Resources

ALLdata

ALLDATA

In-library use only

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

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Search Chicagoland Newspaper Collection

America’s Newspapers Chicagoland Edition

Full-text Chicago Sun-Times, Niles Bugle, Niles Herald-Spectator, Niles Journal, and other Illinois newspapers.

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Ancestry

Ancestry (Library Edition)

In-library use only

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

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Article First

Article First

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

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Biography Reference Bank

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Brainfuse Helpnow

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

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

Brainfuse LearnNow

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

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CheckIllinois

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.

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Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Sun Times

Full page coverage from 1986-present.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Full-text coverage from 1985 – present.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Full-text coverage from 1849 – 1987.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Product reviews and ratings.

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Crain's

Crain’s Business Chicago

Business news and analysis.

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creativebug

Creativebug

More than 1,000 on-trend arts and crafts video tutorials such as hand-lettering, sewing, and knitting taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Daily Herald

Daily Herald

Full-text coverage from 1997 – present.

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digitallearn

DigitalLearn

Video courses on the most basic computer skills, such as using email, navigating a web site, and searching the internet.

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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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EthicNewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch

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

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EbscoHost

Explora Junior High

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

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Explora

Explora Primary School

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

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Explora

Explora Public Libraries

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

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Financial Ratings Weiss Ratings

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

Flipster

Digital magazines for your computer or mobile device.

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Fold3

Fold3 Library Edition

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

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses

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

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Gale Ebooks

Gale eBooks

Nonfiction eBook collection covering all subject areas.

*Use library card # as password

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Gale literature criticism

Gale Literature Criticism

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

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Heritage Hub Graphic

Heritage Hub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704-today.

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Ancestry logo

Heritage Quest

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

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Hoopla

Hoopla

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

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Kanopy

Kanopy

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

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning for Library

Formally Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning for Library gives you access to video courses for business, technology, and creative skills.

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Mango

Mango Languages

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

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EbscoHost

MasterFILE

Peer-reviewed articles on all topics.

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Medline Plus

Medline Plus

Comprehensive health and drug information.

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Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect

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

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MorningStar

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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

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New World Encyclopedia

New World Encyclopedia

General information on all topics.

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NY Times

New York Times

Full-text coverage from 1923 – present.

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NY Times

New York Times Historical

Full-text coverage from 1857 – 1922.

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Niche Academy

Niche Academy

Instructional video tutorials for our digital library resources.

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Niles Bugle

Niles Bugle Archive

Full-text coverage from 1957-2007.

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Niles Bugle

Niles Bugle Archive

Full-text coverage from 2011-2020.

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heraldspectator

Niles Herald-Spectator

Full-text coverage from 1995-Present.

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heraldspectator

Niles Herald-Spectator Archive

Full-text coverage from 2008-2019.

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journal&topics

Niles Journal

Full-text coverage from 2010-Present.

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novelistk8plus

Novelist K-8 Plus

Reading recommendations for grades K-8 including Lexile levels.

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novelistplus

Novelist Plus

Reading recommendations.

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PressReader

PressReader

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

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ProQuest

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream

Full-text regional and international news.

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Recored Information Services

Public Records Online

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

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referencesolutions

Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)

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

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Scholastic Teachables Graphic

Scholastic Teachables

Provides thousands of searchable and printable educational materials, including activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, games, clip art, and more. Ideal for teachers and homeschool families of children from Pre-K to 8th grade.

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treehouse

Treehouse

Video based courses for technology and computer science skills.

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TumbleBookLibrary

Animated, read-along, picture, and chapter eBooks for grades K-6.

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Value Line Research Center

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

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Wall Street Journal

Full-text coverage from 1984 – present.

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Wall Street Journal Historical

Full-text coverage from 1889 – 2001.

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Worldbook Advanced

World Book Advanced

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

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Worldbook for Kids

World Book for Kids

General information on all topics for grades K-8.

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Worldbook Spanish Language

World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia

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

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World Book Student

World Book Student

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

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World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines

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

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Worldcat

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

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