Online Research Resources

Research resources with a ♦♦♦ symbol are accessible to any user on Fondulac District Library’s computers or 24/7 with an Internet-connected computer or device and your Fondulac District Library card number.

Research resources with a ■■■ symbol are accessible to any user on Fondulac District Library’s computers only and, due to licensing restrictions, are not available for access outside the library.

NEWS, MAGAZINES, & JOURNALS

OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition:  Complete articles from thousands of science, humanities, art, business, law, and technology publications, plus popular magazines. ♦♦♦
Patrons must capitalize the D in their FDL card number.

East Peoria Times Courier: Search news from February 2008 to present. ♦♦♦

Peoria Journal STAR:  Search news from July 1991 to present. ♦♦♦

America’s News Magazines: Search articles in popular news, family, and science magazines, special reports, articles, and search terms for hot topics and current events. ♦♦♦

GENEALOGY

Ancestry Library Edition: Popular genealogy collection of 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases. Includes genealogical search, message boards, blank charts and forms, and tutorials to help you perform research. ■■■

HeritageQuest Online: Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content, including city directories, military and immigration records, and more. ♦♦♦

AUTOMOTIVE

Chilton Library: Repair and maintenance info for most vehicles from 1940 to present. ♦♦♦

Driving Permit Practice Tests: Free online test prep and handbooks for students preparing for Illinois’ automobile and motorcycle driving tests.

CAREERS & EDUCATION

Career Transitions: Practical, personalized tools for job searches and career exploration. ♦♦♦

Testing and Education Reference Center: Study materials and practice entrance, certification, and license exams. College, technical school, financial aid, and career info. ♦♦♦

GCF LearnFree: Free online and app-based computer, Internet, and technology training, as well as lessons in job searching, reading, math, and life skills.

Typing Basics (GCF LearnFree): Free tutorial using audio, images, animation, and text teaches users to type by practicing with more than 400 sentences and almost 500 words.

English Language Basics (GCF LearnFree): Includes a literacy program for adults developing stronger reading and grammar skills and an English Language Learning program for non-native speakers.

ABCMouse.com: Helps kids learn to read through phonics and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For kids age 2 to 7. ■■■

TECHNOLOGY

Technology Tutorials (GCF LearnFree): Tutorials for every day technologies – from email basics and mouse tutorials to Internet usage, social media, Microsoft Office, and online safety lessons.

Microsoft Office Classes (GCF LearnFree): Free online classes for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (2007, 2010, and 2013).  Instructor assistance and CEU/certificates available.

HEALTH

MedlinePlus: Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to medical term dictionaries and guides to symptoms, treatments, and drug interactions.

NIHSeniorHealth:  Provides senior-friendly and aging-related health and wellness information easily accessible.

FINANCE & LAW

Legal Forms: Official, state-specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. ♦♦♦

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments Online: A complete examination of the United States’ 27 Constitutional Amendments. Illustrates changes to the Constitution since 1789. ♦♦♦
Click here for access within the library without a Fondulac District Library card.

Legal Self-Help Center:Tazewell County’s online legal self-help center. Provides assistance to self-represented persons with free legal information and interactive documents.

East Peoria Code of Ordinances: Regulations, ordinances, and law as applicable to the City of East Peoria.

Illinois General Assembly: Direct access to Illinois Constitution, Compiled Statues, Public Acts, Bills, Resolutions, and more.

GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, & CULTURE

The 50 States: Comprehensive profiles of the 50 U.S. states, including history, timelines, maps, statistics, economy, environments, and rankings. ♦♦♦
Patrons must enter only the first 5 digits of their Fondulac District Library card number for access outside the library.

CIA World Factbook: Information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

 

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