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Academic OneFile

Full-text articles and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Access Newspaper Archive

400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. A great resource genealogy or historical research.

ALLDATA Repair Manuals

Auto diagnosis, repair, and maintenance information covering more than 33,000 engine-specific vehicles. Available at the Main Library only.

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy research tool, including census records, military records, probate records, directories, and more.

Access to approximately 12.7 billion genealogy records, including census records, military records, probate records, directories, and more.

In library use only. Please see a staff member to login.


OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals.

Auto Finance Resource

Car loan rates from area banks and credit unions, loan calculators, and training videos to help you purchase your new car.

Basic ESL

Learn English with this online course, class software, and study tool. Create an account to track your progress.

Big Interview

Practice for job interviews with video tutorials and virtual practice software. 

Biography In Context

Biographies and full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as images and links to vetted websites.

BrainFuse HelpNow

Free one-to-one homework help, skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance. LIVE tutoring assistance is available daily from 2-9 PM.

Business Insights: Global

Global business case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry.


Access to demographic maps and reports for all U.S. geographies and addresses.


An index of articles from scholarly journals.


Journal articles and reports in education.

Access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Gale Business Courses

Online courses from accounting and finance to starting your own business. Courses are offered once a month and span 6 weeks.

Gale Courses

Over 350 online courses in personal and professional development. Courses are offered once a month and span 6 weeks.

GenealogyBank Library Edition

Records from 1652 to the present. Includes digital images of American obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents and other primary sources.

General OneFile

General interest periodical, newspaper, and newswire articles from 1980 to present, updated daily.

Learning Express College Prep

Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help prepare for college success. Includes ACT, SAT, AP Exams, PSAT, TOEFL, iBT and college admissions essay writing.

Learning Express Library

Tools to help with personal and professional development. Includes over 300 practice tests for professional and academic exams.

Mango Languages

An online language learning tool that offers courses in Spanish, Polish, English, Mandarin, and more.


Full-text articles on all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. Includes math, science, social studies, language, art, and music.

NetAdvantage from Standard & Poors

Includes Standard & Poor's Bond Guide, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, The Outlook, Standard & Poor's Register, Stock Guide, and Standard & Poor's Stock Reports.

NewsBank Newspapers

Full-text articles from regional newspaper, including the Palatine Countryside (1995-2009). Also includes America's GenealogyBank, an archive of 3,600 newspapers, books, and documents.

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Access to 3400 U.S. newspapers from the 1700s-2000s.

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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

Book recommendations and reviews for adult and teen fiction and non-fiction.

Nursing & Allied Health

Full-text articles and and extensive publication index for nurses and other health professionals. 

ProQuest Newsstand

Full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, and the Chicago Tribune, Issues may go back as far as 1984.

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Public Records

Find new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.


Read full magazines on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

Reference USA

Detailed information on U.S. businesses, residents, and health care providers; also includes 1.5 million Canadian businesses. Research companies and search job postings in the Jobs/Internships module.

Science in Context

Information for assignments and projects, covering subjects like earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography.

Student Resources in Context

Reference sources, full-text articles, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia on history, literature, science, social studies and more.


An online collection animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.


Current and historical market and financial data. Includes over 1,700 actively traded U.S. stocks.

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Weiss Financial Ratings Online

Independent ratings on U.S. banks, thrifts, and insurance companies. Also distributes independent ratings on publicly traded companies, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and ETFs.