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.
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
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.
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."
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.
Newspaper Archives Copies of the Chillicothe newspapers from
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.
LIBRARY USE ONLY
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.
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
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 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
the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and
explanations of how the world actually works.
Comprehensive reference source that includes information from
encyclopedia, atlas and dictionaries.
Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions
Diseases and conditions are listed alphabetical or you can enter a
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,
earth science, physics, and more.
This site researches and provide information about the validity of
legends, rumors and folklore.
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
Research & Pricing Guides
- 123Car - Provides a list of lemon law resources by
- 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
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
& 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 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
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
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 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:
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
- 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.
Access information about charities and nonprofit organizations:
mission, programs, leaders and financial data. For many organizations,
copies of the IRS Form 990 are available.
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
Forms and Basic Search Information...
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
- 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
Historical Society Museum
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
- American Medical Association
This site is probably most useful for itsDoctor
Finderwhich will allow you to search for a physician by location and/or medical specialty.
- Choice Trust/Health Pulse
You may search for a doctor by name or area of practice. For a fee,
this site will also allow you to get sanction information about your
MEDLINEplus has a good selection on drug information.
- RxList: The Internet Drug Index
A good online version of a pill book. This web site includes everything
from how a drug should be used to side effects. A very thorough source
of drug information.
- Oprah's Book List
Oprah's lists, plus other information about her authors, etc.
You needn't be in a reading group to use this site. The books suggested
are usually thought provoking and there are suggestions and help for
reading them. If you do have a reading group, the questions for each
book may be of help to you.
- What's Next
If you are reading a series and can't remember what book is next, or an
author has several series and you want to know which book goes where,
this site is a good one to try.
- Horror Writers Association
This site contains a list of the annual Stoker Awards, a few lists of
the Top 40 type and a number of links to other horror web sites.
- All About Romance
Go about half way down the page to the text and click on "printable
lists" for some interesting choices in a variety of romance types.
There are a number of other fun topics on this site.
- The Mystery Reader
Do you like "cozies" or "thrillers"? Only looking for new mystery
titles? Like a good historical mystery? This site not only lists them,
but rates them for you.
- Science Fiction Site: The Best in Science Fiction & Fantasy
Not only lists books, but interviews with authors and lots of other information.
- Star Wars Novels
A great site with the Star Wars books listed by series and in order.
- Western Writers of
A list of all the Spur Award winners from 1953 to the present.
- Federal Tax Forms & Publications
Currently being phased out and replaced by a newer page, this is the
IRS official tax information page until sometime in late spring/early
- Missouri Tax Forms & Publications
Updated Official website of the Missouri Department of Revenue.
- Yahoo! Tax Center
This site has a refund estimator, tax guides, tax advice, as well as
forms/publications available for downloading.
- U.S. Tax Code Online
The entire U.S. Tax Code/Statute is here along with a fairly useful search engine.
- International Tax Site
Tax information from a great many international countries (many of which provide some information in
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