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.

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.

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.

BookFlix   (From Home)
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 sills and provides an introduction to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Business Searching Interface
EBSCO Publishing has created a business-specific interface for use with appropriate Business Source® databases. The Business Searching Interface (BSI) provides business researchers with the highly refined tools they need, in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require. Through the use of the BSI, the full text business content of Business Source® Premier and Business Source® Complete can be located and retrieved more quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

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

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 Chicago-land area.

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.

ConsumerReports.org
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

Kids Search – Middle & Elementary School
Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8 – powered by EBSCOhost.

Literary Reference Center
This is a full-text database that combines information from reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.  Included are plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, poems and short stories, and author interviews.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering subject access and full text reviews. Author read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks and feature articles for a wide range of reading interests.

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.

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

Public Records Electronic Database  (From Home)
Search for real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies in Cook County and a growing number of Chicago-land counties.

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

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

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.

Searchasaurus – Elementary School
Searchasaurus: Primary/Elementary Search provides an animated search interface with a dinosaur theme in an effort to encourage students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. This interface provides access to several EBSCO databases, including Primary Search and Book Collection: Nonfiction.

Student Research Center
Powered by EBSCOhost, the Student Research Center features a student friendly interface that allows students to search a number of different databases including Academic Search Premier and ERIC.

Tutor.com Live Homework Help
Students and adults can access free online tutoring and academic and career resources. K-12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in all subjects. Adults can receive help with writing a resume, preparing for the GED and going back to school. All sessions are online. Online tutoring is available in English and Spanish seven days a week from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

World Book Craft Corner
Craft Corner offers thousands of projects suitable for crafters–from beginner to expert, for children and adults.  Search the site’s crafts by keyword, or use the categories to browse crafts by time needed to complete, age range, holiday and more.

World Book Discover
World Book Discover offers reference resource for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL and adult literacy students.  The collection includes reference content, English text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older readers.

World Book Early Peoples
Early Peoples explores the history of such ancient cultures as the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, Aztec and Maya and others.  The database contains facts about the rise of each civilization or culture, social structure, customs, religion and beliefs, advances in science and the arts, daily life and the culture’s legacy in the modern world.

World Book Early World of Learning
An online resource for preschoolers and children in the early grades.  Developed with education experts, the site offers resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.  The site has three interactive learning environments, and is ideal for use on interactive whiteboards.

World Book Enciciopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
A beginner’s Spanish-language reference tool that included a read-along feature.

World Book Inventions and Discoveries
This database explores the transformative impact of inventions and discoveries that continue to shape our world today.  Some of the fields included are agriculture, astronomy, communications, mathematics, medicine and more.

World Book Living Green
Students can explore environmental issues and current efforts to reduce human impact on the environment.  Contains the content from the print title, as well as videos and animations, interactive activities, curriculum correlations and links to the encyclopedia.

World Book Online for Kids
This World Book database offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, media, interactive games and activities for the young reader.

World Book Online Info Finder
The content and features of this database are designed for school-age student’s homework and research needs.  Based on The World Book Encyclopedia, the site features multimedia, a collection of age-appropriate science fair projects, biography center, virtual tours, video showcases, links to current events and world newspapers.

World Book Online Reference Center
A powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers.  In addition to the entire World Book Encyclopedia, the site features hundreds of complete e-books and primary source documents along with features developed for public library patrons, such as computer and web tutorials, how to guidance, government resources and interactive earth.