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Business and Finance

Business Source Premier

Full text for over 2,470 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Includes Market Research results from Datamonitor.


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Consumer Reports

Consumer product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice from Consumer Reports.


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Lynda.com

Access thousands of free online training videos and courses in software, programming, photography, business skills development, and much more. Tutorials are designed for all levels from beginners to experts.


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Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


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Value Line Research Center

Find extensive financial and statistical data from independent analysts. Includes recent news and analysis, plus educational tools and information on building an investment portfolio.


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DIY and Crafts

Auto Repair

Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. New repair procedures and updates are added continuously.


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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Crafting instructions and creative ideas for a variety of hobbies. Access full text articles from hobby and craft magazines.


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Lynda.com

Access thousands of free online training videos and courses in software, programming, photography, business skills development, and much more. Tutorials are designed for all levels from beginners to experts.


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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (In-library only)

Search 4,000 genealogical and local history databases for information on over 4 billion names.


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HeritageQuest

Primary source documents and data for genealogical research.


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General Research Databases

Academic Search Premier

Access a multi-disciplinary database of more than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 8,470 journals.


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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Access nonfiction ebooks online from the library or remotely 24/7.


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MasterFile

Sign in for access to full text for over 1,800 general interest, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,500 periodicals.


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History and Literature

History Reference Center

Full-text history reference database featuring reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.


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Literary Reference Center

A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and eras. Includes biographies, book reviews, criticism, and synopses from authoritative reference sources, journals, and original analysis.


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Novelist Plus

Find your next read with Novelist. Looking for a good fiction or nonfiction book? Search by subject, plot summary, grade level, and more.


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Languages

English Language Learner Reference Center

Articles help students and young adult English language learners develop their English skills while learning about topics in Science, American History, World History, Civics, Life Skills, and Literature.


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Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango or brush up on your skills. This language learning website covers a wide variety of languages using interactive audio and visual tools.


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Legal Information Reference Center

Access hundreds of full-text publications, including popular, consumer legal reference books, and thousands of legal forms. Content is updated regularly.


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Online Courses and Test Prep

Learning Express Library

Access test prep and software tutorials. Complete online interactive practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and many career tests. Also includes skill improvement tests for elementary, middle and high school students.


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Lynda.com

Access thousands of free online training videos and courses in software, programming, photography, business skills development, and much more. Tutorials are designed for all levels from beginners to experts.


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Records and Directories

Record Information Services

The Public Records Electronic Database includes lists of new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies in DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.


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Reference USA

Reference USA provides a nationwide directory for U.S. business and residential information. Search over 13 million business and 120 million residential listings.


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Science and Health

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer-oriented health content covering health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.


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Science Reference Center

Full text articles on topics that include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.


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