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Online Learning

Lynda.com (Soon to be LinkedIn Learning)

Professional online video tutorials for business, technology and design.

Mango Languages

Language learning resource offering over 60 languages. Set up an account and select your language to get started.

Magazines and Newspapers

Academic Search Premier

A multidisciplinary academic research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

Flipster

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.

Masterfile Complete

Large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Proquest

Search the full text of newspapers, magazines and journals for research or interest including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Barron’s, and The Economist.

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.

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.

Newsstream

Full text access to the Chicago Tribune 1985-present.

Genealogy & Biography

Ancestry (Offsite access available through December 31, 2020)

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry

Biography Reference Bank

Biographical coverage of nearly 800,000 individuals.

Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy resource with access to the census, Social Security Death Index, graves, city directories and more.

Books & Reading

Literary Reference Center Plus

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

Novelist Plus

Readers' resource for read alikes, series and finding your next read for adults and teens.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

Worldcat

A global catalog of library materials.

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.

Business & Legal Resources

Business Source Premier

Business research database featuring full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

Legal Information Resource Center

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

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Information on mutual funds, stocks and ETFs, including Morningstar newsletters, for investors and researchers.

Public Records Online

Public filings of bankruptcies, new businesses, and home foreclosures in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. Also includes Check Illinois to find divorce, bankruptcy, felony records and other information in Illinois.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

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

Standard and Poor NetAdvantage

Industry reports, stock and bond information, and company profiles.

Value Line

A premier resource for stock research.

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 1789-2006.

Middle Search Complete

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.

Science

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. .

Health and Medicine

Medline

From the National Library of Medicine, an index of article summaries and and citations from over 3,500 medical journals

ProQuest

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.

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.