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    Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry - Library Edition Popular online genealogy resource that includes birth, death, marriage records, as well as searchable census records for the United States (1790–1940).
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    BookFlix100+ 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
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    Business Insights: Global

    Gale Business Insights Global logo 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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    Chilton Library

    Chilton LibraryService or repair the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years and classic cars back to the 1940s.
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    City of Champaign Business Portal

    The City of Champaign’s Business Portal includes resources and links to help citizens start their own business.
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    Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports logoRead trusted product reviews of Consumer Reports online without paying the subscription fee. 
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    Creativebug 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.
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    Cypress Resume

    Cypress Resume Cypress Resume is a simple tool for creating a professional resume. 
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    Foundation Directory Online

    Foundation Directory Online logo 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.
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    Gale Business: DemographicsNow

    Gale DemographicsNow logo Discover demographics, market analysis, customer spending habits, create mailing lists and map your results for a visual representation.
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    Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

    Gale Business: Entrepreneurship Logo Access 700+ business plans to model yours after and detailed information on all aspects of starting and operating a business.
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    Gale Business: Plan Builder

    Gale Business: Plan Builder LogoUse 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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    Gale Courses

    Gale Courses logoOffer 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

    Use Gale EbooksGale Ebooks Library gives you access to digital reference books covering business, arts, medicine, technology, and history topics.
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    Hoopla logoInstantly borrow 1.5 million ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and comics, available 24/7. Simple to access and use.  
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    Illinois Public Records

    Illinois Public Records logoSearch 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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    Brainfuse JobNow 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.
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    Kanopy logoEnjoy 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. Access via Kanopy app or TV apps.
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    Linkedin learning  logoMore than 16,000 video tutorials helping you learn everything from software training to computer programming to customer service skills and management tips.
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    Mango Languages

    Mango Languages logoSimple, 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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    Mergent Intellect

    Mergent logoObtain 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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    Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Morningstar logo with red backgroundDetermine 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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    News-Gazette logoFor  access:  Type in all 14 digits of your library card number. Available through ProQuest Newsstand. (January 2000–October 2019)
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    Niche Academy

    Niche AcadamyHow-to videos introducing 30+ popular library apps like Kanopy, Ancestry, DemographicsNow, and Libby.
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    Novelist Plus

    Novelist plus logoFind reading recommendations, book discussion guides and thematic booklists for all ages.
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    Digital Library logoThousands of popular and classic ebooks, audiobooks, and 3,000 digital magazines. Streaming video. New titles are added each week to this collection. Access via the easy-to-use Libby app.
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    Peterson's Test Prep

    Gale Presents Peterson's Test PrepTake 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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    ProQuest Global Newsstream

    Proquest Global Newsstream Includes full text access to more than 800 national, state, and local newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. 
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    ProQuest Research Library

    Proquest Research Library logoProQuest 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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    Reference Solutions

    Reference Solutions logo Research companies, competitors, and best customers, including addresses and buying habits of 299 million consumers. Was ReferenceUSA.
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    Scholastic Go

    Scholastic Go! Scholastic Go! provides access to online encyclopedias for all ages.
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    ScienceFlixInteractive STEM content including hands-on project, videos, and lessons on 74 science topics. | Grade 4–9
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    Standard and Poor's

    Standard & Poor's logoFind the latest information on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries from Standard and Poor’s.
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    StatistaAccess data gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and trade publications on over 80,000 topics across a variety of industries and markets.
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    TeachablesScholastic Teachables includes  tens of thousands of searchable and printable, ready-to-use educational materials, with learning resources for every subject. | PreK–Grade 6
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    TrueFlixSocial 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
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    Tumblebooks logo1000+ 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.
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    Tumblebooks logo TumbleMath  is a  comprehensive collection of math picture books with  animation and narration. Also includes lesson plans and thousands of quizzes. Grades K–6.
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    Value Line Research Center

    Valueline Research Center logoA 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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    Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal logoFull text access to articles from the eastern edition of the Wall Street Journal back to 1984. 
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    World Book Online

    World Book OnlineOnline research tools that include encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.
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