Ancestry® Library Edition
Discover your family’s history using this collection containing more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names cover the U.S. and U.K. IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY
AtoZ Food America
Explore regional cookbooks to explore ethnic culinary influences, fun collections of historic cookbooks, television commercials, and “how to” food preparation videos.
AtoZ the USA
Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories with in-depth information like state animals, historical timelines, and more.
AtoZ World Food
Explore the food culture and traditional recipes for 174 countries with articles, recipes, and more.
Auto Repair Source
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Video tutorial.
Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
Business Source Premier
Access full-text articles from more than 2,200 journals dating back to 1965, including company profiles, industry reports, market research reports and SWOT analyses. Video tutorial.
Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
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Take advantage of premium consumer information including expert product reviews, current ratings, buying guides, and news articles for thousands of products and services such as cars and electronics. Video tutorial.
Choose from over 1,000 online art and crafts classes with expert step-by-step instructions plus patterns, templates and recipes from Joann Fabrics.
Practice tests, resources and FAQs to help obtain or renew your driver's license. Does not require a library card to use.
EBSCOhost Research Databases
Allows you to search 15 databases at once. Video tutorial
Explora for Primary Schools
Designed specifically for students in grades K-5. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, and Topic Overviews K-5.
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Explora for Middle & High Schools
Designed specifically for students in grades 6-12. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and Topic Overviews 6-12.
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FOLD3 Library Edition
Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions that provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos, and personal document of the men and women who served.
Global Road Warrior
Explore in-depth information on 175 countries. Categories include: culture & society, food & recipes, language video dictionary, royalty-free maps & images, national symbols, business culture, music, and education. This is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.
Illinois Group Catalog
Search the OCLC catalog of materials held by Illinois libraries. Items may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Use images, text, and native speaker videos to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Explore an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, title overviews, literary reference books, monographs, literary magazines and journals, book reviews and much more. Video tutorial.
Provides full text access to general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents.
Middle Search Plus
Full text for popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Full text entries include reading level indicators (Lexiles).
MyHeritage Library Edition
Search over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Video tutorial.
Provides reading recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, articles, lists, series, and author read-alikes for fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and teens. Video tutorials.
Borrow from a robust collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks including best-selling authors, new release titles, classics, and crowd-pleasers in both fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens, and children.
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PressBooks via Inkie.org
Edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book through the Inkie. org site which also includes eBooks from local, self-published authors. Video tutorials.
Search an expansive collection for full-text magazines, reference books, biographies and more designed specifically for elementary school students.
Public Records Electronic Database
Public information from Will, Cook and surrounding counties and includes new homeowners and mortgages, new business licenses and incorporations, tax liens, tax sales for property, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.
Regional Business News
Search full text for regional US and Canadian business publications. Video tutorial.
Explore teacher-created lesson plans and activity sheets for children in pre-K through eighth grade. The printable lesson plans offer activities for all major subjects, including math, science, STEM, reading, foreign languages and early learning.
Science Reference Center
Access reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more ideal for middle school and high school students. Teachers and parents may also access lesson plans, worksheets, and curriculum standards. Video tutorial
Enjoy a large selection of English, Spanish and French eBooks and games for children and tweens. TumbleBooks app for Apple TumbleBooks app for Android
The most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere, all in their world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration and sound to create a compelling and enticing story books for students of all ages. Please note that there isn’t an app for TumbleMath; it must be accessed in a web browser.