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Link AtoZ World Culture
AtoZ World Culture forges ahead as the most comprehensive cultural, business, and travel database. This database will immerse users int he traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe.
Link AtoZ World Travel
A database that is continually updated, AtoZ World Travel provides the low-down on city neighborhoods, and districts. The site also arms travelers with the information necessary to make travel as safe and stress-free as possible.
Link My Media Mall
My Media Mall Download audio books, eBooks, and videos to your computer--from bestsellers to classics. A Benton Library card and PIN are needed to access.
Link Heritage Quest
A digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. A Benton library card is needed to access this database.
Link Gale Virtual Reference
A collection of over 300 online research books from publisher Thomson Gale. A Benton Library card is needed to access.
Link FirstSearch
Access to 16 databases including WorldCat. Free to Illinois residents. Call the Library at 438-7511 for authorization and password.
Link Franklin County Self Help Legal Center
Access to legal information and automated forms for common legal procedures.
Link Illinois Clicks
Citizens' Library of Illinois Comprehensive Knowledge Service -- an anywhere, anytime information portal created and maintained by librarians statewide.
Link Internet Public Library
The first public library of and for the Internet community.
Link Librarians' Internet Index
A publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter serving California, Washington state, the nation, and the world.
Link Books and Authors
a great way to find that next book to read. Learn about titles and authors and discover new possibilities for reading.
Link Career Transitions
a great resource for Job Seekers and those exploring career options. Includes activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews.
Link Chilton Library
Authoritative Automotive Repair Information for the Do-It-Yourself mechanic.
Link Gale Legal Forms
easy to use step-by-step legal forms that can be accessed in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat for business, personal, and litigation purposes.
Link Gale Virtual Reference Library
a collection of digitized reference books. Digitized books, not a collection of websites. Includes citation abilities for homework projects
Link Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
fast and accurate health information for anyone from the casual user to the medical student.
Link Kids InfoBits
a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Link Powerspeak Languages
a fun, proven and powerful way to learn a new language. Includes Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Spanish Speakers, ESL for Mandarin Speakers, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.
Link Price It! Antiques and Collectibles
an identification, research and pricing tool for anyone with an interest in antiques or collectibles. Contains more than 60 million images and 127 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality,
Link Travel
access travel guides to locations around the world.
Link US History in Context
full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
Link World History in Context
full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites on the most significant people, events and topics in World History.
Link World Records
World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles. This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections.
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