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Databases beginning with P

Title Description Use @ home?
Simple articles for young readers. Special sections on: Animals, Biography, Science and Social Studies.
Pivot (Grants/Funding search)
Clearinghouse of grants and funding opportunities for organizations, small businesses, academics and individuals. Can also serve as a directory of funding seekers.
Plunkett Research
Industry statistics trends and company analysis. | Tutorials.
Prices for Antiques (P4A)
Antiques collectibles and fine art database of US auction prices.
US citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.
Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also teaches English from 50 source languages. | App | Video Tutorial
Proquest Digtized Newspapers: Chicago Tribune
Full-page scans of recent Chicago Tribune issues (2008-3 months ago).
Proquest Digtized Newspapers: New York Times
Full-page scans of recent NY Times issues (2008-3 months ago).
Proquest Digtized Newspapers: Wall Street Journal
Full-page scans of recent Wall Street Journal issues (2008-3 months ago).
Proquest Historical Newspapers
Search the historical archives of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, St. Louis Dispatch, Baltimore Sun, and the Irish Times.
ProQuest Newsstand
Access Chicago Tribune (1963-current), Wall Street Journal (2009-current), New York Times (1980-current), Boston Globe (1987-current), and more.
Public Records
Home sales business licenses foreclosures and bankruptcies. Now includes access to CheckIllinois (quick searching by personal/business name, across communities and record types).
Schedule an appointment to get help with these and other interests:
  • downloading eBooks
  • researching genealogy
  • finding a job
  • computers and technology
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy