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A-Z List

Resources for all your research and learning needs. Need help using one of these services? Check out Niche Academy for easy-to-follow guides. Click here for information on the Privacy Policies of these outside companies.


Access World News
Article and topic search drawing from newspapers around the world.

America’s Genealogy Bank
Historical newspaper articles and obituaries search.


Search for ancestors in census and other genealogical records from around the world. NOTE: Ancestry is only available within the library.

APS Journals

American Physical Society journals. NOTE: APS Journals is only available within the library.


Full text and citations from journal articles.


Chicagoland News Sources
Articles from Chicago area papers.

Chicago Sun-Times
Text archives from 1986, image edition 2018 to current.

Chicago Tribune Historical
Archives from 1849 to 1984.

ClasePeriodica (español)

Science and humanities from Latin American journals.


Tutorials for DIY crafters, creators and artists. Includes patterns and some project lists.


Driving Tests
Rules of the Road and sample driving tests for cars, motorcycles, and the CDL.

Language learning tool.



Scholarly journals


Education and teaching journals


One-stop, first-step in a research project. Simultaneously search six sources. Full text Consumer Reports.



In library use only access to FamilySearch’s genealogical records. Note: you will need to create a personalized account to use this resource.


First Search

Includes ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Eco, Eric, Government Publications Office, Medline and WorldCat

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

25,000 entry general encyclopedia.


Gale Courses
Six-week online continuing education classes. Classes cover many topics from computer software and COMPTIA preparation to Genealogy, PMP and more.


Explore your family history with U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research from 1704-today. Coverage includes all 50 states and original obituary images.

Heritage Quest

Search for American ancestors.


Learning Express Library

Books and sample tests for SAT and ACT test preparation, GED, workplace skills and citizenship exams.

Legal Forms, Gale
Sample legal forms; available in several editable formats.

LinkedIn Learning
Learn technology, creative and business skills. Was Access through the app requires that you enter an invitation link, please use ‘’.


Mango Languages

Learn to speak over 70 languages with self-paced lessons.

Medigap Buyers’ Report

Work through to get a personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.


Medicine, dentistry and nursing journals; most aimed at medical professionals.


Newspaper archives including the Daily Herald, Post-Tribune, Wheeling Countryside and more.


Updated Associated Press news.

Novelist Plus

Find read-alikes for your favorite books, book discussion guides, lists of award-winning novels and more.

Novelist K-8

Read-alikes, award-winning titles and more.



Hundreds of current newspaper issues from around the world. Had been available through RBDigital.


Proquest Newsstand

Articles from many U.S. major dailies, including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.


Record Information Services

Chicago area information on real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies.

Reference Solutions

A national directory with powerful search tools built in. Was called Reference USA.


Scholastic Teachables
Ready-to-use worksheets and forms for parents and teachers to use with their K-8 students.


SIRS/Issues Researcher

Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.


Tumble Book Library
E-books, puzzles, videos and games for youth.

One-on-one homework help from certified tutors in a variety of subjects.


Value Line

Investment data, tools, and analysis;
How to find company reports


Weiss Financial

Ratings and evaluations of insurance companies, credit unions, banks, stocks and mutual funds.


Catalog of library holdings from around the world.