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A-Z Databases

AtoZdatabases is a directory and marketing database that includes 30 million business and 240 million residents. It is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and finding friends and relatives. View Resource

Ancestry Library Edition

Browse the Ancestry Library Edition: an online collection of data on over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more. Please Note: This is only available onsite within the library. View Resource

Auto Repair Source

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. View Resource

Beacon News Collection

Explore Aurora-area history through local news, events, and people with the Beacon News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. View Resource

Beanstack

Beanstack is a platform for tracking reading to encourage everyone to have fun while learning. You'll be able to track your reading anywhere you go with a free account for the Summer Reading Challenge and more. View Resource

Boundless

Boundless (formerly Axis360) provides access to popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection includes thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period with no late fees.

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ComicsPlus

This platform provides access to thousands of digital comics for patrons of all ages. Our subscription includes digital access for every patron on desktop, mobile device, or tablet. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. View Resource

Consumer Health Complete

This full-text database covers aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, and men's and women's health. 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. View Resource

Driving Tests

Driving Tests provides patrons with unlimited access to official state driver's manuals; online practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's license (CDL); an exam simulator; and DMV-related FAQs. Patrons can access Driving Tests to start preparing for their DMV knowledge exam by visiting https://messengerpl.driving-tests.org/illinois/. The program is designed to help aspiring and more experienced drivers. Tests can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. View Resource

GPO (Government Printing Office)

The GPO Monthly Catalog (GPO) covers over 500,000 documents printed by the U.S. government from 1976 to the present, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and other records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). View Resource

Heritage Hub

Explore your family history or conduct in-depth genealogical research with the this collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices from 1704 to today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information, and potentially find unknown family members. Content includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. View Resource

Heritage Quest

As a large and useful online data collection for family historians, HeritageQuest Online has the U.S. Census from 1790 through 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 that go back to 1789. View Resource

Kanopy

Stream thoughtful entertainment such as documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Access includes Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.

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MasterFILE Premier

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. View Resource

Medline

Index of medical journal articles from all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. Some full-text available. View Resource

NoveList Plus

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.   View Resource

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library collection has over 1100 titles and is perfect for public libraries and elementary schools, with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish. View Resource

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

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