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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.
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.
Chicagoland News Sources
Articles from Chicago area papers.
Text archives from 1986, image edition 2018 to current.
Chicago Tribune Historical
Archives from 1849 to 1984.
Science and humanities from Latin American journals.Creativebug
Tutorials for DIY crafters, creators and artists. Includes patterns and some project lists.
Rules of the Road and sample driving tests for cars, motorcycles, and the CDL in English, Spanish, and Russian.
Language learning tool.
Education and teaching journalsExplora
One-stop, first-step in a research project. Simultaneously search six sources. Full text Consumer Reports.
Includes ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Eco, Eric, Government Publications Office, Medline and WorldCatFunk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
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.
Search for American ancestors.
LLearning 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.
Learn technology, creative and business skills
Learn to speak over 70 languages with self-paced lessons.
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.
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.
Articles from many U.S. major dailies, including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
RRecord Information Services
Chicago area information on real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies.Reference USA
A national directory with powerful search tools built in.
Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.Sesame Street E-books
E-books and games with Sesame Street characters.
Tumble Book Library
E-books, puzzles, videos and games for youth.
One-on-one homework help from certified tutors in a variety of subjects.
Investment data, tools, and analysis;
How to find company reports
Ratings and evaluations of insurance companies, credit unions, banks, stocks and mutual funds.WorldCat
Catalog of library holdings from around the world.