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Books & Reading

Literary Reference Source Plus

Literary database covering all genres and timeframes including author biographies, criticism and synopses.

Novelist Plus

Readers' resource for read alikes, series, and recommendations for adults and teens.

Novelist K-8 Plus

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 Resources

Business Source Complete

Business research database featuring top journals in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and operations.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Up-to-date information on mutual funds, stocks and ETFs, including Morningstar newsletters.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Business and residential directory covering the US and Canada, including new homeowners. Includes demographic and marketing tools.

Value Line

A premier resource for stock research.

Consumer Resources

Consumer Reports

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


Ancestry Library Edition

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.

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, including historical photos, public records, indexes and more that span the past five centuries. It is the industry's most multilingual family history research database.

Health and Medicine

Consumer Health Complete

Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics.


Index of article summaries and and citations from over 3,500 medical journals.


History Reference Source

Covers both U.S. and world history topics, featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Hobbies, Crafts, and Cooking

AtoZ World Food

The world's largest collection of international recipes and global food culture information, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!

Local Newspapers

Local Newspapers Have Moved!

Local newspapers have moved. Click the link to find the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Doings and Doings Archives, Hinsdalean Archives, and more. You can also find them by going to the "Digital Library" menu bar title and clicking "Local Newspapers".

Newspapers and Journals

Academic Search Complete

A multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and more.

The Doings Archive (In-Library Use Only)

The Doings digitized, searchable and browsable 1896-2017. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.


ERIC is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

Global Newsstream

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.

GPO Monthly Catalog

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.).

Hinsdalean Archive (In-Library Use Only)

The Hinsdalean searchable and browsable 2006-present. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.

Historical Chicago Tribune

Search or browse every issue of the Chicago Tribune as it appeared in print from 1849-1998.

Masterfile Complete

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.

Online Learning

Mango Languages

Language learning resource offering over 60 languages. To use the app, choose "Find Free Mango," and select your language to get started.


Science Reference Source

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, with hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and images.


ABC Mouse

Reading, Math, and More — ABCmouse is the award-winning early-learning program for math, phonics, reading, and more. Designed by learning experts, your child can practice anytime, anywhere. Ages 2-8.

Encyclopedia Britannica

A trusted resource on topics of all descriptions.

Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school students, providing popular magazines, biographies and an image collection.

Points of View Reference Source

A resource for examining multiple sides of an issue that provides materials from all viewpoints for analysis.

Primary Search

For elementary school student research with popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and images.