The Grayslake Area Public Library District provides access to special subscription databases to our patrons. This service is free 24/7 for Grayslake Area Library cardholders only.
To connect from home, have your Grayslake library card barcode number ready to log in.
AtoZdatabases — Search this online database to find millions of consumer and business records, as well as over 7 million high-paying jobs!
Consumer Reports — Provides unbiased product reviews that help you make an informed purchase. Available on the library’s WiFi for all patrons. Available to Grayslake cardholders remotely.
CQ Researcher — Research comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.
Special Reports and Hot Topics — Find reports on topics of current interest including global issues and events.
TOPICsearch — Explore current events, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics.
Academic Search Premier — Read full-text, indexed, and abstracted journals on a wide range of academic subjects.
Creativebug -- Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screenprint, and more.
Encyclopaedia Britannica — Access curated articles, images, audio/video clips, and other pieces of media, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Explora Public Libraries — Find full-text articles from leading magazines and reference books.
LearningExpressLibrary — Take practice examinations for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and Civil Service careers, along with Adult Basic Skills quizzes covering reading, grammar, and math.
Lynda.com — Watch thousands of step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology.
Mango Languages — Learn the basics of conversation in languages from Arabic to Vietnamese. Also a great service for English Language Learners (ELL).
MasterFILE Premier — Access full-text general interest magazines, reference books, and primary source documents.
Ancestry.com — Access thousands of databases and billions of images from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
HeritageQuest Online — Find census data, family records, and local histories.
Access child-friendly learning resources in these databases.
ABCmouse.com — Access an award-winning online curriculum, containing thousands of interactive books and learning activities. (Grades 3-6) Free for use in our library only.
Core Concepts: Biology — Learn about key topics in biology and the scientists that helped discover them. (Grades 6+)
Core Concepts: Chemistry — Learn about key topics in chemistry and the scientists that helped discover them. (Grades 6+)
Core Concepts: Periodic Table — Learn about the elements that make up our world, the scientists integral to their discovery, and how they impact biology, chemistry, and physics. (Grades 6+)
CultureGrams— Access country reports that deliver a perspective on the daily life and culture of people all over the world. (all ages)
Explora Primary Schools — Learn about a variety of subjects with this student interface designed for younger learners. (Grades K-6)
Scholastic GO! — Access online encyclopedias for all ages. (all ages)
Chicago Sun Times (1986-Present) — Access full-text issues of the Chicago Sun Times.
Chicago Tribune (1985-Present) — Access full-text issues of the Chicago Tribune.
Daily Herald (1995-Present) — Access full-text issues of the Daily Herald.
Historical Chicago Tribune — Access historic full-text issues of the Chicago Tribune.
Historical New York Times — Access historic full-text issues of the New York Times.
Historical Newspapers — Search current Chicago Tribune, Historical Chicago Tribune, and Historical New York Times all at one time.
Newspaper Source — Find full text for hundreds of national, international and regional newspapers, as well as television and radio transcripts.