One of America’s largest newspaper databases. Search a single newspaper including the Pantagraph, Illinois newspapers, or the entire collection of over 2,700 full-text news sources nationwide. Watch for more full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online to be added.
A curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans, this resource is freely available on the internet and to libraries for anyone studying U.S. Black history. Created by ProQuest, this site consists of thousands of open primary sources.
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Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. Unlimited access is available to you when you use a 7-day pass to check out this digital product in the Libby App or on the Libby website - look for The Great Courses in the Extras section. You can also find access to The Great Courses in Kanopy.
Our library system, RAILS, has partnered with BiblioLabs to bring Normal Public Library patrons a library of e-books on the Inkie.org (formerly BiblioBoard) platform. There is no limit on simultaneous use; items can be read by 1 or 100 patrons at the same time. This means no hold queues and no waiting for titles.
The Stevenson-Ives Library is one of the finest local history and genealogy research libraries in downstate Illinois. The Library contains more than 15,000 books and periodicals with a focus on McLean County and Central Illinois history and genealogy. The Library contains the collections of the McLean County Museum of History, the McLean County Genealogical Society and the Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
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