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Access Newspaper Archive
Keyword searchable archive of newspapers from around the country. Includes Daily Herald (1901-2012).
Historical newspaper articles and obituaries search.
Ancestry is only available within the library
Search for your ancestors in census and other genealogical records from around the world.
AP News Monitor
Continually updated Associated Press news.
Full text and citations from journal articles.
A to Z World Travel
Learn about travel destinations and get tips on how to travel successfully
Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair diagrams and instructions for many makes and models.
Business Source Complete
Full text and/or citations for 1300 scholarly business journals going back to 1886.
Newspaper articles, current and historical, from Chicago area papers. Includes The Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Herald.
The Chicago Tribune archives from 1849 until 1984.
Full text and citations for articles in the sciences and humanities from Latin American journals.
Consumer Health Complete
Suite of databases including: AP NewsMonitor Collection, Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wangall’s New World Encyclopedia, MAS Complete, MasterFile Complete, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Newspaper Source Plus, Novelist, Novelist K-8, Points of View, and Regional Business News
Full text and citations from scholarly journals.
Full text and citations on education and teaching.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
25,000 entry general encyclopedia.
Suite of databases including: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Eco, Eric, Government Publications Office (catalog, not full text), Medline, and Worldcat.
Suite of “reference” ebooks arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.
A genealogical tool to help search for your American ancestors.
Search for jobs, write a resume or cover letter, learn software or how to fill out an application, or explore career possibilities.
Learning Express Library
Books and sample tests for test preparation, GED, workplace skills, and citizenship exams.
Learn to speak any of over forty languages.
Magazine articles, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents aimed at high school research projects.
Magazine and journal articles from 2000 publications dating back to 1922. Plus full text from more than 1000 reference books.
Full text and citations of articles on medicine, dentistry, and nursing. Most are aimed at medical professionals.
Middle Search Plus
Magazine articles, biographies, and primary source documents for middle school research projects.
Language learning tool for children. English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and more available.
Newspaper Source Plus
Full text articles from more than 860 newspapers, plus television and radio transcripts.
Newspaper archives including the Daily Herald, Post-Tribune, Wheeling Countryside, and more.
Find read-alikes, book discussion guides, lists of award winning novels and more.
Find read-alikes, lists of award winning titles and more for children from birth through high school.
Points of View
Pro and con articles for a wide variety of topics.
Magazine articles for elementary school research projects.
Record Information Services
Chicago area marketing information on real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.
A national level phone book with powerful search tools built in.
Regional Business News
Full text and citations for business articles from regional sources.
Sesame Street eBooks
Fun, beautiful eBooks and games starring your favorite Sesame Street characters.
Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.
Get LIVE one-on-one homework help from certified tutors in a variety of subjects.
Investment data, tools, and analysis from one of the best known companies in the field.
Current events articles drawn from online news feeds.
Ratings and evaluations of insurance companies, credit unions, banks, stocks, and mutual funds. Formerly The Street Ratings.
Catalog of library holdings from around the world.
A collection of magazines and journals on many topics.