Consumer Information

AtoZdatabases
AtoZdatabases is the premier job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business & executive profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Auto Finance Resource
Compare auto loan rates for new and used vehicles from local and national banks. Use the loan calculator to estimate your monthly payment and the learning center to learn more about the loan process.

Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook 
Provides consumer ratings on local service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks and insurance companies, covering the entire Chicagoland area.

Consumer Reports 
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.  In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts.

Crafts

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more.

Gale Online Resources

Spanish Language

AtoZdatabases
AtoZdatabases is the premier job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business & executive profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Mango Languages  (English as a Second Language)
Mango is an online language-learning system to help you learn a foreign language. Some of the languages you can learn are: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and more. Mango also has a module for learning English as a second language.

Referencia Latina
This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.

Scholastic GO! (From Home)
Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Social Issues Pro and Con

Points of View Reference Center
Gain a balanced perspective on current issues. This full-text database contains essays and articles that present multiple sides of an issue.  There are hundreds of topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.

Science, Technology, and Nature

Auto Repair Reference Center
The Auto Repair Reference Center contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.  New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

Scholastic GO! (From Home)
Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Scholastic TrueFlix (From Home)
Scholastic TrueFlix is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3-5.

Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.  It also contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  Some of the topics covered include biology, chemistry, health and medicine, history of science, scientists, technology, wildlife and much more.

Reference Books Online (e-books)

Gale Virtual Reference
Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, general reference, multicultural studies, religion, social sciences and more. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference sources.

Religion

Academic Search Premier
A scholarly resource that contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 46,000, PDF backfiles to 1975 for over 100 of the journals. The of the subjects the database covers are biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, religion, theology and more.

Gale Virtual Reference
Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, general reference, multicultural studies, religion, social sciences and more. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference sources.

Psychology and Social Sciences

Consumer Health Complete
This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

Gale Virtual Reference
Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, general reference, multicultural studies, religion, social sciences and more. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference sources.

MasterFILE Complete
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MEDLINE
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Scholastic GO! (From Home)
Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Public Records

AtoZdatabases
AtoZdatabases is the premier job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business & executive profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Records Information Services  (From Home)
Search for real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies in Cook County and a growing number of Chicagoland counties.