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Messenger has purchased the following online subscription databases for Messenger cardholders to use either from home or within the Library. If using from home, you will need to enter your North Aurora library card and PIN number to gain access to the databases. Your PIN number is the last 4 digits of your phone number.

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This scholarly collection provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study, including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women's studies.

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Browse the Ancestry Library Edition - an unprecedented online collection of data on over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more. In library use only. 

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This database contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, technical service bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

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 Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks and related nonfiction eBooks.  BookFLIX reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Includes 20 Spanish language fiction/nonfiction pairs.  For pre-K through 3rd grade.

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Find full text management, economics, finance, accounting, international business articles, company profiles, plus industry and market reports, and more.

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Index of Spanish-language journals in the sciences and humanities. Some full-text available. 

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This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Get immediate online access to print issues of the well-respected Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content. Find buying guides, product reviews and even links to shop online for the best products and services available.

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Index of academic journal articles.  Some full-text available.

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Index of articles and reports in education.  Some full-text available. 

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For students and adults alike, this database provides over 25,000 full-text encyclopedic entries, images and offers brief biographies covering a variety of subject areas

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Find over 50 useful reference ebooks such as American Decades, Black Literature Criticism, Countries of the World, Experiment Central (great for science fair projects!), Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, The College Blue Book, and The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders.

 

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 Index of U.S. government publications.

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One of the largest and useful online data collections for family historians, HeritageQuest Online has the US Census from 1790 thru 1930, more than 26,000 family and local history books, Revolutionary War pension files, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) to 2.1 million-plus articles in genealogy and history periodicals, Freedman's Bank records of former slaves and petitions to Congress back to 1789.

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Find full text entries for magazines and journals, reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, plus historical photos, maps, and video.

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Students and adults will find resources and practice courses for skill building in math, reading writing, popular software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Publisher. Plus exams including the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Allied Healthcare, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Agent and Broker.

 

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Find plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews, articles of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, author interviews, images of key literary figures, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, plus the full text of over 7,000 classic novels.

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Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages (Spanish, ESL, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and more). Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.

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Find full text  reference books, primary source documents, images, maps and flags, plus periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more

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 Index of medical journal articles.  Some full-text available.

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This database is designed for middle school students, and contains full text articles for popular middle school magazines, assigned to Lexile reading level indicators.  Find biographies, historical essays, reference books, photos, maps, flags and primary source documents.

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Find a good book to read! NoveList Plus provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-A-Likes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

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Find  abstracts and full text articles from journals and periodicals dealing with applied science & technology, art, biology & agriculture, education, general science, humanities, law, literature, libraries, the social sciences and business

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This database contains a balance of pro and con materials from all viewpoints, including more main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

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This database is designed for elementary school students, and contains full text articles from popular elementary school sources, assigned to Lexile reading level indicators.  Find biographies, historical essays, reference books, photos, maps, flags, the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

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 This database directory includes listings for over 12 million businesses.  NEW- Now you can search for doctors and dentists through the "U.S. Health Care" section.

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Access full text entries for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications)

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Find full text documents dealing with science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, math, environmental science, life science, medicine, space science, computer science, technology, history of science, and more.

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High school students can use this search interface to find which database best fits their research needs. Access the Vocational and Career Collection, Newspaper Source, Magill Online Literature Plus, Biography Collection Complete and more.

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Teens and adults will find easy to understand, comprehensive information, curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.  

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This resource can help you find the next book to read.  This resources includes non-fiction work as well as fiction. 

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Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools. (This database is sponspred in part by the Money Wise Investment Club.) 

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 Full text articles in science, humanities, education and business.

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 Provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries from Funk & Wagnalls.

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Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. 

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