Online Resources

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 this).

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 Video

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 connection.
 

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!

 

Click HERE 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 homepage.

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 surprise endings.
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."

 

 

EBSCO databases (in Library use)

EBSCO databases (at home use)

Discovering Collection

Gale gateway (in Library use)

Discovering Collection

Gale gateway (at home use)

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.                                                    

Livingston County Library Card Catalog Browse the collection of books, audiobooks, music, DVD's and more available at the library.

WorldCat Interlibrary Loan


Chillicothe 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® Online.

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)

Direct Link to Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune via Newsbank

Newsbank Newspapers Home Login

Internet Resourcess

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.

Miscellaneous

Get It Done Online!
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.

Infoplease

Comprehensive reference source that includes information from almanacs,
encyclopedia, atlas and dictionaries.

Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions

Diseases and conditions are listed alphabetical or you can enter a search
term. You can also search by symptoms

Merriam-Webster

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.

Our Library
 
This site provides high-quality science modules in biology, chemistry,
earth science, physics, and more.

Snopes.com

This site researches and provide information about the validity of urban
legends, rumors and folklore.

 

Missouri State Library
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 state.

Automobile Research & Pricing Guides

  • 123Car - 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 vehicles
  • 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

Career Resources

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.
  • Monster.com
    Search for jobs by geography and description.
  • NationJob Network
    Conduct your own search or sign up and let P.J. Scout do the searching for you.
  • Career 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 ships

Consumer Information

General...

  • ConsumerSearch
    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 tested, etc.
  • 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.
  • Epinions.com
    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 reviewers.
  • 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...

  • Edmund's
    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.
  • NADA
    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 administers BBB 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.
  • Consumer Resources: AutomobileThis 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.

Product-Specific Resources...

  • Insure.com
    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 manufacturer.
  • National Foundation for Consumer Credit
    Learn basic information about credit reports, debt collection and bankruptcy; links to all three major credit bureaus are provided.
  • Guidestar
    Access information about charities and nonprofit organizations: mission, programs, leaders and financial data. For many organizations, copies of the IRS Form 990 are available.

Genealogy

  • 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 genealogists.
  • 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 themselves.

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 links, forms and charts.
  • PBS Ancestors Series
    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 forms.

Other Sites...

  • 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.
  • Missouri 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-Columbia campus,
  • 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.
  • National 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.
  • Social 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.

Health Information

General...

  • Affordable 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 subsidies.
  • Cover Missouri-Welcome 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 insurance.                                            
  • MEDLINEplus
    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 the Internet
    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
    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 and information. 

Doctor Information...

Drug Information...

Specific Conditions...

Legal

Reader’s Advisory

General Interest...

Specialized Interests...

Recreation

Tax Information

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