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The Smithton Public Library offers patrons an easy option to download eBooks and eAudiobooks — the CloudLibrary.
Check out our CloudLibrary page: https://www.smithtonpl.org/downloadables/cloudlibrary/
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Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections
Since 2005, the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois has been digitizing newspaper content, with an emphasis on Illinois newspapers, in a project called the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. The works collected include digital facsimiles of newspapers and trade journals in a variety of fields. Users may search, browse, tag, and correct OCR text to improve searchability and access. The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.
In addition to Illinois Newspapers, the IDNC include subject-focused collections. Farm, Field, and Fireside is a collection of Midwestern farm newspapers. The newspapers in American Popular Entertainment were published for the rapidly growing industry of mass entertainment, including theater, sports, and tourism. Collegiate Chronicle is a collection of college student newspapers.
In all, there are five collections on this site, containing 182 newspaper titles and 204,967 issues:
- Illinois Newspapers
- Farm, Field and Fireside (farm newspapers)
- American Popular Entertainment (vaudeville newspapers)
- Collegiate Chronicle (student newspapers)
- Black Newspapers
Check out our databases: https://www.smithtonpl.org/downloadables/databases/
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