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  • Academic Search Premier More than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 8,470 journals. Tutorial
  • Amazing Animals Nearly 1,200 articles on all kinds of animals, complete with information, photographs and Web links.
  • America the Beautiful Information on each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories, including maps, fast facts, history, geography, economy, culture, government, cities, and timelines. For students in grades 4–8.
  • American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory Searchable directory of detailed listings for thousands of wholesalers and distributors throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. This title is part of the Gale Directory Library.
  • Ancestry Library Edition In Library Use only
    A new genealogy research tool created for the library market. It provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.
  • ArchiveGrid Descriptions of nearly a million archival collections owned by libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. Useful for search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories.
  • ArticleFirst OCLC Index of articles from the contents pages of journals
  • Background Checks  (Click the “Check Illinois” link) Whether you’re looking for a babysitter,checking on neighbors, or hiring a new employee, background checks can provide you with powerful insight into the activities of individuals with whom you may be seeking to trust or do business.  Check Illinois is part of the Public Records tool.
  • Biography in Context Comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 500,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines biographies from sources such as Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers, with full-text articles from nearly 300 periodicals.
  • BookFlix Introducing BookFlix, the new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning – online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.
  • Brands and their Companies Searchable directory of brand names and the companies associated with them. This title is part of the Gale Directory Library.
  • Business Insights: Global   Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.  Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale’s core business collection.  Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
  • Business Rankings Annual Searchable directory of business ranking lists. This title is part of the Gale Directory Library.
  • Business Source Premier Includes full text for over 2,470 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Includes full text of the Harvard Business Review (1922-current)
  • Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO) A collection of high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, audio, video, and curatorial notes. Included in CAMIO are: photographs, costumes, paintings, posters, sculptures, jewelry, prints, utilitarian objects and decorative arts.
  • Check Illinois (Background Checks) Whether you’re looking for a babysitter,checking on neighbors, or hiring a new employee, background checks can provide you with powerful insight into the activities of individuals with whom you may be seeking to trust or do business.  Check Illinois is part of the Public Records tool.
  • Chicago Tribune Complete full-text of Chicago Tribune (1/1/1985-Current).
  • Chicago Tribune Historical Archive The full-text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849-1993, includes front pages, time lines, this day in history, obituary searching. It offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Chilton Library  Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model. Tutorial
  • ClasePeriodica Índice de Revistas Latinamericanas en las Ciencias y las Humanidades. Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities
  • Consumer Reports Access to Consumer Reports’ and unbiased product and service Ratings and recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Health, a searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports’ exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides,access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.
  • Consumers’ Checkbook  Provides consumer ratings for businesses around the Chicagoland area. Ratings cover health service, mechanics, repair shops, stores of all kinds and much more. Tutorial

    In-library Access – Open to all library users and requires no personal information to access.

  • CultureGrams Find information on 190 countries or investigate the 50 states of the USA. You can find information from politics, religion and language to cultural recipes and photographs.
  • DemographicsNow: Business & People Create comprehensive business and residential lists, obtain detailed demographic reports and visualize trends.  Try these tutorials: 1) Generate a Demographics Report, 2) Create a Sales Leads List, 3) Find a Business, 4) Find a Person, 5) Use Maps, 6) Access the 2010 Census Data
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Provides complete, full-text access to the Dictionary of Literary Biography (vols. 1-348).
  • eNewspapers by PressReader Love reading newspapers? Read them online with PressReader using your browser or the PressReader app!
  • Encyclopedia Americana Brimming with all of the informative articles and insights you’ve come to expect in the print encyclopedia, plus thousands of revisions not published in print! 45,000 articles, with tables of contents for longer entries, are updated quarterly.
  • Encyclopedia of Associations Searchable directory of regional, national and international associations and organizations. This title is part of the Gale Directory Library.
  • ERIC Journal articles and reports in education
  • Explora Primary Grades  Provides full text for over 50 magazines and over 100 pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student. Tutorial
  • Explora Middle & High School  Provides full text access to magazines covering general topics for middle and junior high school students. Tutorial
  • GPO U.S. government publications.
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia For middle school students.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center including Alternative Health Provides information on diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drugs and herbal remedies.Includes access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works and multimedia.
  • HeritageQuest This collection assembles genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. An ongoing project, Genealogy & Local History Online will grow to encompass materials from all 50 states including over 7 million pages. From UMI.
  • Hoovers: see Mergent Intellect
  • IllinoisCatalog OCLC catalog of materials in Illinois libraries.
  • IndieFlix is a web streaming movie service that offers thousands of award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries by independent filmmakers. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix curates the best from film festivals worldwide.
  • Lands and Peoples Lands and Peoples is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., from the Lands and Peoples database, a 1.1-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia’s editorial and technical staffs.
  • Legal Forms Find business and personal legal forms for Illinois. Tutorial
  • Literature Criticism Online Provides complete, full-text access to the following print titles: Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (vols. 1-271), Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (vols. 1-210) and Children’s Literature Review.  Try these tutorials: 1) Advanced Search, 2) Article Options, 3) Basic Search, 4) Browse Authors, Works, and Topics, 5) Managing Results
  • Market Share Reporter Searchable directory of comparative market share statistics. This title is part of the Gale Directory Library.
  • MasterFILE Premier Full text for nearly 1,700 magazines, newspapers & journals covering general topics, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Tutorial
  • MEDLINE All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
  • Mergent Intellect, powered by Hoovers, delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence. Our database of 12 million companies, with in-depth coverage of 40,000 of the world’s top business enterprises, is at the core of our business tools and services that customers find vital to their business operations. Hoover’s editorial staff of some 80 editors and researchers brings vital business information and knowledge to its coverage, updating the site daily to bring our visitors and subscribers the most up-to-date business information in the industry.
  • MorningStar Do your stock and mutual fund research online. Research specific stocks and mutual funds using MorningStar reports. Discover stocks and mutual funds that meet your investing needs using MorningStar ‘screeners’ that select securities based on hundreds of different data points. Use the ‘portfolio x-ray’ to see how well a group of investments fit together.
  • Naxos Music Library Listen to over 75,000 individual tracks. Classical, jazz and world music are included. Simple and advanced searching. Extensive background information including liner notes. Reference material on genre and musicians. There is a headphone jack at the front of the computer behind the grey wedge. You are welcome to bring your own headphones.  Visit Naxos and create a free student/member playlist account, and use those details to log in to the Naxos App.
  • New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia This encyclopedia for students in grades 3 – 6 includes full-text articles, maps, photos, graphs and more, including up-to-date news.
  • New Book of Popular Science Science, medicine and technology for middle school students.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus This fiction and nonfiction database is aimed at helping readers find the books they want to read. Full-text reviews and read-alikes are available for many titles. NoveList K-8 allows users to search by author, title, series, theme or topic. Tutorial
  • Novelist Plus Online electronic readers’ advisory which assists fiction and nonfiction readers in finding new titles and authors from all subjects, periods and genres. Contains full-text reviews and read-alikes for many titles. Tutorial
  • OAIster OAIster is a catalog of more than 19 million digital resources organized by the Open Archives Initiative. These resources include Digitized books and articles, “born-digital” texts, Audio files, images, movies, datasets (downloadable statistical files).
  • OneClickDigital Catalog of downloadable audiobooks.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Provides full text access to differing points of view on current social issues.  This tool is great for debates and reports on controversial issues.
  • Optimal Resume Create resumes, write cover letters, assess your skills, practice interviewing, and create a website with your resume and portfolio.  Brief tutorial.
  • PapersFirst OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • Phone Numbers (ReferenceUSA) ReferenceUSA is a collection of 120 million U.S. residential addresses and phone numbers as well as 13 million U.S. businesses.  Need help? Try these tutorials and webcasts.
  • PressReader  Love reading newspapers? Read them online with PressReader using your browser or the PressReader app!
  • Price It! Antiques & Collectibles For identification, research and pricing of antiques and collectibles. Tutorial
  • Proceedings An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.
  • Proquest Newsstand Access to full-text of more than 800 U.S. and international newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Crain’s Chicago Business, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Times (London).
  • Public Records Electronic Database Find new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures & sales, and bankruptcies in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry & Will counties.  Also, run background checks using Check Illinois.
  • Reference Books Online Gale Virtual Reference Library – use reference books in the library or from home 24/7. This database contains a wide variety of books including such diverse sources as: the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion and U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science. Find authoritative information on a large number of topics. It’s like having a tall stack of reference books at your fingertips! Try these tutorials: 1) Basics, 2) Browse & Search, 3) Download PDF to Your eReader
  • ReferenceUSA Find information on 11 million US businesses. Search using a number of criteria including geography, size, SIC codes, ticker symbol and more. Provides directory information including contact, owner, major industry information and more. Need help? Need help? Try these training guides.
  • Science in Context Provides detailed coverage of science subjects, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.
  • SIRS Discoverer  Provides over 1,900 magazines, newspapers, and reference books; 10,000 educator-approved websites; and 30,000 colorful graphics, photos, and maps.  Designed for elementary and middle schoolers.
  • SIRS Researcher  Provides thousands of full-text articles on a variety of social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues. Articles are selected from around 1500 newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications. Includes news information, maps, and almanac information.
  • Something About the Author Complete access to the print series, Something About the Author, online.
  • Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage  Access “The Outlook”, stock reports, stock price history, mutual fund reports, corporate bond information and corporate profiles.
  • Transparent Language Online An online language learning program that includes over 80 languages including English as a Second Language. Also available: language blogs, online communities, word of the day and a free iPhone app.
  • TumbleBooks TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
  • U.S. History in Context Variety of historical information from primary sources and reference documents. Also includes photographs, illustrations, and maps.
  • ValueLine The Value Line Research Center includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Publications include: The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey – Small and Mid-Cap Edition, The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, The Value Line Daily Options Survey, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Convertibles Survey, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Tutorials
  • Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Private & Public Companies Searchable directory public and private companies in the United States. This title is part of the Gale Directory Library.
  • World Book Encyclopedia More than 25,000 encyclopedia articles for students from grades 4 through 12.
  • World History in Context From antiquity to the present day, search a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.
  • WorldCat OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
  • Zinio eMagazines Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s eMagazine collection and read them on your iPad, Android tablet, Mac or PC.