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Following is a description of the online research databases you Matteson Public
Library patrons may
access from home.
Science Resource Center contains
thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures
and illustrations. The
latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines
and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers
curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to
identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Thompson Legal Forms Online Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Learning Express Library
LearningExpressLibrary provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses 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.
The Statewide Illinois Library Catalog, known as SILC, is Illinois' first all inclusive statewide union catalog that integrates WorldCat and the Illinois Library Systems' local consortial OPACs, to provide both shelf status and interlibrary loan capabilities in a single searchable interface. SILC resides on the familiar FirstSearch platform as an additional WorldCat database that allows users to scope to regional groups within Illinois, as well as by type of library. From a single WorldCat record, users will be able to link to a local shared catalog record to see if and where an item is available for loan.
provides access to
indexing, abstracting, and full-text of articles in magazines, journals, books,
encyclopedias, and directories in more than 15 different databases, covering topics
including Health, Medicine, Business, and Education. Also included is WorldCat® Database (the OCLC Online
Union Catalog)--OCLC The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more
than 52 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information from
2100 B.C. to the present. Includes holdings information from libraries across the world. OCLC FirstSearch is provided to the public by a grant
from the Illinois State Library.
Sun-Times (1985 - current)
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
Daily Southtown (2004-present)
The Star (2004-present)