Resume Writing:

Cypress Resume With Cypress Resume you can easily create professional-looking resumes with little to no help. Simply enter your information, select a job, then choose from the already written statements to fill in the resume. It’s as simple as that!


Foreign Languages:

Pronunciator – One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Plus, they have ESL for speakers of 51 non-English languages!. Click on the link provided, create a new account, provide an email for instant access or register so you can track your progress and/or use on your mobile device.


Travel and World Culture:

AtoZ USA – AtoZ USA helps you explore, enjoy and use detailed information about the United States. There are three large groupings of information: Feature Articles for every US state; Feature Articles for the USA as a country; and Video Dictionaries to help learn geography. This is a great resource for students’ state reports or teachers’ lesson plans.


AtoZ World Culture – AtoZ World Culture is the most comprehensive country cultural database on the market today. Featuring depth information on 175 countries, AtoZ World Culture will give your patrons a level of insight into each country that cannot be found anywhere else.  Categories include: culture & society, food & recipes, language video dictionary, royalty free maps, royalty free images, national symbols, business culture, music and education.


Business and Economics:

Access Video On Demand: Business & Economics – Over 1700 videos and growing! Economic theory, basic business education, accounting and finance fundamentals, business ethics and law, management and marketing. It’s all here! (Access available only within the library. Ask librarian for login and password information)



America’s News – Find information on topics related to business, education, health, homework help, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content including the Southern Illinoisan, Chicago Sun-Times and USA Today.

Southern Illinoisan (Search 7/7/1993-Current) – Find information on topics related to community issues and events, business, education, government, obituaries, sports and more.



World Vital RecordsGenealogy & Census searches of more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide.

Fold3Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


FirstSearch is an online service that gives users access to a rich collection of reference databases.  (Please contact your local library for login information.) 



Financial Aid – A list of resources on preparing for college, or career school, applying for aid, consumer protection and more.


Scholarships – Database by GoodCall to help “fine tune” the information on scholarships available.




United States Census Bureau: Learn how U.S. Census serve the public as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

National Center for Health Statistics: Data and statistics information from the Centers for Disease Control

Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

National Center for Education Statistics: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture



Illinois Department of Public HealthClimate change, public health, and preparing for more extreme weather

Illinois State Board of Education: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) administers public education in the state of Illinois.

Uniform Crime Report: The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are official data on crime in the United States, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Health Resources and Services Administration Data Warehouse: The HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) serves as the enterprise repository for HRSA data. The data are updated frequently and are integrated with external information and data sources, enabling users to gather relevant and meaningful information about health care programs and the populations they serve.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows the progress and opportunities for improving health care quality and reducing health care disparities.

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administrations: Shortage Designation: Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations: HRSA develops shortage designation criteria and uses them to decide whether or not a geographic area, population group or facility is a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Underserved Area or Population.