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Ancestry: Library Edition
(in-library use only)
Over 4,000 genealogy databases, including passenger lists, vital records, the Social Security Death Index, the U.S. Federal census, and much more.
articlefirst ArticleFirst / FirstSearch An index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals covering topics in business, science, humanities, medicine, science, technology and popular culture.

Business Source Complete / EBSCO

Articles from over 1,800 trade journals and general business magazines as well as company profiles, country economic, industry and market research reports, including case studies and SWOT analyses.
camio CAMIO Over 95,000 works of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. All content is rights-cleared for educational use.
webButton-chicagoTribHArchive Chicago Tribune Historical Archive / NewsBank Images and full text of historical international, national, regional, and local issues and events from the 1920s to 1984, and obituaries from 1860 to 1984.
periodica Clase Periodica / FirstSearch Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
consumerhealth100 Consumer Health Complete / EBSCO Includes the contents of more than 250 health reference books, 550 health related journals and magazines, reports, pamphlets, images, and videos.
crorg100 The online version of Consumer Reports and its many associated publications, including SmartShop.

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

The online version of the popular Consumers' Checkbook that provides information and ratings on local service companies  and stores.
Driving_Tests_org_logo In partnership with, the Morton Grove Public Library offers free online practice tests for anyone preparing for their Illinois driver’s license test. Included are: 11 car practice tests, 8 motorcycle practice tests, 4 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test, and 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, and CDL).
explora_web_button_primary_schools_200x100 Explora for Primary School Aimed for the primary school student, this is a user-friendly interface for content found in Searchasaurus and Kids Search, including top videos from the Associated Press.
explora_web_button_public_libraries_100x50 Explora for Public Libraries Search popular magazine articles, encyclopedias, subject specific works, primary source documents, and videos. Browse topic areas for research paper ideas. (User-friendly interface for content from MasterFile Complete. Business Source Complete, Legal Reference Research Center and Consumer Health Complete, plus videos from the Associated Press.)
explora_web_button_secondary_schools_200x100 Explora for Secondary School Aimed for the secondary school student, this is a user-friendly interface for content found in the Student Resource Center, including top videos from the Associated Press.
fslogo_(1) FirstSearch A collection of sixteen databases covering business, education, medicine, academic topics, government publications, popular periodicals, and more.
GPO-Monthly-Catalog GPO / FirstSearch Catalog of all types of U.S. government publications, including reports, documents, and pamphlets issued by Congress, the federal courts and executive departments .
hqo Heritage Quest Online

Comprehensive genealogy information from searchable U.S. federal census documents (1790-1940), thousands of family and local history books, and a database of over one million genealogy and local history journal articles.

HelpNowLogo Help Now by Brainfuse Interact with live tutors for test preparation, resume writing, group study, and much more! New users need to create a free login account. Available 3:00pm - 10:00pm CST.
public-record Illinois Public Records Contains local public filings of new businesses, new homeowners, home foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies in the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will
Illinois-Catalog ILGC (Illinois Group Catalog) / FirstSearch OCLC catalog of materials in Illinois libraries. An OCLC database.
LEL_Logo_Vertical Learning Express Library Instruction and practice exams for 85 education and career tests, including GED, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, Real Estate, Civil Service, U.S. Citizenship, and many more.
lirc Legal Information Reference Center / EBSCO Provides online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books. It contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, a provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Instructional videos covering the latest software, technology, creative and business skills taught by experts. Download the Lynda app to use on mobile devices. Available for Android and Apple/iOS.  Video tutorial.

original_MangoLogo_RGB72 Mango Languages A self paced online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication in over 45 languages including ESL. Download the Mango Languages app to use on mobile devices. Available for Android and Apple.
MasterFILEComplete_100 MasterFILE Source Complete / EBSCO Full-text articles from over 2,000 general interest magazines and newspapers dating back as far as 1922, in addition to hundreds of full-text reference books and thousands of primary documents, including an Image Collection of over 500,000 photos, maps, and flags.
medline MedLine / FirstSearch From the National Library of Medicine, an index of article summaries and citations from 3,500 medical journals.  Links to some full text articles are available; coverage is from 1965 to the present.

Morningstar Investment Research Center


Comprehensive data and analysis on 14,500+ companies, 24,000+ mutual funds, and 150 industries for potential investors and researchers.
novplus100 NoveList Plus A readers' advisory resource for finding fiction and nonfiction authors and titles of interest.
novk8plus100 Novelist K-8 Plus for Children A readers' advisory resource for finding fiction and nonfiction authors and titles of interest for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.
OAIster-logo_(1) OAIster A union catalog of millions of records that includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.
paperfirst PapersFirst / FirstSearch An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide, from 1993 to the present.
pr-logo-white PressReader

Unlimited access to 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from around the world. 

proceedingsfirst ProceedingsFirst / FirstSearch An index of proceedings from conferences worldwide, from 1993 to the present.
referenceusa Reference USA A directory with information on over 12 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households, 1.3 million Canadian businesses and 12 million Canadian households and a special HealthCare section providing information on doctors, dentists, and medical offices.
regional-business-news-button(100x50) Regional Business News / EBSCO Articles and newswires from 75 regional business publications, covering metropolitan and rural areas of the U.S.
netadvantage Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

Comprehensive business & investment information on U.S. and non-U.S. companies, which includes data and analysis of industries, companies, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, indexes, and current news. 

trc100 Teacher Reference Center / EBSCO An online research tool available to local school faculty. Teacher Reference Center contains journal information for K-12 teachers and librarians. This bibliographic database provides coverage on topics such as Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
tumblebooks Tumblebook Library An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
weiss_widget_1 Weiss Financial Ratings

Independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions & insurance Companies. Provides information on Medicare supplement insurance - which plan to choose, how much it will cost, rates & plan benefits comparison. Includes free financial planning tools and financial literacy basics.

worldbook_advanced World Book Advanced For students and adults interested in personalized learning and digital citizenship. Thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books are available to explore.
worldbook_ewol World Book Early World of Learning For preschoolers and children in early primary school. Offers stories, games, and original videos that teach early childhood concepts and provides levelled reading practice to devlelop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.  
worldbook_kids World Book Kids World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia designed for ages K through 3rd grade.
worldbook_student World Book Student Thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to school curriculum.  Features daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides.  
worldcat WorldCat / FirstSearch A national online catalog containing more than 35 million books, sound recordings, videotapes, computer software titles, musical scores, and magazines owned by local libraries and libraries around the country and the world.
dissertations WorldCat Dissertations / FirstSearch A catalog of dissertations available at all member U.S. libraries.


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