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Driving-Tests.org

Driving-Tests.org is perfect for teenagers and seasoned drivers who are up for renewal and must take the written driver's test. Here you will find:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 10 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
  • Pruebas y manuales en Español

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Online
Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services from the premier consumer advocate magazine.

General OneFile
General OneFileGeneral OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

FRVPLD Online Resources and Databases

Arts & Literature
Auto
Business
Consumers
Genealogy
General
Homework & Test Prep
Jobs & Career
Magazines & Newspapers


Arts &Literature

eLibrary

Search a variety of sources such as newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.
 

Gale Virtual Reference Library Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles.
 
General OneFile          
 
One-stop source for news & periodical articles.  Millions of full-text articles 1980 to current updated daily.
 
NoveList & NoveList K-8 Explore by fiction types, describe a plot, match a novel, or best fiction. You can choose level of adult, young adult, children, or easy.
 

Auto

 

AllData Pro

Resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY AT THE DUNDEE MAIN LIBRARY LOCATION.

 

Chilton Library      Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
 


Business

 

AtoZdatabases     Sales leads, job search, resume templates, business information, and people search.
Brochure on the Businesses, addresses, and features of
this database.

 
 




 

Gale
Virtual Reference Library

Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles. Alphabetical list of titles.
 

 

Thomas Register The most comprehensive resource for industrial information. Go straight to the source of product, company information, CAD drawings and more...
 
Value Line Research Center Includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, and more.
 
WorldCat       Find Books in Library Catalogs all over the world.
 
Morningstar.Com Identify stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that meet your needs.  


Consumers

AtoZdatabases    Sales leads, job search, resume templates, business information, and people search.
Brochure on the Businesses, addresses, and features of
this database.

 
GALE PRODUCTS Chilton's AutoRepair ; Legal Forms ; Price It! Antiques and Collectibles. Try our our newest premium databases recommended by our library patrons!
 
AllData Pro          

Resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
 
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY AT THE DUNDEE MAIN LIBRARY LOCATION

GPO                      U.S. government publications.
 
Medline Health     All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
 

 

Record Information Services Find local public information in Kane and surrounding counties on new homeowners and businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies.
Home users, click here.


Genealogy

 

AtoZdatabases Sales leads, job search, resume templates, business information, and people search.
Brochure on the Businesses, addresses, and features of this database.

 

America's Genealogy Bank                           Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, and more from 1652-the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the social security death index.
 
America's Obituaries and Death Notices
 
Search newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.
Ancestry Plus Genealogy Resource. Gain instant access to more than 1 billion names, more than 3,000 databases,and a variety of genealogical research features.
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

 
Heritage Quest                      Genealogy Resource: Start your family history search here. Includes complete US Federal Census images.
 


General

Mango Languages Online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.
 


Homework & Test Prep

Mango Languages Online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.
 

 

America's Newspapers on Newsbank Local, State and National Newspapers including Elgin Courier News (1997-current), Chicago Tribune (1985-current), Chicago Sun-Times (1986-current), Daily Herald (1995-current), and Kane County Chronicle (12/9/05-current). Search by name, date, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation, and geographic location.
 

 

eLibrary                Search a variety of sources such as newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.              
 
ERIC Educational Database
 
Journal articles and reports on education topics.
FirstSearch Links to many indexes and full-text resources and scholarly articles including ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica (Latin America), ECO (Journals), PapersFirst (Conferences), PerAbs (Periodical Abstracts), and WorldCatDissertations.
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles. Alphabetical list of titles.
 
GPO U.S. government
 

 

General OneFile
 
One-stop source for news & periodical articles.  Millions of full-text articles 1980 to current updated daily.
 

 

Learning Express Library Practice tests and tutorials for computer programs, college/school exams, career testing, plus a full Job Accelerator Center to organize your job hunt.
 

 

WorldCat              Find Books in Library Catalogs all over the world.                                              
 


Jobs & Career

 

AtoZdatabases Sales leads, job search, resume templates, business information, and people search.
Brochure on the Businesses, addresses, and features of this database.                                                                    
 
 
 Job and Career Accelerator From Learning Express this site organizes and tracks your job search. Explore occupations, take tests and tutorials, write resumes and cover letters, and search for jobs.
 

Magazines & Newspapers

America's
Newspapers on Newsbank

Local, State and National Newspapers including Elgin Courier News (1997-current), Chicago Tribune (1985-current), Chicago Sun-Times (1986-current), Daily Herald (1995-current), and Kane County Chronicle (12/9/05-current). Search by name, date, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation, and geographic location.
 
America's Obituaries and Death Notices Search newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.

 
Chicago Area News Full text articles from 170 sources of News covering Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
 
Chicago Sun-Times From (1986-Current) Search unique coverage of local and regional news including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
 
Courier News Access news articles from 1997.
 
eLibrary Search a variety of sources such as newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.
 
FirstSearch                    Links to many indexes and full-text resources and scholarly articles including ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica (Latin America), ECO (Journals), PapersFirst (Conferences), PerAbs (Periodical Abstracts), and WorldCatDissertations.
 

General OneFile

One-stop source for news & periodical articles.  Millions of full-text articles 1980 to current updated daily.

 
Kane County Chronicle From (12/9/05-Current)
 
Search unique coverage of local and regional news Including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
 

 

WorldCat                            Find Books in Library Catalogs all over the world.                                
 
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