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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 on topics from computer software and COMPTIA preparation to Genealogy, PMP and more

Learning Express Library

Books and sample tests for 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

Self-paced 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 test preparation, GED, workplace skills and citizenship exams.

Lynda.com

Learn technology, creative and business skills

Access NewsPaper Archive

Archive of American newspapers from around the country

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. NOTE: Ancestry is only available within the library.

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.

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

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 (en español)

Science and humanities from Latin American journals

Eco

Scholarly journals

Eric

Education and teaching

Medline

Medicine, dentistry and nursing; 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, including Middle Search Plus database.

Learning Express

Tutorials and practice in math, English, social studies and high school entrance exams

SIRS/Issues Researcher

Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.

NewsBank InfoWeb

Newspaper archives from over 150 publications

Tutor.com

Live one-on-one homework help from certified tutors in many subjects. Eight sessions available per week for each cardholder.

Access NewsPaper Archive

Archive of American newspapers from around the country

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

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

Auto Finance Resource

Auto Loan Information

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Includes 25,000 references with easy to access full text record     

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference e-books arranged by subject

Legal Forms Library

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.