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Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.  Biography in Context is a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user. YouTube Tutorial

Find expert criticisms of the works and lives of many great authors, access topics on literary themes, movements and genres, and watch video clips of many full-length classic plays.

For students K-12.  Offers thousands of lessons, quizzes, tests and subjects to explore, including state-aligned skills building, test preparation and writing assistance. Have a difficult homework question or need help mastering a concept? Get one-on-one help with an online tutor every day after school. Includes tutoring for Spanish speakers. YouTube Tutorial.

Brainfuse JobNow offers a Resume Builder with templates and other resources to help land your dream job! The Resume Lab feature allows you to upload your resume to a trained expert who will provide expert analysis within 24 hours. Access online career resources including personality and career assessments, and communicate via chat in an online classroom with a trained job coach and receive one-on-one live interview practice. YouTube Tutorial.

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.  All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Illinois Public Records provided by Record Information Services. Scroll through Chicagoland's public records, real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community.

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Access two extensive databases through Reference USA:  U.S. Businesses and U.S. Standard White Pages.

U.S. Businesses contains verified, accurate data for over 14 million U.S. Businesses, and is updated monthly.

Use the U.S. Standard White Pages database of over 89 Million U.S. residents to conduct market research and locate friends and relatives.  Records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

The Berwyn Public Library's online catalog, which includes access to the items of over 90 libraries in the surrounding area.  Use your Berwyn Library card to log in to the My Account link (at the top right of the page) to place holds, renew items and pay fines online.

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Transparent Language Online is a unique application that bridges the gap between learning a language online and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both in one program. It features a scientifically-proven methodology, a wide variety of high-quality learning material, and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface that can be accessed at any time and from any computer with Internet access.

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

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WorldCat is the world's largest network of library-based content and services. It is a "master" catalog of library materials. Search WorldCat Discovery for items that are not available in our system; Berwyn Library cardholders may contact the Reference Desk (call 708-795-8000 ext 3087, or email reference@berwynlibrary.org) to make a request.

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Unlimited access to a selection of over thirty (30) magazines available to read digitally.  Zinio magazines may be read on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/Fire HD,  Windows 8, and Blackberry Playbook. Download your free app through their website.

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