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GreenFILE logo

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

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HeritageQuest logo

HeritageQuest Online includes Genealogy and Local History information such as census records, Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman’s Bank records, family genealogies, county, town histories, church and

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Historic Quincy Area Photo Collection

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Historical Quincy photographs from about 1850 through 1950, most from the collection of the late Carl Landrum, have been digitized and loaded onto the Illinois Digital Archives.

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Hoopla is a web and mobile download and streaming platform for ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and TV. You must set up an account with an email address to get started. Patrons are limited to four checkouts per month.

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Inkie Library

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Choose from classics and curated collections to read. The mobile app is available to download to your device.

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Kanopy logo

Stream thousands of documentaries, classic, and indie films. Also includes Kanopy Kids with content from PBS and the History Channel.

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Visit Libby by Overdrive from your web browser or download the Libby app to check out and download thousands of titles, ebooks, and audiobook formats! Click sign in and choose Quincy Public Library. Log in with your barcode number and pin.

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Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) logo

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.

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LinkedIn Learning

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Learning and growth in your career (and in life!) is a journey and life-long process. Quincy Public Library is committed to the professional and personal development of our patrons and is now proud to offer LinkedIn Lear

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Mango Languages 

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Mango Languages provides free lessons in over 70 different languages, from French to Farsi, Italian to Urdu. You can create a personal account to track your progress as you build new skills.

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Novelist logo

Discover your next great read with NoveList! Scan through recommended lists, or build your own list with the appeal mixer – select the tone, character, and pacing you like and see the results immediately!

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OpenDissertations logo

OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.

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Peterson’s Test & Career Prep 

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Peterson’s accommodates users of all ages with a resource for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting colleges, finding tuition assistance, exploring career paths and more.

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Quincy Architecture Database

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Browse and search Quincy Public Library’s robust collection of digitized historical documents and photos on building in Quincy and Adams County. The Architecture Database is organized by address but can be searched by keyword.

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Quincy Historical Newspaper Archive

Explore Quincy's historical newspapers (1835-May 1926) online. Enhanced from microfilm, it offers easy search and retrieval by date, name, or keyword. Access articles, print, save, or email them.
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Teacher Reference Center 

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Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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World Book Online 

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World Book Web provides a reference center for encyclopedia articles, historical timelines, and research tools as well as child-friendly options for games, activities, science projects, maps, dictionary, and people.

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