Featured Resources

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Education, training, and credentials of doctors who are board certified in a medial specialty.

Newspaper, magazine, and academic articles on biology, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, and medicine.

Articles, images, and video for all major science and technology areas.

In: Genealogy

Over 8,700 genealogical and local history databases. This resource is only accessible from inside the library.

In: Cars, DIY

Information for most vehicles from 1945 to the present.

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In: Biography

Biographical information on people from around the world and throughout history. Includes all entries from Contemporary Authors.

Read and interact with classic picture books for preschoolers to third grade readers.

More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

Live homework help from tutors 7 days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m.

Text from over 2,100 business journals on topics such as management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.

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Reviews and recommendations for service and retail providers throughout Chicago. Charts showing service quality and prices charged accompany each article.

Find reviews, reading levels, and other useful information for juvenile and young adult literature.

Images, videos, and full-text articles.

Product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice.

In: Science

Real, relevant, and interactive resource on the chemical elements. For students in grades 3 - 6.

Customs, religion, language, dress, diet, lifestyle, and more on people of many countries.

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Provides research and study skills help for English Language Learners from middle school to adults.

Comprehensive library from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Includes Medline for health and ERIC for education research.

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Explore more than 300 full-text reference books with one search.

Provides periodical and news information from 12,000 titles through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface. 

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In: Genealogy

Search family history sources from home.

Full-text articles, biographies of historical figures, photos, and documents.

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Online public catalog for 86 Illinois university libraries.

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Encylopedia information, photos, videos, and teacher resources for all subjects. For grades 3 - 5.

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Online practice tests for academic exams such as the ACT, GED, ASVAB and professional certification for the trades.

In: Law

Legal forms and full text of Nolo books on popular legal topics.

Legal and business information, as well as news resources and trade publications.

Literary criticism, plot summaries, book reviews, author biographies, literary journal articles, and full-text poems and short stories.

Renowned software training tool. Learn to retouch photos, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, animate 3D graphics, and more.

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Full-text articles from 1,700 periodicals, 500 reference books, and 100,000 primary source documents. Includes reference, business, health, education, science, and multicultural issues and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Independent and in-depth recommendations on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange traded funds.

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Find good reads for kids by searching age, subject, plot summary, and more.

Book reviews, recommendations, and read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.

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Write an effective resume, build an online portfolio, and practice interview questions.

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Full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on important social and medical issues. Use for debates and developing argumentative reports.

In: Science

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

In: Science

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

In: Science

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

More than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from Chicago Tribune (1852-1984), New York Times (1851-1994), and Los Angeles Times (1881-1984).

In: Business

New homeowners, businesses, foreclosures, sales, and bankruptcies in DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

In Library Use: http://library.public-record.com/?src=DownersGrove

Outside the Library Use: http://1q0o2w9i3e8u4r7y5t.public-record.com/remoteauth.asp  

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Directory of 13 million businesses, residential listings, and telephone numbers in the US.

Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone offers Level 1 instruction in 30 languages.

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Articles on biology, chemistry, earth and space, environment, health and medicine, life science, physics, technology, and wildlife.

Provides research sources for primary to middle school students.

Access S&P's Stock Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, and Outlook publications.

Book and magazine articles on most general topics.

History, literature, science, and social studies articles aimed at middle and high school students.

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Try-It Illinois returns Oct. 1 - Nov. 30. Access a variety of electronic resources for free! Contact the Ask Us Desk for log in information. 

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Statistics and forecasts for investors on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities. 

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Global information and current events.

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Read 75 popular magazines from cover to cover on your computer or mobile device. No limits or wait times!