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Online Research & Learning

Get reliable information here: Use the drop-down menus to find the resource you need. Plus, learn online with tools like Lynda, Mango, and Tutor.com. Most resources are accessible anytime using your Vernon Area Library card number.

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Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Lake County News-Sun, Vernon Hills Review and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
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Stream acclaimed mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Use your Vernon Area Library card number to sign up for an account on the RBdigital website or app, then check out a 7-day pass to enjoy unlimited streaming for the week.
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Research any U.S. or world history topic or person here. Includes full text of 2,000+ reference books, encyclopedias, and other nonfiction books; cover-to-cover full text for 120+ history periodicals; 59,600 historical documents; 49,600 biographies; 110,200 photos and maps; and 80+ hours of video.
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Get ideas and detailed instructions for your next project or creation. Content is provided by leading hobby and craft magazines.
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Explore thousands of expert-led wellness programs covering cooking, nutrition, child care, personal finances, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, and stress reduction. Take live (interactive) or on-demand (recorded) classes. Use your Vernon Area Library card number to sign up for an account on the RBdigital website or app, then check out a 7-day pass to enjoy unlimited access for the week.
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Research any legal topic here. Includes full text of top consumer legal reference books, many from NOLO; books on patents, copyright, trademarks, and nonprofits.
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Explore current topics through essays that take different viewpoints. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides. Geared toward middle school and high school students.
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The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries is at your fingertips. Use your Vernon Area Library card number to sign up for an account on the RBdigital website or app, then check out a 7-day pass to enjoy unlimited access for the week.
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Explore science topics and questions here. Includes full-text articles from hundreds of encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources on biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, technology, wildlife, and more. For teachers: articles for correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
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Get help for at-home learning from the educational pros at Scholastic: Browse or search for printable lessons, worksheets, mini books, and other resources to engage and support students in pre-K through grade 8. 
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