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Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies.
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.
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook with recipes from 174 countries. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.AtoZ World Food
Consumer Reports 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.
cloudLibrary offers eBooks and eAudiobooks to stream or download and is compatible with most ereaders, tablets, and smartphones. Access cloudLibrary by using this link or by downloading the cloudLibrary app. We are part of the Illinois Heartland Consortium. Use your library card number and PIN to sign in.CloudLibrary Tutorial
Hoopla offers ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows, and music to download or stream to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. There is no wait list, everything is always available! Access Hoopla through this link or through their app, Hoopla Digital. You will need to create an account with an email address and enter your library barcode number and PIN.
Library on the Go offers eBooks and eAudiobooks to stream or download as well as electronic movies to stream and is compatible with most ereaders, tablets, and smartphones. Access Library on the Go by using this link or downloading the Libby app. We are part of the Rolling Prairie Digital Consortium. Use your library card number and PIN to sign in.Libby Tutorial
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.
Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry through August 31, 2020.
Enter your LAST NAME and Chatham Area Public Library BARCODE located on the back of your card to get access.
This FREE site provides access to a growing collection of databases of digitized records for genealogical research. Users are required to create an account, which is free. Using the website in the Library allows access to many digital images that cannot be viewed at home.FamilySearch.org Tutorial
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.Fold3
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.
Online full-text version of the State Journal-Register newspaper, with coverage from July 1, 1985 to the present.SJR Full Text
Read the digital SJR, but in the familiar format of the physical paper. We have coverage of this user-friendly format from August 31, 2018 to present.
Access US and world news from home with The New York Times! Create a free account after following one of the links below. Then just sign in anytime you want to read breaking news.
Issues from 1851-1923 and 1980-current are available within the library and at home. Limited access to 1923-1980 issues can be accessed from home with a limit of 5 articles per day from that time range. Access from home will last 72 hours before you need to sign in again.NYT
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary article database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.
To access this database from home, enter your Chatham Area Public Library card number for the Patron ID.Academic Search Premier
This curation covers a wide range of topics—including Literature, Philosophy, History, Geography and Science—with each collection containing corresponding middle and high school common core guides.
Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 174 Country Guides of 119 topics each covering culture, history, language, travel and education.Global Road Warrior
LearningExpress Library offers resources to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college with ACT and SAT tutorials and practice tests, practice for the TOEFL test, and prepare for the US citizenship exam.Learning Express Library
Locate books, periodicals, computer programs, films, maps, sound recordings, videotapes and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide. Access to books outside of the Illinois Heartland Library System is also available.
AudioBookCloud is an online database of 1400 audiobooks for schools and libraries. With titles ranging from classic literature, to science fiction, to contemporary blockbusters, and everything in between, we’re sure that AudioBookCloud has the perfect title for all your listening needs!
Kanopy has films that can be streamed to most computers, tablets, smartphones, and televisions by downloading the Kanopy app. Use your library card number and PIN to sign up and then create an account with a username and password of your choice.Kanopy
Love is in the air. Actually, it is in the cloud. RomanceBookCloud where love and romance is available 24/7 for your patrons.
Unlimited and unrestricted access to ebooks and audio books which have made romance the biggest selling and most popular brand in fiction.
Whether it be contemporary, historical, time-travel, inspirational, YA, or paranormal, your patrons will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud.
All Romance. All the Time
The growing collection features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!
Ebooks for 7th thru 12th grades.
TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite!Tumblebook
TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.
The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
Ebooks available for grades Kindergarten thru 6th.