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.

Magazines and Newspapers

Business Source Premier
A full text business database with topics that include marketing, management, accounting, finance, economics and more.

Ebsco MasterFile Premier
A multidisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. You will also find the full text for reference books and primary source documents, as well as an image collection.

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.

Newswire
EBSCO’s Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Regional Business News
Articles from 80 regional business publications, including Crain’s Chicago Business, can be searched and viewed on this database.

Law

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.

Language Learning

Mango Languages
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.

Read It!
Read It! promotes reading success for English language learners. It is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Homework Help and Resources

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.

NoveList K-8 Plus
This fiction and nonfiction database is aimed at helping readers find the books they want to read. Full text reviews and read-alikes are available for many titles. NoveList k-8 allows users to search by author, title, series, theme or topic.

Scholastic BookFlix
The online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. An engaging way to link fact and fiction. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and provides an introduction to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Scholastic GO!
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
Scholastic TrueFlix is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3-5.

History and Social Studies

History Reference Center
A full-text history reference database designed for secondary school students and above.  The database has full text of reference books, encyclopedias and history journals.

Scholastic GO!
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
Scholastic TrueFlix is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3-5.

 

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Access Only)
Provides access to over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including records from the complete U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

ESL and Basic Skills

Mango Languages
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.

Read It!
Read It! promotes reading success for English language learners. It is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Encyclopedias and General Reference

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.

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!

EBSCO Discovery Service
EBSCO Discovery Service brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.

Ebsco MasterFile Premier
A multidisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. You will also find the full text for reference books and primary source documents, as well as an image collection.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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.

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines and reference books.  In addition there are thousands of biographies, historical essays, photos, maps and flags.

Publication Finder Interface
Publication Finder Interface allows users to search the various resource publications featured in the library’s collection.

Primary Search
A database that contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines, in addition to reference books.  All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.

Read It!
Read It! promotes reading success for English language learners. It is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

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!
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.

Education and Career

ABCmouse.com (In-Library Access Only)
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc.

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!

Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

ERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Scholastic GO!
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.