Premium Research Sites
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African American Heritage
ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Search for records like:
- Birth, Marriage, Death Records
- Federal Census Records
- Freedman's Bank
- Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry® Library Edition helps unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
This online database is available from inside the library only.
- go to resource: click here to view Ancestry Library Edition
Bellwood Digital Archive - Yearbooks & Newspapers
Search and read local newspapers Proviso Star-Progress (1937-1956) and Star Sentinel (1956-1973)
Search and read West Proviso High School Yearbooks (The Mural, 1961-1991).
Best viewed with the Chrome browser.
Career International Database
Careers Internet Database Database provides career reports that cover education requirements, positive and negative aspects of each career, and interviews with people working in the field. Includes an interest assessment test, career news, and lists of best colleges and graduate schools specific to each career.
Use the following credentials:
user name "298w" and password "future".
Complete Learning Disabilities Directory
Complete Learning Disabilities Directory is for families, educators and students in the Learning Disabilities community. Find associations and organizations, national & state programs, schools & learning centers, camps & summer programs, and much more.
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