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Aurora Public library provides access to selected subscription based resources with quality content. Databases may include full-text newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research, or facts and answers on topics ranging from business and health to reading recommendations and test preparation. Most of these databases are accessible from home using your library barcode and PIN; some are designated for in-library use only.

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Note:* reflects in library use only.
 
 
A-Z Maps Online: World's most useful online database of downloadable maps for university, grade school, and public libraries. Large database of static maps, animated maps, real-time maps, scientific maps, and historic maps in one place.
 
Ancestry Library Edition*: Powered by Ancestry.com, the number 1 Source for Family History Online.
 
Atomic Training: A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 300 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.
 
AtoZdatabases: Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives.
 
Aurora Public Library Catalog: View Aurora Library holdings for all library locations (Main, Eola Road, and West). View your library card account information, place holds and view items you have out. PIN number and Library card number may be required.
 

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Biography In Context: Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes and failures of historical and contemporary persons.
 
Book Browse: Find your next great read using BookBrowse's Reviews, recommendations, author bios and interviews. Bookbrowse also has resources for book clubs and thousands of "read-alike" suggestions.
 
Brainfuse -- Live Homework Help: Online access to expert tutors through the HelpNow program from Brainfuse, Inc. one of the nation?s leading providers of online tutoring services. From 2-10pm CST. 7 days a week. This service may not be available on certain holidays.
 
Brainfuse JobNow: Get expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching and more.
 

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Chicago Tribune: Chicago Tribune full-text articles (1985-present).
 
Chicago Tribune - Historical: Content includes articles between 1849-1987. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
 
Children's Literature Review: eBook collection of book reviews, criticism, and commentary.
 
Chilton (Auto Repair) Service Manuals: Do-it-yourselves total maintenance, service and repair information in an easy-to-use format for your cars.
 
Consumer Reports: Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.
 

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FirstSearch: Provides access to 14 databases containing over 50 billion library records, magazine articles, proceedings, and more. Please click on "databases" with in FirstSearch to see the full list of FirstSearch databases.
 

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Gale Virtual Reference Center: eBook collection with topics including business, health, history, literature, science, and more.
 

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Illinois Legal Aid: Answers to your legal questions and provides access to legal forms for Illinois.
 

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Learning Express Library: Provides unlimited access to interactive skill-building courses in math, reading and writing as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams.
 

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MasterFile Premier: Searches 1000+ newspapers, magazines, and journals. The Consumer Reports can be found using this database.
 
Medline Plus: Produced by the National Library of Medicine and corresponds to the following print resources: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.
 

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NextReads: E-newsletters tool deliver to your inbox with reading recommendations based on your interests.
 
Novelist: Search categories listing Best Sellers, Awards, Mysteries, Inspirational, Younger Readers, Article Archive, NoveList Letters.
 
Novelist K-8: Contains information on fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles.
 

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.
 

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Pronunciator: Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Its free at your library and start learning at your own pace!
 
Public Records: Access to Chicagoland's public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment - your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more.
 

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Something About the Author: eBook collection of author biographies and their works.
 

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Tumblebooks: Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
 

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Wilson Select Plus: Provides full-text articles in science, humanities, education and business from around the world.
 
World Vital Records: Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 million newspaper pages; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; unique, exclusive local and world collections.
 
WorldCat: Online catalog containing over 50 million records for materials in over 400 languages held in libraries across North America, Europe, Asia and much of the rest of the world. You can place you InterLibrary Loan requests directly through this catalog. Please see our InterLibrary Loan Instructions for more information.
 

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Zinio magazines: Checkout digital magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone for free @ your library.
 

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