Online Library and Web Resources

  • Available only on computers in the library building.Available only in the library building.
  • Log in anywhere with your Fountaindale library card.Log in with your Fountaindale library card.
  • Website recommended by library staff.Website recommended by library.
African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. 

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Amazing Animals of the World

Based on the print series of the same title, contains thousands of articles and images, as well as links to multimedia items, for a wide variety of animals. You will need to click on the resource link along the left side of the screen in order to directly access it.

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America the Beautiful

State by state history and current event information. Includes timelines, profiles and an almanac. Geared for elementary and middle school studentsYou will need to click on the resource link along the left side of the screen in order to directly access it.

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Ancestry.com

Available from ProQuest: coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection contains more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names. 

Due to restrictions set by the library's resource vendor, this resource is only available from within the library.

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Article First
OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Some full-text available. Articles may be requested through Inter Library Loan.
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Auto Repair Reference Center

Complete Chilton automotive repair manuals for nearly 25,000 vehicles (domestic and imported) from 1954 to the present. It includes repair procedures; service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams and labor time estimates and associated costs.

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Bartlett Quotations

Includes collections of poetry, classic fiction works, nonfiction works, as well as reference works.

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BiblioBoard

eBook collection that is freely available to all Illinois residents - no library card needed. Download the BiblioBoard app for access to the; "Recovering the Classics" collection, "Popup Picks" which change quarterly and will included hand-curated e-books from expert librarian curators, and other titles. 

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BiblioEnfants (Tumblebooks in French)

Tumblebooks en francais - e-books pour les e-enfants. Un grand choix de livres pour les enfants et les jeunes adultes disponibles à lire en ligne. Ainsi que des jeux amusants à jouer. Recherche par titre, auteur, éditeur, illustrateur ou de trouver le bon livre pour vous.

Tumblebooks in French - e-books for e-kids. A large selection of books for children and young adults available to read online. Plus fun games to play. Search by title, author, publisher, or illustrator to find the right book for you.

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Biblioteca TumbleBooks (TumbleBooks in Spanish)

E-books de e-hijos. Una gran selección de libros para niños y adultos jóvenes disponibles para leer en línea. Más juegos divertidos para jugar. Búsqueda por título, autor, editor o ilustrador para encontrar el libro adecuado para usted.

E-books for e-kids. A large selection of books for children and young adults available to read online. Plus fun games to play. Search by title, author, publisher, or illustrator to find the right book for you.

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Bolingbrook Bugle

Online presence of the print newspaper. Searchable back issues - going back to 2012 - are available using the E-edition link at the website.

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Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce

Information about local businesses as well as information about upcoming events and activities in the village.

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Bolingbrook Park District

Has information about area parks and recreation opportunities. You can register for park district classes and events online.

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Bolingbrook Patch

Online news source covering Bolingbrook and the surrounding area.

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Bolingbrook Reporter

Online presence of the print newspaper. Searchable online E-editions of the newspaper are available going back to the beginning of 2013.

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BookFlix

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

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Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, Adult Learning Center is here to help. Uses Java applet which can cause browser issues, Chrome recommended, or select the HTML5 option.

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Brainfuse Help Now!

A full service resource that has live on-line tutors, writing labs, online group collaboration classrooms and much, much more. Resume writing help, Microsoft Office help, high school equivalency prep and U.S. Citizenship preparation are also offered as part of the service. Uses Java applet which can cause browser issues, Chrome recommended, or select the HTML5 option.

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Brainfuse JobNow!

Get career assesment advice, resume writing help, interview coaching and more to help with your career transition or job hunt. Searchable job listings are provided through Indeed.com. Uses Java applet which can cause browser issues, Chrome recommended, or select the HTML5 option.

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Business Source Premier

Contains full-text articles from more than 2,200 journals dating back to 1965, including company profiles, industry reports, market research reports and SWOT analyses.

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Career OneStop

Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Chicago Tribune

Access to the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 through the present is available through ProQuest.

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Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Historical access to the Chicago Tribune from 1849 through 1988 is available through ProQuest.

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Clase Periodica

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Some full-text available.

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cloudlibrary

Download the cloudLibrary app (available for iOS (iPad, iPhone or iPod), Android, Nook, PC or Mac) to your e-reader or computer to check out thousands of ebooks.

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Commonsense Media

Find reviews and ratings for movies, games, websites, TV, books, and music.  See what a variety of parents, children, and teens have to say about any one piece of entertainment.  Check out their many lists of favorites.  The organization strives to be trustworthy and non-partisan.

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Community High School District 99 (Downers Grove)

Information about the high-school district which covers the northeast corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Offers full-text articles for hundreds of health reference books, encyclopedias, health reports, as well as medical images and diagrams.

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Consumer Reports

Provides library patrons with access to the Consumer Reports website, offering current ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

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CultureGrams

Includes World Edition, with reports on more than 200 countries and cultures, focusing on twenty-five categories including history, personal appearance, gestures, family, economy, and more; Kid Edition, a collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them; and States and Province Editions, featuring colorful, easy-to-read state reports that help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, state symbols, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

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Data.gov

The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets. The resource increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.

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Dictionary.com

Premier online dictionary and thesaurus, as well as other resources like a translator and Spanish language dictionary.

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Dissertations

Searchable database of all dissertations and theses held by libraries around the world. No full-text available. Items may be requested through Inter Library Loan and may or may not be available at the discretion of the lending library. The library only requests items from libraries located in the United States.

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DLTK Crafts for Kids

A variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some favorite cartoon characters.

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Drugs.com

Drugs.com is the one of the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. Find helpful tools, wallet size personal medication records, mobile applications and more.

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DuPage Township

Information about township services, including services for at-risk youth and senior citizens. Apply for marriage licenses and get information about property assessments. Also operates a food pantry.

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