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FAQs: Frequently asked Questions
Who can use the College of DuPage Library?
The C.O.D. Library supports C.O.D. faculty and students as well as community members from the 502 District. Visit our Library homepage.
Does it cost money to get a library card?
Library cards are free to current students and community members living the 502 district. Find out more information about library cards.
What types of things will I find in the C.O.D. Library?
The C.O.D. Library collection includes: materials for juveniles; rental videos; English as a Second Language resources; a comprehensive College and Career Information Center; music; a Natural Science Center; journals and magazines; consumer health information; and an academic collection that not only supports the College curriculum, but also may be of interest to community members. Learn more about our Library Services & Collections.
What kind of materials can I take home with me? Does the Library have computers that I can use, and can I print things while I am in the Library?
You can check out a variety of materials from the Library. There are computers with Internet access and productivity software available for you to use in the Library as well as a printing center where you can print from the computers or make photocopies of Library materials. For more information on check out periods, fines, computers and printing go to Library Services.
What are the Library's hours of operation, and how do I get there?
Here are our Library hours and here are directions to the Library.
Search for Library Materials
Use the catalogs below to locate print and audio-visual materials.
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Journals & Article Databases
Does the library have magazines or journals in Spanish?
The Library has several Spanish language magazines located in the Current Periodical section on the main floor of the Library.
- People en español
- La Raza
Are there online article databases (indexes) containing Spanish information?
The C.O.D. Library subscribes to several databases of interest to many Latinos:
- Clase Periodica
Access to citations from 2,600 scholarly journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.
- Informe! (1994 - present)
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
- Learning Express Library
Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorials for academic or licensing exams. Categories include: ESL (Spanish) Skills Improvement Courses, GED preparation, TOEFL Exam Preparation, and U.S. Citizenship Examination Preparation. (free registration required)
Remember, you must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus!
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English as a Second Language (ESL):
- America's Literacy Directory
The directory is sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy and has over 5000 literacy resources which may be searched by location and resource type. Enter your location (either zip code or city/state) and a resource type. For the resource type you may search for: Help with reading and writing, GED study help, Official GED test centers, help with math, or learning English as a second language.
- Dave's ESL Caf�
The internet's meeting place for ESL/EFL students and teachers from around the world!
English reading for ESL learners! This is where you'll find help to improve your reading skills.
Bienvenido a la versi�n en espa�ol de MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus es el portal de Internet de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de informaci�n de salud para el p�blico. En este portal de Internet usted encontrar� informaci�n sobre salud proveniente de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud y otras fuentes de confianza. MedlinePlus tambi�n cuenta con programas interactivos de educaci�n de salud sobre procedimientos quir�rgicos, ex�menes y trastornos m�dicos, y hasta una enciclopedia de salud.
- NOAH (Acceso Computarizado a la Salud de Nueva York)
NOAH proporciona acceso a informaci�n completa y de alta calidad sobre la salud del consumidor. Esta informaci�n, en ingl�s y en espa�ol, es precisa, oportuna y imparcial.
- Prensa Escrita
Links to newspapers throughout the Spanish-speaking world. (Todos los periódicos diarios)
United States, Illinois Government and Local Agencies en Espanol:
For links to local, state and national agencies, go to this helpful research guide! (This page is in English, but the links will take you to Spanish language sites.)
Debra Kakuk, Reference Librarian
(630) 942-4305 SRC 3049