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Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for vehicles including repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Books & Reading
Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. Helps kids find books that are just right for their level and interests.
A global catalog of library materials. Includes the ability to request interlibrary loan for books and articles unavailable in HPL or SWAN.
Business & Legal Resources
Business research database featuring top journals in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and operations.
Tools and how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues, provided through Nolo handbooks. Includes thousands of state-specific legal forms.
Public filings of bankruptcies, new businesses, and foreclosures in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Includes Check Illinois to find contact information. divorce, bankruptcy, felony records, and more.
Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Provides over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including records from the complete U.S. Census (1790-1930); military records; church records; passenger lists; and more. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.
Provides access to the census, Social Security Death Index, graves, city directories and more.
Health and Medicine
Index of article summaries and and citations from over 3,500 medical journals.
Searches include articles from scholarly journals and popular magazines on health, medicine, and exercise.
Hobbies and Crafts
Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for virtually every hobby enthusiast. Includes articles from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Full text access to the Chicago Tribune 1985-present.
The Doings digitized, searchable and browsable 1896-2017. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.
Full text access to The Doings 2005-present.
The Hinsdalean digitized, searchable and browsable 2006-present. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.
Search or browse every page of every issue of the Chicago Tribune as it appeared in print from 1849-1998.
Access to the Chicago Sun-Times as text and image, Crain's Chicago Business, Hinsdale Suburban Life, The Doings and other local newspapers.
Magazines, Newspapers and Journals
A multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and more.
ERIC is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.
Search current and archived global news content. Includes sources such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, Times of India, Evening Standard and more.
Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
Large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from the world's leading publishers. Covers every general interest subject area and includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
Search the full text of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for research or interest including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Barron’s, and The Economist.
Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, with hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and images.
A trusted resource on topics of all descriptions.
Online encyclopedias including Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, Real-Life Math and three encyclopedias covering the history of Europe.
Designed for middle school students, providing popular magazines, biographies and an image collection.
For elementary school student research with popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and images.