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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 Maps the World
by World Trade Press

Country profiles including culture, customs, food, religion, maps, and more.

A to Z 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 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.

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Access A to Z World Food remotely and enter your library card number into the "Library sign in" dialog box.

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.

by Scholastic

An engaging online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all your children.

by ProQuest

A primary source reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world.

Explora Public Libraries

Provides research collections on thousands of topics from the world's leading magazines and reference books. Search hundreds of professional journals, popular magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, and more.

Gale Courses
by Gale/Cengage

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.

Grolier Online

Offers the most comprehensive source of non-fiction content target for grades 3 and up including articles, weblinks, and world newspapers.

History Reference Center

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.

Learning Express Library

Practice tests for all levels of standardized tests, study guides, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information for students of all ages.

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.

Mango Languages
An interactive language learning system offering everyday conversational skills, beginning and advanced student coursework, and ESL courses.

MasterFILE Complete

Contains the largest collection of full-text magazines, reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Ideal for research and school projects.

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.

Muzzy Online
A fun and interactive way for children to learn new languages.

Nexis Uni
by LexisNexis

Provides access to a wide range of information on business, business resources, and newspaper and magazine articles. Now called Nexis Uni.

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Access Nexis Uni remotely, select Elk Grove Village Public Library from the dropdown menu, then enter you library card number.

Novelist K-8

Find titles chosen to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

Rosetta Stone

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.

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.

Today's Science
by Infobase Learning

Offers comprehensive and in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environment science, space, physics, and technology.

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. offers free live homework help to students in grades 4-12 succeed in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English. | Apple Store | Google Play

Virtual Reference Library
by Gale/Cengage

Searchable encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.

World Book Online
World Book Encyclopedia plus an atlas and background information on current news stories.

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