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Inkie.org Library (formerly Biblioboard)

Description

The Inkie.org Library (Indie Illinois and RAILS Community Collections) is available to everyone in Illinois, courtesy of RAILS, regardless of whether they have a library card. Items on this platform have no holds, no waits, and can be accessed simultaneously via this link: https://illinois.biblioboard.com/.

Access to Inkie.org

Inkie.org provides geolocation-based authentication through the IP address of the user's computer or GPS coordinates of their mobile device. Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the collection without a login. A patron who creates an optional account while in Illinois will be able to access the collection outside the state by logging into their account.

Your patrons have access to the collections through:

Subscription made possible by RAILS. No library card needed as long as you are in Illinois when you download the books.

If you are planning on traveling, setup an account, and you'll be able to download additional content while on the go!

NoveList K-8 Plus

Description

Just-right books for every reader!  Reading recommendations for kids' fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Are you looking for a list of all the books in a series in the correct order? This is the place!

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Novelist Plus

Description

A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. Includes audiobook recommendations.

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource. In addition to the fiction database that NoveList has offered, NoveList Plus adds nonfiction to provide a complete solution for your readers. With NoveList Plus, you can find titles, articles, and lists for both your fiction and nonfiction needs.

Are you looking for a list of all the books in a series in the correct order? This is the place!

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

AtoZdatabases - Business, Person and Job Reference Data

Description

Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S.

Subscription from AtoZdatabases. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Business Source Premier

Description

Business Source Premier is the industry's most used business database for full-text business publications.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Legal Information Source

Description

Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full-text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Small Business Source

Description

Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Auto Repair Source

Description

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Consumer Reports

Description

Unbiased product reviews.

Buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos for products including appliances, electronics, food, and more.

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. We use our rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Driver's Ed Practice Tests

Description

Breeze through your DMV test when you study using real questions directly from the official driver's manual. Take a DMV practice test that's 73% more effective than the manual alone. Study at a much faster pace and learn from your mistakes in the Challenge Bank™, a test automatically made up of your missed questions.

Includes auto, motorcycle & CDL practice questions.

Provided by a partnership with https://driving-tests.org/

Auto Repair Source

Description

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Craft and Hobby

Description

Craft & Hobby features thousands of classes taught by world renowned experts, who walk patrons through each technique clearly with step-by-step demonstrations, providing expert tips and tricks along the way.

Subscription from Craft & Hobby. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Hobbies and Crafts Source

Description

How-tos and creative ideas in arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids' crafts, model building, needlecrafts and textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science and technology, and scrapbooking and papercrafts.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Inkie.org Library (formerly Biblioboard)

Description

The Inkie.org Library (Indie Illinois and RAILS Community Collections) is available to everyone in Illinois, courtesy of RAILS, regardless of whether they have a library card. Items on this platform have no holds, no waits, and can be accessed simultaneously via this link: https://illinois.biblioboard.com/.

Access to Inkie.org

Inkie.org provides geolocation-based authentication through the IP address of the user's computer or GPS coordinates of their mobile device. Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the collection without a login. A patron who creates an optional account while in Illinois will be able to access the collection outside the state by logging into their account.

Your patrons have access to the collections through:

Subscription made possible by RAILS. No library card needed as long as you are in Illinois when you download the books.

If you are planning on traveling, setup an account, and you'll be able to download additional content while on the go!

Media on Demand from Overdrive

Description

With Media on Demand from OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection & a library card.

Find and open your library or school's digital collection using one of the following:

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.

Subscription from Overdrive. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

SimplyE

Description

Check out the free SimplyE app, available for iOS and Android.

Access more than 5,000 ebook titles--from the classics to contemporary fantasy and sci-fi--ALL FOR FREE by choosing DPLA as your library and tapping on the DPLA Collection.

No sign in or library card required! 

World Book Kids

Description

Developed specifically for children in grades one through four, World Book Kids is a fun way to introduce computer research skills to primary students using a strong, reliable source.

The site offers image-based navigation, easy‐to‐read articles, thousands of illustrations, and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

Subscription from World Book. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Ancestry Library Edition

Description

Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! 

Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access. In-library use only.

The World Factbook

Description

The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Updated weekly.

Free access.

The World Factbook

Description

The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Updated weekly.

Free access.

Consumer Health Complete

Description

Consumer Health Complete provides information directed towards the needs of the patients, and to help the understanding of health-related topics.

Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Media on Demand from Overdrive

Description

With Media on Demand from OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection & a library card.

Find and open your library or school's digital collection using one of the following:

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.

Subscription from Overdrive. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

The Lansing Journal (2017-)

Description

Every community deserves a good newspaper. The Lansing Journal serves residents and businesses in Lansing, Illinois, with community-building news and info.

Free access.

Read It!

Description

Resources for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Includes text-to-speech tools and Lexile Measures to indicate a text's level of reading difficulty.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Explora

Description

Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users,  supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Includes:

  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Read It!

Description

Resources for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Includes text-to-speech tools and Lexile Measures to indicate a text's level of reading difficulty.

Subscription from EBSCO. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

Kanopy

Description

With Kanopy, you can borrow and enjoy free movies from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection & a library card.

Find and open the digital collection using one of the following:

For more help using Kanopy, check out the detailed guide below.

Subscription from Kanopy. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.