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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.

Worldcat

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.

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 Reports

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

Genealogy

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.

Heritage Quest Online

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

Health and Medicine

Consumer Health Complete

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

Medline

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

ProQuest

Searches include articles from scholarly journals and popular magazines on health, medicine, and exercise.

History

History Reference Center

Covers both U.S. and world history topics, featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.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

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.

Journals and Newspapers

Academic Search Premier

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

ERIC

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.).

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.

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 Lynda.com)

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

Science Reference Center

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

Students

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.

Middle Search Plus

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

Points of View Reference Center

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.