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All Databases

Database Name Description Click to use at home Click to use at the library
America's News Magazines

Browse full-text newspapers and magazines covering a wide array of topics and issues. This resource is available through NewsBank. 

Ancestry A subscription-based genealogy research website with over 5 billion records online and more being added almost daily.

A business reference and marketing database containing details on businesses and households across the US. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.


Watch a story, read a book! This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. Geared towards ages 4-8.

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance job skills, U.S. citizenship prep, computer classes, and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m.

Brainfuse HelpNow!

Live online tutoring service for homework and writing assistance. Includes Spanish language tutoring, practice tests for AP and college entrance tests, and more. Grades K-12. Available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m.

Brainfuse JobNow! Live job search assistance from job coaches, including resume and cover letter help and interview practice, plus professional certification and U.S. Citizenship practice tests. Coaching availabe every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m.
Chicagoland News Newspapers from the Chicago area including The Mundelein Review, Daily Herald, and Chicago Sun-Times.
Chilton's Auto Repair Database Includes repair, maintenance and recall information for domestic and imported vehicles through the current model year. Also offers ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test prep quizzes.
Consumer Reports Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.

Fold3, a product by, provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

GenealogyBank Discover your family history. This database offers access to over 3,600 fragile, rare newspapers, books and documents.
Heritage Quest Online A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including U.S. census data, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, bank records, and more.
Illinois Driving Practice Tests

Free driving practice tests for Illinois permits, road signs, fines and limits, and sights and situations. Available in Español.

LegalForms Access and download thousands of customizable online legal documents to Word or PDF formats.

On-demand video classes for learning business, software, technology, computer literacy, and creative skills.

MedlinePlus Health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Useful for answering health-related questions with plenty of easy to understand information and resources.
Merck Manuals

One of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Merck Manuals are available for free in multiple languages to professionals and patients around the world.

Modern World History

Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Muzzy Online Hours of language-learning fun for children. Muzzy Online is an internationally recognized program that incorporates stories, activities, and games while teaching 8 world languages.

An electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. It includes author read-alikes, discussion group guides, and other valuable tools to help you discover new books to read.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Pro/Con views for over 13,000 subjects, court cases and other topics, biographies and profiles.  Includes pictures, graphs, references, and more.
ProCitizen Available through Pronunciator, ProCitizen is a resource that prepares you for U.S. Citizenship.
ProCitizen (Espanol) Preparación para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense.
Pronunciator Learn a new language! Pronunciatior has lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also teaches English from 50 source languages. 
Pronunciator (Espanol) Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 80 idiomas disponibles.
Small Business Builder

A step-by-step engine for completing a business plan for new entrepreneurs, experienced business owners, and nonprofits.

Small Business Resource Center Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes, and more.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

U.S. History in Context Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Sources include full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and more.
Value Line Investment Survey

 The online edition of Value Line Investment Survey includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries for 1,700 companies as well as TimelinessTM and SafetyTM Ranks. Access within the library or from home with your library card. 

World Almanac for Kids Online reference tool that covers a multitude of subject areas incuding U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others. 
World Book Encyclopedia

Use this encyclopedia to access a world of information anytime, anywhere, for kids, teens, and adults.

World History in Context Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Sources include full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and more.

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