Colleges & Careers

Illinois : Colleges & Universities - links to colleges & universities in Illinois, along with helpful links for financial aid, scholarship information, and more

CollegeBoard - popular guide to colleges and universities 

Peterson's - popular guide to colleges and unviversities

Occupational Outlook Handbook - profiles all kinds of jobs, with data on job outlook, typical earnings and educational requirements.

College Prep Center - practice for ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Tests, PSAT and College Admission tests.

FAFSA on the Web - Federal financial aid application site


GED - General Equivalency Degree - Prepare for the High School Equivalency test with these online resources

GED Illinois Testing - Information about taking the GED test in Illinois including on line registration

RTTRhythm compressed The Adult Summer Reading Program ran from June 6 - July 25 2015. 

71 readers read 236 books in 7 weeks!

 See what we've been reading!


 Read to the Rhythm was sponsored by these local businesses:

 Thank you for your support!


 The Adult Summer Reading Program ran from June 3 - July 29 2017. 

41 readers read 91 books in 8 weeks!


Build a Better World was sponsored by these local businesses:

 Thank you for your support!


Research Sites

Your Bellwood Public Library card is your key to these websites chosen by our reference professionals.
Enter your 14-digit barcode when prompted.


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ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

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 Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals: Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Features include:

  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures
  • Vacuum diagragrams to simplify troubleshooting
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Close-up photos and illustrations



Careers Internet Database Database provides career reports that cover education requirements, positive and negative aspects of each career, and interviews with people working in the field. Includes an interest assessment test, career news, and lists of best colleges and graduate schools specific to each career.

To enter, click on the logo at left and enter user name "298w" and password "future".

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Chicago Tribune:  Search for current or historical news articles:

Consumer Health Complete powered by EbscoHost graphic Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a collection of health information from magazines, journals, and leading patient health reference books.  Look up information about illnesses, medical conditions, nutrition and wellness.


Consumer Reports.org gives unbiased reviews, information and advice on consumer products and services.
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Resumes and Cover letters made easy!  Cypress Resume lets you complete your resume in minutes and create an excellent impression.  Quickly create cover letters and reference sheets too.  You can download, edit, publish to the web and save your work.  


Complete Learning Disabilities Directory is for families, educators and students in the Learning Disabilities community. Find associations and organizations, national & state programs, schools & learning centers, camps & summer programs, and much more.

History Reference Center

Curious about the past?  History Reference Center is a comprehensive history database of more than 200 history magazines and journals and nearly 2000 history books.


Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the at school, at work, or in life.  Looking to land a job? You'll find employment practice tests and an entire job seeker's Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the job that's right for you.

Shortcut to:     GED prep     College Prep     Career Prep     Espanol  

 Legal Information Reference Center offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.
  Literary Resource Center Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, teachers and researchers the reference works that meet their research needs.
MasterFile Premire logo  MasterFILE Complete: find thousands of searchable full text magazine & journal articles.
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Salud en Español proporciona informes sobre la salud basados en evidencias de fácil comprensión que cubren una amplia variedad de enfermedades, condiciones y tratamientos.

 SciRC button 150x75 Science Reference Center lets you access a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.