All Databases by Title

  • Academic Search Elite More than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
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  • Ancestry Library Edition  In Library Use only
    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.
  • ArticleFirst OCLC Index of articles from the contents pages of journals
  • Biography in Context Comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 500,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.
  • BookBrowse Resources for readers, including reviews, excerpts, readalikes interviews, articles, newsletters, book club resources and more.
  • BookFlix Interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning – online!
  • Business Insights: Global  Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.
  • Business Source Elite Includes full text for over 2,470 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.
  • Check Illinois (Background Checks) Search public records of individuals to find contact information, criminal records, information on properties, and more.
  • 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 and more.
  • Chilton Library Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more.
  • 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’ an unbiased product and service ratings and recommendations.
  • Consumers’ Checkbook  Provides consumer ratings for businesses around the Chicagoland area.  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. App available for iOS and Android devices.
  • CultureGrams Find information on 190 countries or investigate the 50 states of the USA.
  • 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. Libby app available on iOS and Android devices.
  • Elmhurst Local History/Newspaper Index This is an index of several local Elmhurst, IL newspapers.
  • eMagazines The Library’s eMagazine collection! Read them on your mobile device or computer.
  • eNewspapers by PressReader Read newspapers online using your browser or the PressReader app!
  • 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.
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  • Explora Middle & High School  Provides full text access to magazines covering general topics for middle and junior high school students. Get Help
  • FamilySearch  In Library Use only
    Learn about your family history with the largest online family history database in the world. Elmhurst Public Library is designated as a FamilySearch affiliate library.
  • Fold3 This genealogical research site features US military records including original historical documents, newspapers, images, city directories and more.
  • Freegal stream over 15 MILLION songs and download 5 MP3s per week. App available for iOS and Android devices.
  • Gale Directory Library  A collection of ebook business directories.
  • GPO U.S. government publications.
  • Health & Wellness (Gale Health & Wellness) Provides information on diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, treatments and herbal remedies.
  • HeritageQuest This collection assembles genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
  • Hoopla is a streaming media platform that offers access to movies, TV shows, music albums, and audiobooks. App available for iOS and Android devices.
  • 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. App available on iOS and Android devices and most media streaming devices.
  • Legal Forms Find business and personal legal forms for Illinois.
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills through online video tutorials. App available for iOS and Android devices.

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  • Literature Criticism Online Provides complete, full-text access to the some of literature’s most popular works.
  • Magazine/Newspaper Title Search Find 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.
  • MasterFILE Premier Full text for nearly 1,700 magazines, newspapers & journals covering business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
  • MEDLINE All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
  • Mergent Intellect, powered by Hoovers, Conduct a company search of over 12 million companies, find demographic data, residential data and more.
  • MorningStar  Research specific stocks and mutual funds using MorningStar reports.
  • 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.
  • 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 Helps readers find the books they want to read. Find read-alike titles for both fiction and nonfiction titles.
  • Novelist Plus Online readers’ advisory assists fiction and nonfiction readers in finding new titles and authors from all subjects, periods and genres.
  • OAIster OAIster is a catalog of more than 19 million digital resources organized by the Open Archives Initiative.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Provides full text access to differing points of view on current social issues.
  • PapersFirst OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • PressReader Read magazines online using your browser or the PressReader app. App available iOS and Android devices.
  • 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, Crain’s Chicago Business, and more.
  • Public Records Electronic Database Find new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures & sales, and bankruptcies in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry & Will counties.
  • Gale eBooks  (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) – use reference books in the library or from home 24/7.
  • Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) by Data Axle Find information on 11 million US businesses including phone numbers, SIC codes directory information and more.
  • 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.
  • SIRS Discoverer  Provides over 1,900 magazines, newspapers, and reference books; 10,000 educator-approved websites. 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.
  • 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. App available for iOS and Android.
  • TumbleBooks TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
  • Tutor.com Learning Suite Tutoring and Career Center available from 10 a.m.-Midnight everyday.
    • Tutoring – 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  Includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities and more. Get Help
  • Weiss Financial Ratings Provides investment ratings for bonds, money markets, mutual funds, stocks and ETFs and financial safety ratings for property, life & annuity, credit unions and banks.
  • Westlaw Next In Library Use only
    Access Illinois-related federal and state cases, statutes and regulations.  Get Help (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 Search a board collection of scholarly analysis, full-text periodicals and reference works that cover the events and individuals that have shaped world history.
  • WorldCat OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.


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