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NEWSBANK - America’s Obituaries and Death Notices
ANCESTRY.COM - Ancestry Library Edition
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.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - find career information by occupation.
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.
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.
What's Next: - a searchable database of novels in series
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
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
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 Department of Revenue - State income tax information and forms
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.
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
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.
Self Help Legal Center of Southern Illinois - site for information on Illinois law.
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.