Databases

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Database Name Description Link from Home Category
Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier
from EBSCOhost
Over 4,700 full-text academic journals, more than 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals, more than 4,000 peer-reviewed full-text journals. Subjects are academic and include Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Science and Technology, Veterinary Science etc. Click Here to Access Magazines
Alt Health Alt Health Watch
from EBSCOhost
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 200 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports. Click Here to Access Health
America's Genealogy Bank America's Genealogy Bank
from Newsbank
Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper. Click Here to Access Genealogy and History
America's News America's News
from Newsbank
Access local newspapers back issues to current. Includes Chicago Sun-Times, Grayslake Review, Great Lakes Bulletin, Lake County Journal, Lake County News-Sun, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights) and many more Click Here to Access Newspapers
Ancestry Ancestry.com, Library Edition Available through library computers only. Access hundreds of online genealogical databases which include census and military records, birth and marriage records, immigration information, and much more. Genealogy and History
AtoZdatabases AtoZdatabases Premier Job Search, Reference and Mailing List Database including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more. Click Here to Access Business and Investment
Biography in Context Biography in Context Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography. Click Here to Access Biography
Business Source Premier Business Source Premier
from EBSCOhost
A business research database, featuring full-text for more than 2,200 journals. Full-text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Also includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Click Here to Access Business and Investment
CQ Reseacher CQ Researcher The first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications. Click Here to Access Current events, Government, Law and Politics
Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune (1985 to Present)
from ProQuest
The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day. Provides access to not only top news stories, but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Click Here to Access Newspapers
Consumer Reports ConsumerReports.org
from EBSCOhost
Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice. Additional information includes brand reliability and user reviews, plus news, blogs, forums, and video content. Searchable sections include Cars, Home & Garden, Electronics, Babies & Kids, Money, Food, and Health. Click Here to Access Reference
Culture Grams Culture Grams Provides country reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports cover 187 countries and all fifty United States. Click Here to Access Reference
Encyclopaedia Britannica  Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica has been a source of joy and learning since 1768. Today that encyclopedia is chiefly found in a multitude of digital forms that are updated daily. Click Here to Access Encyclopedias
First Search FirstSearch FirstSearch is used most frequently to access library catalogs worldwide. It is also a source of full-text scholarly journals. Access Medline, Eric, Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, and four almanacs through First Search using a friendly single-search box. Click Here to Access Magazines
Funk & Wagnall's Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
from EBSCOhost
For students and adults alike. Contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually. Click Here to Access Encyclopedias
Gale Gale Virtual Reference Library Access full-text reference ebooks. Areas covered include Arts, Biography, Business, History, Literature, Medicine, Scholarships and more. Click Here to Access Reference
Grolier Grolier Online Access Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Click Here to Access Encyclopedia
Health consumers edition Health Source – Consumer Edition
from EBSCOhost
Provides access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Click Here to Access Health
Health Source Nursing edition Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition
from EBSCOhost
Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full-text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more. Click Here to Access Health
Heritage Quest HeritageQuest
from ProQuest
Contains census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles extant U.S. federal censuses, family genealogies, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more. A listing of all the publications in HeritageQuest’s Genealogy and Local History collection for Illinois is also available. Click Here to Access Geneology and History
Historical Chicago Tribune Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)
from ProQuest
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Click Here to Access Newspapers
Historical New York Times Historical New York Times (1851-2008)
from ProQuest
Searchable full-text and page images from The New York Times archive with the option to search by subject headings (index covers 1851-2008). Click Here to Access Newspapers
History Reference Center History Reference Center
from EBSCOhost
Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Click Here to Access Geneology and History
Learning Express LearningExpressLibrary.com

To begin click on "New User" or "Returning User". Then enter a user name (your library card number) and create a password (your choice).

Online practice examinations for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and Civil Service careers, along with Adult Basic Skills quizzes covering reading, grammar, and math. Tests are scored immediately and evaluations highlight strengths and weaknesses. Software tutorials for Microsoft Office programs are also available. Click Here to Access Education
Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center
from EBSCOhost
Expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full-text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more. Click Here to Access Books and Literature
Mango Mango Languages Learn a new language or English as a Second Language (ESL). Users can register to track their progress on the Mango site or simply select the “Start Learning” option to begin without registering. Use Mango to pick up a few phrases, or learn the basics of conversation in languages from Arabic to Vietnamese. Click Here to Access Education
MasterFile MasterFILE Premier
from EBSCOhost
Full-text general interst magazines, reference books, and primary source documents for nearly 1,700 publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Click Here to Access Magazines
Morningstar Morningstar Investment Research Center Provides access to information on stocks and mutual funds for potential investors and researchers. Reports include Morningstar Star ratings and the opinions of stock and fund analysts. Funds and companies can be searched by name or ticker symbol and lists can be generated by customized screening criteria. Click Here to Access Business and Investment
Novelist Plus Novelist Plus
from EBSCOhost
A fiction database that provides reviews for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. Click Here to Access Books and Literature
Regional Business News Regional Business News
from EBSCOhost
Covers full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years. Click Here to Access Business and Investment
topic Search TOPICsearch
from EBSCOhost
Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. TOPICsearch contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information. Click Here to Access Current Events, Government, Law and Politics
World Cat World Cat Search library catalogs worldwide. Click Here to Access Books and Literature