Chicago Sun-Times (Search 1986-Current)

Herald News (Search 1997-Current)

OmniFile & Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Local / Mokena Area Links

Illinois ClicksProvides 24/7 online access to librarian-selected and reviewed websites on an array of subjects.
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Village of Mokena
Mokena Community Events
Mokena Women’s Club
State of Illinois links – Access Illinois news, trivia, business, technology, government, genealogy, and more!
Illinois State Library’s statewide digital library – Illinois Government Information search engine.
Farmerdirect2you – Find fresh, locally grown food by Illinois farmers.
Chicago History Museum
Offical Will County Website
City of Chicago official site
Illinois Issues
South Town Star – Local Newspaper.
World Share – World Share connects you to the collections and services of libraries worldwide.
I-Share – I-Share includes the resources of 80 Illinois libraries belonging to CARLI. CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

Article Look-up

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 Sun-Times (1/1/86-Current) and the Herald News (1/1/97-Current).)
General One File – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Find a Topic – Find information by clicking on a category and a topic. Categories include Business, Education, Environment, Health, International Issues, Jobs and Careers, Leisure Activities (Book Reviews), People, Politics and Government, Social Issues, Sports and Technology.
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.
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.
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.

Generalities / Reference (000)

Britannica Library – One subscription to Britannica Library gives you three sites in one to conduct research, complete school assignments,work on special projects, or explore your unique interests. 3 comprehensive encyclopedias including the Encyclopædia Britannica. Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics and Primary Sources.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – A collection of over 2100 online research books from publisher Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields.
Find a Topic – Find information by clicking on a category and a topic. Categories include Business, Education, Environment, Health, International Issues, Jobs and Careers, Leisure Activities (Book Reviews), People, Politics and Government, Social Issues, Sports and Technology.
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.
Oxford Reference Library collection – Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together 2 million entries and 16,000 images across two trusted collections.
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.
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.

Evaluate Resources 
Telephone Directories Find a business’s toll free phone number.
Zip Code Lookup Find a Zip Code.
iTools A good general reference site .
Refdesk.com A virtual wealth of information, incredible quick and easy reference and research guide, well annotated and easy to use.
Directory of Associations
Internet Public Library – compiled and described by librarians – Websites on topics that students and others typically need to look up.
Fuel Economy.gov
Life Quotes – Quotation Web Library.

Computers and Internet (004)

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.

Great Websites for Kids – A collection of children sites, reviewed and organized by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Techboomers – A website to help teach adults ages 55+ how to use many popular internet websites and resources like Facebook, eBay, Pinterest and more.
Protect your Kids online
Internet Safety Guide
Children Internet Safety
Find a Topic – Find information on technology, email, programming, security and social media services.
Cyber Bullying
Excel Easy
How to use Excel
PC Magazine
Best VPN Rating

Library and Informations Science (020)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts – Abstracts.

Libraryspot.com – The library and reference information portal of the Web, brings valuable research information together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot.
Library of Congress – Access to America’s Library of Congress, includes copyright office forms, legislative info, catalogs, collections, and too much more to list.
Library Science Jeopardy

Philosophy and Psychology (100)

American Psychological Association – Link to their official website.
National Institute of Mental Health – Provides information on mental disorders, their symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment.

Religion (200)

Online Parallel Bible
Religion and Theology Internet Public Library – List of religion and theology websites compiled by the Internet Public Library.

Social Science (300)

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

Obituaries help
Emily Post Institute – website for etiquette and civility online.
Find a Topic – Find information on civil and human rights, bullying, family issues, teen issues and cyberbullying.
The Costume Gallery – A Central Location on the Web for Fashion and Costume.

Statistical Resources (310)

U. S. Census Bureau
FedStats – One stop shopping for federal statistics.
U. S. Census – County Business Patterns
U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find a Topic – Find information by clicking on a category and a topic. Categories include Business, Education, Environment, Health, International Issues, Jobs and Careers, Leisure Activities (Book Reviews), People, Politics and Government, Social Issues, Sports and Technology.
American Fact Finder
U. S. Census Statistical Abstract
Census State Data Center
Historical Census Browser

Economics / Personal Finance (330)

Currency Converter
Yahoo Finance
Review.com Tax Software
The Motley Fool – Stocks and investments.
Find a Topic – Find information on business issues, global economy, banking, World Trade Organization, personal finances and financial literacy.
Morningstar – Investment website.
Big Charts – Free and unlimited access to financial charts, reports, indicators, and more. Includes historical stock quotes.
MSN Money and Investing
Nasdaq.com
thesimpledollar
thesimpledollar best IRA accounts
CNN Money
Calculate Your Budget
Consumer Affairs
SallieMae
Student Loans

Law (340)

Gale Legal Forms – Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.
Supreme Court
American Law Sources On-line – on-line sources of law for the United States and Canada.
ILRG Legal Forms Archive
Will County Legal Information
Cook County Law Library
Legal Topics on the Web – Suggested by Cook County Law Library.
Legal Self-Help Topics – Cook County Law Library’s Links to Legal Self-Help Topics.
Illinois Compiled Statutes – Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau.
Illinois Administrative Code – This site provides access to the Illinois Administrative Code database that is maintained and updated weekly by the Illinois General Assembly.
Illinois Legal Aid
National Consumer Law Center
Lawchek Libraries – a user-friendly reference product designed for both the layperson and the attorney, offering simple answers to everyday legal questions.
Form Swift – Legal Forms

Government (350)

Benefits.gov
U.S. Congress – U.S. Congress on the Internet. Covers legislation, congressional record and committee information, and more.
University of Michigan Documents Center – A central reference point for government information.
Becoming a Citizen
U. S. Census Bureau
Social Security
U.S. Government’s Offical Page
The White House
League of women voters
Illinois State Board of Elections
District and Official Search
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.
Ben’s – U.S. Government for kids.
Healthcare.gov – Affordable Care Act website.
Online Tax Software Reviews and Comparisons – Industry expert Andrew Poulos worked with the Reviews.com research team to gather a list of 19 online tax software and chose 6 leading products to review based on 67 features.

Education and Exam Preparation (370)

LearningExpressLibrary.com – features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Tutor.com 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.
Find a Topic – Find information on business issues, global economy, banking, World Trade Organization, personal finances and financial literacy.
College Illinois – The web site for Illinois’ prepaid tuition program. Download and request mailings about this program.

Federal Student Aid
SallieMae Student Loans
Big Future – Scholarship Search
Peterson’s Scholarship Central
Finaid – Guide to Financial Aid.
Fastweb – Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student loans, and colleges.
Illinois Interactive Report Card – web site for test results and other school improvement information for Illinois schools.
Lexile – Get Lexile Scores for your child’s books.
Illinois State Board of Education – Official Page.
Illinois H.O.U.S.E. – Illinois HOUSE is a statewide network of support groups for people involved in homeschooling.
Homeschooler’s Curriculum Swap – Homeschooling parents buy, sell, and trade used books and materials.
Will County Home Schooling
Khanacademy – Website with over 3,100 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.
Great websites for kids – Recommended by the American Library Association.
Kids.gov – Kids.gov is the U.S. government’s website for children (grades K-8). Kids, parents, and teachers can use the site to get help with homework, access lesson plans, watch videos, play games and more.
CollegeNET.com
AccreditedOnlineColleges.org – A comprehensive resource that provides a database of Accredited Online Colleges and Universities in Illinois along with many other features resources such as searching for specific online degree programs from schools throughout the US.”
Online Colleges Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education – Home Schooling
Accredited Schools online
Online Academic Research
Wonderopolis – Where the wonders of learning never cease.
Author Visits in Illinois – See the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Illinois Chapter to find local authors and get tips for successful school visits.
College Affordability Guide – Affordable Nursing Degrees
DMV Permit Test
Wyzant
Form Swift
Online U
The Best Colleges – The 20 Best Colleges for Single Parents
DirectTV Deals – Educational Resources for Teens
Affordable Colleges
Accredited Schools Online
Medical Assistant Degrees
Top Occupational Therapy School
Good Call – Scholarships
Money Geek

Language (400)

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
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary – Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
Bing Translator – Text Translation.
Pronunciation Guide

Science (500)

Access Science – Provides the finest collection of science and technology reference materials.
Calculate Me – Shows conversions and calculations for temperature, weight, exchange rates, and much more.
Webelements.com – Periodic table on the web. Excellent graphics and easy to understand.
Find a Topic – Find information on climate change, conservation, energy, green living, pollution and wildlife preservation.
Chemical Elements – An Interactive Periodic Table of Elements.
Weather.gov – Weather Education.
Household Products Database
Wolfram|Alpha – introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers—not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
How Everything Works
MadSci Network – MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions
Mathematics Resources
Math
NAA’s Best Astronomy Websites
Let’s Go Solar

Medicine and Health (610)

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists – The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Find a Topic – Find information related to diseases and conditions, fitness and wellness, elder care, mental health and nutrition.
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.
Salem Health Press – Reference print collection available online. Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works. The first reference set included is Salem Press’ best-selling Magill’s Medical Guide.
Health Databases – For reference material on health subjects, please stop by our Reference Desk where our staff will be happy to assist you. In addition, online health information is just a mouse click away; visit our Health Resources Page for access to information on many health-related issues.

Engineering and Automotive (620)

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.
Driving Tests.org
– Free DMV Practice tests.

Pets and Plants (630)

Consumer Resources (640)

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.
ConsumerReports.org – ConsumerReports.org 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.
Freecycle – Search for suburban Freecycle chapters.
Kelley Blue Book – Find the value of your auto, new or used, online.
Edmunds – Automobile Guide.
Consumer Complaints and Protection – File a complaint, get a free copy of the Consumer Action Handbook, be a smart shopper, understand credit, and more
Consumer Action Handbook
Fuel Economy Guide – An electronic version of the Fuel Economy Guide and features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1985. Allows side by side vehicle comparisions, and offers fuel-saving tips.
How much is it
Cost of Living Calculator
Market Trends
Furnace Compare
Better Business Bureau of Chicago
Consumer Search
Consumer World
Appliance 411 – If you’re in the need of information about major home appliances, this is a great website.
Checkbook – Nonprofit Ratings of Local Service Companies and Health Care Providers.
Apartmentlist – Looking for an apartment in Mokena?
Apartments for rent
Zillow – Homes, real estate, and mortgages in Mokena.
Trulia – Homes, real estate, and mortgages.
Zumper – Mokena Apartments for Rent
Zumper – Mokena Pet Friendly Apartments for Rent
Adobo
Your Best Digs
Consumer Safety
Money Saving Pro
AreaVibes
Consumer Affairs – Compare Reviews for GMAT Prep Courses

Food and Nutrition (641)

FoodSafety.gov
Epicurious – Food, recipes, and more.
Find a Topic – Find information celiac disease, diet, eating disorders, food allergies, the food pyramid and gluten free benefits.
All Recipies.com
Food Network – Official Website of the Food Network.
Nutrition.gov
Food Labeling Nutrition
All Recipies.com

Parenting (649)

Parents.com – Learn more about your pregnancy, health and safety, development, travel, and more.
Kidshealth.org – Info on general health, infections, behavior, newborns, and more. Find more health information, including pediatrics, on our Health Resources page.
Dad’s Adventure – The official site for the Boot Camp for New Dads network.
Psychology Today Parenting
Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers
Talking with Kids – Talking with kids about tough issues.
Easter Seals – Make the first five count
Robert Crown Center – mission is to lead, educate and motivate kids toward healthy, happy and safe lives.
Parents Guide to Healthy Sleep
Heroin Education – Heroin prevention.
MindWare – Oriental Trading
MindWare – How to protect Children on Their Smartphone

Business and Employment (650)

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists – The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Find a Topic – Find information on career searching, interviewing, job fairs, resume writing and workplace reentry.
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.
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.

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.
Best Business Websites
Job Case
Career Resources for Veterans
Career Bliss
Currency Converter
List of Non-Profit Organizations – Information about tax exempt organizations.
SIC/NAICS Correspondence Tables – The U.S. Census Bureau’s North American Industry Classification System and the Standard Industrial Classification codes.
Mother’s Home Business Network
Small Business Development Center
Thomas Register – Find companies and products manufactured in North America.
State of Illinois: Run a Business – State of Illinois official website. Give links and guides to help run a business in the state of Illinois.
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Business Week
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Small Business Development Center
Glassdoor Career Resources
Best Places to Work – Employees’ Choice Awards – Top 50 winners were selected by the people who know these companies best — their employees!
LinkedIn Jobs Resource -Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
Business Degree Guide: Explore Different Types of Business Degrees
Business Degree: Online Guide
Accounting Degree: Online Guide
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The Simple Dollar
Neuvoo
Jobs For Teens HQ

Arts (700)

Internet Sources for Art and Art History – Lists sites related to art and art history. Great for students.
Art History Resources on the Web
Art Dictionary
Art Institute of Chicago – The official website.
AskART – The Artists’ Bluebook of art and painting value.

Drawing, Crafts, Decorative arts (740)

Activity 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 Activity Corner
Home Decorating – Read about painting, vinyl floors, furniture refinishing, hanging blinds, and just about anything else you can imagine from DoItYourself.com.
Kovels – Antique and Collectibles Price Guide.
Collectible and Antique Price Guides Online
Drawing and Sketching

Music (780)

Early Music Chicago – A web portal to the Early Music scene in Chicago.
All Music – Music Database.
Internet Public Library – Music Resources

Recreational and Preforming Arts (790)

TV Guide – Get lists of when your favorite stars or favorite movie genres will be appearing on the week’s television programming.
All Movie – Movie Database.
The Internet Movie Database – Internet Movie database.
Classic Tv – Classic TV database.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications
Rottentomatoes – Movie reviews.

Literary Criticism (800)

Artemis Literary Sources – Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
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.
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.
Internet Public Library – Literary Criticism – The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Books and Reader's Advisory (800)

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.
Lit Finder – Combined literature database, which includes “Poem Finder,” “Story Finder,” and “Essay Finder.”
Find a Topic – Find information on authors, genre and contemporary books and series for book reviews and more.
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.
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.
PrairieCat Online Catalog – Search for items in our collection along with other libraries’ collections. Place items on hold, renew items, and check your account!
Salem Literature Press – Reference print collection available online. Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.
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.

Chegg.com – Chegg both sells and rents textbooks.
Kirkus Reviews – Kirkus Author Reviews
Caldecott Medal Home Page – Best picture books for kids.
Newbery Medal Home Page – Best novels for kids.
Based on the Book – A compilation of over 1,450 book titles, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures.
The Gutenberg Project – A comprehensive source for free ebooks. Over 10,000 book texts are available.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators local web site – For anyone interested in writing and/or illustrating for children.
Themysteryreaders.org – Features reviews and news of the latest mystery novels.
Bartleby – Books Online.
Banned & Challenged Books
Reading Group Choices – Books for reading groups.
Lit Lovers – A community of readers, book club members, and fans of literature of all kinds.
Bookpage – Online version of our free monthly giveaway magazine.
Bookspot – book awards.
Publisher’s Weekly
Today in Literature

Travel and Geography (910)

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.
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.

Map Collections from the University of Texas
CIA – The World Factbook – The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Countries of the World
U.S. Dept. of State
World Travel Guide – Offers inspirational destination guides, features, travel deals, events and more.
Woodalls – RV Campgrounds and RV Camping information.
Currency Converter
Travelers’ health
Federal Aviation Administration
Yahoo! Currency Converter

Biography (920)

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.
Biography.com – An excellent site for student research papers.
Dead People Server – A list of interesting celebrities who are long dead, newly dead, or might plausibly be dead. And more.

Genealogy And Names

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
Ancestry® Library Edition – Online (Library Use ONLY) – 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.
Grey House Publishing – This Is Who We Were – explores American life in various decades of this century. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America’s family tree.
HeritageQuest – Online Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books. Complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930.
MyHeritage – World Vital Records A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.

Last Names in the United StatesContains 151,671 unique last names of the United States residents.
Baby Name Wizard
Cyndi’s ListList of Genealogy Websites.
Familysearch.orgFamily History, Family Tree, and Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World.
Illinois Regional Archives DepositoryThe State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities and school districts.
National Archives at Chicago
Linkpendium
Digital Public Library of America
Stephenmorse
Chicago Ancestors
Elephind
Newberry Library – Genealogy Collection
Where to Write for Vital Records
Genealogy

History 930 - 999

Grey House Publishing – This Is Who We Were explores American life in various decades of this century. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America’s family tree.
Grey House Publishing – The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
Grey House Publishing – Working Americans From the wealth of government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries and letters, newspaper and magazine features, this unique reference assembles a remarkably personal and realistic look at the lives of working Americans.
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

Illinois Digital Archive
Archaeology.org Official online publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Archaeological research resources
Encyclopedia of Chicago history
A Chronology of Illinois History
The Fifty States Maps, Flags, Geography, Population, Statistics.
50states.comQuick access to a variety of state specific facts and other useful information.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
Digital History Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research.
Presidents – Their goal is to provide the Internet’s best resource for presidential history.
Presidents – 2016 Electorial College map
Illinois Timeline
Chicago Timeline

Illinois Health Department

Professional Societies

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
American Medical Association
<a “href=”http://www.cancer.org/” target=”_blank”>American Cancer Society
American Academy of Family Physicians

Private Companies

Quackery

Computer Help

Free Computer Classes

Basic computer skills
Internet
Email
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Powerpoint
Windows 7\Windows 8
eReaders
Tablets

Please call the library 708-479-9663 or email us to contact an instructor who will schedule a time for your training.

Online Computer Help

Museum Adventure Pass

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Non-Fiction eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library – A collection of over 2,100 online research books from publisher Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields.

Very Short Introductions – The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. These book resources offer 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 with over 400 book titles to choose from.

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Computers and The Library

Public Computers and Internet Access

The Mokena Community Public Library District has Internet accessible computers available for all ages.

  • The Adult computers are upstairs in our Adult Computer Room.
  • The Young Adult computers are located behind the Young Adult Desk.
  • The Children’s Computers are located downstairs.

We also have computers with educational games for the younger children, located in the Children’s Fish Room.

A scanner, available for public use, is located near the computer room.

Filtered Internet accessible computers for children are located in the downstairs Children’s Department. The library is not responsible for any information children may select. (Please read our Internet Disclaimer .) Parents and their children are encouraged to read “CHILDPROOF INTERNET” and “A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET.” These books and other printed sources regarding the Internet are available in the library.

Photocopiers and Fax Machines

There are public photocopier machines available in the Library. Copies are 15 cents each. Copy cards, convenient for those who use the copy machines often, are 50 cents and are reusable.

There is a facsimile machine available for public use. The library’s FAX number is 708.479.9684. We do have some fees for the fax machine.

Within the United States: $1.00 per page sent. Mokena Community Public Library District may fax up to 10 pages free.
$1.00 per page received: Mokena Community Public Library District may receive up to 10 pages free, per day.
International Fax: $5.00 for first page, $3.00 for each additional page.
1-800 numbers are no charge

User Responsibility:

As with all other library resources, it is the responsibility of the user, and as applicable, their parents or guardians, to select or reject on-line information for his or her own use. Users are encouraged to exercise good judgment and discretion in their use of the Internet.

Parent/Legal Guardian Responsibility:

As with all other library material, parents or legal guardians who are concerned about their children’s use of the Internet should provide guidance to their own children and must monitor their use of this resource. The Library does not act as a guardian or parent. Within the confines of the law, users, parents and guardians define what material or information is consistent with your personal family’s beliefs and only you can apply those values for yourself and your children as you use the Library’s resources.

It is the responsibility of the users, parents and guardians to learn how to navigate the Internet.

Please Note: Some pages contain links to non-library sponsored remote services. The Mokena Community Public Library District and its employees are not responsible for content, reliability or availability of these services.

We offer two types of devices for the visually impaired. They are free for use, and the staff can show you how to use these machines if you are unsure.

Workstation for the Visually Impaired

Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a special populations technology workstation for the blind and sight impaired. Equipment includes a Pentium IV computer system with a specialty keyboard, LCD monitor, adjustable specialty workstation and chair, speech synthesizer, and more. It is the only workstation of its kind in a 100-mile radius!

Low Vision Reader:

The Aladdin Low Vision Reader assists the sight-impaired by magnifying reading materials. Funding for this device was made available by the Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library. Come in any time to read small print literature, mail, prescription bottles, etc..

Workstation for the Visually Impaired: 

BRAILLE PRINTER

Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a braille printer. This printer is intended for the visually impaired