R&R – All Databases by Title

  • Academic Search Elite 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
  • Ancestry Library Edition  In Library Use only
    A 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.
  • 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.
  • BookBrowse A treasure trove of resources for readers, including reviews, excerpts, readalikes interviews, articles, newsletters, book club resources and more.
  • 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 Elite 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)
  • 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 1849-1997, 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
  • cloudLibrary Catalog of downloadable ebooks.
  • 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

    Access remotely – Allows you to submit your own reviews, but requires you to provide name, address, email to establish an account
    In-library Access – Open to all library users and requires no personal information to access.

  • Creativebug offers over 1,000 online arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists with new classes being added daily. With your EPL card, enjoy unlimited classes anytime, anywhere. Classes never expire, so you can start and stop projects at your own pace. Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes are available. App access is also available for Apple and Android mobile devices. View a quick tutorial here.
  • 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 using maps.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Provides complete, full-text access to the Dictionary of Literary Biography (vols. 1-348).
  • Digital Library of Illinois – Catalog of downloadable eAudiobooks, eBooks and eVideos.
  • Elmhurst Local History/Newspaper Index This is an index of several local Elmhurst, IL newspapers. With this tool you can find a citation for a specific newspaper article. The following newspapers are covered:Elmhurst Doings (March 2001-12/23/2010), Elmhurst Independent (September 2001-September 21, 2017), Elmhurst Press (June 1985-2013), Elmhurst Suburban Life (Oct 2013-September 22, 2017) Suburban Life (March 1997-September 2000).
  • eMagazines Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s eMagazine collection and read them on your iPad, Android tablet, Mac or PC.
  • eNewspapers by PressReader Love reading newspapers? Read them online with PressReader using your browser or the PressReader app!
  • ERIC Journal articles and reports in education
  • eSequels.com Find the order of your favorite novel series by author, title, character, subject and location.
  • 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
  • FamilySearch  In Library Use only
    Learn about your family history with FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world. Elmhurst Public Library is designated as a FamilySearch affiliate library, which grants researchers onsite access to billions of digitized records, including millions of images that are only available to Affiliate Libraries and FamilySearch Family History Centers.
  • Fold3 This genealogical research site features US military records including original historical documents, newspapers, images, city directories, naturalization documents, personal histories, and more from the National Archives and other institutions.
  • Freegal offers over 15 MILLION songs to be streamed AND downloaded with new music added daily.  Find music from over 28,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Create your own playlists, listen to channels, stream full albums, or simply download your music (and keep it!).  Mobile apps available for iOS and Android. With your EPL card, you can access 7 hours of streaming daily and 5 MP3 downloads per week.
  • GPO U.S. government publications.
  • Green File GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  • Health & Wellness (Gale Health & Wellness) 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.
  • Hoopla is a steaming media platform that offers access to movies, TV shows, music albums, and audiobooks. There is a 15 item checkout limit per month. Apps are available for iOS and Android devices.
  • Hoovers: see Mergent Intellect
  • IllinoisCatalog OCLC catalog of materials in Illinois libraries.
  • Kanopy is a video streaming platform with a collection of over 30,000 documentaries and feature films featuring over 1,000 producers including selections from Criterion Collection, Great Courses, Kino Lorber, BBC, PBS, and more. There is a 15 item checkout limit per month. Apps available for: iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Android, AndroidTV, Chromecast, Roku, fireTV, fireTablet, and Samsung.
  • Legal Forms Find business and personal legal forms for Illinois. Tutorial
  • LinkedIn Learning helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals through online video tutorials and trainings on demand. Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning. For more details visit:  LinkedIn Learning for Library – Patron FAQ Apps available for iOS and Android devices.
    • App Access: Click Sign in and then click “Sign in with your library card” then enter the library ID: elmhurstpubliclibrary click continue then enter your EPL library card number and PIN. 
  • 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
  • Magazine/Newspaper Title Search This tool tells you the location of thousands of magazines and newspaper titles in print and online at the Elmhurst Public Library as well as at the Elmhurst Collect A.C. Buehler Library.
  • 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 is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 2,222,300 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly as well as extensive background information including liner notes. Visit Naxos and create a free student/member playlist account, and use those details to log in to the Naxos App.
  • Newspapers.com Library Edition  4,000+ regional and local newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s from across the U.S. and the world.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • PapersFirst OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • Phone Numbers (Reference Solutions, formerly ReferenceUSA) Reference Solutions offers a collection of 120 million U.S. residential addresses and phone numbers as well as 13 million U.S. businesses.  Need help? Try these training guides.
  • PressReader  Love reading newspapers? Read them online with PressReader using your browser or the PressReader app!
  • 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: Browsing Titles and Searching for Information.
  • Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) by Data Axle 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? 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.
  • Scholastic GO! An encyclopedia for grades 4 – 8. Includes information on animals, U.S. states, countries, science, and more. This is a compilation of the former databases: Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, New Book of Popular Science, Grolier Encyclopedia, and Encyclopedia Americana.
  • 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.
  • Transparent Language Online is an online language learning program that includes over 100 languages including English as a Second Language. Also available: language blogs, online communities, word of the day, and app access for iOS and Android.
  • TrueFlix  Nonfiction ebooks for grades 3-4
  • 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.
  • Tutor.com Learning Suite Tutoring and Career Center available from 10 a.m.-Midnight everyday.
    • Tutoring (Overview) Whether you have a math problem, research paper or tough science assignment, Live Homework Help® from Tutor.com can assist you. Students in grades K-12 and early college as well as curious adults can work with a tutor in English or Spanish between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight every day. Subjects covered include math, science, English and social studies.
    • Career Center – Work one-to-one with career specialists to get help with writing a resume or cover letter, searching for a job or preparing for an interview.
  • 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, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and the M & A Service. Tutorials
  • Weiss Financial Ratings Provides investment ratings for bonds, money markets, mutual funds, stocks and ETFs and financial safety ratings for health, property & casualty, life & annuity, credit unions and banks.
  • Westlaw Next In Library Use only
    Access Illinois-related federal and state cases, statutes and regulations.  Tutorials(must create free account to access)
  • 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.


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