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.

A

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

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

America’s Obituaries and Death Notices
Search for obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the United States.

Ancestry

Search for ancestors in census and other genealogical records from around the world. 

APS Journals

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

ArticleFirst

Full text and citations from journal articles.

C

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.

Creativebug

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

D

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

Duolingo
Language learning tool.

E

Eco

Scholarly journals

Eric

Education and teaching journals

Explora

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

F

First Search

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

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

G

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference e-books arranged by subject.

H

Heritage Quest

Search for American ancestors.

L

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.

Lynda.com
Learn technology, creative and business skills

M

Mango Languages

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

Muzzy Languages  

Language learning tool for children. English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and more available.

Medigap Buyers’ Report

Work through to get a personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.

Medline

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

N

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

Newswires

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.

P

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.

R

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.

S

SIRS/Issues Researcher

Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.

Sesame Street E-books

E-books and games with Sesame Street characters.

T

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

Tutor.com

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

V

Value Line

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

W

Weiss Financial

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

WorldCat

Catalog of library holdings from around the world.