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.
Access thousands of databases and billions of images from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Available through library computers only.
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.