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  • A to Z Maps Online
  • Thousands of maps including outline, antique, political, and biologic maps and flags of the world, crossword puzzles, and other teaching tools.
  • A to Z the USA
  • An encyclopedia of the 55 U.S. states and territories. Includes images, antique and modern maps, states’ animal and flower, and more.
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    Log in to A-Z World Travel (top-right) with your library card number.
  • A to Z the World
  • Country profiles including culture, customs, food, religion, maps, and more.
  • A to Z World Food
  • Contains traditional appetizer, main course, and dessert recipes from 174 countries around the world. Explore recipes by country, browse by ingredients, create your own own recipe list, and more.
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    Access A to Z World Food remotely and enter your library card number into the "Library sign in" dialog box.
  • A to Z World Travel
  • World city travel guides, attractions, maps, and more.
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    Access A to Z World Travel remotely
    , select "Library Card Log In," and enter your library card number.
  • Acorn TV - RBdigital - NEW!
  • Stream thousands of hours of the latest seasons of British mysteries, dramas, comedies, and original and exclusive programming including Doc Martin, George Gently, Murdoch Mysteries, and more - commercial free! New shows added weekly. Loan period is 7 days.
  • ALLDATA Online
    [Available in the Library only]
  • Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    [Available in the Library only]
  • View records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more!
  • Bloom's Literature - Infobase Learning - NEW!
  • Offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature including thousands of critical essays, discussion questions, author biographies, character analyses, full-length poems, full-text reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.
  • BookFlix - Scholastic
  • An engaging online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all your children.
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    Access BookFlix remotely and enter your library card number. Requires Adobe Flash and cookies to be enabled.
  • Books and Authors - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Find that next good book. Browse or search by title, author, genre, series, and other criteria.
  • BrainHQ - NEW!
  • BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. You can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better, and remember more.
  • Daily Herald - ProQuest
  • Find full text articles from the Daily Herald newspaper from 1995 to the present.
  • Driving Tests - NEW!
  • Free driver education program containing practice tests and driver's manuals (car, motorcyle, and CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
  • eBook Collection - EBSCO
  • Downloadable fiction and nonfiction eBooks.
  • EBSCO Connection
  • Find articles, news, periodicals, and other premium content across EBSCOhost databases. (If the database asks for a "Patron ID," enter your 14-digit library barcode number.)
  • FirstSearch (OCLC)
  • Find articles, journals, eBooks, dissertations, and other bibliographic resources from local libraries and libraries around the world.
  • Flipster - EBSCO - NEW!
  • Easily read current and back issues of popular magazines on your computer or mobile device with Flipster.
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    Where it asks for a patron ID, log in to Flipster with your library card number.
  • Fold3 Library Edition - ProQuest
  • Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
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    Log in to Fold3 with your library card number.
  • Gale Courses
  • Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) offers online courses in computer skills, personal enrichment, medical, financial, and more.
  • General OneFile - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Provides periodical and news information for researchers at all levels.
  • The Great Courses - RBdigital - NEW!
  • Learn everything about anything with access to over 3,500 in-depth and engaging video lectures on subjects like science, history, travel, cooking, and more from award-winning experts and professors from the most respected institutions in the world. Loan period is 7 days.
  • Grolier
  • Encyclopedia for grades 3 and up.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Medical information for students, patients, and medical professionals.
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and more.
  • Hoopla
  • Borrow digital audiobooks, ebooks, movies, music, TV shows, and more with your Elk Grove Village Public Library card. No holds, no fees. Stream through your internet.
  • IndieFlix - RBdigital - NEW!
  • Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality award-winning feature films, box office and film festival hits, classic TV shows, documentaries, pop culture favorites, shorts, and web series from 85 countries. Access content anytime, anywhere from your computer, smartphone, or tablet with a web browser. Also available on Roku, Xbox, and Apple TV. Loan period is 7 days.
  • Infobase Learning - NEW!
  • Provides curriculum-based digital reference content that spans a variety of core subject areas including history, science, literature, health, and more.
  • LearningExpressLibrary
  • Interactive practice tests, study guides, ebooks, and skill-building courses for students and job seekers.
  • Learn it Live - RBdigital - NEW!
  • Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality content covering topics in wellness. Loan period is 7 days.
  • Legal Forms - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Find and print accurate, reliable Illinois legal forms and documents.
  • LexisNexis Library Express
  • Provides comprehensive access to credible legal, business, and legal research, and newspaper and magazine articles.
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    Log in to LexisNexis with your library card number.
  • 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 of authors and critical analyses their works.
  • Lynda.com - NEW!
  • Get unlimited access to thousands of premier video courses and tutorials taught by industry experts in business, design, management, software, and other fields. An Elk Grove Village Public Library card is required for access.
  • Mango Languages - Learn a New Language
  • An interactive language learning system offering everyday conversational skills, beginning and advanced student coursework, and ESL courses.
  • Medline (OCLC)
  • Research all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
  • Mergent Intellect
  • Worldwide business information including business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, industry profiles, and much more.
  • Method Test Prep - RBdigital - NEW!
  • A comprehensive self-paced program accessible online for ACT and SAT test prep. Loan period is 7 days. Online registration with an email and a library card is required.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • Find information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and investment indexes. Includes MorningStar rating information.
  • MUZZY Online
  • A fun and interactive way for children to learn new languages.
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
  • Genealogical records from all over the world.
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    Where it asks for a patron ID, log in to MyHeritage with your library card number.
  • Newspaper Archive
  • Search, view, save, and print full-pages from U.S. and international newspapers from 1759 to present. Formerly Access Newspaper Archive.
  • Newspapers.com - NEW!
  • Contains full and portions of runs of well-known, regional, and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s.
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    Log in to Newspapers.com with your library card number.
  • Novelist K-8
  • Find titles chosen to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.
  • Novelist Plus
  • Find read-alikes based on your favorite authors, titles, or series; reading lists for popular genres and non-fiction; or reviews and discussion guides.
  • Pongalo - RBdigital - NEW!
  • Offers the largest collection (over 10,000 episodes) of Spanish-language telenovelas, TV series, and original and exclusive programming from more than 10 countries, and popular Hollywood movies translated into Spanish. Stream on demand to all popular devices. Loan period is 7 days.
  • Price It! Antiques and Collectibles - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Identify, research, and price antiques and collectibles.
  • ProQuest Daily Herald
  • Find full text articles from the Daily Herald newspaper from 1995 to the present.
  • ProQuest Newsstream
  • Current and historical documents from newspapers, scholarly journals, TV/radio broadcasts, company annual reports, books, government documents, and maps.
  • Public Records - Record Information Services
  • Illinois Records of new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies.
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    Access Public Records remotely, select Elk Grove Village Public Library from the dropdown menu, then enter you library card number.
  • QelloCONCERTS - NEW!
  • Watch over 1,700 full-length concerts and music documentaries on demand from your mobile or tablet device. With new releases every week, the collection spans over 30 genres from the 1920s until now. Online registration with an email and library card number is required.
  • RBdigital Magazines
  • With no waiting lists or checkout periods, get free access to selected eMagazines through the world's largest digital newsstand. Read issues on-the-go or download them for later. Previously known as Zinio.
  • Reference USA
  • Create a customized list or search for individuals in the U.S. New Movers and Homeowners database.
  • ScienceFlix - Scholastic
  • Combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4-9.
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    Access ScienceFlix remotely and enter your library card number. Requires Adobe Flash and cookies to be enabled.
  • Science Online - Infobase Learning - NEW!
  • Offers expansive reference coverage of scientific disciplines through essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, and experiments. Science Online also helps students find a starting point for their research.
  • Student Resources in Context - Gale/InfoTrac
  • Authoritative resource for student research. Includes a wide range of information, primary sources, overviews, videos, and more.
  • Teachables - Scholastic - NEW!
  • Scholastic Teachables is designed for parents, caregivers, and educators. Save hours of prep time with this online treasure trove of ready-to-go lessons and activities for every grade, subject, and skill level.
  • Teen Health & Wellness - Rosen
  • Do research for school work or find self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and other up-to-date information.
  • Todays Science - Infobase Learning - NEW!
  • Offers comprehensive and in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environment science, space, physics, and technology.
  • TrueFlix - Scholastic
  • An online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st century skills through the inquiry process.
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    Access TrueFlix remotely and enter your library card number. Requires Adobe Flash and cookies to be enabled.
  • Value Line
  • Reliable, unbiased, accurate, and current data on companies, industries, markets, and economies to help make evaluating investments easier and with confidence.
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    Access Value Line remotely and enter your library card number.
  • WorldBook Online
  • 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.

Last updated: April 17, 2019

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