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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 research database featuring top journals in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and operations.
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
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.
Searches include articles from scholarly journals and popular magazines on health, medicine, and exercise.
Hobbies, Crafts, and Cooking
The world's largest collection of international recipes and global food culture information, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!
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
A multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and more.
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.
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.).
The Hinsdalean searchable and browsable 2006-present. Access by visiting the Hinsdale Public Library.
Search or browse every issue of the Chicago Tribune as it appeared in print from 1849-1998.
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.
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.