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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 Food America

    The world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes.


    A to Z the World

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

    A to Z USA

    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

    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.


    A to Z World Travel

    World city travel guides, attractions, maps, and more.

    ALLDATA Online

    Available in the Library only

    Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.

    America's Genealogy Bank

    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

    Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Elk Grove Journal, and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.


    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!



    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

    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.


    An engaging online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all your children. Requires Adobe Flash and cookies to be enabled.


    Books and Authors

    Find that next good book. Browse or search by title, author, genre, series, and other criteria.


    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. Registration with a valid Elk Grove Village Library card and email is required.


    Chicago Sun-Times Collection

    Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to current, and full-color images from 2018 to current.

    Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)

    Find full-text articles from the Chicago Tribune newspaper dating from 1985 to the present.

    Chicago Tribune Historical Newspapers (1849-1986)

    Search the historical archives of the Chicago Tribune newspaper.


    Consumer Health Complete

    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

    Automobile ratings, buying guides, and recommendations from the publishers of Consumer Reports Magazine.


    Consumers' Checkbook

    A nonprofit consumer information and service rating resource for the Chicagoland area.

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    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.



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


    Daily Herald

    Find full text articles from the Daily Herald newspaper from 1995 to the present.

    Daily Herald Collection

    Explore Arlington Heights and suburban area history through local news, events and people with the Daily Herald Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

    Driving Tests

    Free driver education program containing practice tests and driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, and CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

    eBook Collection

    Downloadable fiction and nonfiction eBooks.


    EBSCO Discovery Service

    EBSCO Discovery Service brings together a comprehensive collection of content from most of our databases. The service includes subject indexes and access to full-text articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers.

    EBSCOhost Connection

    Find articles, news, periodicals, and other premium content across EBSCOhost databases.

    Educate Station

    Educate Station offers weekly and monthly lesson plans for teachers and home school parents of students in per-kindergarten through 2nd grade.

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    Elk Grove Journal

    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.

    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.



    Find articles, journals, eBooks, dissertations, and other bibliographic resources from local libraries and libraries around the world.


    Easily read current and back issues of popular magazines on your computer or mobile device with Flipster.

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    Fold3 Library Edition

    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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    Gale Courses

    Gale Courses offers online courses in computer skills, personal enrichment, medical, financial, and more.


    Gale Courses - Languages

    Gale Courses offers online courses in many subjects including language learning in Spanish, ESL, Italian, Japanese, and Sign Language.

    Gale eBooks

    Reference eBooks on biography, business, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations/world, religion, science, social science, and more. Formerly called Formerly called Gale Virtual Reference Library.


    Gale in Context: High School

    Authoritative resource for student research. Includes a wide range of information, primary sources, overviews, videos, and more.


    General OneFile

    Provides periodical and news information for researchers at all levels.


    Great Courses

    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. Access Great Courses through the Libby App under the "Extras" section.


    Grolier Online

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

    Health and Wellness Resource Center

    Medical information for students, patients, and medical professionals.


    Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900's, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

    HeritageQuest Online

    Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and more.


    Historical Newspapers

    Searchable full-text and page images of more than 60 premier newspapers, including Chicago Tribune (from 1849), New York Times (from 1857), Washington Post (from 1987), Wall Street Journal (from 1889) and Los Angeles Times (from 1881). For current issues of these titles, see U.S. Newsstream.


    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.


    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.



    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. Loan period is 7 days. Access IndieFlix content through the Libby App under the "Extras" section.


    Infobase Learning

    Provides curriculum-based digital reference content that spans a variety of core subject areas including history, science, literature, health, and more.

    Job and Career Accelerator

    Personalized job search assistance with resume and cover letters, job applications, and interviews. Includes computer software tutorials and local job listings.

    Learning Express Library

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


    Legal Forms

    Find and print accurate, reliable Illinois legal forms and documents.


    LinkedIn Learning

    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.


    Literary Index

    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

    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. Register with a valid email or use Mango as a guest.

    Download the app: Apple Store | Google Play

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    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.


    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.

    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. Requires Adobe Flash to be enabled in your browser.

    MyHeritage Library Edition

    Genealogical records from all over the world.

    Click the "MyHeritage Library Edition" link that appears on the next screen.

    New York Times

    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.

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    Newspaper Archive

    Search, view, save, and print full-pages from U.S. and international newspapers from 1759 to present. Formerly Access Newspaper Archive.

    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.

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    Nexis Uni

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

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    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

    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.


    OmniFile Full Text Select

    Provides full text articles (1994 to the present) from international and professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.


    ProQuest Newsstand

    Current, global, historical, and international documents from newspapers, scholarly journals, TV/radio broadcasts, company annual reports, books, government documents, and maps.

    Public Records

    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, enter your library card number, then click the "Remote RIS Library Login" button.

    Qello Concerts

    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. Access Qello Concerts content through the Libby App under the "Extras" section.


    Reference Solutions

    Create a customized list or search for individuals in the U.S. New Movers and Homeowners database. Formerly called Reference USA.


    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.


    Science Online

    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.


    Combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 - 9.



    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

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


    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.

    Download the app: Apple Store | Google Play


    U.S. 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.


    USA Today Collection

    Search current and archived issues back to 1987. Full-color newspaper pages giving you the experience of reading a print newspaper, full-text articles, and content only published online.

    Value Line

    Reliable, unbiased, accurate, and current data on companies, industries, markets, and economies to help make evaluating investments easier and with confidence.


    World Book Online

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



    Search the OCLC catalog to find books, movies, music, and other materials in others libraries around the world.