Health Resources

 

HealthCentral – One of the most complete sources of consumer healthcare information on the Internet.

Healthfinder  From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information.

Journal of the American Medical Association – Online companion to the journal.

Martindale’s Health Science Guide – Detailed reference center for medical questions. Includes information for both patients and doctors.

Mayo Clinic Health – Source of reliable health information from Mayo Clinic; site is directed by a team of Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators and is updated daily.

MedicineNet – Network of U.S. board-certified physician writers and scientists committed to providing the best unbiased, 100% doctor-produced medical information.

MedlinePlus – From the National Library of Medicine. The best and most complete consumer health source on the Interent. Available in English and in Spanish

Merck Manual of Medical Information – Full text, online version of the print manual used by medical professionals for over 100 years.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) – Home of the world’s largest medical library; includes access to MEDLINE, a searchable database.

RxList – Searchable drug index.

WebMD

 

Career Resources


Are you looking for a job? Check out the websites below for job listings, resume/cover letter help, and more!

 

College Grad Job Hunter – Covers all steps for the new graduate. From starting a job search to navigating an interview.

Glassdoor – A free resource that helps job seekers get an inside look at over 26,000 companies by including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

Illinois WorkNet  Find a job or change jobs, plan for your career and job search, improve your education, connect to work support services, or contact career advisors for assistance.

IMDiversity Career Center – Dedicated to providing career and self development information to all minorities.

Job Hunt – Large listing of sites to go to for job hunting.

Job News Chicago – Find local job postings as well as job fairs in the area.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Research a career before you decide on it. Search by keyword or visit the index.

Opportunity Knocks – Job search in the non-profit sector.

workNet DuPage – DuPage County’s premiere location for training, developing, and connecting the local workforce. The Center houses representation from several partner agencies who share the common goal of providing job seekers with the tools necessary for successful employment, as well as assisting employers in strengthening their workforce.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

USA Jobs – The Federal government’s official job list.

ZipRecruiter – Search for jobs hiring in your area using ZipRecruiter’s job search engine.

Business Resources

 

Bloomberg  News, stock information, and more.

Business.gov – A collaborative effort managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides assistance for small businesses.

CEO Express  Indexes a variety of sources geared towards those interested in business.

CNN/Money – Financial news from CNN and Money magazine.

Dow Jones Indexes – Among this sites more than 3,000 indexes are the world’s best known stock indicator, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the leading Pan-European indexes.

Europages, the European Business Directory – Half a million companies in thirty different countries; searchable by company name or by product or service.

MoneyChimp  Find explanations on topics such as how to read an annual report as well as financial calculators.

ThomasNet – Large directory of manufacturers in the U.S.  Registration is requested, but membership is free.

United States Chamber of Commerce – For people that own their own business. News information, contact information, etc.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Access all filings required by law for public companies including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, IPOs and more.

United States Small Business Administration (SBA) – For those trying to start their own small business.

College Resources

 

College Board

Embark – Features include a school matcher, graduate schools information, and online recruitment application.

Fenton High School: Guidance Department – Everything Bensenville students need to plan for the future.

Peterson’s – Online companion to the popular college guide. Nice variety of resources available.

USNews.com (Colleges)  Includes information and rankings from the annual listing of schools.

Campus Tours – Take a virtual tour of the college you are interested in.

College Answer – Free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships and fellowships.

College Illinois – Official site for the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program.

FAFSA Application – Get a copy of the FAFSA or fill it out online.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Outreach Activities Calendar – ISAC’s outreach efforts help families navigate the steps of the college admission and financial aid processes.

FastAid – Searchable database of private scholarships.

Affordable Colleges Online – This directory of online colleges in the U.S. compares thousands of online colleges and programs.

GoodCall Scholarships – A free and easy to use scholarship search engine where you can filter by scholarship entry difficult, competition level, scholarship amount, and more.

Based on the Book


Join the Library the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theater for a showing of our favorite films based on books. Admission to the show is free!


Thursday, February 16 – Love & Friendship

Based on the book by Jane Austen.

In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).

(2016, Rated PG, Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes)

Family Movie Night


Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event. Visit the Library’s website for more information.

March 6 | April 3 | May 1 | June 5 | July 3 | August 7


Tuesday, May 1 – Wonder

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

(2017 | Rated PG | 1 hour 53 minutes)

Book Brunch


Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the book are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 22 — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
March 22 — Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
April 26 — The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
May 24 — The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

 

Thursday Night Book Club


Our longest-running book discussion meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

March 1 — Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
April 5 — A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
May 3 — Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Lit Chicks


Do you like to read young adult fiction? Join our all ages YA book discussion group, Lit Chicks! Lit Chicks meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

February 20 — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
March 19 — I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
April 16 — There’s Someone Inside Your House  by Stephanie Perkins
May 21 — One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus