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’ 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 Elmhurst Public Library as well as Elmhurst University 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.
  • Niche Academy hosts expertly crafted tutorials to help you get the most out of your Library.
  • 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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