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African American Heritage African American Heritage (Service available at the library only.)

Americas News
America’s News:  Find information on topics of current interest including business, education, the environment, health, homeschooling, science and technology. Features Newsweek Global, Popular Science, Mother Earth News, the Smithsonian and more for homework help and current events.

Ancestry Library Ancestry Library (Service available at the library only.)

Biography Resource Center
Biography Resource Center: biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Books and Authors
Books and Authors: explore combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Heritage Quest HeritageQuest (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Morningstar
Morningstar Mutual Funds: One-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools. (Access this from the library or anywhere using your Carbondale library card.) 

something about the author
Something About the Author Online: access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. (Service available at the library only.)

OCLC First Search Service: scholarly and general research
This database can be accessed at the library only due to licensing restrictions. Authorization code and password are located on the library computer.
  • ABI Inform:  Includes articles (some full-text) on business and management
  • ArticleFirst:  An index of articles, some full-text, from magazines as well as scholarly journals.
  • ERIC:  A collection of journal articles and reports in education.
  • Illinois Catalog:  A catalog of  books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes held by Illinois libraries.
  • PerAbs:  A database of periodical abstracts from general and academic journals, including many full-text articles.  Also contains records for transcripts of significant segments of more than 80 news and lifestyle TV and radio programs.
  • WilsonSelectPlus:  Contains full-text articles in the sciences, humanities, education, business.  Includes U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.

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