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Consumer Reports-Contact the library for username and password.

 National Geographic-National Geographic Magazine online archives. (Please contact the library for log in information.)

Morningstar-Morningstar Investment Research provides comprehensive data and analysis of over 41,000 investments, screening tools for stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

The Fayette County Legal Aid Self Help Center is a joint project between the Courts and the Circuit Clerks’ offices of the Illinois Fourth Judicial Circuit (made up of Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties).  This center provides access to online documents, automated forms, and a complete library of self-help materials.  For help using this site, contact Evans Public Library at 618.283.2824.

Genealogy

Talking Books-Talking Books is a free service, providing books and magazines on cassette and Braille, descriptive videos, and other services free to individuals of any age.

ArticleFirst:  An OCLC index of articles, some full-text, from the contents pages of journals and magazines.  For most journals, ArticleFirst provides a list of libraries that have the journal title. 

ECO (Electronic Collections Online):  An OCLC collection of scholarly journals, some full-text, which includes all of the original content and images of articles.  Topics covered include:  agriculture, library science, anthropology, literature, business, medicine, economics, philosophy, education, political science, fine arts, psychology, geography, religion, history, science, language, social science, law, and technology. 

Illinois Catalog:  An online catalog containing millions of bibliographic records cataloged by Illinois OCLC member libraries.  Materials cataloged include:  books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes held by Illinois libraries. 

WilsonSelectPlus:  Contains full-text articles in the sciences, humanities, education, and business.  It provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full-text articles, many of which are linked to citations in other FirstSearch databases.  Includes U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.  Subjects include:  accounting, health care, advertising, human resources, art, insurange, auditing, international trade, banking, international trends, broadcasting, investment analysis, computers, management, economics, marketing, education, planning and strategy, engineering, public administration, environment, real estate, finance, taxation, foreign investment, telecommunications, transportation, and science. 

WorldAlmanac:  Includes Funk & Wagnall’s New Encylopedia, the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids. 

WorldCat:  An OCLC catalog containing millions of bibliographic records about books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  

Health:

MEDLINE:  A database (with some full-text) covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.  MEDLINE corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.  It includes thousands of records with substantial abstracts.  Subjects include:  clinical medicine, nutrition, dentistry, pathology, education, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, veterinary medicine, and nursing. 

Newspapers:

America’s Newspapers: Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers.  Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and more.  Available from home or in the library.  Use your library card number to access the site.

Illinois’ Newspapers: Search and browse the archives of over 100 Illinois Newspapers.  You can find the Chicago Tribune & Sun Times, the Peoria Journal Star, the Belleville News Democrat, the Champaign News-Gazette, the Rockford Register Star, and dozens more.  Available from home or in the library.  Us your library card number to access the site.

leaderunionlogo Search Vandalia’s newspaper, the Leader-Union. Available from home or in the library, you can search archives for news, sports, obituaries, and more.  Use your library card number to access this site.

The New York Times: Search the archives of the New York Times, a source of national and international news.  Available from home or in the library.  Use your library card number to access the site.