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Brainfuse HelpNow

Need help with a homework problem? Struggling with an essay? Try live homework help! Brainfuse is available directly to students, as well as schools, libraries, businesses, and community colleges to help K-12 and adult learners succeed. Live Homework Help is available 2pm to 11pm every day in English and in Spanish.

Duolingo

Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. Learn on a computer, or download the app. NO LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED!

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. NO LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED!

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorial course series to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic, basic skills or licensing tests. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and analysis of your results. Grade school through adult learners. Registration required.

Mango Languages

Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 72 different language courses. Now 21 English courses are offered in the user’s native tongue.Also available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android!

Research Sources

America's News

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Find titles from across the US & Illinois. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

CAMIO®

OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

Country Background Notes

These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the State Department's regional bureaus.

eLibrary

Need sources for your research paper? Interested in finding current information about topics in the news? Start with eLibrary, a comprehensive collection of magazines, newspapers, books, video, audio, and weblinks that will connect you to the information you need.

History Resource Center

Search authoritative primary source documents, topical entries, biographies, maps, and timeline entries about historical events from the ancient to the modern world. This resource has extensive coverage of Ancient and Medieval History, Modern World History, American History, American Women's History, African-American History, and American-Indian History.

Newspapers.com, Pantagraph Archive 1857-1985

Access dozens of historical Illinois newspapers, including the Daily Pantagraph 1857-1985, the Weekly Pantagraph 1848-1954, and the Bloomington Observer 1838.

NoveList Plus

A "what do I read next" resource for young adult through adult fiction readers covering more than 120,000 titles. Search by subject heading, plot description, read alikes and more. Includes discussion guides, booktalk ideas, and feature articles.

Pantagraph Online

Click here to search the Bloomington Pantagraph archives from 1989 - today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Pantagraph. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Available from inside the library or from home.

Scholastic GO

Grolier Online is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., a division of Scholastic Inc. It includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. Click here for comprehensive information on the many features available from within each of these encyclopedia databases.

US Major Dailies

Access articles from 1980-present from five major US newspapers: Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

World Book

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.