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General Health and Medicine
Antiques Language
Auto Repair Library Catalogs
Business Literary Criticism
Consumer Information Newspaper Articles
Education Reading Suggestions
Español Reference Books
For Students Telephone Directory
Genealogy Tutoring
Alphabetical List of Databases

 

General

General Reference Center - Index of magazine and journal articles in a variety of subject areas.  Some full-text.

 

Student Resources in Context - Index of reference book, magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles in a variety of subject areas. Also includes images and primary sources. Some full-text.

 

Live Homework Help® - Powered by Tutor.com Students in grades K–12 can connect with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week. Available to Batavia Public Library cardholders and students of Batavia Public Schools. To access this service, type either your Batavia Public Library card number or the special Tutor.com password. Eligible users may call the Batavia Public Library reference desk at (630) 879-4777 to request the password. Live Homework Help powered by Tutor.com is co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and Batavia Public School District 101.

Mobile app available.
Tutores en linea gratis, disponibles en español en matemáticas, ciencias, y estudios sociales, de 2 p.m. a 9 p.m., siete días a la semana.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale Virtual Reference Library – Full text of over 300 reference books in a variety of subject areas, including history, literature, science, business, and social science. Search the full text of all of these sources at once.

 

Galenet/Infotrac - Lists several indexes of magazine and journal articles in a variety of subject areas.

 

FirstSearch - Lists several indexes of magazine and journal articles in a variety of subject areas, and links to the OCLC WorldCat library catalog.

 

ArticleFirst - Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.  Some full-text.

 

America's News Magazines - Index of magazine articles about news, business, entertainment, science and technology, lifestyle, and sports. Full-text.

 

ClasePeriódica - Index of Spanish-language Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Some full-text.

 

ECO - Index of academic journal articles.

 

World Almanac - Full-text articles from The World Almanac and Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia.

 

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Antiques

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles – Search or browse to identify, research, and see price information about antiques and collectibles.

 Auto Repair

ChiltonLibrary - Repair manual for most popular domestic and import cars, SUVs, and light trucks from 1940 through last year’s model year. Continuously updated features include diagnostics, repair, “trouble codes,” wiring diagrams, recalls / bulletins, and maintenance schedules.

Business

Business and Company ASAP - Company profiles and an index to business magazines. Some full-text.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center – Look up stocks and mutual funds, read analysts’ reports, and screen for stocks and mutual funds.

ReferenceUSA - Look up companies by name, industry, or location.

Business Index ASAP - Index to business magazines. Some full-text.

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Consumer Information

ConsumerReports.org – Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services

Education

ERIC - Index of articles and reports in education. Some full-text.

 

Live Homework Help® - Powered by Tutor.com Students in grades K–12 can connect with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week. Available to Batavia Public Library cardholders and students of Batavia Public Schools. To access this service, type either your Batavia Public Library card number or the special Tutor.com password. Eligible users may call the Batavia Public Library reference desk at (630) 879-4777 to request the password. Live Homework Help powered by Tutor.com is co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and Batavia Public School District 101.

 

Mobile app available.
Tutores en linea gratis, disponibles en español en Matemáticas y Ciencia, domingo a jueves de 2 p.m. a 9 p.m.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center – Provides over 300 practice tests (including the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, AP placement exams, and various career-related exams). Also provides information about scholarships and colleges.

Español

ClasePeriódica - Índice de revistas latinoamericanas de ciencias y humanidades.

For Students

Ancient and Medieval History Online - This resource provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations from pre-history through the 1500s incorporating primary documents, timelines, videos and biographies. Students can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature for comparison studies.  This advanced content will be valuable for both middle and high school students.

 

BookFLIX (at the Library) - Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. BookFLIX (at HOME)

 

Chelsea House Biographies Online - This unique database presents the most important, influential, and interesting personalities in the United States, and the world. Each curriculum-related or high-interest biography is the ideal length for book reports with the text equivalent of 100+ pages and includes timelines, image galleries and report writing resources.

 

Grolier Online - This single resource connects you to information, video and images from three popular reference series in one online environment. Choose from elementary, middle school or high school level content in each of these in-depth databases.- Amazing Animals of the World- Lands and Peoples- The New Book of Popular Science.

 

Live Homework Help® - Powered by Tutor.com Students in grades K–12 can connect with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week. Available to Batavia Public Library cardholders and students of Batavia Public Schools. To access this service, type either your Batavia Public Library card number or the special Tutor.com password. Eligible users may call the Batavia Public Library reference desk at (630) 879-4777 to request the password. Live Homework Help powered by Tutor.com is co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and Batavia Public School District 101. Mobile app available.
Tutores en linea gratis, disponibles en español en matemáticas, ciencias, y estudios sociales, de 2 p.m. a 9 p.m., siete días a la semana.  

 

Muzzy - Story based language instruction for children. Muzzy language courses use the immersion method and can be used by children as young as two and as old as twelve. Includes videos and interactive games to help children learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian or Portuguese.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center – Provides over 300 practice tests (including the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, AP placement exams, and various career-related exams). Also provides information about scholarships and colleges.

 

The World Almanac for Kids - With this interactive environment kids can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source. Students can find information for reports, or for fun, in fifteen different subject areas including everything from American History to Space and Astronomy.

 

TumbleBooks Library - TumbleBooks are talking, animated picture books which teach the joy of reading in a format kids love. You can read the books yourself or have them read to you! 

 

TumbleBooks Cloud Jr. - An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audio books and educational videos for elementary age students who are ready to move up from TumbleBooks Library. Optional highlighted text and narration makes this an accessible format for all reading levels!

 

TumbleBooks Cloud - An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audio books and educational videos for middle and high school students. This collection incorporates all the features of TumbleBookCloud Jr with more advanced content for older students.

 

TrueFLIX (at the Library) - TrueFlix brings Non-Fiction book content to life in an interactive online environment. This resource helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book (award winning Scholastic Non-Fiction) titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text. Common Core connections, classroom ideas and activities are included for each title. TrueFLIX (at HOME)

Genealogy

America's Obituaries & Death Notices - Search for recent obituaries and death notices in over 400 U.S. newspapers, listed by state when you click on a map. Search by name of deceased, date or date range, locality, and text terms such as occupation or school or church. Some newspapers are indexed only for the most recent two to five years; others since the 1980s; and the Chicago Tribune since 1860. New entries added daily.

 

Ancestry Library Edition - Search census, vital, church, court, and immigration records for the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as records from Canada and other areas. This collection includes more than 4000 databases and 1.5 billion names. Available for in-library use only.

 

Chicago Tribune (Historical) - Page images of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to 1986, as well as a timeline, popular topics, and “This Day in History” features. Full text. Available due to a grant from the Friends of the Batavia Public Library

 

HeritageQuest - Search all U.S. federal censuses from 1790 to 1930, local histories, and family genealogies.

 

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Health and Medicine

Health and Wellness Resource Center - Medical and health information from journals, and pamphlets.

 

Health Reference Center Academic - Medical and health information from journals, reference books, and pamphlets. Some full-text.

 

MEDLINE - Index of articles from medical journals.

Language

Mango Languages - An online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills for over 60 different languages, including English.

 

Muzzy - Story based language instruction for children. Muzzy language courses use the immersion method and can be used by children as young as two and as old as twelve. Includes videos and interactive games to help children learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian or Portuguese.

Library Catalogs

Batavia Public Library Catalog

 

WorldCat - OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide (with an emphasis on U.S. libraries).

 

IllinoisCatalog - OCLC catalog of books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

 

GPO (Government Printing Office) - Index of U.S. government publications.

 

Other Libraries - Links to other area library catalogs.

 

 

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Literary Criticism

Student Resources in Context - Literary criticism from reference books, magazines, and journals. Some full-text.

 

Newspaper Articles

Chicago Tribune - Index of Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present. Full-text.

 

Chicago Tribune (Historical) - Page images of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to 1986, as well as a timeline, popular topics, and “This Day in History” features. Full text. Available due to a grant from the Friends of the Batavia Public Library

 

Daily Herald - Index of Daily Herald articles from 1995 to the present. Full-text.

 

General Reference Center - Index of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. Some full-text.

 

Chicago Area News - Search several Chicago area newspapers simultaneously.

Reading Suggestions

NoveList Plus - Find fiction and nonfiction books similar to your favorites! NoveList Plus provides information about more than 150,000 fiction and 50,000 nonfiction books. It offers book discussion guides, author read-alikes, lists of award winners, series information, and various ways to search for books.

 

Novelist K-8 Plus - Has much of the same functionality as regular Novelist, with a kid-friendly interface.

 

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Reference Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale Virtual Reference Library – Full text of over 300 reference books in a variety of subject areas, including history, literature, science, business, and social science. Search the full text of all of these sources at once.

Telephone Directory

ReferenceUSA - Search yellow page and white page listings for companies and individuals throughout the United States.

Tutoring

Live Homework Help® - Powered by Tutor.com Students in grades K–12 can connect with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week. Available to Batavia Public Library cardholders and students of Batavia Public Schools. To access this service, type either your Batavia Public Library card number or the special Tutor.com password. Eligible users may call the Batavia Public Library reference desk at (630) 879-4777 to request the password. Live Homework Help powered by Tutor.com is co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and Batavia Public School District 101. Mobile app available.
Tutores en linea gratis, disponibles en español en matemáticas, ciencias, y estudios sociales, de 2 p.m. a 9 p.m., siete días a la semana.

 Alphabetical List of Databases

America's News Magazines - Index of magazine articles about news, business, entertainment, science and technology, lifestyle, and sports. Full-text.

 

America's Obituaries & Death Notices - Search for recent obituaries and death notices in over 400 U.S. newspapers, listed by state when you click on a map. Search by name of deceased, date or date range, locality, and text terms such as occupation or school or church. Some newspapers are indexed only for the most recent two to five years; others since the 1980s; and the Chicago Tribune since 1860. New entries added daily.

 

Ancestry Library Edition - Search census, vital, church, court, and immigration records for the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as records from Canada and other areas. This collection includes more than 4000 databases and 1.5 billion names. Available for in-library use only.

 

Ancient and Medieval History Online - This resource provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations from pre-history through the 1500s incorporating primary documents, timelines, videos and biographies. Students can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature for comparison studies. This advanced content will be valuable for both middle and high school students.

 

ArticleFirst - Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.  Some full-text.

 

 

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Batavia Public Library Catalog

 

BookFLIX (at the Library) - Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. BookFLIX (at HOME)

 

Business and Company ASAP - Company profiles and an index to business magazines. Some full-text.

 

Business Index ASAP - Index to business magazines. Some full-text.

 

Chelsea House Biographies Online - This unique database presents the most important, influential, and interesting personalities in the United States, and the world. Each curriculum-related or high-interest biography is the ideal length for book reports with the text equivalent of 100+ pages and includes timelines, image galleries and report writing resources.

 

Chicago Area News - Search several Chicago area newspapers simultaneously.

 

Chicago Tribune - Index of Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present. Full-text.

 

Chicago Tribune (Historical) - Page images of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to 1986, as well as a timeline, popular topics, and “This Day in History” features. Full text. Available due to a grant from the Friends of the Batavia Public Library

 

ChiltonLibrary - Repair manual for most popular domestic and import cars, SUVs, and light trucks from 1940 through last year’s model year. Continuously updated features include diagnostics, repair, “trouble codes,” wiring diagrams, recalls / bulletins, and maintenance schedules.

 

ClasePeriódica - Índice de revistas latinoamericanas de ciencias y humanidades. Index of Spanish-language Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Some full-text.

 

ConsumerReports.org – Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services

 

Daily Herald - Index of Daily Herald articles from 1995 to the present. Full-text.

 

ECO - Index of academic journal articles.

 

ERIC - Index of articles and reports in education.  Some full-text.

 

FirstSearch - Lists several indexes of magazine and journal articles in a variety of subject areas, and links to the OCLC WorldCat library catalog.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale Virtual Reference Library – Full text of over 300 reference books in a variety of subject areas, including history, literature, science, business, and social science. Search the full text of all of these sources at once.

 

Galenet/Infotrac - Lists several indexes of magazine and journal articles in a variety of subject areas.

 

General Reference Center - Index of magazine and journal articles in a variety of subject areas. Some full-text.  Also: Index of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. Some full-text.

 

GPO (Government Printing Office) - Index of U.S. government publications.

 

Grolier Online - This single resource connects you to information, video and images from three popular reference series in one online environment. Choose from elementary, middle school or high school level content in each of these in-depth databases.- Amazing Animals of the World- Lands and Peoples- The New Book of Popular Science.

 

Top 

 

Health and Wellness Resource Center - Medical and health information from journals, reference books, and pamphlets. Some full-text.

 

Health Reference Center Academic - Medical and health information from journals, reference books, and pamphlets. Some full-text.

 

HeritageQuest - Search all U.S. federal censuses from 1790 to 1930, local histories, and family genealogies.

 

IllinoisCatalog - OCLC catalog of books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

 

Live Homework Help® - Powered by Tutor.com Students in grades 4–12 can connect with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week. Available to Batavia Public Library cardholders and students of Batavia Public Schools. To access this service, type either your Batavia Public Library card number or the special Tutor.com password. Eligible users may call the Batavia Public Library reference desk at (630) 879-4777 to request the password. Live Homework Help powered by Tutor.com is co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and Batavia Public School District 101. Mobile app available.
Tutores en linea gratis, disponibles en español en Matemáticas y Ciencia, domingo a jueves de 2 p.m. a 9 p.m.

 

Mango Languages - An online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills for over 60 different languages, including English.

 

MEDLINE - Index of articles from medical journals.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center – Look up stocks and mutual funds, read analysts’ reports, and screen for stocks and mutual funds.

 

Muzzy - Story based language instruction for children. Muzzy language courses use the immersion method and can be used by children as young as two and as old as twelve. Includes videos and interactive games to help children learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian or Portuguese.

 

NoveList Plus - Find fiction and nonfiction books similar to your favorites! NoveList Plus provides information about more than 150,000 fiction and 50,000 nonfiction books. It offers book discussion guides, author read-alikes, lists of award winners, series information, and various ways to search for books.

 

Novelist K-8 Plus - Has much of the same functionality as regular Novelist, with a kid-friendly interface.

 

Other Libraries - Links to other area library catalogs.

 

PapersFirst - Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

 

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles – Search or browse to identify, research, and see price information about antiques and collectibles.

 

Proceedings - An index of worldwide conference proceedings.

 

ReferenceUSA - Search yellow page and white page listings for companies and individuals throughout the United States. Look up companies by name, industry, or location.

 

Student Resources in Context - Index of reference book, magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles in a variety of subject areas. Also includes images and primary sources. Some full-text.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center – Provides over 300 practice tests (including the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, AP placement exams, and various career-related exams). Also provides information about scholarships and colleges.

 

Top

 

The World Almanac for Kids - With this interactive environment kids can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source. Students can find information for reports, or for fun, in fifteen different subject areas including everything from American History to Space and Astronomy.

 

TumbleBooks Cloud - An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audio books and educational videos for middle and high school students. This collection incorporates all the features of TumbleBookCloud Jr with more advanced content for older students.

 

TumbleBooks Cloud Jr. - An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audio books and educational videos for elementary age students who are ready to move up from TumbleBooks Library. Optional highlighted text and narration makes this an accessible format for all reading levels!

 

TumbleBooks Library - TumbleBooks are talking, animated picture books which teach the joy of reading in a format kids love. You can read the books yourself or have them read to you!

 

TrueFLIX (at the Library) - TrueFlix brings Non-Fiction book content to life in an interactive online environment. This resource helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book (award winning Scholastic Non-Fiction) titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text. Common Core connections, classroom ideas and activities are included for each title. TrueFLIX (at HOME)

 

World Almanac - Full-text articles from The World Almanac and Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia.

 

WorldCat - OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide (with an emphasis on U.S. libraries).

 

WorldCat Dissertations - A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.