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Provides additional resources for genealogy research, including census, immigration, military and other vital records. Searches may be conducted by name, location, and range of dates. Available from library computers only.
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. For access: For home use, enter all 14 digits of your library card number. No card? Use this at the library.
FirstSearch from OCLC
OCLC has the ideal databases to find books, films, videos, computer software, magazines, business journals. Use FirstSearch to find full-text articles in databases such as ArticleFirst, and ECO. Use WorldCat for books and other materials available from libraries all over the world. To interlibrary loan an item you've found in another library, click here.
LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Includes practice modules for ACT and GED exams. When prompted for a Username and Password, you must enter your library card number as your Username, then make up your own unique Password. Remember it for use the next time!
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
Magill's Medical Guide
Magill's Medical Guide, in its various editions, has been glowingly reviewed by every major reference reviewer. It is a staple in high school, college, public and medical school libraries. The Guide is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.
Mango Language Learning
Mango languages is an online language-learning system with more than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL)Courses. Patrons can choose a basic course designed to teach everyday greetings and helpful phrases in a short time or the complete program which provides a deep understanding of a language and culture. Mango is available to patrons of Quincy Public Library through the library website at quincylibrary.org.
Something About the Author Online
An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of thousands of authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.
Quincy Historical Newspaper Archive
Historical Quincy newspapers published in the years 1835 to 1919 are now available online. The newspaper archive can be searched by date, name or keyword, or even using a combination of search terms. Articles can be viewed and printed, saved to diskette, pasted into a document, or even emailed to yourself or a friend.
Residential and business listings of addresses and telephonenumbers, plus company information such as officers, sales, etc. You can do custom searching to locate the businesses you need, nationwide, or in a particular location. Now available from anywhere! Just enter your barcode when prompted!
Omnifile/ WilsonWeb is a multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and some full-text. It covers more than 2,200 periodicals: business, humanities, science, education, & social science journals, plus popular magazines. Full text of nearly 900 periodicals as far back as January 1994. Abstracting of more than 2,200 periodicals as far back as September 1984. Indexing of more than 2,200 periodicals as far back as August 1982.