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Resources for all your research and learning needs. Need help using one of these services? Check out Niche Academy for easy-to-follow guides.

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.

Learning Express Library

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

Lynda.com
Learn technology, creative and business skills

Reference USA

A national directory with powerful search tools built in.

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.

 

Creativebug

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.

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

Learning Express Library

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

Lynda.com
Learn technology, creative and business skills

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. 

Chicago Tribune Historical
Archives from 1849 to 1984.

Heritage Quest

Search for American ancestors.

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

Medigap Buyers' Report

Work through to get a personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.

 

Procitizen

Video tutorial for the U.S. Naturalization Test.

ProCitizen (en español)

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

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

Learning Express Library

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

SIRS/Issues Researcher

Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.

Tutor.com

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

APS Journals

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

ClasePeriodica (español)

Science and humanities from Latin American journals.

Eco

Scholarly journals

Eric

Education and teaching journals

Medline

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

Duolingo
Language learning tool.

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.

Pronunciator

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

Rosetta Stone

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

Explora

One-stop, first-step in a research project. Simultaneously search six sources. Full text Middle Search Plus article database.

Learning Express Library

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

SIRS/Issues Researcher

Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.

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

Tutor.com

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

ArticleFirst

Full text and citations from journal articles.

Chicagoland News Sources
Articles from Chicago area papers.

Chicago Tribune Historical
Archives from 1849 to 1984.

Explora

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

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

Newswires

Updated Associated Press news.

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.

 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Includes 25,000 references with easy to access full text records.

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

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

Novelist Plus

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

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.

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

Novelist K-8

Read-alikes, award-winning titles and more.

Sesame Street E-books

E-books and games with Sesame Street characters.

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