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.
Ancestry Library EditionIn 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.
ArtistWorks is an online music lesson channel that provides interactive access to some of the greatest creative teachers in the world. Watch hundreds of lessons, practice, and submit videos for feedback through a unique online learning environment called Video Exchange Learning. Simply click on the menu on the upper left or scroll to the bottom of the webpage under Education heading to access ArtistWorks.
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 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 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’ CheckbookProvides 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.
*NEW*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.
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 by RBdigital Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s eMagazine collection and read them on your iPad, Android tablet, Mac or PC.
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.
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.
Gale Small Business Builder A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. Includes: Entrepreneur profile, business ideation, break-even analysis, business plan creator and financial projections.
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.
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.
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.
Lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. App Access: EPL cardholders can access Lynda using the free Lynda app (as well as through a browser using the web link above.) In order to authenticate the app, patrons will choose to log in as an organization (not “individual”) and then fill in the Library’s domain (elmhurstpubliclibrary.org) under “Web Portal”. They will then be asked for their barcode number and pin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RBdigital eMagazines Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s eMagazine collection and read them on your iPad, Android tablet, Mac or PC.
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? 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 DiscovererProvides 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.
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.
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, searching for a job or preparing for an interview.
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
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.
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.