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Databases & reference

Research everything from genealogy to product reviews, get career help, consult reference databases, and more.

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Reviews & Recommendations

Consumer Reports

Making a big purchase? Consult Consumer Reports for product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice.

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Novelist

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

Video Tutorial

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Novelist K-8

Find reading suggestions for picture books, children’s chapter books, and young adult titles. Search or browse by subject, plot summary, grade level, and more.

Hobbies & How-to

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Ancestry (in-Library only)

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.

Video Tutorials

AtoZ World Food

With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba.

Video Tutorials

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!

Creativebug

Enjoy more than 1,000 online art & craft video classes taught by designers and artists. Creativebug’s classes cover everything from drawing and sketching to sewing and bookbinding.

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Global Road Warrior

Featuring in-depth information on 175 countries, Global Road Warrior includes country facts, royalty-free maps, and travel essentials. It is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.

HeritageQuest

Access primary source documents and data for genealogical research from home.

Jobs & Career

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Brainfuse JobNow

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.

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Udemy

Improve your skills and explore new interests with Gale Presents: Udemy, an online learning platform offering on-demand, professionally-taught video courses in business, technology, design, and more.

Records and Directories

AtoZ Databases

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

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.

Value Line

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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