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We offer a variety of online resources for your research, learning, and information needs -- free with your Elk Grove Village Library card. Choose from newspaper databases, homework tools, technology courses, and more.

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  • A to Z Food America
    by World Trade Press
  • The world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes.
  • A to Z Maps Online
    by World Trade Press
  • 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
    by World Trade Press
  • An encyclopedia of the 55 U.S. states and territories. Includes images, antique and modern maps, states’ animal and flower, and more.
  • A to Z the World
    by World Trade Press
  • Country profiles including culture, customs, food, religion, maps, and more.
  • A to Z World Food
    by World Trade Press
  • 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.
    Viewing this from home?
    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
    by World Trade Press
  • World city travel guides, attractions, maps, and more.
  • Acorn TV
    by RBdigital
  • 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. | Apple Store | Google Play | Amazon
    Online registration with an email and library card number is required. Register or sign into Acorn TV using the links at the top right of the next page.
  • ALLDATA Online
  • Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
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    If you are using Google Chrome and are having an issue with accessing ALLDATA, please use Mozilla FireFox.
  • America's GenealogyBank
    NewsBank
  • Easily search and browse more than a billion genealogy records from 1690 to the present, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and more. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, as well as the Social Security Death Index.
  • America's News - NEW!
    by NewsBank
  • Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports, and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate, and other sections.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    by ProQuest
  • View records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! Remote access to Ancestry is extended until January 1, 2021.
  • AutoMate
    by EBSCO
  • Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Bloom's Literature
    by Infobase Learning
  • 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
    by Scholastic
  • An engaging online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all your children.
  • Books and Authors
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Find that next good book. Browse or search by title, author, genre, series, and other criteria.
  • BrainHQ
    by Posit Science
  • 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.
  • Chicago Sun-Times Collection - NEW!
    by NewsBank
  • Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to current, and full-color images from 2018 to current.
  • Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)
    by ProQuest
  • Find full-text articles from the Chicago Tribune newspaper dating from 1985 to the present.
  • Chicago Tribune Historical Newspapers (1849-1986)
    by ProQuest
  • Search the historical archives of the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    by EBSCO
  • Provides full-text content, images and diagrams, and audio narration on a variety of subjects in health and wellness including aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition and dietetics.
  • Consumer Reports
    by EBSCO
  • Find ratings, information, and recommendations from Consumer Reports Magazine.
  • Consumer's Checkbook
  • A nonprofit consumer information and service rating resource for the Chicagoland area.
    Viewing this from home?
    Access Consumer Checkbook remotely, enter your library card number, then fill out the registration form.
  • Creativebug
  • Get full access to more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists and downloadable patterns. Requires signing up with an email.
  • CultureGrams
  • A primary source reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world.
  • Daily Herald
    by ProQuest
  • Find full text articles from the Daily Herald newspaper from 1995 to the present.
  • Driving Tests
  • 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
    by 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.)
  • Elk Grove Journal - NEW!
    by NewsBank
  • Easily search and browse articles from 2010 to the present. Also, set up daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts for all new content within Elk Grove Journal.
  • FirstSearch (OCLC)
  • Find articles, journals, eBooks, dissertations, and other bibliographic resources from local libraries and libraries around the world.
  • Flipster
    by EBSCO
  • Easily read current and back issues of popular magazines on your computer or mobile device with Flipster.
    Viewing this from home?
    Where it asks for a patron ID, log in to Flipster with your library card number.
  • Fold3 Library Edition
    by ProQuest
  • Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
    Viewing this from home?
    Log in to Fold3 with your library card number.
  • Gale Courses
  • Gale Courses offers online courses in computer skills, personal enrichment, medical, financial, and more.
  • Gale in Context: High School
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Authoritative resource for student research. Includes a wide range of information, primary sources, overviews, videos, and more.
  • General OneFile
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Provides periodical and news information for researchers at all levels.
  • The Great Courses
    by RBdigital
  • 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.
    Online registration with an email and library card number is required. Register or sign into The Great Courses using the links at the top right of the next page.
  • Grolier
    by EBSCO
  • Encyclopedia for grades 3 and up.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Medical information for students, patients, and medical professionals.
  • HeritageQuest Online
    by EBSCO
  • Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and more.
    Viewing this from home?
    Log in to HeritageQuest Online with your library card number (barcode).
  • History Reference Center
    by EBSCO
  • Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.
  • Hoopla Digital
  • 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
    by RBdigital
  • 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. | Apple Store | Google Play | Amazon
    Online registration with an email and library card number is required. Register or sign into IndieFlix using the links at the top right of the next page.
  • Infobase Learning
  • Provides curriculum-based digital reference content that spans a variety of core subject areas including history, science, literature, health, and more.
  • Jobs and Career Accelerator
    by EBSCO
  • Personalized job search assistance with resume and cover letters, job applications, and interviews. Includes computer software tutorials and local job listings.
  • Learning Express Library
  • Interactive practice tests, study guides, ebooks, and skill-building courses for students and job seekers.
  • Learn it Live
    by RBdigital
  • Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality content covering topics in wellness. Loan period is 7 days.
  • Legal Forms
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Find and print accurate, reliable Illinois legal forms and documents.
  • LexisNexis Library Express / Nexis Uni
  • Provides comprehensive access to credible legal, business, and legal research, and newspaper and magazine articles. Now called Nexis Uni.
    Viewing this from home?
    Visit Lexis Nexis / Nexis Uni, then in the Find your organization section type "Elk Grove Village Public Library" in the search box and click on the search result. Finally, enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Literary Index
    by Gale/Cengage
  • 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
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Provides access to biographies of authors and critical analyses their works.
  • Lynda.com
  • 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
  • An interactive language learning system offering everyday conversational skills, beginning and advanced student coursework, and ESL courses.
  • Medline
    by 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
    by RBdigital
  • A comprehensive self-paced program accessible online for ACT and SAT test prep. Loan period is 7 days.
    Online registration with an email and library card number is required. Register or sign into Method Test Prep using the links at the top right of the next page.
  • 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
    by EBSCO
  • Genealogical records from all over the world.
    Click the "MyHeritage Library Edition" link that appears on the next screen.
  • New York Times - NEW!
  • Full, unlimited access to the New York Times website, including digitized archives back to 1851. Includes Spanish and Mandarin editions. Requires you to create a free account or log into an existing account.
    Viewing this from home?
    Activate a three-day subscription through the Elk Grove Village Library's website. Then, select the "REDEEM" button to redeem the digital access code. When the subscription runs out, come back to this page and extend it for an addition three days. There is no limit to the number of times you can extend your subscription.
  • Newspaper Archive
  • Search, view, save, and print full-pages from U.S. and international newspapers from 1759 to present. Great for genealogy or historical research.
  • Newspapers.com
    by ProQuest
  • 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. Great for genealogy or historical research.
    Viewing this from home?
    Log in to Newspapers.com with your library card number.
  • Nexis Uni
  • Formerly Lexis Nexis Library Express, Nexis Uni provides comprehensive access to credible legal, business, and legal research, and newspaper and magazine articles.
    Viewing this from home?
    Visit Nexis Uni, then in the Find your organization section type "Elk Grove Village Public Library" in the search box and click on the search result. Finally, enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Novelist K-8
    by EBSCO
  • Find titles chosen to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.
  • Novelist Plus
    by EBSCO
  • Find read-alikes based on your favorite authors, titles, or series; reading lists for popular genres and non-fiction; or reviews and discussion guides.
  • OmniFile Full Text Select
    by EBSCO
  • Provides full text articles (1994 to the present) from international and professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.
  • Price It! Antiques and Collectibles
    by Gale/Cengage
  • Identify, research, and price antiques and collectibles.
  • ProQuest Newsstream
  • Search the current and historical (to the 1980s) content of top news sites including Crain's Chicago Business, The New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times as well as hundreds of other local and regional sources.
  • Public Record
    by Record Information Services
  • Illinois Records of new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies.
    Viewing this from home?
    Access Public Records remotely, select Elk Grove Village Public Library from the dropdown menu, enter your Library card number, then click the "Remote RIS Library Login" button.
  • Qello Concerts
    by RBdigital
  • 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. Register or sign into Qello Concerts using the links at the top right of the next page.
  • 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. | Apple Store | Google Play | Amazon
  • Reference Solutions
    by Data Axle
  • Create a customized list or search for individuals in the U.S. New Movers and Homeowners database. Formerly called Reference USA.
  • Reference USA
    by Data Axle
  • Create a customized list or search for individuals in the U.S. New Movers and Homeowners database. Now called Reference Solutions.
  • Rosetta Stone
    by EBSCO
  • An interactive and immersive language-learning program available in nearly 30 different languages with over 200 hours of instruction per language.
    Log in with a valid email and a password on the next screen to access Rosetta Stone.
  • ScienceFlix
    by Scholastic
  • Combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4-9.
  • Science Online
    by Infobase Learning
  • 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.
  • Teachables
    by Scholastic
  • 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.
  • Today's Science
    by Infobase Learning
  • Offers comprehensive and in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environment science, space, physics, and technology.
  • TrueFlix
    by 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.
  • Tutor.com
  • Get live online assistance from expert tutors in a variety of subjects, standardized tests, and career help. | Apple Store | Google Play
  • Value Line
  • Reliable, unbiased, accurate, and current data on companies, industries, markets, and economies to help make evaluating investments easier and with confidence.
    Viewing this from home?
    Enter "Elk Grove Village Public Library" into the search box under the Find Your Organization section, then click the Library's name in the dropdown. On the next screen, log in to Value Line with your library card number and PIN number.
  • WorldBook Online
  • World Book Encyclopedia plus an atlas and background information on current news stories.
  • WorldCat
    by OCLC
  • OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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