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AtoZ Databases

A national residential and business directory. Business listings offer a variety of indexes so you can create targeted results: by industry, geographic location and more. Perfect for finding new customers or researching an industry.

Ancestry Library Edition (Library Use Only)

This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest™ Online. 

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Brainfuse: HelpNow (Coming Soon)

Tutors are available every day from 2:00pm to 11:00pm for help with math, science, English, and social studies.

Brainfuse: JobNow (Coming Soon)

Provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

Brainfuse: LearnNow (Coming Soon)

Live tutoring and practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, Civil Service, NCLEX, TOEFL and more. Tutoring available 2:00pm - 11:00pm.


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Chilton Library

The Chilton Library contains automotive repair information. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Some features include step-by-step service and repair procedures, close-up photographs and illustrations, vacuum and wiring diagrams to help explain system operation, troubleshooting and diagnostics, and maintenance and specification tables.

Consumer Reports

Find ratings and recommendations on appliances, electronics, cars, and more from the popular magazine and website.

Chicago Tribune

Search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which date back into the 1980s 

CQ Magazine

Search or browse resources on American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences.

Congressional Publications

Search legislative histories, bills, and members of congress.


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DMV Practice Tests

Take free online practice tests based on Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles standards, including motorcycle exams and a sample commercial driver license (CDL) test.


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eLibrary

General reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users.  Titles cover a wide range of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.


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Healthfinder

Alphabetical index of health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Heritage Quest

This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.


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Lynda.com

Watch thousands of step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology. 


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Mango Languages

Lessons in 60-plus languages, including English. Includes specialty courses, such as medical Spanish, and full-length theatrical movies with subtitles and enhanced instruction. Download the Mango Languages app to use on mobile devices.

MedlinePlus

Up-to-date health information from the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.

Merck Manual

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language from one of the most trusted sources in the field.

Morningstar Investment Research

Investment analysis and ratings for stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and markets.


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Newspapers from ProQuest

Full-text articles from hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers such as The Washington Post and USA Today; also features transcripts from CNN, Fox News, and NPR.

NoveList

Find recommendations and reviews for adult and teen fiction and nonfiction based on your favorite titles, authors, and genres.

NoveList K-8

Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.


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Public Records

Access Illinois public record data for home foreclosures, bankruptcies, new businesses, and real estate transactions. Available both inside and outside the library.


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Student Resources In Context

Reference essays, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles and primary source documents, historical timelines, biographies, and classroom topics. Great for homework.


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Testing and Education Reference Center

Offers practice tests and courses designed to help students and adult learners improve skills and pass academic and licensing tests.

Tutor.com

Tutors are available every day from 4:00pm to 10:00pm for help with math, science, English, and social studies. Resume assistance is available.


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Value Line

The latest information on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities. View, print, and download research reports from the various Value Line publications.

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Westlaw (Library Use Only)

Online legal research

WorldCat Discovery

Search the collections of thousands of libraries in the United States and around the world using this global catalog.