Databases & reference
Research everything from genealogy to product reviews, look up newspaper articles, consult reference databases, and more.
Search our online catalog for articles or browse one of the platforms below. Please note that not all material from these databases may be searchable through the catalog.
Reviews & Recommendations
Making a big purchase? Consult Consumer Reports for product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice.
Hobbies & How-to
Ancestry is now temporarily available from home through December 2021!
Search 4,000 genealogical and local history databases for information on over 4 billion names.
AtoZ Food America
AtoZ Food America brings together the vast variety of American cuisine into one easy to use resource. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of ethnic culinary influences, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.
Access primary source documents and data for genealogical research from home.
AtoZ World Travel
As you’re planning your next journey, make sure to take look at AtoZ World Travel for information about your destination. Regularly updated with information about numerous travel destinations, AtoZ World Travel is the place to begin planning your trip!
Jobs & Career
JobNow provides live help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including acing the interview, building a resume, and personality & career assessments. Live job coaches are available from 2 – 11 pm.
JobNow is hosting a free, virtual workshop on Social Media and Job Hunting, led by Job Search Coach Ashley Watkins, on July 7 at 4 pm. Sign up here!
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda)
Grow your skills with online training videos and courses in software, photography, business skills development, and much more—all taught by experts. Tutorials are designed for all levels from beginners to experts.
Note: Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning—same quality content, new name!
Records and Directories
AtoZdatabases is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities. Research companies, search for the perfect job, and access resume templates and interview tools.
Record Information Services
This database includes lists of new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies in DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
Reference & Articles
TeachingBooks provides resources for children’s and young adult books, selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities for K-12 students.
Find extensive financial and statistical data from independent analysts. Includes recent news and analysis, plus educational tools and information on building an investment portfolio.