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.
ECO

An OCLC collection of scholarly journals. Full text of some items is available. Items may be requested through Inter Library Loan. Items may or may not be deliverable depending on policies of lending institutions. Fountaindale only requests items from libraries located in the United States.

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Edgar Database

Database of searchable SEC filings such as annual and quarterly reports. Search by company name, SIC code, etc. Obtain mutual fund prospectuses, as well as archived information.

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Edmunds Automotive Research

Website that offers information to assist the car buyer and/or seller. Includes vehicle reviews and road tests as well as specifications, pricing and valuation information, incentives and rebates, buying and selling advice, and much more.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos offers Spanish-language articles, media, and Web sites for Spanish language learners

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Encyclopedia Americana

The online home of the classic resource. Find articles, images, and other multi-media content on thousands of different subjects, people, places and things. After clicking the above link, you can directly access the resource by clicking on the icon along the left side when you get to the Scholastic Go! webpage.

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eRead Illinois - Axis360

When you go to the service and select Fountaindale as your library, you can go to the "App Zone" to download an app for your device: Axis360 for iOS (Apple) or Android. App is also available for Windows PC (not Windows phones). You can also find the apps in the App Store from your device. Once you have found a title available to checkout, you will login with your library card number and PIN. Here is the YouTube channel that has helpful videos on the Axis360 app. Content may also be transferred to basic e-readers (Kobo, Nook Touch Glow, etc.) via Adobe Digital Editions. See note below about Kindle Fire. Content is not compatible with Kindle Paperwhite or other Kindle e-readers.

Note for Kindle Fire owners: The apps are not available from the Amazon App Store through your device. You will need to follow the instructions located here to get the Axis360 app on your device.

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ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education. Full text of some items is available.

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Family Search

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Patrons may freely access our resources and service online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Fold3

Fold3 offers a vast selection of genealogical and historical resources, including military service records, city directories, newspapers, vital records and much more.

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Forest Preserve District of Will County

Information about the Forest Preserves in Will County, including Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook. Forest Preserve programs, events, trail maps and other information are all accessible through this website.

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FreedomFlix

History comes to life with dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series, complete with embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips.

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Freegal

Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

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Gale Courses

Offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Information on enrolling in a course can be found by clicking here.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Many of these titles were previously only available in the library as paper bound books.

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Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a free career resource where you can research over 300,000 companies - including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees themselves. You can search and apply directly to over 15 million jobs. This resource can only be accessed by clicking the link on this website - you cannot bookmark it and use the bookmark. In order to have full access to the site the site needs to "see" that you are coming from fountaindale.org.

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GPO (Government Printing Office)

Searchable index of U.S. Government publications. Full-text is not available, but items may be requested through Inter Library Loan. Items are sent at the discretion of the lending library.

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Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

The encyclopedia is derived from the Academic American Encyclopedia database, an 11-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff. Once you get to the Scholastic Go! website, you will need to click the link on the left side to directly search this resource.

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Health Finder

Healthfinder.gov is a government web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. The goal is to provide easy to understand health information so you will have a better understanding of various health and wellness issues.

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Hispanica Saber - Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica

­This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. Content Includes: Full text for more than 2,000 magazines and books, more than 720 videos, more than 180 hobby profiles, and more than 7,800 recipes. Also included: The MakerSpace Spotlight highlights step-by-step projects available in the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center to promote hands-on learning and creativity. This feature is available on the Home Page in the right-hand column and is rotated on a regular basis. Projects cover a wide range of topics from knitting and crochet to model-building and robotics. Complete, step-by-step instructions and patterns are available for every project, along with detailed, how-to information on related techniques. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Features user-friendly "how-to" information covering all manner of home improvement and home repair projects.

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hoopla

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want. Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you've borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

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I-Share

Online catalog featuring the resources of 45 Illinois libraries, mostly academic.

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Illinois Catalog

OCLC catalog of materials held by Illinois libraries. Items may be requested through Inter Library Loan.

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Illinois Driver Tests

Go online to practice for the Illinois driver's licensing exams. The resource features 10 car practice tests, six motorcycle practice tests. three CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, three online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

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Illinois General Assembly

Searchable Illinois Compiled Statutes. Also has information about bills before the Illinois State Legislature, including status of legislation. Information about Illinois State Representatives and Senators, including contact information, is also available.

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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Information on Illinois history or preservation. Find a museum, a list of historical sites, how to get your building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or read an article from Illinois History Teacherwhich includes articles about Illinois history as well as lesson plans and other resources to help teachers incorporate information into classroom instruction.

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Illinois Tax Forms

Illinois Department of Revenue website providing access to Illinois state income tax forms, instructions and information.

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Illinois WorkNet

The Illinois workNet® Portal and Program utilizes partnerships and technology to expand seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, businesses and workforce professionals.

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Indian Prairie School District 204

Information about the school district which covers the west/northwest corner of Bolingbrook, including school information, curriculum, school boundaries and enrollment information.

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Information Please

Reference source that allows you to search the contents of an encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and both the TIME and ESPN almanacs. Also has online tools such as conversion tools, distance calculator, spelling checker and calculator.

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IRS Federal Tax Forms

Link to the Internal Revenue Service website where you can download tax forms, publications and find information about tax issues.

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Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of the American Medical Association offers limited searchable access to the current and past issues of this medical journal. Some full text is available.

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Kelly Blue Book

Website to assist the car buyer or seller. Includes pricing information for new cars as well as used cars, incentives and rebates, vehicle reviews and buying advice as well as JD Powers' quality ratings. Includes valuation for motorcycles and snowmobiles.

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