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MGPL has a lot of great premium online resources to help you with homework or research. These resources are free to use: just log in with your MGPL card number. Below are just a few of the online resources you might find helpful. For the complete list, go to Online Resources. (See also: recommended resources for youth up through 6th grade.)
Aimed for the secondary school student, this is a user-friendly interface for content found in the Kids Search and Student Resource Center, including top videos from the Associated Press.
Test study materials for a variety of tests, including PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams
Learn more than 60 different languages
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.
Read-alikes, recommended reads, and other resources for finding authors and your next favorite young adult or adult book
Find books, reading levels, and more for grades K-8
Thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to school curriculum. Features daily current events and dedicated resource guides
Premium online resources vs. general websites: What's the difference?
The Library has computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2010. We also have free Wi-Fi if you bring your own laptop or mobile device, and many study tables around the Library.
Librarians can help you find a book or research a topic. Call (847) 929-5101 or click "Chat live" at the top of the page to chat with a Reference Services Librarian.