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Science Resource Center contains
thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures
and illustrations. The
latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines
and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers
curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to
identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Thompson Legal Forms Online - Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Learning Express Library
SILC - The Statewide Illinois Library Catalog, known as SILC, is Illinois' first all inclusive statewide union catalog that integrates WorldCat and the Illinois Library Systems' local OPACs, to provide both shelf status and interlibrary loan capabilities in a single searchable interface. SILC resides on the familiar FirstSearch platform as an additional WorldCat database that allows users to scope to regional groups within Illinois, as well as by type of library. From a single WorldCat record, users will be able to link to a local shared catalog record to see if and where an item is available for loan.
OCLC FirstSearch provides access to indexing, abstracting, and full-text of articles in magazines, journals, books, encyclopedias, and directories in more than 15 different databases, covering topics including Health, Medicine, Business, and Education. Also included is WorldCat® Database (the OCLC Online Union Catalog)--OCLC The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 52 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information from 2100 B.C. to the present. Includes holdings information from libraries across the world. OCLC FirstSearch is provided to the public by a grant from the Illinois State Library.