Grande Prairie Library provides you with free access to full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, reference books, and multimedia sources. You will need your Grande Prairie library card barcode to access these databases from outside the library.
Books and Literature:
Your complete readers’ resource with information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Recommended Reads.
Business and Legal Forms:
Find personal and business related legal forms to download.
General Research and Magazines:
Search for magazine and journal articles and book titles in this nationwide collection of databases.
Geography and Culture
History and Genealogy:
Your resource for census data, family records and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, and primary source materials.
Comprehensive genealogy coverage of the U.S. and the U.K. including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Please note: This resource is only available from public computers at the Grande Prairie Library. No remote access.
Consumer Reports enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on a TV or researching the top-recommended vehicles, Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Consumers’ CHECKBOOK can help you find the best-rated doctors, auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, dentists, carpet cleaners and much more. CHECKBOOK will tell you which Chicago Area service providers and retailers rated best and worst for quality and price. CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit, no-advertising consumer authority.
This site pulls together all sources of reviews on products. You can choose a quick comparison or a detailed review. ConsumerSearch lets you look at what online and offline reviewers say about everything from bread makers and digital cameras to snow blowers and weight- loss programs.
Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.
Homework and Help for Students:
Designed to meet the homework and research needs of primary and secondary school students. Includes science fair project ideas and guides to doing research.
Comprehensive coverage back to 1985 is available for the Chicago Tribune through ProQuest.
Other Specialized Databases:
Universal Class is an online service devised for you to continue your education with the help of a regulated curriculum. Whether you are looking to boost your computer skills or appreciate the fine arts more, Universal Class can help you. Courses are self-paced so that you can work at your own speed. Each class has a dedicated instructor to guide you through the course material, and help you with any problems. The class forums also provide you with a way to interact with others that are currently enrolled in the course.
Hoonuit is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Google, and Adobe. Click-0n register to create an account.
Pronunciator: Learn 80 languages (including English) in any of 50 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more. For ages 3 to Adult.
Learning Express Library is your source for professional practice exams, test preparation materials, tutorials, and computer classes. You must register for a free individual account to access these materials.
Search through Chicagoland public records including real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Search by name, city, zip code and more.
If you would like to use Record Information Service from outside the library, please.
Cypress Resume: Create professional-quality resumes.
Free driver education program contains the following state-specific information:10 car practice tests; 6 motorcycle practice tests; 1 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test ;3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
Illinois State Board of Elections
Central authority for all Illinois election law, information and procedures in Illinois.
League of Women Voters : Illinois Voter Guide
With the Illinois Voter Guide you can explore your ballot, dive into the background and opinions of every candidate on your actual ballot and much more.
Ballotpedia is a one-stop resource to find a wide variety of campaign and political information at the local level.