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Digital Materials and Popular Resources
Overdrive - eBooks
Overdrive is a database full of books and audio books you can download right on to your device! Please click here to access the overdrive database!
Click here to access the database to read your favorite magazines! Read them from the comfort of your own home, without having to pay a monthly subscription!
Click here to download and stream your free music!
Hoopla digital media
Click here to to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone.
Gale Product Menu
Access our Gale resources: Business insight essentials, Gale eBooks, Gale General One File, Gale Health and Wellness, Gale Literature Resources, Something about the Author, Gale One File: Business.
Below is a list of all our resources
Provides the finest collection of science and technology reference materials.
Activity Corner Online
A fun site from Worldbook that features thousands of creative projects and crafts suitable for a wide variety of ages. Whether you are looking for an easy Halloween decoration to create with a three-year-old at home, a teacher searching for an educational craft project for the classroom, or a creative adult seeking a Christmas wreath that you can make yourself, you will find it in Activity Corner
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
American National Biography
This online edition offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.
Available In library only.
Genealogical collection of the U.S. and the U.K. , including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
A to Z Databases
The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
A to Z Food America
World Trade Press is a publishing and information products company dedicated to providing reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. Here you will be able to browse recipes from across the world.
A to Z The World
Traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe. From cultural stereotypes and superstitions, to social and business etiquette, to women’s role in society. Everything from music, dating rituals, holidays and festivals, to traditional recipes, flags, and national symbols for each country
A to Z World Food
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook.
A to Z World Maps
Auto Repair Source
Online information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. Includes over 100,000 factory drawings and photos; 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance, and more.
Through RAILS’ partnership with BiblioLabs, any Illinois resident has access to thousands of e-resources free of charge and without needing a login or library card.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for grades PreK-3 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.
One subscription to Britannica Library gives you three sites in one to conduct research, complete school assignments,work on special projects, or explore your unique interests. 3 comprehensive encyclopedias including the Encyclopedia Britannica. Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics and Primary Sources.
Business Insights Essentials Online
Access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information.
Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals.
Career Online High School
The Mokena Community Public Library District is offering scholarships to adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. The program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education.
Chicago Sun Times
Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice across several franchises. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.
Daily Southtown Collection
Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with Daily Southtown Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Financial Rating Series Online
Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies. Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Stocks, Mutual Funds & ETFs. Medicare Supplement Insurance – Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits.
Online courses for academic learning & professional/personal enrichment. No cost; your library’s got you covered!
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of over 4,000 online research books from publisher Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields.
Gale Power Search
The best way to search all of the Mokena Library’s Gale Collection. Includes Business Collection, Business Insights: Essentials, Gale Literary Sources, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General OneFile, Health & Wellness Resource Center, LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, and Something About the Author Online.
General One File
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Grey House Pub History/Health
Encyclopedia of the Continental Congresses, Encyclopedia of War Journalism, Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness, The Value of a Dollar, This is Who we were, Working Americans.
Health And Wellness
Indexes medical, nursing and nutritional magazines. This database includes three full text reference books, over 150 full text pamphlets, and full text articles from approximately 100 journals.
Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of The Herald News. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.
Online Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books. Complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930.
Job And Career Accelerator
Is a powerful online resource for job seekers. It delivers award winning content, cutting edge job search and resume tools, and extensive guidance to help people overcome the challenging task of getting a job.
Learn Computer Skills
Part of the Learning Express Library. Find online computer tutorials (under Computer Skills section) for common computer applications – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
Learning Express Library
Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Literature Resource Center
A wealth of information online that includes criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explication, websites, periodical articles, full-text author’s works, and reading lists.
Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
Combined literature database, which includes “Poem Finder,” “Story Finder,” and “Essay Finder.”
Online program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children’s language program “stars” a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy
Looking to learn a new language? Look no further! Click here to begin your journey on whatever language you wish to learn! This online application is set up to teach you as if you were in a classroom, but it is even better; It is done on your own leisure in the comfort of your own home!
MyHeritage World Vital Records
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; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.
Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. If that's too long you could probably leave out the middle part
Novelist Plus K-8
Geared towards grades K-8. Online readers’ advisory service that contains information on fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages which can be searched using subject headings. Users can find books in a variety of ways including searching by title, author, or plot.
OmniFile: Full Text Select
Online full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer reviewed. Subject coverage includes art, agriculture, applied science, business, current events, education, general science, humanities, law, library sciences, social sciences, technology, and many other fields.
Oxford Reference Library Collection
Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together 2 million entries and 16,000 images across two trusted collections.
Designed for individual professionals and businesses to access public record data for use in direct mail and telemarketing campaigns. Our targeted marketing leads allow businesses to focus their advertising dollars on customers who are most likely to buy their specific products and services. Databases offered by your library include new homeowners, new businesses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and auctions.
Reference print collection available online. Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works. The first reference set included is Salem Press’ best-selling Magill’s Medical Guide.
Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.
Instant access online to thousands of articles. Updated daily, this massive database portal provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Full-text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations
Something about the author
Online access to all volumes in Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series — more than 210 volumes, more than 19,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images. You’ll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface.
An online Scholastic resource for students to graduate from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” and master content area knowledge in science and social studies. Supports the Common Core Standards.
Tutor.com Live Homework Help
Connects students in grades K-12, College Intro, and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors are available from 12:00p.m to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week. In addition, tutors help students with: Test preparation, including Illinois State standardized testing, learning skills in all subjects, including conducting research, creating bibliographies, math skills, science lab skills, term paper structure, grammar and language usage, etc.
Very Short Introductions
Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects...Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy guide that will likely prove indispensable.
A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Includes World Book Kids, Early World of Learning, World Book Discover, World Book Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Online reference service providing access to over 80 databases, more than 6 million full-text articles in a variety of subjects, and access to over 25,000 electronic journal titles from the Electronic Collections Online service