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Single access point for federal programs and resources to find a job and identify training programs.

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Over 8,700 genealogical and local history databases. This resource is only accessible from inside the library.

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A professional organization of over 400 agents who work with book authors and playwrights.

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Full text of the newspaper 1985 to the present.

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The Department of Community Services provides psychological services, family services, senior services, and more. 

Find local representatives, polling information, and upcoming elections.

Includes indexes to Downers Grove Township, Lisle Township, and York Township cemeteries.

Offers a wide range of public health services to DuPage County residents including a mental health crisis hotline, immunizations, referrals, and more.

DuPage County history books in the library.

Offers programs that facilitate an independent lifestyle for county residents, aged 60 or older, and provides information on other benefits for which seniors may qualify.

Assessment information for parcels in various townships.

Provides interim overnight housing, employment programs, permanent supportive housing, and other community services

Complete text of the DuPage County history book published in 1985 by the DuPage County Historical Society.

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Immigrants who came through Ellis Island from 1892 - 1924.

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Mythology, folklore, and religion.

Digital version of the highly-acclaimed book.

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Racism's social, economic, and political consequences.

A cross-cultural approach emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.

In-depth and peer reviewed-articles on recent environmental issues.

Recipes from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.

Comprehensive library from the U.S. Department of Education.

The applied ethics section offers in-depth resources on current social issues.

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Includes Medline for health and ERIC for education research.

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A guide to the forest preserves and wildlife centers.

A number of free access journals are included, as well as some articles available for a fee. In many cases, articles published in the last 12-18 months are excluded from the database.

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Relocation quotes and articles.

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Advice from the Illinois Attorney General's office.

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Online public catalog for 86 Illinois university libraries.

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Statewide Death Index Pre-1916 – 1950, Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, and Illinois Veterans Index.

District and State Report Cards available from 2002 onward.

Find your voting district and representatives.

One-stop financial aid center.

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Online practice tests for academic exams such as the ACT, GED, ASVAB and professional certification for the trades.

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Legal forms and full text of Nolo books on popular legal topics.

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Legal and business information, as well as news resources and trade publications.

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Devoted to family and community service. Guests and new members are welcome.

Renowned software training tool. Learn to retouch photos, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, animate 3D graphics, and more.

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Teaches over 60 languages.

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Recipes for food you're in the mood for.

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Full-text articles from 1,700 periodicals, 500 reference books, and 100,000 primary source documents. Includes reference, business, health, education, science, and multicultural issues and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

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This site contains tools for finding immigration, census and vital records and for dealing with calendars, maps and foreign alphabets.

Buy used bicycles in the Chicago area on this bulletin board.

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Addresses special issues of adolescence.

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Full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on important social and medical issues. Use for debates and developing argumentative reports.

A printable guide to correct portion sizes.

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Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

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International news, opinions, and features.

Medline index of medical journal articles.

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How to start a book group, suggestions for discussion leaders, and most importantly, a searchable database of book discussion guides.

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Digitized 18th and 19th century maps.

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To find local taxes, follow the prompts and enter the municipality name. State-wide fixed rates are also accessible.

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Covers all aspects of starting a business.

Statistics and discussions of poverty in the US and its government policy.

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Find inspiration to keep well while vacationing.

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Articles by experts in various fields in philosophy.

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Includes more than 100 cities worldwide.

Recipes for whichever ingredients you have on hand.

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Co-op of independent dealers of used and rare books.

Items and sources recommended by DGPL.

Maintained by the US Department of Transportation.

World Travel Guides, articles, luxury hotels, deals, vacation ideas, blogs, and photo contests.

Warnings for specific countries and other international travel information, provided by the US Department of State.

Health concerns for domestic and international travel.

Comparative essays on Earth’s major biomes and ecosystems.

Research the science behind recent natural disasters.

Information from the U of I experts on all things gardening.

Ideas for staying underground, inside an igloo, up a tree, or even underwater!

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The government site explaining copyright law that allows you to search copyright records and provides forms for obtaining a copyright for your work.

Resources for individuals in need of housing or at risk of losing their home. Also includes contact information for approved housing counselors.

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Exclusive rankings of 1,600 schools.

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Find your senators and the 2014 session schedule.

User-friendly, comprehensive gateway to all federal government information.

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Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers.

Vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the US and its territories.

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Statistics and forecasts for investors on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities. 

Mayor and Village Council, Municipal Code, and other Village topics.

Reviews by patients, physician credentials, which insurance plans are accepted.

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Volunteer program through the Village of Downers Grove.

Examines the threatened drinking water supply, ground water pollution, conservation of the wetlands, and optimization of the ocean’s resources.

National and local forecasts, radar, and hurricane coverage.

Fitness and exercise tips.

Horticulture for busy people.

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Local food pantry in Woodridge.

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Downers Grove, IL 60515


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Collects and rates (with letter grades!) online instructional videos.

Provides job seekers with the job search tools they need for successful employment and helps local businesses develop their workforce by hiring local talent.

Detailed information and news about The World Bank Group member countries and their goal to end extreme poverty.

Easy-to-read articles from the latest edition of Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Good for grades 3 - adults.

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Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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