Electronic Resources

Ebooks

Somonauk Public Library offers digital versions of our books for you to view on your computer and other devices. View the instructions below to learn how you can download eBooks from Overdrive with a Nook, eReader, or Amazon Kindle.

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Electronic Databases

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Job Search

Illinois Clicks - Illinois CLICKS! is an information website with quality internet resources, reviewed and selected by Illinois librarians, well-organized for easy access by all Illinois citizens.

Illinois Job Bank - offers a unique solution to the demands of today's labor market from the perspective of the job seeker and the employer.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

ChicagoJobs.org

America's Job Bank

Occupational Outlook Handbook - find career information by occupation.

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Consumer Links

First Gov for Consumers - consumer information from the Federal Government

ConsumerSearch - reviews products, critiques other reviews, and offers top-rated products listings for these and other categories: electronics, sports, office, kitchen, garden, and automotive.

Consumer Guide (TM) - Auto reviews and "best buys" for general products.

Edmund's Price Guides - prices and reviews for used and new cars.

Kelley Blue Book - Prices for new and used cars and motorcycles.

Mortgage and Finance

Personal Finance Glossary - Over 2000 terms dealing with loans, investments and other financial subjects.

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Books and Periodicals

Bestseller List 1900-1995 - bestselling fiction and nonfiction books from 1900-1995

Booklist Center - over 250 lists in over 60 categories

BookMuse - reviews, questions & topics for discussion, literary criticism, books for further reading and tips for discussion leaders on a wide range of genres: science fiction, classic, contemporary, children, and young adult

FirstSearch - FirstSearch is an immense electronic database service that provides access to journal citations as well as book citations Full-text documents on a variety of issues including health, science, etc are available in five of the databases. Ask the Library for the login and user i.d.

ILLINET Online - The ILLINET Online database contains more than seven million bibliographic records and more than 21 million item records, representing the cataloging of many of the major academic libraries in Illinois.

New York Times Bestsellers List

What's Next: - a searchable database of novels in series

Booksellers

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America - rare and antiquarian books, maps and prints

Abebooks - out-of-print and used books

Alibris - out-of-print, rare and antiquarian books

BookFinder - new, used, rare, and out-of-print books

Award Books

Agatha Awards - honors the traditional mystery

AwardWeb - honors science fiction as well as mystery, regional and children's literature

Caldecott Award - honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Edgar Award - honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film

Bram Stoker Award - sponsored by the Horrors Writers Association

Hugo Award - science fiction achievement award

National Book Award - honors U.S. citizens in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature

Newbery Award - honors the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Nobel Prize in Literature - honors the person who "shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction."

PENN/Faulkner - is one of the four major American prizes for fiction in the United States.

Pulitzer Prize - honors an author whose work best depicts American life

RITA Award - honors romance fiction authors

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Government

State of Illinois

Find It! Illinois - Your portal to Illinois governmental and library information

IGI - Illinois Government Information, is a search engine with matching, sub-category and fielded searching options available. It searches through both current and archived state Web documents and electronic documents.

Illinois Laws & Legislation and the General Assembly

Illinois Department of Revenue - State income tax information and forms

United States Government

U.S. Internal Revenue Service - Federal income tax information and forms

IllinoisData.Com - State, metropolitan and county-level statistics for northern Illinois; Economic indicators, community profiles. Managed by the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies.

Illinois County Statistical Abstract - The 2003 Illinois County Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive compilation of economic and demographic data relating to specific Illinois counties within the 2003 Illinois Statistical Abstract.

Illinois Statistical Abstract - A comprehensive compilation of economic and demographic data relating to Illinois and to political subdivisions within the state.

Government Benefits Finder - locate federal government benefits you might be eligible to receive.

U.S. Census Bureau 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Legal Information

Code of Federal Regulations - rules of the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government

ARDC (Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission) - background information about Illinois attorneys

West Legal Directory - find law firms and lawyers

Illinois Laws & Legislation and the General Assembly

Circuit Court of LaSalle County

Martindale-Hubbel Lawyer Locator - locate a lawyer by firm name, personal name, area of practice, location or language

Thomas - U.S. Congress on the Internet - summary, text and status of bills, committee information, Congressional Record, current floor activities, and links to many other US government sites

Nolo Self-Help Law Center - basic background information on legal topics, such as estate planning, patents, small business law, etc.

National Women's Law Center - information concerning legal issues that are of interest to women.

FindLaw Forms

Internet Legal Resource Guide's Form Menu

Self Help Legal Center of Southern Illinois - site for information on Illinois law.

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Health and Medicine

Alternative Medicine - Yale University Medical School Library - Links to what are considered some of the more well-respected alternative/complementary medical sites.

American Medical Association - information on every licensed physician in the United States.

Cancer.gov - this site is one of the best for finding information on the types and treatments of various cancers.

Centers for Disease Control - Discusses various diseases, including environmental and foodborne illnesses. Also discusses disease outbreaks throughout the world and recommended vaccinations for travelers.

Clinical Trials - Provides information on thousands of clinical trials sponsored by research centers, drug companies, teaching hospitals, and private foundations.

Dr. C. Everett Koop - former U.S. Surgeon General

Drug Digest - A consumer-oriented, evidence-based, noncommerical site for drug information, herbs, vitamins and supplements. Can check for drug/herb/supplement interactions

Family Doctor - Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site provides easy-to-understand information about diseases and drugs. Includes drug/herb interactions. Searching by symptom is a special feature.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide - on-line companion to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.

Health Central - general health information guide.

Illinois Department. of Professional Regulation - used to determine if a doctor is professionally licensed in the State of Illinois and if the person ever lost his/her license.

Kids Health - from the Nemours Foundation

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - Easy-to-understand articles about disorders and drugs/supplements. Includes medical news.

National Library of Medicine - health information from the National Library of Medicine

RXList--The Internet Drug Index - Information about drugs and herbs written for both the health professional and the consumer.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Consumer protection articles and alerts about foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Includes tips and warnings about buying drugs online.

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Job Search | Consumer Links | Mortgage and Finances | Books and Periodicals | Book Sellers | Award Books | Government | Legal Information | Health and Medicine | Youth and Adults | Genealogy


Genealogy

Family Search

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Genealogy and Family History Research in Illinois

Heritage Quest

Illinois State Archives

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

LaSalle County Genealogy Guild

U.S. GenWeb

Yahoo Genealogy

Illinois Genealogy Resources

Family History Library Catalog

Illinois Vital Records

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