Research Databases


Business Resources
Job Help Resources

Explora
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference book articles on business, history, science, humanities, and more


Gale Directory Library
Directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more


For Students

Brainfuse HelpNow
Online homework help for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes. Tutors are available from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building also available.

Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Britannica articles

Explora
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference book articles on business, history, science, humanities, and more

Literary Reference Center Plus
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works

MasterFILE Complete
Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering current events and more

Points of View Reference Center
Pro and con viewpoints on timely and controversial social issues

Salem Press
Reference book articles on social science and humanities topics

Science Reference Center
Earth science, life science, chemistry, physics, science experiment ideas, and more


Business and Investing

Gale Directory Library
Directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more

Morningstar
Investment information on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange traded funds

Public Records (In library use)
Public Records (Use from home)
Records on new homeowners, new businesses, mortgages, bankruptcies, and foreclosures in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties

ReferenceUSA
Data on millions of U.S. businesses and residents, which can be sorted by business size, geography, and type of business


Careers and Jobs

Brainfuse JobNow
Online help with job coaching, interviewing, and resumes. Upload your resume to receive expert feedback. Assistants are available online from 3:00-10:00 p.m.

lynda.com
Video tutorials on tech and business skills, including graphic and web design, business and career skills, photography, software, and more.

ReferenceUSA
Research companies and enhance your job search.


Consumer Information

Consumer Reports
Product ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice

Consumers' Checkbook (In library use only)
Ratings on local businesses and services in the Chicagoland area


Genealogy

Ancestry Library (In library use only)
Research genealogy and local history through census data, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and more.

Fold3
Military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents dating from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts

Heritage Quest
Research genealogy through census data, family and local histories, and articles.

MyHeritage Library Edition (formerly World Vital Records)
Research genealogy through over half a billion names and records.


Health and Wellness

Consumer Health Complete
Health information on diseases, fitness, nutrition, and mental health

Salem Health
Reference book articles on health and wellness


Law

Gale Legal Forms
Legal forms for business and personal use, including wills, divorce, landlord/tenant, and more

DuPage County Law Library
Find information on representing yourself, divorce, appeals, and expungement. Access online legal research tools WestLaw Next and Lexis Advance. A librarian is also available to assist litigants.


Literature and Reading

BookBrowse
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works

Literary Reference Center Plus
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works

NoveList Plus
Discover new authors and books, author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus
For readers in grades K-8, discover new authors and books, booklists, book discussion guides, and more.

TeenBookCloud
Online eBooks and read-along chapter books, YA novels, classic literature, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for middle school and high school students


Magazines and Newspapers

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune full-text newspaper articles

Daily Herald
Daily Herald full-text newspaper articles

Explora
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more

Global Newsstream
Newspaper articles for international, national, and regional papers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

Historical Newspaper: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune historical articles from 1849 onwards

MasterFILE Complete
Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering current events and more


Online Learning and Classes

Brainfuse HelpNow
Online homework help for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes. Tutors are available from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building also available.

Gale Courses
Online courses for business professionals, teachers, health care workers, and lifelong learners. The six week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field.

Learning Express Library
Online test prep and practice exams for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, professional tests, and more. Also includes online computer tutorials, U.S. citizenship preparation, and more.

lynda.com
Video tutorials on tech and business skills, including graphic and web design, business and career skills, photography, software, and more.

Pronunciator
Learn a new language. English language learners can also learn using non-English languages.

ProCitizen
Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test with videos, drills, and quizzes. Covers the civics, reading, and writing portions of the exam


WorldCat - Worldwide Library Catalog

WorldCat Discovery
Search the worldwide library catalog for items not owned in our system. Interlibrary loan service (ILL)