The Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies and real-world insight from experts, caregivers and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources. You will ll start in a dedicated section that provides extremely well detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens in the State of Illinois.
This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom’s Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource 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.
Brainfuse HelpNow is America’s premier online homework help and tutoring provider offering a unique tutoring and study suite backed by an industry-leading academic team. This service is available to assist students of any age achieve success and includes live online help from 2 pm to 11 pm every day in English and Spanish.
Duolingo is the best new way to learn a language. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock and level up. These bite-sized lessons are effective, and there is proof that it works.
Freading offers thousands of downloadable eBooks with absolutely no waiting lists! All of their books are available at all times. We are sorry, but Freading eBooks are not compatible with the Kindle. For Kindle-compatible books, please use our Overdrive eBook service.
Normal Public Library patrons can download free MP3s to keep forever! Freegal offers thousands of songs and each patron can select 5 per week to download and keep. You will need your NPL PIN in order to log in to Freegal. Find out more about your PIN here.
Search thousands of full-text books, preview the first several pages of lots of popular titles and even download full versions of books in the public domain for free. E-books are also available for purchase.
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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.
Bringing you thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more. Hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library. Borrow up to five items a month on your Normal Public Library card. Search for Bonus Borrows to find extra items that will be available until the end of April. These bonus borrows won't count toward your monthly borrows and are free for NPL to lend to you!
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.
The New York Times offers news articles and more from one of America's leading newspapers. Receive breaking news, in-depth investigations, and important information on a variety of topics.
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Use the great information available from World Book, but tailored to kids. This database uses simple navigation, colorful illustrations, activities for young students and more. Access World Book Online for Kids through World Book Online for Kids here and then click on Kids to get started.