Google is a great online search tool that we use every
day. However, it can be overwhelming with the time it
takes to go through the thousands (sometimes millions) of
results it gives. It also can be difficult to know which
information is reliable.
The Wauconda Area Library to
The library has paid for
subscriptions to many different online
databases. Each result has been reviewed for
reliability, and the number of results is
manageable. Best of all, you can search
these databases anytime, anywhere with your Wauconda
Area Library card.
Now, the library never
||Search through thousands of
magazines and newspapers, e-reference
books, dissertations, video clips,
photographs, and podcasts to name a few,
for general interest information by using the General
Reference Center Gold, the e-book reference library,
Virtual Reference Center and the Daily
||Search for colleges,
scholarships, graduate programs,
distance learning programs, and specialty career
information with the Testing
and Education Reference Center.
Take practice tests for the
ACT, SAT, CLEP, TOEFL, TOEIC, GMAT, GRE, as well as
civil service exams for firefighters, postal
workers, law enforcement, and citizenship.
Military aptitude practice tests are also
||Search for family history
This database includes U.S. federal census
information as far back as 1790, over 20,000
books, 1.9 million articles, special Revolutionary War
records and Freedman's Bank, which serves African
||Use ReferenceUSA to
search for residential and business
addresses and phone numbers. You can do
reverse searches by phone number only.
Generate mailing lists for a neighborhood,
industry, home-based businesses, sales volume and
||Got homework?! The
library is your one-stop shop to get it done.
- Live homework help for students in 4th - 12th
grade. Available from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days
Student Resource Center - Get information from
reference books, magazines and newspapers,
photographs, podcasts and more.
Researcher - If you need to research a
controversial topic, or a current hot topic in the
news, this is the place to start.
- This is a great resource for topic overviews for
students in kindergarten through 8th grade with video
clips, interactive quizzes and experiments.