Home and Life

Automobiles

  • Auto Repair Reference Center: Maintenance and repair instructions from Chilton's manuals. Also includes service bulletins and recall information.
  • Car & Driver: Reviews and road tests from the magazine, vehicle comparisons, Kelley Blue Book values, and more.
  • Edmunds.com: Reviews, pricing information, and buying tips for new and used vehicles.
  • Driver's Education: Free practice tests for Illinois Department of Transportation's written examinations.
Consumer Information
  • AnnualCreditReport.com: Request a free copy of your report from each of the three major credit reporting companies.
  • Consumer Reports: A paid subscription is required to see ratings and recommendations, but lots of general advice is available for free.
  • Recalls.gov: Find product recalls and safety alerts issued by the federal government.

Education

  • LearningExpressLibrary: Online practice exams: AP, college admissions, civil service, fire and police, real estate, basic skills, and more. Also includes exam guides in ebook format.
  • FAFSA: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.
  • FinAid: Information about college finance options, free scholarship search.
  • For homework and research help, go to our Student Center.

Genealogy

  • HeritageQuest: Search U.S. Census records, published genealogies and local history books, and other documents.
  • Cyndi's List: An enormous directory of genealogy Web sites.
  • FamilySearch.org: Research site from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Health

  • Illinois Poison Center
  • Mayo Clinic: Authoritative information about diseases and conditions, medicines, and general health issues.
  • MedLine Plus: Medical encyclopedia, articles, and other health information from the National Library of Medicine.
  • Merck Manuals: Free online versions of the popular medical reference books. Information about many conditions and treatments.
  • Nutrition and Health: Information from University of Illinois Extension.
  • RxList: Information about drugs, plus articles and video clips about health issues.
  • Salem HealthAn online companion to Magill's Medical Guide (located in the library's reference stacks - R 610.3 MAG.)

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