Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers
full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from
your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout
periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Magazines
can be read online or issues can be downloaded to your computer or mobile
device to read later. All you need to be able to access Zinio is a valid Livingston County Library card number,
an email account, a computer or mobile device with the Zinio
app, and a Zinio account (you will be prompted to
set up a Zinio account the first time you use
NOTE: You will be asked to create 2 accounts for Zinio Digital Magazines-one to access the library
collection and a second to view the magazines in the personal Zinio viewer account.
Below are links to the User's Guide and a video
demonstrating how to access Zinio.
Zinio Patron User Guide
Zinio Set Up
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches
real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and
engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast,
easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and
remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet
Download Audiobooks and eBooks, anytime. Download
best-selling novels, non-fiction titles, classics and more from the comfort
of home. This new service is powered by OverDrive
and is free with your library card.
OverDrive Media Console is now available for
NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, and NOOK Tablet
Click on the icon to the left for instructions on how to install OverDrive's mobile app on your NOOK!
for more "how to" information on downloading Overdrive items to
OneClickdigital is a new platform for downloading
audiobooks. The first time you use OneClickdigital
service you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting
the "Create New Account" link in the upper right corner of the
eSequels is current and complete
so you can find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title
that you may have missed, lists the most popular series so you can
discover a new author, rediscover an enjoyable series of years past,
indexes character, location and subject as well as author and title so
you can identify a series that you may recall only vaguely, gives brief
annotations that describe each title without "giving away" any
And last, but most important for some readers, eSequels
lists the novels in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the
beginning rather than blunder into the middle of "Act III."
LearningExpress Library is a
comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and
tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult
learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll
get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized
analysis of your results. Click on a category to the right so that you can
start on your path to success right now.
County Library Card Catalog Browse the collection of books, audiobooks,
music, DVD's and more available at the library.
WorldCat Interlibrary Loan
Newspaper Archives Copies of the
Chillicothe newspapers from 1889-2006.
Ancestry Library Edition- ProQuest has partnered with
Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most
important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled
coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census,
vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record
collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!
This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of indexed
names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its
valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest®
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY
HeritageQuest Online is designed to help
those interested in history and genealogy search and use data from the
1790-1930 U.S. Federal Censuses, the full text of more than 20,000 family
and local histories, a subject index of 6,300 local history and genealogy
periodicals through PERSI, and a database of Revolutionary War pension and
bounty-land warrant files.
HeritageQuest Home Login
Newsbank Newspapers provides the full text of news
features, special interest stories, editorials, daily columns, letters to the editor, sports reports, death notices,
obituaries and more from Missouri publications Kansas City Star, St. Louis
Post-Dispatch and Springfield News-Leader. A broad
spectrum of nationwide newspapers are also available: Chicago
Tribune, New York Post, Wichita Eagle, Washington Post, Des Moines
Register, Louisville Courier Journal, Tulsa World and Christian Science
Monitor. (In Library Use)
Newsbank Newspapers Home Login
Please note: The library is not responsible for the content
or policies of external sites. Please notify the library
of any problems you encounter in accessing or using these websites.
Get It Done
Find U.S. government services that you can access from your computer.
How Stuff Works
From the company that brings us The Discovery Channel, How Stuff Works is
the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand
explanations of how the world actually works.
Comprehensive reference source that includes information from almanacs,
encyclopedia, atlas and dictionaries.
Clinic Diseases and Conditions
Diseases and conditions are listed alphabetical or you can enter a search
term. You can also search by symptoms
More than just a dictionary. This site includes a thesaurus, medical
dictionary, Spanish-English translator and word games
Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
Pictures and information about rocks, minerals and gemstones.
This site provides high-quality science modules in biology, chemistry,
earth science, physics, and more.
This site researches and provide information about
the validity of urban
legends, rumors and folklore.
The major functions of the State Library are: to provide
direct library and information service in support of the executive and
legislative branches of Missouri state government, to provide library
service to blind and physically handicapped residents of Missouri, and to
promote the development and improvement of library services throughout the
Automobile Research & Pricing Guides
- Provides a list of lemon law resources by state
- AutoWeb - Listings for
dealers, manufacturers, parts, and used cars
- Car and Driver - Current articles, a buyer's
guide, and highlights of 40 cars that made people smile, steam and
scream through the years - available in print at OPL & OIC
- Car Prices - Pricing guide on new and used
- Car Talk - The official site of Click and Clack
(AKA Tom and Ray Magliozzi)
- Edmunds - New and used online buying guides with
reviews, advice, and pricing comparisons - available in print at OPL
- Kelley Blue Book - Provides values on new and used
cars, trucks, and vans, including invoice and MSRP
- NADA Appraisal Guides - Offers prices and
information for new and used cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs,
manufactured homes and RVs - available in print at OPL & OIC
Local & Regional Resources...
National Job Resources...
- Federal Jobs
Current job openings from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management,
includes on-line application and resume options.
Search for jobs by geography and description.
- NationJob Network
Conduct your own search or sign up and let P.J. Scout do the searching
Journal from the Wall Street Journal
Career resources and job search from the Wall Street Journal.
- Cool Works
Job listings for national parks, resorts, ranches, camps, and cruise
Product reviews help to identify the best choices at the most
competitive prices. Categories include electronics, health and
fitness, office, home and family, lawn and garden, automotive, and
more. A distinctive feature is the evaluation of the reviews - which
ones are most reliable and comprehensive, how frequently items are
- Consumer Guide
The editors of Consumer Guide offer a wide
range of product reviews and price guides. Categories include new and
used automobiles, office machines, sports and recreational equipment,
home audio and video, housewares, appliances, and more.
- Better Business Bureau
Locate the nearest BBB, file complaints online, get consumer guidance
tips, check out companies or charities, and learn about product
recalls. To see a list of product categories, click on the
"Consumer Guidance" link.
Registered members share their unbiased ratings of products, services,
and travel destinations. The easy-to-use format offers a wide range of
opinions and even provides users with the opportunity to rate the
- Consumer Agencies
From Consumer World, this valuable list of advocacy groups and
professional organizations links to dozens of specific interests -
privacy rights, credit, fraud, insurance, bankruptcy, remodeling, toy
safety, and much more.
For Car Owners and Buyers...
The World Wide Web's first automotive site (since 1994) offers
complete resources for evaluating, appraising, buying, and selling new
and used cars. Included are reviews, road tests, incentive and rebate
news, financing tips, maintenance advice, and more.
- Kelley Blue Book
The publisher of the well-known "blue
book" provides side-by-side comparisons, customized new car
pricing, used car values, links to lemon checks, warranty advice,
decision guides, previews or upcoming models. Vehicles also include
motorcycles, street and dirt bikes, ATVs, scooters, mopeds, personal
watercraft, and snowmobiles.
- Car Talk
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio's popular
"Car Talk" program, feature questions and answers about
mechanical problems, safety guidelines, links to lemon reports and
service bulletins, advice on choosing a mechanic, and much more.
The publisher of the National Automobile Dealers Association
"Official Used Car Guide" offers invoice pricing for new
cars, used car pricing, values for boats, personal watercraft, and
RVs, vehicle specifications, and model comparisons.
BBB Auto Line
- The Better Business Bureau system
AUTO LINE to help automobile manufacturers and individual
customers resolve disputes concerning alleged manufacturing defects.
Thirty-four companies participate in this program. This informal,
out-of-court settlement mechanism is free to consumers.
handy collection of links from Consumer World includes a summary of
state lemon laws, a list of manufacturers' home pages, a link to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's database, car
reviews, technical service bulletins, recalls, dealer costs, and more.
Insurance rate comparisons, industry news and trends, safety
information, a "lawsuit" library, and numerous other
features are available.
- Entertainment Software Rating Board
Check ratings and content information for video games, computer games,
and online games.
- Registered ID Number Database
Clothing manufacturers and apparel-related information are featured;
input the "RN" number from clothing labels to identify the
- National Foundation for Consumer Credit
Learn basic information about credit reports, debt collection and
bankruptcy; links to all three major credit bureaus are provided.
Access information about charities and nonprofit organizations:
mission, programs, leaders and financial data. For many organizations,
copies of the IRS Form 990 are available.
- Missouri Digital
Heritage - More than 6.8 million historical documents are included
on this site. Some birth and death records as well as various
histories of Missouri communities are included. Collections from the
Missouri Archive, Missouri State Library and more than 50 other
organizations from across the state are included, also.
- Cyndi's List
The mega-hubsite of the genealogical world.
Cyndi Howells has brought together every possible site of interest to
- UsGenWeb Project
An easy-to-use quick way to orient yourself to resources available for
a given state, county, or city. It does not include the resources
Forms and Basic Search Information...
- US Census Forms From
Census extraction forms are doubly valuable: not only do they allow
researchers to see the format and column headings for various census
years (especially if the schedules themselves are hard to read), they
also provide a clean and convenient method for extracting and filing
important information you find.
- GenealogySearch.org -
Everything you need for genealogical research online including free software
The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy
television series.This excellent site
provides straightforward instruction on beginning genealogical
research as well as GIF and PDF files of key genealogical charts and
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
This National Park Service site includes a database of more than
230,000 African-American troops who served in the Civil War.
- Family History Library
The largest genealogical society in the world is sponsored by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can access its card
catalog and key databases online. If you only go to one site, this is
it. It is packed with information, indexes, and practical tools.
Included is the complete SourceGuideTM with
hundreds of finding aids and research papers.
State Historical Society
Founded in 1898 by the Missouri Press Association and a trustee of the
state since 1899, the State Historical Society of Missouri is the
preeminent research facility for the study of the Show Me State's
heritage. Housed in Ellis Library on the University of
- Missouri Historical Society Museum
Here you will find all the information you need to become
acquainted, or reacquainted, with the Missouri Historical Society
facilities, programs, exhibitions, and community involvement. Whether
you are preparing for a visit to the museum or library and research
center, looking for resources for research, checking on membership
benefits or volunteer opportunities, or merely engaging in that often
rewarding practice of "surfing the 'net," you will find this
site both a pleasurable journey and a learning experience.
Archives and Records Administration, Genealogy Page
This outstanding site is packed with genealogical tips, guides, and
practical information for obtaining federal records as well as indexes
like the Index to all Veterans Who Died in the Korean War.
Security Death Index
Searches can be limited by city, county, or state and modified by
birth year, month or day. This site only works for people who were
covered by Social Security and who are dead. The Ancestry site has a
few records such as the Social Security Death Index that are free, but
many more, such as the U.S. Census, that are fee-based.
Care Act (ACA)-Open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace
is October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Coverage of insurance will
begin no earlier that January 1, 2014. This basic information sheet
about the Affordable Care Act has the links to enroll, phone number
for assistance, and general info about the plans available and
to Cover Missouri! This is a place to learn about the new Missouri
Health Insurance Marketplace. The information here is neutral and
based on facts. We want to help you find quality, affordable health
If you're looking for health information on the web, this site should
be your first stop. MEDLINEplus is the
National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health
information and is composed of a selective list of authoritative
health information sources from The National Institute of Health and
other organizations. The core of MEDLINEplus
is the health topics, but the site also has drug information, current
health news, dictionaries, directories, and a list of other resources.
- AMA Guidelines for Medical and Health Information on
If you are going to search for health information on the Internet,
it's a given that you want to find good, accurate, useful information.
You owe it to yourself to learn to evaluate and judge the quality of a
web site offering medical information. These guidelines, especially
the "Principles for Content", are excellent.
Healthfinder is a gateway to selected
reliable consumer health and human services information. Healthfinder was developed by the United States
Department of Health and Human Services and can lead you to numerous
organizations, databases, web sites, and other resources which produce
reliable information for the public.
- WebMD - Better information. Better health.
The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news
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