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Mokena Community Public Library patrons have access to several Internet-based databases -- many available to Mokena patrons via remote access. Click on the database that you would like to search; Enter your Mokena Community Public Library District Card number.

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Home Icon Access Science - Provides the finest collection of science and technology reference materials.
Home Icon America’s Genealogy Bank - Online access to find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set, the complete Social Security Death Index and more than 29 million obituaries.
Home Icon America 's Newspapers - Online access to current and archived coverage of state, regional, and national news, issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the collection of full-text U.S. newspapers including: Chicago Tribune (1/1/85-Current), Chicago Sun-Times (1/1/86-Current), and the Herald News (1/1/97).
Home Icon American National Biography - This online edition offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.
Home Icon Ancestry® Library Edition - Online - Genealogical collection of the U.S. and the U.K. , including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
Home Icon AtoZ The World - Traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe. From cultural stereotypes andsuperstitions, to social and business etiquette, to women's role in society. Everything from music, dating rituals, holidays and festivals, to traditional recipes, flags, and national symbols for each country
Home Icon AtoZ World Travel - It guides, information on city neighborhoods and districts, in-town excursions, day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders' tips on navigating the city and culture.
Home Icon Auto Repair Reference Center ™ - Online information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. Includes over 100,000 factory drawings and photos; 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance, and more.
Home Icon Bookflix - Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Home Icon Business Insights Essentials Online - Access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information.
Home Icon Business Index ASAP - Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals.
Home Icon - provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice across several franchises. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.
Home Icon Craft Corner Online - A fun site from Worldbook that features thousands of creative projects and crafts suitable for a wide variety of ages. Whether you are looking for an easy Halloween decoration to create with a three-year-old at home, a teacher searching for an educational craft project for the classroom, or a creative adult seeking a Christmas wreath that you can make yourself, you will find it in Craft Corner
Home Icon Financial Ratings Series Online - Combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings to offer a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks.
Home Icon First Search - Online reference service providing access to over 80 databases, more than 6 million full-text articles in a variety of subjects, and access to over 25,000 electronic journal titles from the Electronic Collections Online service.
Home Icon Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of over 300 online research books from publisher Thomson Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields.
Home Icon General Reference Center - Online database provides easy access to full-text and image articles from today's most well-read gen­eral interest magazines, reference books and newspapers.
Home Icon Health & Wellness Resource Center - Indexes medical, nursing and nutritional magazines. This database includes three full text reference books, over 150 full text pamphlets, and full text articles from approximately 100 journals.
Home Icon HeritageQuest - Online Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books. Complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930.
Home Icon Learn2 – Computer Skills - Part of the Learning Express Library. Find online computer tutorials (under Computer Skills section) for common computer applications - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
Home Icon - Offers a convenient way to prepare for academic or professional exams online. Featured Resources : Advanced Placement, Business Writing Skills Success, Civil Service, College Entrance Exams, Elementary School Skills Improvement, EMS, Firefighter, GED, Graduate School Entrance Exams, High School Skills Improvement, Job & Career Success Skills, Law Enforcement, Math Skills Improvement, Middle School Skills Improvement, Military, Nursing, Reading Skills Improvement , Real Estate, Skills Improvement with Spanish Instructions, Teaching, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, Writing Skills Improvement .
Home Icon Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - Abstracts.
Home Icon Literature Resource Center - A wealth of information online that includes criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explication, websites, periodical articles, full-text author's works, and reading lists.
Home Icon Lit Finder - Combined literature database, which includes "Poem Finder," "Story Finder," and "Essay Finder."
Home Icon Little Pim - Online program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children's language program "stars" a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy
Home Icon Mango Languages - Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Our online learning system is so easy to use, you'll see incredible results after just one lesson! It's the easiest way to learn a foreign language! Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.
Home Icon Novelist Plus - Online reader's advisory service that contains information on fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages which can be searched using subject headings. Users can find books in a variety of ways including searching by title, author, or plot.
Home Icon Novelist Plus K-8 - Geared towards grades K-8. Online readers' advisory service that contains information on fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages which can be searched using subject headings. Users can find books in a variety of ways including searching by title, author, or plot.
Home Icon OmniFile: Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)™ - Online full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer reviewed. Subject coverage includes art, agriculture, applied science, business, current events, education, general science, humanities, law, library sciences, social sciences, technology, and many other fields.
Home Icon PrairieCat Online Catalog - Search for items in our collection along with other libraries' collections. Place items on hold, renew items, and check your account!
Home Icon Public Record - Designed for individual professionals and businesses to access public record data for use in direct mail and telemarketing campaigns. Our targeted marketing leads allow businesses to focus their advertising dollars on customers who are most likely to buy their specific products and services. Databases offered by your library include new homeowners, new businesses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and auctions.
Home Icon Reference USA - Online database contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents.
Home Icon Salem History Press - Reference print collection available online. Includes the complete content of The Decades: The Seventies, Eighties and Nineties in America; Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, the Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Century, and Notorious Lives. Great Events from History: The 17th, 18th, 19th Century; The 20th Century: 1901-1940, The 20th Century: 1941-1970, The 20th Century: 1971-2000, and Modern Scandals
Home Icon SIRS Researcher - Instant access online to thousands of articles. Updated daily, this massive database portal provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Full-text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations.
Home Icon Something About The Author - Online access to all volumes in Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series — more than 210 volumes, more than 19,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images. You'll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface.
Home Icon TrueFlix - An online Scholastic resource for students to graduate from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and master content area knowledge in science and social studies. Supports the Common Core Standards.
Home Icon Learning Suite (Live Homework Help) - Connects students in grades K-12, College Intro, and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. In addition, tutors help students with: Test preparation, including Illinois State standardized testing, learning skills in all subjects, including conducting research, creating bibliographies, math skills, science lab skills, term paper structure, grammar and language usage, etc.
Home Icon Very Short Introductions - The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. This resource offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.
Home Icon World Book Web - A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Includes World Book Kids, Early World of Learning, World Book Discover, World Book Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
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