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Read It! — New for English Language Learners 

Read It! helps English Language Learners (ELLs) succeed academically and in everyday life by providing helpful resources and specialized content to English language learners who have a foundation in English grammar and reading but who are still developing proficiency.  Read It! helps ELLs develop academic proficiency through resources that develop research, note-taking and academic writing…

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USA TODAY – Now on PressReader 

We’re thrilled to announce that PressReader just added one of the largest and most reputable newspapers in the world to your their catalogue. Starting today, you now have access to USA TODAY and USA TODAY International Edition. At PressReader, you can also find full digital, up-to-date issues of Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, and 7000…

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New Web Resources

Starting July 1, the library welcomes a line up of new additions to our roster of great web resources! Newspapers website access: Don't be stopped by firewalls! You can now get access to the websites of the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal with your library card. Both these sites require registration, but access lasts…

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New business information source: Mergent Intellect 

A new database is available to Mount Prospect Public Library patrons looking for business information. Mergent Intellect offers comprehensive data on both public and private companies with a user-friendly interface. Extensive coverage of private companies with financials, executive contacts, and other critical business information    Use the advanced search to build a list of companies,…

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O’Reilly offers online learning for key tech skills

Keeping current on technology and business-related topics can be a challenge, and the Mount Prospect Public Library has a valuable resource to help. O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an e-learning platform consisting of business and technology videos, e-Books, and learning paths.   O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers up-to-date information in multiple formats including:  e-Books – Includes…

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Auto Repair Source

Find up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of cars and trucks — at the library! Know how much car repairs cost BEFORE you head to a mechanic. Find technical service bulletins and recall notices for thousands of cars and trucks. Find maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for common vehicle repairs. Find step-by-step diagnostic…

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The Return of Creativebug

On Jan. 1, Mount Prospect Public Library will welcome back the crafting tutorial site, Creativebug. This is a resource for arts and crafts enthusiasts with more than 1,000 video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Video topics include sewing, quilting, knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, and holiday crafts. You will be able to…

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New resource: Live online job search assistance

Mount Prospect Public Library patrons have access to a new resource designed to support every step of the job search process. Brainfuse JobNow is available from any home or library computer and features the following services:   Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained…

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Consumer Lab

New Web Resource: ConsumerLab is the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products. It publishes results of its tests in comprehensive reports at Since its founding in 1999, ConsumerLab has tested more than 6,600 products, representing over 950 different brands and nearly every…

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