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Research

The library purchases subscriptions to over 50 online resources to provide you with reliable information on a variety of topics.

Featured

  • ConsumerReports.org - Ratings, reviews, buying advice
  • EBSCO MasterFILE Premier - Full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 1975-present
  • InfoTrac Newsstand - Search for news and articles, from 1980-2012
  • Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
    Use your library card number to create an account.
  • Music Online - Streaming music and more in your home
  • Oxford English Dictionary - The definitive record of the English language
  • Science Reference Center - Full-text for nearly 640 science reference works
  • Zinio Digital Magazines - 24/7 access to full digital copies of almost 100 popular magazines. Pick as many as you wish and keep them as long as you want.  Create your personal Zinio account and use the same information to create your account for the online Zinio magazine reader. You can also download magazines to your computer or use apps to bring the issues right to your handheld device. Check out the helpful user guide and video on the Zinio site.
     

All of Our Resources/Databases

Browse the topics below for recommended resources, or view an alphabetical list.
 

Classic Reference

Magazine/Newspaper Articles

Books & Reading

Homework Help/Tests

Just for Kids

Job Hunting/Careers

Consumer Information

  • ALLDATA Online - Car repair, diagnostics and repair, diagrams, technical service bulletins [in-library use only]
  • ConsumerReports.org - Ratings, reviews, buying advice
     

Language

  • EBSCO MasterFILE Premier - Full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 1975-present
  • Gale Virtual Reference - Machine-translated text, 11 languages
  • Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
    Use your library card number to create an account.
  • MUZZY Online - A fun way for kids to learn Spanish, French, English, German, and Italian
     

Downloadable/Audio

Music

Local History & Genealogy

Local Interest

Library Catalogs

  • CU Catalog - The shared catalog of The Urbana Free Library and Champaign Public Library
  • OCLC FirstSearch - Search holdings of other libraries

 

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