Points of View Reference Center

For students, provides essays on 290 topics, presenting multiples sides of a current issue, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers.

CultureGrams

Start here to find out about people in other countries! Listen to the national anthem, look at pictures, and try recipes. Learn about each country’s history, customs, and government, and see what everyday life is like. 

Freegal

Choose from over 11 millions songs, including the labels of Song Music. Download 5 songs per week and stream 3 hours of music per day. Free with your Oak Park library card!

Mango Languages

Offers 36 language courses (Pirate makes 37!) plus 15 English as a Second Language courses for ESL students. Good for tourists or beginners, provides easy interactive tools to reach conversational proficiency. They also offer a free app for iOS and Android.

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