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Online Learning

Rosetta Stone

The leading language learning resource offering 30 languages.

Professional online video tutorials for business, technology and design.


A brain-training system built and tested by an international team of top neuroscientists and other brain experts.

Magazines and Newspapers


The Library subscribes to magazines focused on business and personal finance, including Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, Money and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, some of which are also available through Flipster, the Library’s digital magazine service.


Search the full text of newspapers, magazines and journals for research or interest including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Barron’s, and The Economist.


An index of articles from over 16,000 journals in the fields of science, technology, medicine, the humanities, and popular culture.


An index of scholarly journals in anthropology, economics, law, literature, religion and more


Education focused source for articles and research.

Chicago Tribune


Full text access to the Chicago Tribune 1985-present.

Historical Newspaper: Tribune

Search or browse every page of every issue of the Chicago Tribune as it appeared in print from 1849-1993.

Biography and Genealogy

Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy resource with access to the census, Social Security Death Index, graves, city directories and more.

Ancestry (in library only)

Library access to, the prominent resource for genealogy researchers.

Books and Reading


A global catalog of library materials.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of more than 90,000 authors, poets, essayists and other writers.


Readers resource for read alikes, series and finding your next read for adults and teens.

Consumer Resources

Consumer Reports

Full access to the premiere unbiased consumer review and testing source.

Business Resources

Standard and Poor NetAdvantage

Industry reports, stock and bond information, and company profiles.

Reference USA

Business and residential directory covering the US and Canada.

Public Records Online

Public filings of bankruptcies, new businesses, and home foreclosures in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Information on mutual funds, stocks and ETFs, including Morningstar newsletters, for investors and researchers.

Value Line's Investment Survey

A premier resource for stock research available online.


Encyclopedia Britannica

A trusted resource on topics of all descriptions.

Animal Life Resource

Covers animal behavior, diet, and habitats with photos.

Health and Medicine


From the National Library of Medicine, an index of article summaries and and citations from over 3,500 medical journals


Articles from scholarly journals and popular magazines on health, medicine, and exercise.


American Decades

20th-century events and culture in the U.S.

Europe 1450-1789: An Encyclopedia of the Early Modern Era

Covers all aspects of life in Europe from the Renaissance to the start of modern history.

Modern Europe 1789-1914: An Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Covers all aspects of life in this period transformed by industrialization, nationalism, and imperialism.

Europe Since 1914: An Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Covers European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union.

Encyclopedia of World War I

Covers political, social, and military history in WWI.

Encyclopedia of World War II

Covers political, social, and military history in WWII.

Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition

Comprehensive U.S. statistics stretching from the 1600s to nearly present day.