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Online Research A-Z

Access the following resources with your La Grange library card.


Online Resources A-Z

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Books & Authors - What should you read next? Explore books by author, title, series, award, theme, genre and more.

Chicago Tribune - Full-text coverage Jan. 1, 1985-present.

Children's Technology Review - Summaries of products and trends in children's interactive media, including apps, technology toys, websites, video games and more.

Chilton's - Up-to-date auto repair manuals for domestic and imported models from 1940 onward. Includes a parts finder.

Consumer Reports - Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for products and services.

Early Peoples - History of ancient cultures, including the Maya, Polynesians, ancient Greeks and more.

Early World of Learning - Interactive learning environments for preschoolers and the early elementary grades. Includes narrated stories, interactive games, reading practice and a visual encyclopedia.

FirstSearch - Contact the Reference Desk at 708.215.3220 for password information. Connects you to information in a wide range of subjects using 14 databases:

ArticleFirst - Index of articles from the contents pages of journals
ClasePeriodica - Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities
Ebooks - Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide
ECO - Collection of scholarly journals
ERIC - Journal articles and reports in education
GPO - U.S. government publications
IllinoisCatalog - Catalog of materials in Illinois libraries
MEDLINE - All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
PapersFirst - Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
Proceedings - Index of worldwide conference proceedings
WorldAlmanac - Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs
WorldCatDissertations - Database of dissertations and theses

General OneFile - Connects you to information in a wide range of subjects using ten databases:

Culinary Arts Collection
Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection
General Science Collection
Home Improvement Collection
Insurance and Liablity Collection
Military and Intelligence Collection
Small Business Collection
Small Business Resource Center
Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure Collection
Vocations and Careers Collection

Green File - Content from hundreds of environmental books, magazines, journals. Topics include climate change, green building, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

Heritage Quest - U.S. Census and other genealogy sources.U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War records and more.

History Reference Center - Reference early civilizations right up to present day events.

Inventions and Discoveries - Explore objects and ideas that have changed how we live today.

Kids InfoBits - Reference content and magazines for students in kindergarten through grade five.

Legal Forms - Access to legal information--simplified.

Literature Resource Center - Scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, biographies, and more on authors, works, and literary movements.

Literature Resources from Gale

LitFinder - Full text of literary works, plus biographies and criticism.

Living Green - Explore environmental issues and green living practices.

Master File Premier - Full-text general interest journals.Full-text magazines, reference books, and primary source documents covering a wide range of subject areas. Includes an image collection.

Media on Demand - Download audiobooks and eBooks to your own device.

Mango Languages - Learn a new language. Explore over 70 foreign languages and 18 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Use your computer or download the app to your smartphone or tablet.

NoveList Plus - Fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations, reading lists, and read-alikes for all ages. Search by author, title, series, plot, and more.

NoveList Plus K-8 - Fiction reading recommendations for younger readers (grades K-8)  based on reading level and interests. Includes resources for teachers and parents.

Opposing Viewpoints - Pro/con viewpoint essays on timely social issues along with primary source documents, biographies, statistical tables and more.

Powerspeak Languages - Language learning program that uses audio, video and interactive lessons. Available languages: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Spanish speakers, ESL for Mandarin speakers, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Korean.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles - Antique and collectible pricing tool.

Readers' Guide to General Magazines - Comprehensive coverage of popular and important magazines.

Reference USA - Business and residential directory information.

Salem History - World events, biographies, and more. (Home Access)

Salem Literature - Online versions of Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Critical Survey of Graphic Novels, and Magill's Literary Annual 2013. (Home Access)

Science Reference Center - Full-text content from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and more for student researchers.

Student Research Center - Research tools designed for students grades 6 through 12.

Teen Health and Wellness - Health and wellness information for middle school and high school students. (Home Access

Testing and Education Reference Center - Guidance and research tools on careers and education.

Tumblebooks - Animated, talking picture books for kids.

Universal Class - Over 500 online courses covering many areas of study, including business, decorating, accounting, home and garden, psychology, counseling and more.

Wilson OmniFile Select - Full text research across core disciplines.

World Book Discover - An encyclopedia for middle- to high-school students doing academic research.

World Book Info Finder - An encyclopedia for upper elementary students, including information on science fair projects and current events.

World Book for Kids - Highly graphic encyclopedia for lower elementary students.

World Book Reference - General encyclopedia for high school and college students.

World Book in Spanish - Spanish-language encyclopedia with rich media content for young readers. Includes interactive games and activities. 

WorldCat - Catalog of collections of libraries from around the world.