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Access Newspaper Archive

Keyword searchable archive of newspapers from around the country. Includes Daily Herald.

America's Genealogy Bank

Historical newspaper articles and obituaries search.

Americas' Obituaries and Death Notices

Search for obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the United States.

Ancestry is only available within the library

Search for your ancestors in census and other genealogical records from around the world.

APS Journals is only available within the library

American Physical Society journals: Physical Review Letters, A, B, C, D, E, X, Applied, Accelerators & Beams, Physics Education Research, Reviews of Modern Physics, and The APS Journal Archive (back to 1893).


Full text and citations from journal articles.

Auto Finance Resource

Your number one source for auto loan information.


Chicagoland News Sources

Newspaper articles, current and historical, from Chicago area papers. Includes Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald.

Chicago Tribune Historical

The Chicago Tribune archives from 1849 until 1984.

Clase Periodica

Full text and citations for articles in the sciences and humanities from Latin American journals.


A video library of tutorials for DIY crafters, creators, and artists. Includes patterns and some project lists.


Demographics Now

Map based tool for small businesses. Used to collect demographic information and model consumer behaviors. Please contact the Business Librarian or use the Niche Academy Tutorial to get started.


Full text and citations from scholarly journals.


Full text and citations on education and teaching.


Incorporating newspapers, journals, magazines (including Consumer Reports), and encyclopedias Explora is a one-stop first-step in your research project. Simultaneously search MasterFile Complete; Business Source Complete; Primary, Middle, and MAS Search Complete; and Newspaper Source Plus.

First Search

Suite of databases including: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Eco, Eric, Government Publications Office (catalog, not full text), Medline and Worldcat.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

25,000 entry general encyclopedia.

Gale Courses

Six-week online continuing education classes. These classes cover many topics from computer software and COMPTIA preparation to Genealogy, PMP and more.

Gale Small Business Builder

Designed to help entrepreneurs from the original idea to opening day and through years after, the Gale Small Business Builder is the go to tool for business plans, finding a location, targeted mailing tools, and making financial projections.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Suite of “reference” e-books arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science and Technology.

Heritage Quest

A genealogical tool to help search for your American ancestors.

Learning Express Library

Books and sample tests for test preparation, GED, workplace skills and citizenship exams.


Legal Forms Library

Sample legal forms for many occasions, from Adoption Agreements to Workers Compensation claims. Available in several editable formats.

New skills. Improved skills. Now. Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today.


Mango Languages

Learn to speak any of over 70 languages with self-paced lessons.


Full text and citations of articles on medicine, dentistry and nursing. Most are aimed at medical professionals.

Muzzy Languages

Language learning tool for children. English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and more available.



Newspaper archives including the Daily Herald, Post-Tribune, Wheeling Countryside and more.


Continually updated Associated Press news.

Novelist Plus

Find read-alikes, book discussion guides, lists of award winning novels and more.

Novelist K-8

Find read-alikes, lists of award winning titles and more for children from birth through high school.


ProCitizen provides a video tutorial to users for the U.S. Naturalization Test.

ProCitizen (en español)

ProCitizen provee a los usuarios un tutorial de video para el examen de naturalización (ciudadanía) de los EEUU.


Pronunciator is a language learning tool for people who want to become fluent in any of 80+ different languages. Includes an English language module for ESL students. Also features guided and free form lessons, live conversation opportunities, and a mobile app.

Proquest Newsstand (US Major Dailies)

Search for articles from many different newspapers. Includes the Chicago Tribune (1985 to current), Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.


RBdigital Magazines

A digital collection of magazines and journals on a variety of topics.

Record Information Services

Chicago area marketing information on real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies.

Reference USA

A national level phone book with powerful search tools built in. What else can I use it for?


Rosetta Stone

Learn to speak any of 30 languages with self-paced lessons of over 200 hours instruction time for each!


Sesame Street eBooks

Fun, beautiful e-books and games starring your favorite Sesame Street characters.


Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.

Get live one-on-one homework help from certified tutors in a variety of subjects.

Value Line

Stock investment data, tools, and analysis from one of the best known companies in the field.
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Weiss Financial

Ratings and evaluations of insurance companies, credit unions, banks, stocks and mutual funds. Formerly The Street Ratings.


Catalog of library holdings from around the world.