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Infobase is a comprehensive resource for career exploration, science, world news, and more! Available through May 15.
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Free for use in our library only. With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

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Academic Search Premier

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, and more.

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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.


Available through library computers only. Ancestry Library is a collection of more than 9,000 databases and 200 billion images from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Australia. You can search through these databases in the library and send a link to yourself to use outside of the library to access the information that you have found.

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Chicago Sun-Times (Search 1986-Current)

Find information on state and national issues and events including business, education, government, politics and more.

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Chicago Tribune (1985 to Present)

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.


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides you with unbiased reports on a variety of products. For over 80 years, Consumer Reports has provided product testing and ratings, research, and investigative journalism to help you to make better, more informed purchasing choices. Available on the library’s WiFi for all patrons. Available to GAPL cardholders remotely.

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Core Concepts: Biology

Core Concepts: Biology informs and inspires learners about key biology topics including animals, cells, ecology, evolution, genetics, the human body, microbes, plants, and reproduction. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed biology.

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Core Concepts: Chemistry

Core Concepts: Chemistry informs and inspires learners about key chemistry topics including atoms, elements, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the properties of matter. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed chemistry.

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Core Concepts: Periodic Table

Core Concepts: Periodic Table informs and inspires learners about the 118 elements that make up our world, the scientists integral to their discovery, and how the elements impact biology, chemistry, and physics.

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CQ Researcher

The first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.



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.

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Daily Herald (Search 1995-Current)

Find information on community and state issues and events, companies and people in the news, education, government, politics, sports and more.


Encyclopaedia Britannica

Access thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.  Children, Young Adults, or the Reference Center—allow users to find the most suitable content for school projects or for learning something new. In the library use this link to access.


Explora Primary Schools

Explora Primary Schools has a student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science, and more.

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Explora Public Libraries

This resource is designed for teens and adults. It offers an extensive collection of full-text articles from leading magazines and reference books.

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Health Source – Consumer Edition

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.


Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition

Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.


HeritageQuest Online

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.


Historical Chicago Tribune

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.

Coverage: 1849 – 1994

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Historical New York Times

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.

Coverage: 1851 – 2014

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Historical Newspapers

Search current Chicago Tribune, Historical Chicago Tribune, and Historical New York Times all at one time.

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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.


Coming soon! will update to LinkedIn! Hit the ground running by watching the video or setting up a tech time appointment with the library to help you get started with LinkedIn. 

Watch thousands of step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology.


Mango Languages

For those wanting to learn a language other than English or for English Language Learners (ELL). 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.


MasterFILE Premier

Full-text general interest magazines, reference books, and primary source documents for nearly 1,700 publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.

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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.


Newspaper Source
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Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.


NoveList K-8 Plus

Need help finding good books to read? NoveList K-8 Plus helps kids and young teens do just that! Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can’t think of a book you’ve liked in the past, simply choose a topic of interest and explore lists of recommended books. NoveList K-8 Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. Teachers will find thematic units and other resources for incorporating fiction and nonfiction into the classroom, as well.

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NoveList Plus

Need help choosing a fiction book? You can match a favorite author or title, identify a book by describing the plot, explore fiction by genres such as mystery, romance, or adventure, find lists of award-winning books, read book reviews, and more. NoveList Plus also includes certain nonfiction genres such as adventure stories, biographies, current events, history, and true crime.


PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science

PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science informs and inspires learners about key earth and space science topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate.

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PowerKnowledge Life Science

PowerKnowledge Life Science informs and inspires learners about key life science topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation. 

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PowerKnowledge Physical Science

PowerKnowledge Physical Science informs and inspires learners about key physical science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.

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ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.


Scholastic GO!

Scholastic Go! provides access to online encyclopedias for all ages from elementary school through adult.

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Special Reports and Hot Topics

Includes topics of current interest on global issues and events.



Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.