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Name Description Use At Home?
ALLDATA AllData

Manuals for diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining cars. Includes recalls and auto service department Technical Service Bulletins. 

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Ancestry (Library Edition)ancestry

U.S. census records, military records, vital records, naturalization documents, personal histories, and more. 

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Article Firstarticle first

Search for magazine and journal abstracts and full-text articles from 1990 - present. 

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Biography in Contextbiographyt

Biographies spanning every subject.

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Brainfuse HelpNow

Live tutoring available from 2 - 11 p.m. daily for kindergarten and up. Includes practice exercises, quizzes, and flashcard creator.

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Brainfuse JobNow

Support for job seekers from 3 - 10 p.m. daily with expert resume assistance, interview preparation, and career coaching.

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Brainfuse LearnNow

Practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, Civil Service, NCLEX, TOEFL, and more.

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Check Illinois

Find Illinois home sale, business license, foreclosure, and bankruptcy records. Perform background checks.

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Chicago Consumers' Checkbook Online

Looking for a good doctor or contractor? Find help in locating local service providers along with user ratings.

Yes
Chicago Tribunetribune-logo

Full-text coverage from 1985 - present.

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Chicago Tribune Historical Archivetribune-logo

Full-text coverage from 1849 - 1987.

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Consumer Reportsconsumer-reports

Product reviews and ratings.

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Crain’s Business Chicagocrains

Business news and analysis.

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Daily Heralddaily herald

Full-text coverage from 1997 - present.

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Driving Tests

Practice tests and FAQs to help you get and renew your driver's license.

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Educational Resources Information Center

Journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books on education.

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Ethnic NewsWatch

Full-text global coverage of newspapers, magazines, and journals of the minority press.

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Explora Junior High

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources on all topics.

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Explora Primary School

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources on all topics.

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Explora Public Libraries

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources on all topics.

Yes
Financial Ratings Series/Medicare Database

Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyers’ Guide, financial ratings for banks and credit unions, planning tools for investors, and financial literacy basics.

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Flipster

Digital magazines for your computer or mobile device.

Yes
Fold3 Library Edition

Military records including stories, photos, and personal documents. Includes the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.

Yes
Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, six-week courses for all topics.

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Gale Directory Library

Reference eBook collection.

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Gale Legal Forms

Downloadable and fillable Illinois legal forms and law dictionary.

Yes
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Nonfiction eBook collection covering all subject areas.

Yes
Gannett Newsstand

Full-text coverage from 1980 - present for local and regional newspapers.

Yes
Heritage Quest

U.S. census records, military records, vital records, naturalization documents, personal histories, and more.

Yes
hoopla

Movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks for your computer or mobile device.

Yes
Issues & Controversies

Current issues and events including news coverage, background information, pro/con arguments, and timelines. 

Yes
Kanopy

Classic, international, documentary, and educational films from the Criterion Collection, Janus films, The Great Courses, and the PBS Frontline series.

Yes
Literary Criticism Online

Literary criticism representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.

Yes
Lynda.com

Video based courses for business, technology, and creative skills.

Yes
Mango Languages

Language learning from your computer or mobile device. Includes ELL resources and 60 languages.

Yes
MasterFILE

Peer-reviewed articles on all topics. 

Yes
Medline Plus

Comprehensive health and drug information.

Yes
Mergent Intellect

Contains business directory, residential listings, demographic data, as well as industry reports and company profiles for international public and private businesses.  

Yes
Morningstar Investment Research Center

Stock and mutual fund information with classes for beginning and advanced users.

Yes
New World Encyclopedia

General information on all topics.

Yes
New York Times

Full text coverage from 1923 - present.

Yes
New York Times Historical

Full text coverage from 1857 - 1922.

Yes
Niche AcademyNiche Academy Logo

Instructional video tutorials for our digital library resources.

Yes
Niles Bugle

Full-text coverage from 1957 - 2007.

Yes
Niles Herald-Spectator

Full-text coverage from 2008 - 2018.

Yes
Novelist

Reading recommendations.

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Novelist K-8

Reading recommendations for grades K-8 including Lexile levels.

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PressReader

Digital newspapers and magazines such as the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times.

Yes
ProQuest Super Newsstand

Full-text regional and international news.

Yes
Public Records Online

Find Illinois home sale, business license, foreclosure, and bankruptcy records. Perform background checks.

Yes
ReferenceUSA

Business directory, residential listings, demographic data, health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. 

Yes
Science Reference Center

Contains science experiments, full-text magazines and journal articles as well as resources for teachers.

Yes
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Stocks and mutual funds news and analysis, financial planning tools, investment strategies, and industry reports.

Yes
Today's Science

Science news and research written especially for students.

Yes
Treehousesmall treehouse logo

Video based courses for technology and computer science skills.

Yes
Tumblebook Cloud Junior

eBooks and audiobooks for grades 3-6.

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Tumblebooks

Animated, read-along, picture, and chapter eBooks for grades K-3.

Yes
Value Line Research Center

Stocks and mutual funds news and analysis, financial planning tools, investment strategies, and industry reports.

Yes
Wall Street Journal

Full text coverage from 1984 - present.

Yes
Wall Street Journal Historical

Full text coverage from 1889 - 2001.

Yes
World Book Advanced

General information on all topics for high school students. Lesson plans and assessments are available for teachers.

Yes
World Book for Kids

General information on all topics for grades K-8.

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World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia

Busque en la Internet la Enciclopedia Mundial Hispanica par estudiantes de primaria.

Yes
World Book Student

General information and research guides on all topics for all ages.

Yes
World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

Yes
World News Digest

Articles, background essays, illustrations, and primary sources for analyzing current events.

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WorldCat

Search other libraries for books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials in Illinois libraries and worldwide.

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