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Academic OneFile Full text articles from scholarly journals and authoritative sources, across many... more
Access Science More than 9,000 articles by leading scientists and rich with animations and videos,... more
Amazing Animals Information and color pictures of animals of the world, plus a Feature Creature and... more
America the Beautiful Fast facts, histories, profiles, and more for each of the 50 U.S. states, from Grolier... more
American History Online Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover... more
American National Biography Portraits of more than 18,500 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives... more
America's Obituaries & Death Notices Full-text obituaries and death notices by name, date, or keyword.
Ancestry - Library Edition (In-Library Use Only) More than 3,000 databases and census records with more than 1... more
Annals of American History Primary sources including speeches and eyewitness accounts of important historical events... more
Article First ArticleFirst contains citations for items listed on the table of contents pages of... more
AtoZdatabases The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3... more
Axis 360 A collection of ebooks and audiobooks.
Biblioboard Biblioboard offers 4 collections of e-books, A Recovering the Classics collection... more
Biography Reference Bank Biographical articles and references, searchable by name, profession, place of origin,... more
Booklist Online More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the... more
Brainfuse HelpNow! Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an... more
Brainfuse JobNow! Live job search assistance from job coaches, including resume and cover letter help and... more
Britannica Library for Children Student version of the encyclopedia, with supplemental materials and research guides.
Britannica Library for Young Adults The Encyclopaedia Britannica enhanced with research tools, history highlights, and... more
Britannica Library Reference Center The Encyclopaedia Britannica enhanced with research tools, history highlights, and... more
Business Insights: Essentials Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Features the content you... more
Chicago Consumers' CheckBook Nonprofit Consumers' CHECKBOOK can help you find the best-rated doctors, auto repair... more
Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm Digital full-image microfilm of the newspaper from January 2008 to present.
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive Access to full page and article images with searchable full text from 1849 to 1989.
Chicago Tribune Online Full-text newspaper content, including obituaries and death notices, dating back to 1987.
Consumer Reports Full-text ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services with a 4-year... more
Contemporary Authors Biographical and bibliographical information on current writers.
Culinary Arts Collection The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary... more
Curriculum Resource Center Maps, pictures, diagrams, and other resources for middle school and high school students... more
DearReader Online Book Clubs Sample a tidbit of a book every day during the week by joining one of the DearReader... more
Demographics Now Business & People is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research... more
DMV Permit Practice Test-Free Free driver education program contains the following state-specific information:10 car... more
Encyclopedia of Associations Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local... more
Encyclopedia of Chicago Articles, maps, and special features from the Chicago History Museum, Newberry Library,... more
ERIC(Education Resources Information Center) ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is the largest education database in the... more
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Profiles of over 2,800 jobs, plus skill level and educational requirements, and salary... more
FirstSearch Databases ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ECO, ECO_FT, ERIC, Ebooks, GPO, IllinoisCatalog, MEDLINE,... more
Fold3 Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the... more
Freegal Download and stream from over 11 million songs, including the latest hits from 28,000... more
Gale Directory Library Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local... more
Gale Legal Forms Hundreds of customizable legal forms, drafted by attorneys.
Gale Power Search Time saving tool that cross-searches our Gale resources.
Gale Small Business Builder Comprehensive business software for planning, starting or running your business or... more
Gale Virtual Reference Library The full-text of many literature reference books can be found here including Drama for... more
General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business,... more
General Science Collection A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the... more
Global Newsstream Formerly Newstand. Access to full-text International, national, and regional newspapers... more
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Quick reference resources, including Research Starters, timelines, and quizzes and games... more
Grolier Online Student-focused encyclopedia with news, science projects, games, and more.
Health & Wellness Resource Center Information about medicine, medications, wellness, and alternative therapies from full-... more
Heritage Quest Genealogy warehouse with U.S. Census data from 1790-1930, family and local histories,... more
Home Improvement Collection Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of home... more
Hoopla Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer,... more
Illinois Administrative Code Full text of the Code from the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, searchable by... more
Illinois Career Resource Network Illinois Department of Employment Security's network for career information,... more
Kids InfoBits Fun and easy-to-search resources especially for students in kindergarten through 5th... more
Lands & People Provides easy to understand articles on continents, countries, regions, states/provinces... more
Learning Express Library LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and... more
LexisNexis Library Express Authoritative international business and legal news and information, plus detailed... more
Literature Criticism Online Commentary and analysis of classic and contemporary works of literature
Literature Resource Center Biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from classical antiquity... more
Little Pim Children can begin learning one of 12 languages. Little Pim is designed specifically to... more
Lynda.com Lynda.com is an online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn... more
Mango Languages Learn one of 70 languages provided. Includes English as a second language. Includes... more
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator Searchable database of lawyers and law firms, with additional indexes by location and... more
Medline Plus The National Library of Medicine's health and medicine database for consumers,... more
Merck Manual Online Medical Library Current information about medical disorders, including symptoms, diagnosis, prevention,... more
Mergent Online Delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence. Provides profiles and... more
Morningstar Investment Research Center Reports and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, with screening and portfolio x-... more
Naperville Heritage Digital Collection Full-text information about Naperville's history from primary source materials.... more
Naperville Heritage Film Collection These films about Naperville's history can be viewed in their entirety online, for... more
Naperville Sun Full text of the Naperville newspaper back to 1997.
Naperville Sun Index The Naperville Sun Index database contains more than 35,000 citations to major articles... more
National Geographic Virtual Library Provides full-text searching of every article from its first publication in 1888. This... more
New Book of Popular Science Encyclopedia articles, science projects, news, biographies, and more for middle and high... more
New York Times Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1992.
NoveList K- 8 Plus Reader's advisory information for young readers' fiction and non-fiction titles... more
NoveList Plus Reader's advisory information for fiction and non-fiction titles with lists of read-... more
Occupational Outlook Handbook Outlines of jobs with training and educational requirements, working conditions, earnings... more
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Viewpoint essays, articles, statistics, primary documents, and other reference sources on... more
Overdrive Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more on your phone and tablet. An OverDrive account can... more
Overdrive for Kids For kids - borrow e-Books, audiobooks, and more on your phone and tablet. An OverDrive... more
Plunkett Research Online Company profiles and comprehensive information on industry trends and statistics for over... more
RBdigital (Name change from Zinio) No holds, no limits, and no returns! Download popular digital... more
Record Information Services Public record information for Chicago and the collar counties, as well as other parts of... more
RedBooks The Advertising Red Books online database provides current, detailed data, including:... more
Salem Press History Salem History is an online database that covers American history, ancient history, and... more
Salem Press Science Salem Science is an online database that includes the content of science encyclopedias.
Science Online Experiments, diagrams, and other data on standard science subjects.
Science Source Online Full text of a variety of science reference books including Grzimek's Animal Life... more
Scientific American Full-text articles from Scientific American magazine online from January 1993 to present... more
Small Business Resource Center Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database offering content that covers... more
Spanish-language Encyclopedia Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the World Book Spanish Language online reference... more
TumbleBookLibrary Listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books.
ValueLine Online version of ValueLine, with ratings and reports for 3,500 stocks and 2,000 mutual... more
Wall Street Journal Online Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual... more
World Almanac for Kids Online Articles and fast facts on animals, careers, countries, history, people, space, and much... more
World Book Kids The World Book Encyclopedia enhanced with learning resources designed for elementary... more
World Book Student The World Book Encyclopedia, plus current news articles, primary source material, and a... more
World Book Timelines Browse World Book's timelines by category. Create your own timeline by searching the... more
WorldCat A catalog of books, videos, music and other materials in libraries worldwide. This is... more
Zinio for Libraries Name changed to RBDigital! No holds, no limits, and no returns! Download popular digital... more