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You will need a valid Parkland Community Library card to access these collections.


  • Full-text, searchable newspapers

        • Ancestry- Available only Inside our Library

        • Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more. It's also the world's leading network of businesses dedicated to helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history.

        • AtoZdatabases 

        • AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.


        • BookFlix

        • BookFlix is a digital literacy resource for students in grades PreK–3 that pairs classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop essential real world knowledge. With colorful animation, rich audio and interactive games, BookFlix is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers.
          • BrainHQ

          • BrainHQ is an online suite of 27 exercises with 840+ levels of training organized around the 6 core cognitive areas of Attention, Brain Speed, Memory, People Skills, Intelligence and Navigation. Exercises are delivered in short 2 minute or less segments, adapting speed and delivery to your performance.  A private, personal dashboard visualizes your performance and provides feedback and suggestions on areas of focus. 
          • Through training you too can gain 10 years improvement in memory, experience increased visual and auditory processing, improve reaction time, and even decrease medical costs. 

          • Get started by creating your private account with BrainHQ, and light up your brain. Training is available online, or by downloading an app to your iPhone or iPad. The Android app is under development.
          • Business Source Main Edition

          • This scholarly business database provides bibliographic and full-text content covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Business Source: Main Edition contains full text for nearly 2,250 magazines and journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,300 titles.


          • Chilton Library

          • Get free step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move. Take ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.


            • Read and research with free onscreen ebooks and audiobooks!
            • Discover the correct sequence of your favorite series with a character, location, author, title, or subject search. 


              • Choose from over 22,000 ebook titles to download and read.
              • Download 3 songs/week..and KEEP them for yourself!  Stream 3 hours of music daily for free.


              • Gale Virtual Reference Library

              • Searchable, downloadable reference works covering biographies, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, science, & the social sciences.


              • HeritageQuest

              • Genealogy database features census records, family histories, Freedman's bank, Revolutionary War records and other resources.


              • Infobase Learning

              • Subject-specific databases cover a wide range of core-curriculum subject areas, from history, science, literature, and careers to geography, health, issues and controversies, current and archival news, teacher handouts, and more. Accessible, curriculum-based content is presented in a variety of engaging, interactive formats-including articles and essays, videos and animations, photographs and illustrations, cartoons, primary sources, maps and charts, timelines, news articles, experiments and diagrams, and more.



              • LawDepot

              • Get free legal personalized specific to your personal situation and free legal tech support to complete your forms.


              • MasterFILE

              • Provides full text for over 1300 reference resources, magazines and journals covering general interest subject areas.

              • Middle Search: Main Edition

              • Designed specifically with middle school students in mind, this resource provides full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide array of topics. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

              • Morningstar - Use this link outside our Library 

              • Morningstar Investment Research Center
              • for Library, use parklandcomm 
              • Morningstar Investment Research Center


              • Subscibe to receive email or RSS alerts of new titles at the library. Provides reviews, book details, discussion forums and more. Don't miss out--try it now!

              • NoveList Plus

              • NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.


              • Downloadable audiobooks. Features a collection of classic audiobooks.

              • OverDrive

              • Download from over 1,000 ebooks & audiobooks!


              • Databases coving a wide range of subjects including article databases, education, science, teacher's reference center.


              • Millions of downloadable business, residential, and health care listings.
              • Explore over 30 languages and improve your listening and speaking skills with the RosettaStone mobile app. Free access with your library card.


              • History - primary sources and more. Literature - critical insights, reviews in Magill's literary annual from 1977-present. Science careers database. Health - searchable heathcare database featuring McGills Medical Encyclopedia


              • Ebooks for kids!
              • TumbleBooks Cloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. For kids in grades 2 to 6


              • Universal Class

              •           Free access to over 500 courses from computer skills to business to cooking to pet care.  Learn at your own pace.  Earn CEUs and certificates.


              • Digital magazines to view on your ipad, iphone, android device, mac/pc!