Language & Literature

Mango Languages home & in-library use
Also available as a 4.5-star rated app for Android phones, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Set up a Mango account first, then get the app.
Simple, interactive language instruction in more than 35 languages, including Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Hawaiian, Korean, Farsi, and Arabic, plus ESL for speakers of Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and 12 other languages. For access: A Champaign library card is required for use at home and at the library. Type in all 14 digits of your Champaign card number.

NoveList Plus logoNoveList Plus  home use| in-library use
Get reading recommendations based on books that already appeal to you; get book discussion guides and thematic booklists; includes fiction and nonfiction for all ages.

Literature Resource Center (part of InfoTrac) home & in-library use
Biographies, articles, overviews, and criticism of over 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. For access: Type in all 14 digits of your Champaign library card number. (No card? Use this at the library.)

Children’s Literature home use | in-library use

WilsonWeb home & in-library use
School librarians can have free access to this valuable collection development tool. For access: Type in all 14 digits of your Champaign library card number. (No card? Use this at the library.)

Oxford English Dictionary Online home & in-library use
Online access to the latest version of the world’s most authoritative, comprehensive record of the English language. Includes the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, allowing you to explore themes, meaning, and ideas through the history of English. Create a profile and you can save entries, save searches, and set preferences.
For home access:
Click the “home & in-library use” link above. Click “Sign In,” at upper right. Choose “Library Card” login. Enter your 14-digit Champaign Public Library card number. Note: Please log out when you’re finished, or you may see an error message and be unable to log in again for 20 minutes.

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Mango Mobile

Learn a new language using the free Mango Languages app. Set up a Mango account first, then get the app.