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Starting Wednesday and continuing through Friday, the Library’s parking lot will have some areas under construction. At times, construction could block off the book drop or the curbside pickup area. The Library is still open and available for patrons to visit. The parking lot is still open.  

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America's News

America's News

Explore and stay informed about local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs, careers, political issues, social issues and more with America's News. This resource features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the United States, including The Pantagraph. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. For more information, please view this video on America's news

 

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Black Freedom Struggles in the United States

Black Freedom Struggles in the United States

This curated collection features open primary source documents such as historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, and anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle. No library card is required to access this collection.

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Black Life in America

Black Life in America

From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, this primary source collection offers an expansive window onto centuries of African American history, culture, and daily life-as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. Packed with information unavailable elsewhere, Black Life in America is updated daily and sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 African American publications. Access is available 24/7. 

 

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Analyze unbiased reviews and comparisons of products and services using Consumer Reports. Since 1936, Consumer Reports has published reviews of products and services using results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a nonprofit organization, has no shareholders. Access to the Consumer Reports database is free with your library card. Online tutorials available

 

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eLibrary

eLibrary

Patrons needing sources for research papers or finding current information about topics in the news will find eLibrary is a useful place to start. This resource offers a comprehensive collection of magazines, newspapers, books, video, audio, and weblinks that will connect patrons to needed information. 

 

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Newspapers.com, Pantagraph Archive 1857-1985

Newspapers.com logo

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

 

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Pantagraph - Negative Collection: 1933-1959

The Pantagraph

Nearly 86,000 photos taken between 1933-1959 by photographers for The Pantagraph have been digitally restored and preserved and can be viewed online at no charge. Work continues to restore and preserve the negatives in this collection which date 1960-2000. 

 

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Pantagraph - the full issues starting Jan. 1, 2019

The Pantagraph

Read full issues of this daily newspaper from Jan. 1, 2019, through the present. Earlier dates are available on microfilm. To search The Pantagraph for specific articles, use The Pantagraph Online (Newsbank) database. This resource is only available for use when you're inside the library.

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Post Amerikan

Post Amerikan

The Post Amerikan was Bloomington-Normal's underground alternative newspaper published from 1972 to 2004, making its 32 years the longest continuous publication run for any underground newspaper in America. This historic newspaper is now available online due to a collaboration between the McLean County Museum of History, owner of an archive of nearly all the Post Amerikan's 32-year-run of issues, and EIU's Booth Library.

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State Journal-Register

State Journal-Register

Explore Springfield area history through local news, events, and people using the State Journal-Register Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. 

 

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