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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.


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.


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 in English, Spanish, and Russian.

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.


First Search

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

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


Gale Business: Demographics Now
Map-based tool for small businesses. Collect demographic information and model consumer behaviors.

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.


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.
Learn technology, creative and business skills


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.


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.



Video tutorial for the U.S. Naturalization Test.

ProCitizen (en español)

Un tutorial de video para el examen de naturalización (ciudadanía) de los EEUU.


Become fluent in 80+ different languages. Includes an English language module for ESL students. Guided and free form lessons; live conversation opportunities.

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 USA

A national directory with powerful search tools built in.

Rosetta Stone
Thirty languages with self-paced lessons of over 200 hours instruction time.


SIRS/Issues Researcher

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.


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.