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Automotive

  • ALLDATA Online Available in the library only [Available in the Library only]
  • The world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
  • New database Chilton Library - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Chilton Library provides decades of data to maintain your vehicle, exclusive photographs, instructor-designed diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.
  • Consumer Reports
  • Find ratings and recommendations on a variety of products from Consumer Reports Magazine.

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Books & Reading

  • 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.
  • New database eBook Collection - EBSCO
  • With more than 265,000 eBook titles, every search instantly shows relevant eBook titles directly alongside EBSCO databases and other library resources. eBooks can be downloaded to your portable device to take on-the-go.
  • Novelist
  • Subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more for fiction titles. It also includes Author Read-a-likes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, and Annotated Book Lists.

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Business & Investing

  • New database Business Insights Global - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Business Insights Global combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. It's designed to move researchers quickly to higher levels of understanding and application, using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.
  • New database DemographicsNow - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Provides detailed demographic data that spans the entire U.S. and allows users to easily and rapidly produce a variety of compiled standard and custom reports. Demographics Now is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for those who are interested in opening a business.
  • Legal Forms - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Find and print accurate, reliable legal documents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Public Records - Record Information Services
  • A database of Illinois Records for new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures & auctions, and bankruptcies.
  • 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.
  • Small Business Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and Websites.

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Consumer Information

  • 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.
  • New database DemographicsNow - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Provides detailed demographic data that spans the entire U.S. and allows users to easily and rapidly produce a variety of compiled standard and custom reports. Demographics Now is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for those who are interested in opening a business.
  • Public Records - Record Information Services
  • A database of Illinois Records for new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies.
  • 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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Gale/InfoTrac Databases

  • Business and Career Resources
  • Try these business resources: Small Business Resource Center, Business Insights Global, DemographicsNow, and Legal Forms. Features downloadable eBooks on and external links to business-related topics and resources respectively.
  • Health and Wellness Resources
  • Try these health and wellness resources: Health and Wellness Resource Center, Rosen Teen Health and Wellness. Features downloadable eBooks on and external links to health- and wellness-related topics and resources respectively.
  • Home, Hobbies, Entertainment Resources
  • Try these home, hobby, and entertainment resources: Books and Authors, Chilton's Reference, PriceIt! Antiques and Collectibles, Culinary Collection, Home Improvement Collection, Gardening and Horticulture Collection, and Tourism and Leisure Collection. Features downloadable eBooks on and external links to hobby-related topics and resources respectively.
  • Research and Students Resources
  • Try these educational resources: Biography in Context, Science in Context, Student Resources in Context, and U.S. History in Context. Features downloadable eBooks on and external links to education-related topics and resources respectively.

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Genealogy

  • 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.
  • America's GenealogyBank - NewsBank
  • Find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers, the American State Papers, US Congressional Serial Set, and more. Find obituaries, birth and marriage notices, social security records, pension records, etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper. America's Obituaries & Death Notices are now part of this collection.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Obituaries - ProQuest
  • Search obituaries and death notices in newspaper content.

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Health

  • 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.
  • Medline (OCLC)
  • All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
  • 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.
  • New database Teen Health & Wellness - Rosen
  • Provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and other up-to-date information reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.

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Job Seekers

  • New database Business Insights Global - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Business Insights Global combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. It's designed to move researchers quickly to higher levels of understanding and application, using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.
  • Job & Career Accelerator - Learning Express
  • Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Language Learning

  • 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.
  • MUZZY Online
  • A fun, interactive way for your child to learn new languages, using a unique multimedia mix of stories, songs, and games. MUZZY comes in eight world languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese.

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Legal

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Newspapers & Magazines

  • 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.
  • America's News Magazines - NewsBank
  • 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.
  • Access World News - NewsBank
  • A comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally that provides extensive coverage at any level—local, state, regional, national and international; features the majority of U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with almost 1,000 hard-to-find local and regional titles; and offers searchable news video clips and over 2,000 international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English.
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1986) - ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.
  • Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)
  • A searchable database of articles from the Chicago Tribune newspaper including articles from 1985 until the present.
  • 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.
  • New database Culinary Arts Collection - Gale/InfoTrac
  • This collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. The collection also contains over 4 million articles, published between 1980 and the present.
  • Daily Herald 1995-Current - NewsBank
  • Full text of Daily Herald newspaper articles from 1995 to the present.
  • Daily Herald - ProQuest
  • Search the full-text of top news stories and sections of the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights).
  • Elk Grove Times (1995 - Present) - NewsBank
  • A searchable database of articles from the local Elk Grove Times newspaper including articles from 1995 until the present.
  • New database Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection - Gale/InfoTrac
  • This collection includes journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture; content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies; and over 3 million articles, published between 1980 and the present.
  • 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.
  • Grolier
  • Offers the most comprehensive source of non-fiction content target for grades 3 and up including articles, weblinks, and world newspapers.
  • 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.
  • New database Home Improvement Collection - Gale/InfoTrac
  • With this collection of home improvement-focused titles, hobbyists, and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more. The collection also contains over 4 million articles, published between 1980 and the present.
  • Obituaries - ProQuest
  • Search obituaries and death notices in newspaper content.
  • OmniFile Full Text Select - H.W. Wilson
  • Provides full text records (1994 to the present) from over 2,700 sources including U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. Subjects covered include Applied Science and Technology, Biological and Agricultural index, General Science, Art, Index to Legal periodicals full text, Library Literature and Information Science, Readers’ Guide, Humanities, Business, Social Sciences and Education.
  • ProQuest Newsstand
  • Quickly find the news information you need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, providing access to top news stories and information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers complete bibliographic information, companies, people, products, and more.
  • New database Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure Collection - Gale/InfoTrac
  • With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more. The collection also contains over 11 million articles, published between 1980 and the present.

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Student Resources

  • A to Z the USA
  • 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.
  • New database A to Z the World
  • AtoZ the World is the world standard for country profiles, with detailed coverage of more than 100 cultural and educational topics.
  • New database A to Z World Travel
  • Provides information on city neighborhoods and districts, in-town excursions and day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders' tips on navigating the city and culture; features 202 city guides with detailed accounts of health advisories, travel essentials, and lists of local embassies and consulates; and includes city maps, currency information, real-time weather reports, and communication information.
  • 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.
  • Access World News - NewsBank
  • A comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally that provides extensive coverage at any level—local, state, regional, national and international; features the majority of U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with almost 1,000 hard-to-find local and regional titles; and offers searchable news video clips and over 2,000 international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English.
  • America's News Magazines - NewsBank
  • 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.
  • Biography in Context - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Biography in Context is built on a foundation of more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people. Biographies are gathered from more than 170 award-winning Gale reference sources and integrates content with video, audio, podcasts, interactivity, and more.
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1986) - ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.
  • Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)
  • A searchable database of articles from the Chicago Tribune newspaper including articles from 1985 until the present.
  • New database eBook Collection - EBSCO
  • With more than 265,000 eBook titles, every search instantly shows relevant eBook titles directly alongside EBSCO databases and other library resources. eBooks can be downloaded to your portable device to take on-the-go.
  • New database Ed2Go - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Ed2Go is an online provider of hundreds of practical and effective online courses on a wide range of topics including computer skills, personal enrichment, medical, financial and much more. There are three types of online learning experiences offered: certificate programs, instructor-lead courses, and self-study courses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grolier
  • Offers the most comprehensive source of non-fiction content target for grades 3 and up including articles, weblinks, and world newspapers.
  • 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.
  • Literary Index - Gale/InfoTrac
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  • 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.
  • Mango Languages--Learn a New Language
  • An interactive language learning system that offers courses in Spanish, Russian, French, Mandarin, ESL, and more.
  • ProQuest K-12
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Reference Library - Gale/InfoTrac
  • A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research accessible 24/7.
  • WorldBook Online
  • The electronic version of the World Book Encyclopedia plus an atlas and background information on current news stories.
  • 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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Test Preparation

  • 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.

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Travel

  • A to Z the USA
  • 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.
  • New database A to Z the World
  • AtoZ the World is the world standard for country profiles, with detailed coverage of more than 100 cultural and educational topics.
  • New database A to Z World Travel
  • Provides information on city neighborhoods and districts, in-town excursions and day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders' tips on navigating the city and culture; features 202 city guides with detailed accounts of health advisories, travel essentials, and lists of local embassies and consulates; and includes city maps, currency information, real-time weather reports, and communication information.
  • New database Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure Collection - Gale/InfoTrac
  • With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more. The collection also contains over 11 million articles, published between 1980 and the present.

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