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All databases, except where indicated (Databases with this dot indicate that they are accessible only from the Library), are for home use with a valid Elk Grove Village Public Library card.


  • A to Z the USA Available in the library only [Available in the Library only]
  • A web-based encyclopedia for our 55 U.S. states and territories that boasts approximately 37,000 downloadable images including antique and modern maps, vintage postcards, and each state's unique animal, flower, and more.
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Tens of millions of newspaper pages in this archive allows users to view, save and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.
  • ALLDATA Online Available in the library only [Available in the Library only]
  • The world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
  • America's News Magazines
  • Coverage of U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from magazines like Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report magazines, and more.
  • America's Newspapers
  • Search current and archived coverage of local, state, and regional news, events, people, government, sports and more. Featuring the Chicago Tribune (1985-Current), Daily Herald (1995-Current), and the Elk Grove Times (1995-Current). Also includes Current Events and Special Reports.
  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices
  • Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.
  • Ancestry Library Edition Available in the library only [Available in the Library only]
  • 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!
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  • Books and Authors - Gale/InfoTrac
  • A new resource for students, professionals, and the casual reader that offers ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics.
  • Business & Company Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.
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  • Career Transitions - Gale/InfoTrac
  • A complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.
  • Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)
  • A searchable database of articles from the Chicago Tribune newspaper including articles from 1985 until the present.
  • Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (1849 - 1987)
  • Images and full text of historical international, national, regional, and local issues. Full text of death notices and obituaries. Includes information from the 1800's to 1985.
  • Consumer's Checkbook Available in the library only [Available in the Library only]
  • A nonprofit consumer information and service resource for the Chicagoland area.
  • Consumer Reports
  • Find ratings and recommendations on a variety of products from Consumer Reports Magazine.
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  • Elk Grove Times (1995 - Present)
  • A searchable database of articles from the local Elk Grove Times newspaper including articles from 1995 until the present.
  • eLibrary - ProQuest
  • eLibrary is a full-text database of consumer-oriented magazines, books, newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, photographs and maps.
  • eLibrary Elementary - ProQuest
  • eLibrary Elementary provides students (Kindergarten through Grade 6) with a colorful, graphical interface to find the answers they need from full-text magazines, full-text newspapers, books, and full-text TV and radio transcripts.
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  • FirstSearch (OCLC)
  • ArticleFirst - An index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals.
  • ClasePeriodica - Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
  • Ebooks - OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.
  • ECO - Abstracts and some full-text articles from scholarly journals.
  • ERIC - Annotated references to journal articles and reports in education.
  • GPO - U.S. government publications.
  • IllinoisCatalog - OCLC catalog of materials in Illinois libraries.
  • MEDLINE - All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
  • PapersFirst - OCLC index of papers presented at conferences.
  • Proceedings - An OCLC index of conference publications.
  • WorldAlmanac - Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia and four almanacs.
  • WorldCat - OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
  • WorldCat Dissertations - A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.
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  • General OneFile - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Provides periodical and news information for researchers at all levels. Content includes over 12,000 titles with nearly 30 years of coverage. General OneFile puts approximately 80 million (updated daily) records at users' fingertips with a single search query.
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  • Health & Wellness Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Offers 24/7 access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia and much more.
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Resource for census data, family records and local histories. This collection assembles U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
  • U.S. History in Context - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Combines primary and secondary sources to provide both depth and breadth and to cover U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present.
  • World History in Context - Gale/InfoTrac
  • An innovative electronic reference that integrates Gale references, full-text periodicals, and an extensive collection of primary source documents to reflect students' natural research process.
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  • Junior Edition - Gale/InfoTrac
  • K-12 This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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  • Kids Info Bits - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features age-appropriate magazine, newspaper and reference information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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  • LearningExpressLibrary
  • Use Learning Centers that offer interactive practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want--at school, at work, or in life.
  • Legal Forms Gale/InfoTrac
  • Find and print accurate, reliable legal documents.
  • Literary Index - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Search for the title or author of a literary work to see where it's discussed in Gale's literature criticism series.
  • Literature Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors for more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
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  • Mango Languages--Learn a New Language
  • An interactive language learning system that offers courses in 36 different languages - including Spanish, Russian, French, and Mandarin - for travelers and ESL.
  • Medline (OCLC)
  • All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks. Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating. See financial information on hundreds of exchange-traded funds. Get return information on various investment indexes and groups. Also, view the underlying companies and funds.
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  • Novelist
  • If you are a fiction reader looking for something new to read, try NoveList. Use a favorite author, title, or subject category to locate other authors and titles that may be of interest to you.
  • Novelist K-8
  • Novelist k-8 is an online database with titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.
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  • ProQuest
  • eLibrary and Elementary eLibrary offer classroom-focused research tools with educational content that is reading level-linked, supports 21st century information literacy, and helps differentiate instruction across all K-12 curriculum areas.
  • Public Records - Record Information Services
  • A database of Illinois Records for new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures & auctions, and bankruptcies.
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  • Reference USA
  • Business Database - Create custom lists for marketing and employment purposes. Contains data on more than 12 million U.S. businesses. Access detailed information on estimated sales, number of employees and key executives. Financial information and news articles are also available for companies.
  • Residential Database - Addresses, phone numbers, and maps for 102 million U.S. residences.
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  • Salem Health - Magill's Medical Guide
  • A compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.
  • Salem History - Decades in America
  • Historical reference of America in the 1950s through the 1990s.
  • Science in Context - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Geared for students, the Science Resource Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.
  • Small Business Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Access to Small Business Resource Center is like having experts on call 24 hours a day.
  • Student Resources in Context - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Contains curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-test coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips.
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  • Wilson Select Plus (OCLC)
  • The Wilson Select Plus database provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full-text periodical articles (1994 to the present) from over 2000 sources, including U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. Subjects covered include science, humanities, business, and education.
  • WorldBook Online
  • The electronic version of the World Book Encyclopedia plus an atlas and background information on current news stories.
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
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