Student Resources

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 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.

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. Requires Adobe Flash and cookies to be enabled.


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.

Great Courses

by Libby

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

by Scholastic

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.

LinkedIn Learning

by LinkedIn

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

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

Download the app: Apple Store | Google Play

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.

Muzzy Online

A fun and interactive way for children to learn new languages. Requires Adobe Flash to be enabled in your browser.

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.

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

Help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st century skills through the inquiry process.

by Princeton Review 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

Gale eBooks

by Gale / Cengage

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.

World Book Online

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