Popular online genealogy resource that includes birth, death, marriage records, as well as searchable census records for the United States (1790–1940).
100+ video storybooks of classics like Scaredy Squirrel and The Snowy Day—matched to nonfiction titles. Watch the animated video and listen as it’s read aloud. Then read the companion book to learn more about a related topic. | PreK–Grade 3
Comprehensive business intelligence, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, market share reports, financial reports, company histories, industry essays, case studies, scholarly journals, and business news.
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Service or repair the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years and classic cars back to the 1940s.
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The City of Champaign’s Business Portal includes resources and links to help citizens start their own business.
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Read trusted product reviews of Consumer Reports online without paying the subscription fee.
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Creativebug has access to 1,000+ award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screenprint, bake, and more.
Discover the funders specifically supporting your mission. Detailed information on past grant recipients, types of support, how much to request, and what to highlight in a grant proposal.
Discover demographics, market analysis, customer spending habits, create mailing lists and map your results for a visual representation.
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Access 700+ business plans to model yours after and detailed information on all aspects of starting and operating a business.
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Use this planning tool to start, manage, market, and optimize a business or nonprofit. Write your business plan using formulas to create the ideation, break-even analysis and financial projections.
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Offer 375 six-week courses taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month. Lessons are assigned twice a week and include images, videos, games, and weekly discussions.
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Gale Ebooks Library gives you access to digital reference books covering business, arts, medicine, technology, and history topics.
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Instantly borrow free ebooks, audiobooks, digital movies, music, and comics, available 24/7. Simple to access and use. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.
Search Champaign County for information on new and refinanced mortgages and real estate transactions. Information is also available for northern Illinois counties on new business licenses, foreclosures, incorporations and newly filed or discharged bankruptcies.
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Resources to create and submit your resume for expert editing. You can also take personality and career assessments, practice interviewing with a live job coach, and search for jobs matching your interests.
Enjoy streaming 30,000 classics, documentaries, and The Criterion Collection movies via Kanopy. New titles added each month. Kanopy Kids includes favorites like Sesame Street and Mo Willems.
More than 16,000 video tutorials helping you learn anything from software training to computer programming to customer service skills and management tips.
Made possible with support from the Library Friends.
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Simple, interactive instruction to learn more than 70 languages, plus English as a Second Language training for speakers of Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more.
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Obtain industry reports and research a company’s key business ratios, finances, and so much more. Investigate potential employers through the job search function.
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Determine the best ways to invest your money, track progress of funds, and compare favorite stocks, funds, or ETFs.
Made possible with support from Busey.
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Enjoy full text to The New York Times back to 1980. Available through ProQuest Newsstand.
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For access: Type in all 14 digits of your library card number. Available through ProQuest Newsstand.
How-to videos introducing 30+ popular library apps like Kanopy, Ancestry, DemographicsNow, and Libby.
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Find reading recommendations, book discussion guides and thematic booklists for all ages.
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Thousands of popular and classic ebooks, audiobooks, and 3,000 digital magazines. Streaming video. New titles are added each week to this OverDrive collection. Access via the easy-to-use Libby app.
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Take online practice tests for many standardized tests including the GED, civil service/licensing, law enforcement, military entrance, college admission, and to earn college credit. Connect with career development tools.
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Includes full text access to more than 800 national, state, and local newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Champaign News-Gazette.
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ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals. Search a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.
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Research companies, competitors, and best customers, including addresses and buying habits of 299 million consumers. Was ReferenceUSA.
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Scholastic Go! provides access to online encyclopedias for all ages.
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Interactive STEM content including hands-on project, videos, and lessons on 74 science topics. | Grade 4–9
Find the latest information on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries from Standard and Poor’s.
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Access data gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and trade publications on over 80,000 topics across a variety of industries and markets.
Scholastic Teachables includes tens of thousands of searchable and printable, ready-to-use educational materials, with learning resources for every subject. | PreK–Grade 6
Social studies and core science curricula with interactive content.TrueFlix is a highly-engaging multimedia resource that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home. | Grade 3–6
1000+ interactive ebooks for children. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an ebook you can read, or have read to you. Grades K–6.
TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math picture books with animation and narration. Also includes lesson plans and thousands of quizzes. Grades K–6.
A complete online investment research system that comprises all the financial information and analytical tools needed to structure a well-researched and diversified portfolio.
Made possible with support from BankChampaign’s Wealth Management Group.
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Full text access to articles from the eastern edition of the Wall Street Journal back to 1984.
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