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Newspaper, magazine, and academic articles on biology, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, and medicine.

Articles, images, and video for all major science and technology areas.

Information about wild animals and their habitats. 

In: Genealogy

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

Information for most vehicles from 1945 to the present.


Biographical information on people from around the world and throughout history. Includes all entries from Contemporary Authors.

Read and interact with classic picture books for preschoolers to third grade readers.

More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

Live homework help from tutors 7 days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m.

Text from over 2,100 business journals on topics such as management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.


In: Business

Look up public records in northern Illinois.

Reviews and recommendations for service and retail providers throughout Chicago. Charts showing service quality and prices charged accompany each article.

Full text of the newspaper 1985 to the present.

Full text of the newspaper 1852 – 1984.

Images, videos, and full-text articles.

Product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice.

Customs, religion, language, dress, diet, lifestyle, and more on people of many countries.



Articles and conference papers related to all areas of education.

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

Resources for educators.

Research tool for grades K - 5.

Research tool for grades 5 - 8. 


Includes Medline for health and ERIC for education research.


Explore more than 300 full-text reference books with one search.

Provides periodical and news information from 12,000 titles through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface. 


In: Genealogy

Genealogical and historical records for more than 60 countries.

Full-text articles, biographies of historical figures, photos, and documents.


In: Law

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

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

Literary criticism, plot summaries, book reviews, author biographies, literary journal articles, and full-text poems and short stories.

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


Teaches over 60 languages.

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.

Independent and in-depth recommendations on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange traded funds.

In: Genealogy

Genealogical records from all over the world.


Science and technology encyclopedia including current events, projects, and biographies.

Find good reads for kids by searching age, subject, plot summary, and more.

Book reviews, recommendations, and read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.


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

In: Science

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

In: Science

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

In: Science

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

In: Genealogy

More than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from Chicago Tribune (1852-1984), New York Times (1851-1994), and Los Angeles Times (1881-1984).

In: Business

New homeowners, businesses, foreclosures, sales, and bankruptcies in DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

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Outside the Library Use: http://1q0o2w9i3e8u4r7y5t.public-record.com/remoteauth.asp  


Directory of 13 million businesses, residential listings, and telephone numbers in the US.


In: Science

Covers more than 30 subjects in all areas of science using video, articles, and interactive content including experiments.

Articles on biology, chemistry, earth and space, environment, health and medicine, life science, physics, technology, and wildlife.

History, literature, science, and social studies articles aimed at middle and high school students.


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


The nation’s leading independent provider of research and analysis for the bank, credit union, and insurance industries — for consumers and professionals alike

Global information and current events.

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.


Read 75 popular magazines from cover to cover on your computer or mobile device. No limits or wait times!