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Ancestry Library Edition
This genealogy research tool includes census, birth, marriage, death, immigration, naturalization, court, land and probate records as well as photos, maps, learning tools to help you put it all together and much more! This product is available for in-library use only.

Biography In Context
Taken from award-winning Gale resources as well as selected magazine, journal, newspaper and Internet sources, Biography in Context contains over 450,000 biographies on more than 380,000 individuals.

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Chicago Tribune, 1849-1991- Proquest Historical Newspapers
Browse complete issues, cover to cover; View news articles,photos, advertisements, marriage announcements, obituaries, cartoons, and more, plus print, download, and share articles and images in PDF format.  Check out the Extra Edition for the complete paper—cover-to-cover—with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.  You’ll find not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements.

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Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
This database contains over 300,000 quality reviews of children’s and young adult materials. This product is available for in-library use only.

Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports
This is the website for the one of the most trusted sources for consumer information. Find product ratings and reviews as well as articles, advice and forums.


Use Flipster to read the latest issues of dozens of popular magazines curled up with your mobile device or on your computer.   Check out The Atlantic, Cooking Light, Forbes, People, Real Simple, Week and many more!  All you need is your RFPL card! It’s fast, free, and easy. Click here to started. Or, click here for some helpful tips.


General OneFileGeneral OneFile
This in-depth periodical database contains millions of articles from over 11,000 titles and has backfile coverage for 25 years. In addition to articles, you can access travel guides, audio and video clips.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
This health resource is intended for use by all ages and levels. Find reference books and articles or use the Disease Profiler module. Also includes the Alternative Health Module.

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hoopla digital
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more 24/7 with your RFPL library card!  Download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or IOS device or watch through your computer browser to begin enjoying thousands of titles.  Visit the library’s hoopla page to learn more and get started.


Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center
This resource contains biographical, critical and contextual information on all aspects of literature from authors to their works. Find biographies, overviews, criticism, interviews, essays, reviews and more.

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Use to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills through high-quality online instructional videos featuring recognized industry experts.  Explore a wide range of subjects from photography, animation, music and video to graphic design, project management, and web development.  Watch entire courses or single tutorial videos as needed. You’ll learn at your own pace–anytime, anywhere with

Media On Demand

Media on Demand
Visit Media On Demand to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more from the comfort of your own home or anywhere on the go! Media On Demand software is compatible with your iPod, MP3 player, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, and other portable devices.   For more information, visit the Library’s MOD page, and contact us with any questions.

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This is a great resource to use to find your next great read. Find information on a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction authors as well as browse reading lists, find read-a-likes, or view award winners.


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NoveList K-8 Plus
Perfect for children as well as educators, this resource provides content and information to support curriculum as well as pleasure reading.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This online collection of resources is designed to help students as they research and study today’s hottest social issues, topics, and current events.

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Rosetta Stone

The Library’s Rosetta Stone subscription includes 30 languages with 50 hours of foundational instruction for each language.  Level 1 instruction is included in the Library’s subscription.  Build a new language foundation with confidence!  Get started here or visit the Library’s Rosetta Stone page to learn more.

Science in Context

Science in Context
A resource for all science-related needs for students and educators, this database contains content from Gale’s quality science reference materials as well as articles, biographies, experiments, multimedia resources and more.

Testing & Ed Ref CenterTesting and Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center offers an extensive selection of online and eBook test-prep materials, including test prep for information technology, law programs, nursing programs, Air Force officer qualifying, military flight aptitude, and civil service and licensure exams.Users will find high-school test prep for GED, AP, ISEE, COOP, SSAT and more. Those aiming toward college can find tests geared to CLEP, FCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS and more. Graduate school preps include GRE, LSAT, MCAT and MAT. There are even international tests covering TOEFL, TOEIC and U.S. citizenship.


 Travel eBook Collection
The Gale Virtual Reference Library Travel eBook Collection includes dozens of PDF eBooks for popular destinations.  Access these titles anytime online. You can print download, and email yourself selected sections.  There’s no waiting.  These titles are always available.

TumbleBooks! tumblebooks
Available from home any time and featuring stories, games, puzzles, and even language learning, Tumblebooks is a great alternative to computer games for young children, and has books for kids through 6th grade in an electronic format- many including audio and video.

History in Context: U.S.

U.S. History in Context
This resource provides a complete overview of U.S. history, providing full-text articles and analysis taken from a variety of reference resources, periodicals, primary sources and scholarly documents.

History in Context: World

World History in Context
Find award winning reference content, academic and scholarly journal articles, primary sources, images, maps and more in this online comprehensive world history collection.