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BUSINESS RESOURCES

Business Insights: Essentials: Business Insights: Essentials contains detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Also has company histories and articles from scholarly journals and business news. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

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.

State Journal-Register: Online full-text version of the State Journal-Register newspaper, with coverage from July 1, 1985 to the present. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number 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.

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CONSUMER INFORMATION & HOBBIES

America’s Genealogy Bank: America's Genealogy Bank 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.

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. 

Business Insights: Essentials: Business Insights: Essentials contains detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Also has company histories and articles from scholarly journals and business news. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

Consumer ReportsTo 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. 

General OneFile: Provides general interest periodical information and news. Includes full-text titles from hundreds of newspapers and journals as well as National Public Radio program transcripts from 1990 to present. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

NoveList PlusTo 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 PlusTo 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. 

Powerspeak Languages: Powerspeak Languages is a language learning database to help you brush up or begin learning a new language. Learn Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, or English as a Second Language (in Spanish) and create an account to remember your work through the lessons. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password "Chathamarea" to access this database from home.

State Journal-Register: Online full-text version of the State Journal-Register newspaper, with coverage from July 1, 1985 to the present. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number 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.

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HOMEWORK HELP

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 disciples, 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.

Business Insights: Essentials: Business Insights: Essentials contains detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Also has company histories and articles from scholarly journals and business news. 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: First Search will be migrating to a new interface. Please use the new database, WorldCat Discovery. Please contact the library with any questions. 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.

General OneFile: Provides general interest periodical information and news. Includes full-text titles from hundreds of newspapers and journals as well as National Public Radio program transcripts from 1990 to present. Use your Chatham Area Public Library card number and the password “Chathamarea” to access this database from home.

Kids Infobits: Kids Infobits is an authoritative and easy-to-use resource for elementary-aged students featuring age-appropriate, reliable, and curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 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.

NoveList PlusTo 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 PlusTo 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. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Opposing Viewpoints in Context is 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.

Powerspeak Languages: Powerspeak Languages is a language learning database to help you brush up or begin learning a new language. Learn Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, or English as a Second Language (in Spanish) and create an account to remember your work through the lessons. 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.

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.

WoldCat Discovery: This is the new interface for our First Search database. Our subscription to WorldCat Discovery provides access to approximately fifteen databases, several of which are full-text. Access to books outside of the Illinois Heartland Library System is also available.

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