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Auto Repair

Auto Repair Source

Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles using Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) content. It includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Books & Reading

Literary Reference Center 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 items and articles unavailable in HPL or SWAN.

Business & Legal Resources

Business Source Premier

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

Legal Information Resource Center

Tools and how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues, provided through Nolo handbooks. Includes thousands of state-specific legal forms for common topics.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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

Public Records Online

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.

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 Health Complete

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

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. Federal Census (1790-1930); military records; church records; passenger lists; and more. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.

Heritage Quest Online

Provides access to the census, Social Security Death Index, graves, city directories and more.

Health and Medicine


From the National Library of Medicine, an 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.


History Reference Center

Covers both U.S. and world history topics, featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Hobbies and Crafts

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for virtually every hobby enthusiast. Includes articles from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Local Newspapers

The Doings Archive (In Library Use Only)

The Doings digitized, searchable and browsable 1896-2017. This resource is available in the Library only.

The Doings

Full text access to The Doings 2005-present.

Chicago Tribune

Full text access to the Chicago Tribune 1985-present.

Historical Newspaper: Chicago Tribune

Search or browse every page of every issue of the Chicago Tribune as it appeared in print from 1849-1994.

NewsBank: Chicago Community Collection

Access to the Chicago Sun-Times as text and image, Crain's Chicago Business, Hinsdale Suburban Life, The Doings and many other local newspapers from surrounding communities.

Magazines, Newspapers and Journals

Academic Search Premier

A multidisciplinary academic 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.


Digital magazines on a variety of topics including personal finance, cooking and current affairs. Look for titles such as Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Time, Fine Cooking, Real Simple and over twenty other titles.

Global Newsstream

Search current and archived global news content. Includes sources such as the 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.).

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.

Proquest Research Library Prep

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.

Online Learning

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly

Professional online video tutorials for business, technology and design. Using an app? Our library ID is "hinsdalelibrary".

Mango Languages

Language learning resource offering over 60 languages.


Science Reference Center

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


Encyclopedia Britannica

A trusted resource on topics of all descriptions.

Gale e-Books

Online encyclopedias including Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, Real-Life Math and three encyclopedias covering the history of Europe 1789-2006.

Middle Search Plus

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

Points of View Reference Center

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

Primary Search

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