultra provides full text for nearly 350 periodicals covering general reference topics, including health, science, and other areas. Green File offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

First Search: Our subscription to First Search provides access to approximately fifteen databases, several of which are full text (including Article First and Wilson Select Plus). Please contact the library for the username and password to access this database from home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

Literature Resource Center: Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Mango Languages: Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more. Click on "register" and sign up using your library card number as your username; you can choose your own password.

NoveList Plus: To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.NoveList Plus allows you to search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. 

NoveList K-8 Plus: To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students. 

Student Resources in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as Search Assist and quick fact boxes. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Bartleby: The preeminent internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers, and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

BBC Languages: Free online materials provided by the BBC to help adults and children learn a variety of languages. Materials to help non-native English speakers learn English are also provided.

CliffsNotes: Study materials and literary analysis for a wide variety of literary classics.

Introduction to Modern Literary Theory: A brief summary, key terms, a brief bibliography, and suggested websites for various schools of literary theory.

Literary History: Cataloging the best websites for research on literature to help students and readers find the most credible material, which does not always show up near the top of a Google (or Bing) list.

Shmoop: Study materials and literary analysis for literature, poetry, Shakespeare, as well as more recent best-sellers.

SparkNotes: Study materials and literary analysis of literature, poetry, Shakespeare, and short stories.

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LOCAL LINKS

Ball-Chatham Community Schools

Ball Elementary School

Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Chatham Elementary School

Glenwood Elementary School

Glenwood High School

Glenwood Intermediate School

Glenwood Middle School

Village of Chatham

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

EBSCOhost: To access this database from home, click here and then enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number.EBSCOhost provides access to MAS Ultra and GreenFILE. MAS Ultra provides full text for nearly 350 periodicals covering general reference topics, including health, science, and other areas. Green File offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

First Search: Our subscription to First Search provides access to approximately fifteen databases, several of which are full text (including Article First and Wilson Select Plus). Please contact the library for the username and password to access this database from home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

SIRS Knowledge Source: SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) provides a portal to relevant, credible information designed to support student research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects, including contemporary social issues, arts, and humanities. Please contact the library for the username and password to a