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Access World News A comprehensive resource that includes more than 8,000 news publications from nearly 200... more
America’s Genealogy Bank Explore genealogical records from 1690 to 1994, including obituaries, marriage notices,... more
Ancestry - Library Edition More than 3,000 databases and census records with more than 1 billion names.
Article First ArticleFirst contains citations for items listed on the table of contents pages of... more
Axis 360 A collection of ebooks and audiobooks.
Biblioboard Biblioboard offers 4 collections of e-books, A Recovering the Classics collection... more
Black Life in America The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to... more
Booklist Online More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the... more
Brainfuse HelpNow! Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT,... 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
Chicago Consumers' CheckBook Nonprofit Consumers' CHECKBOOK can help you find the best-rated doctors, auto repair... more
Chicago Sun-Times Collection Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times... more
Chicago Tribune (1985 – current) Text only
Chicago Tribune Historical (1849 – 2011) Page images available
Chicago Tribune Recent (2008 – recent) Must wait 3 months before images for most current issue are available.
Consumer Reports Full-text ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services with a 4-year... more
Creativebug Offers creative inspiration with 1000+ online art and crafts classes and expert step-by-... more
Culinary Arts Collection The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary... more
Daily Herald Collection Explore suburban area history through local news, events and people with the Daily Herald... more
DearReader Online Book Clubs Sample a tidbit of a book every day during the week by joining one of the DearReader... 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
FamilySearch (Affiliate Library Access is In-Library Use Only) Search over two billion genealogical... 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
Gale Academic OneFile Full text articles from scholarly journals and authoritative sources, across many... more
Gale Business Insights: Global Includes company profiles, industry reports, and financial reports, SWOT reports, market... more
Gale Business: DemographicsNow Business & People is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research... more
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database offering content that covers... more
Gale Business: Plan Builder Comprehensive business software for planning, starting or running your business or... more
Gale Directory Library Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local... more
Gale eBooks The full-text of many literature reference books can be found here including Drama for... more
Gale General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business,... more
Gale In Context: Elementary Fun and easy-to-search resources especially for students in kindergarten through 5th... more
Gale Legal Forms Hundreds of customizable legal forms, drafted by attorneys.
Gale Power Search Time saving tool that cross-searches our Gale resources.
General Science Collection A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the... more
Heritage Hub (formerly America’s Obituaries & Death Notices) Full-text obituaries and death notices by name, date, or keyword.
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
IL DMV Practice Driving Tests Free driver education program contains the following state-specific information:10 car... 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
Kanopy A video streaming service featuring Criterion, indie, early cinema and cult classic films... more
Kanopy Kids Streaming videos including animated storybooks, anime favorites, TV series, learning... more
Learning Express Library LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and... more
LinkedIn Learning LinkedIn Learning (formerly is an online library of instructional videos that... more
Literature Criticism Online Commentary and analysis of classic and contemporary works of literature
Literature Resources GVRL Literature criticism, review and biography from many resources such as Twayne’s, Gale,... 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 Intellect Public, private and international business data and profiles, plus consumer demographic... 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 Digital Microfilm Digital images of pages and articles in the Naperville Sun back to January 2019.
Naperville Sun Index The Naperville Sun Index database contains more than 35,000 citations to major articles... 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
O’Reilly for Public Libraries Ebooks and videos in areas of technology, software, business, and professional... more
Occupational Outlook Handbook Outlines of jobs with training and educational requirements, working conditions, earnings... 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
PressReader Read hundreds of newspapers and magazines from across the U.S. and in foreign languages... more
Record Information Services Public record information for Chicago and the collar counties, as well as other parts of... more
Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA) A premier source of business and residential information with more than 40 million... 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.
Scholastic go! Provides students credible, reliable research content on almost every core-curricula... more
Scholastic Teachables Teacher created lesson plans, worksheets and activities for grades K-6 in all school... more
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
TumbleBookLibrary Listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books.
U.S. Major Dailies The full text articles from the 5 most respected U.S. newspapers: The New York Times,... more
ValueLine Online version of ValueLine, with ratings and reports for 3,500 stocks and 2,000 mutual... more
Wall Street Journal Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.
Washington Post Full-text articles from the American daily newspaper published in Washington D.C.
Washington Post Online Includes: - Unlimited digital access to while on the library’s... more
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual... more
Weiss Financial Ratings: Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner Get step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are... more
WorldCat A catalog of books, videos, music and other materials in libraries worldwide. This is... more