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ABCMouse.com

In library use only

Introduce your preschoolers and kindergarteners to reading, math, social science, art, and music with this award-winning education software.

Ancestry Library Edition

In library use only

Search billions of genealogy documents—including census, military, immigration, birth, and death records—in the library version of Ancestry.com.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Step-by-step repair directions, diagnostics, diagrams, and updated service bulletins for domestic and imported cars from 1954 to today.

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Britannica Global Reference Center

Search encyclopedias and other reference resources written in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French, and Japanese.

Britannica Online

All-ages content from Encyclopædia Briannica and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, as well as videos and magazine articles.

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CAMIO

View and download thousands of high-resolution images of artworks from leading museums around the world.

Career Center from Tutor.com

Get tips on job searching and interview prep. From 10 am to 10 pm daily, upload resumes and cover letters and a career expert will give you feedback within 24 hours.

Careers College

Learn to navigate your job search with interactive tutorials, career resources, resume templates, and self-evaluation forms.

Chicago Tribune (1849–present)

Search the newspaper’s complete text. Content from 1849 to 1987 includes images of articles, photographs, death notices, and ads. From 1987 to present, only text versions of articles and obituaries are available.

Consumer Health Complete

Get health and wellness information from hundreds of health journals and reference books covering mainstream and integrated medicine.

Find detailed buying guides and useful reviews of hundreds of consumer products.

ConsumerReports.org

Find ratings and recommendations on appliances, electronics, cars, and more from the popular magazine and website.

Consumers’ Checkbook

Ratings on numerous Chicago-area service providers, including car mechanics, plumbers, dentists, roofers, and lawn care companies.

Cook County Tax Portal

Find county property information, including assessed values. Search by PIN or address.

CultureGrams Online

Find detailed descriptions of daily life, customs, and culture in nearly 200 countries.

Current Biography Illustrated

Magazine-length biographical profiles of celebrities, politicians, entertainers, scientists, and other newsmakers from the 1940s to the present.

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Driving-Tests.org

Take free online practice tests based on Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles standards, including motorcycle exams and a sample commercial driver license (CDL) test.

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Early World of Learning

Narrated stories, games, and reading practice for preschool and elementary school students. Includes a basic encyclopedia for the youngest learners.

ERIC

Index to journal articles, resources and research in the education field.

Explora

Search for full-text articles, news and current events using grade levels or lexile ranges for grades K-8.

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Factiva

Full-text access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Gale Courses

Jump-start your professional and personal development with free, instructor-led, non-credit online courses in technology, business, health, wellness, education, parenting, and the arts. New sessions begin every month.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

More than 330 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Search the entire collection or a particular subject area.

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Hoover’s Online

Information on thousands of companies, including financials, top officers, and competitors. Also includes industry data and contact information for smaller businesses.

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Information on businesses and nonprofits, including those that have been dissolved or are in poor standing, from the Illinois Secretary of State.

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JSTOR

Full-text access to academic journals and primary sources in the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. Issue dates range from historical to current.

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LearningExpress Library

Ace the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, and other tests by prepping with these interactive practice exams. There also are citizenship and career exam modules. You’ll be asked to register with LearningExpress to take the tests.

LegalForms from Gale

Print free legal forms covering divorce, leases, wills, powers of attorney, and more.

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LexisNexis Library Express

Find newspaper and magazine articles, media transcripts, business information, and legal sources such as federal and state court cases dating back to 1789. Please note that the legal portion of this product is only available for use in the library.

Library PressReader (previously PressDisplay)

Current newspapers from around the world, presented in image format with full layouts, photos, and advertisements.

Literature Resources from Gale

Search the contents of hundreds of literary reference books for information on authors and criticism of their works.

Live Homework Help from Tutor.com

Connect with tutors to work on math, science, social studies, and English problems from 3 to 10 pm daily. Tailored for students from 4th grade to junior college, the sessions last approximately 20 minutes. Library cardholders are limited to 5 sessions per week.

Lynda.com Online Learning Library

Watch thousands of step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology. Access does not include the mobile app.

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Mango Languages

Lessons in 60-plus languages, including English. Includes specialty courses, such as medical Spanish, and full-length theatrical movies with subtitles and enhanced instruction. Download the Mango Languages app to use on mobile devices.

MasterFILE Premier

Search full-text articles from popular magazines and journals covering areas of general interest.

MedlinePlus

Up-to-date health information from the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.

Mergent Intellect

Basic company facts on over 20 million North American companies and over 70 million global companies.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment analysis and ratings for stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and markets.

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Natural Medicines

Peer-reviewed, independent data on complementary and alternative thearapies such as herbs, supplements, and a variety of integrative medicine practices.

NetTrekker

Thousands of teacher-approved websites and digital resources for students from elementary through high school. You can refine search results by subject, reading level, or grade level.

New York Times

Search full-text articles from 1980 to the present from the country’s newspaper of record.

Newspaper Source from EBSCOhost

Full-text articles from hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers such as The Washington Post and USA Today; also features transcripts from CNN, Fox News, and NPR.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

NoveList Plus

Find recommendations and reviews for adult and teen fiction and nonfiction based on your favorite titles, authors, and genres.

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OCLC FirstSearch

Search a wide range of databases, including ArticleFirst, ERIC, WorldCat, and MEDLINE.

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Public Records Electronic Database

Access Illinois public record data for home foreclosures, bankruptcies, new businesses, and real estate transactions. Available both inside and outside the library.

Public Records Electronic Database

In library use only

Access Illinois public record data for home foreclosures, bankruptcies, new businesses, and real estate transactions. Available both inside and outside the library.

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ReferenceUSA

Get contact information for millions of U.S. and Canadian companies as well as residential directory information. Generate reports by searching businesses by name, location, industry, or size.

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Safari Books Online

Read thousands of technology, software, and business books through your browser.

Salem Health

Find health answers culled from Magill’s Medical Guide, an authoritative medical encyclopedia written in accessible language for general readers.

Science Online

Features a science encyclopedia, experiments, biographies, and illustrations ideal for grades 6 and up.

Skokie Newspaper Index

Find citations to articles that appeared in the Skokie Review, The News, and Life: Skokie edition. To request full articles, email askref@skokielibrary.info or call our Reference Desk at 847-673-3733.

Skokie Newspaper Obituaries

Find citations to obituaries that appeared in The News (1960–1984), Skokie Review (1981–present), and Life: Skokie edition (1978–Oct. 2004). To request full obituaries, email askref@skokielibrary.info or call our Reference Desk at 847-673-3733.

SkokieWiki

An open, collaborative website with community information and resources.

Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change in areas ranging from nation-wide to census block-group levels.

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TeachingBooks.net

Aimed primarily at teachers, this provides multimedia resources and activities to supplement elementary, middle, and high school reading assignments.

Treehouse.com

Learn from over 1,000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and much more. Treehouse.com is continually refreshed with the latest on web technology, so you'll never fall behind.

TumbleBook Library for Kids

A collection of animated, narrated picture books that kids can follow along word for word.

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Value Line Research Center

The latest information on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities. View, print, and download research reports from the various Value Line publications.

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WestlawNext

In library use only

Legal research portal designed for the general public, this features the text of Illinois and federal court decisions and national statutes.

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World Book Online

An online version of the popular encyclopedia.

WorldCat from OCLC FirstSearch

Search the collections of thousands of libraries in the United States and around the world using this global catalog.