ONLINE DATABASES


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    World Book Online:

    The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
    This multi-platform database has access points designed for different age levels that will captivate even the most reluctant reader with unique visual engagements, rich multimedia content, and an abundance of educational games, activities, and projects. With thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies, World Book Kids is designed to encourage the young learner to be curious.
    World Book has been publishing children's educational books for over 100 years. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for password details.

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    Full Text Articles

    OCLC FirstSearch
    (Full-text databases) For authorization name and password, please call the library at (309) 697-3822 X13 (IL state grant guidelines prevent posting.)
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    Talking Books

    https://www.ilbph.org/

    Opening the world of reading for the people of Illinois who cannot read print due to a physical or visual limitation. Contact the Information Desk for more details (309) 697-3822 x13
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    Genealogy Resources

    Ancestry Library Edition – During the COVID-19 crisis, APL cardholders have temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition, an online collection of 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases. Access includes genealogical searches, message boards, blank charts and forms, and tutorials.

    At Alpha Park Library:
    Bartonville News – Microfilm 1957-1974

    Limestone Independent News – Microfilm 1973-2013

    Glasford Gazette – Microfilm 1899-2013

    Limestone High School Yearbooks – 1954-1958, 1961-1963, 1965, 1968, 1970-1976, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1993-1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005-2007, 2009

    Illini Bluffs Yearbooks – 1995

    Township Cemetery Directories

    Illinois State Library Microfilm - Sent to APL for viewing

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    CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

    CARLI allows users to search the online catalogs of 138 university, college, and specialized libraries in Illinois, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Also available is access to many digital collections of university and college records, including school histories, yearbooks, and specialized collections on a variety of topics.
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    Basic Computer Skills

       • Microsoft Word
       • Microsoft Excel
       • Facebook
       • Basic Computers
       • Basic Internet
    And more …. Offered at your library!
    Contact the Information Desk for details on upcoming classes (309) 697-3822 x13.


    Other trainings & classes offered in the area:
       •Goodwill
       •Senior Net – local organization that promotes computer literacy among seniors (800) 457-1089.
       •Illinois Central College Adult Community Programs
       •Illinois Central College Corporate & Community Education

    Online trainings:
    Goodwill – FREE online trainings available at http://classes.gcflearnfree.org/

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