Research

Access the following resources with your La Grange library card:

Ancestry Library Edition - A premier genealogy resource. Includes U.S. and worldwide census, immigration, military and vital records collections. In-library use only. To search census records and public directories from home, try HeritageQuest Online. Due to our current health situation, Ancestry.com has granted home use until end of December. Just enter your library card number. (tutorial)

BiblioBoard - hundreds of digital Anthologies featuring books, images, articles, documents, audio, and video from around the world and across time, curated by subject and accessible from anywhere.

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

DMV Practice Tests - Illinois Driver's Handbook, tests and more.

Explore Chicago Collections - Discover the history and culture of Chicago

FirstSearch - Email us for password information. Connects you to information in a wide range of subjects using 12 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

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

JobNow - Provides practical tools for job seekers. Receive a personalized expert analysis of your resume and cover letter, get live interview coaching from 2- 11pm daily, plus browse other career and interview resources.

La Grange Public Library Digital Archive - Images of the Library through the years

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.(tutorial)

Media on Demand - OverDrive/Libby. Download audiobooks and e-books to your own device. (tutorial)

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. (tutorial)

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


Tumblebooks - Animated, talking picture books for kids. (tutorial)

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

WorldCat Discovery - easily find resources available at our library and in libraries worldwide.

By subject

Biography, History and Culture

Explore Chicago Collections
La Grange Public Library Digital Archive
Salem History (Remote Access)

Books and Literature

NoveList Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus
Salem Literature (Remote Access)
Tumblebooks - stories for kids

Business and Legal

Reference Solutions

DIY: Do It Yourself

Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Only) Due to our current health situation, Ancestry.com has granted home use until end of December. Just enter your library card number.
Children's Technology Review
Consumer Reports
DMV Practice Tests
Heritage Quest (Genealogy)
MediaOnDemand (Audiobooks and eBooks)
Mango Languages(learn a new language)
Universal Class (online courses)

General Research

FirstSearch (Email for login info.)
WorldCat Discovery


Online Classes

LinkedIn Learning (formally Lynda.com)
Universal Class

Employment Resources

JobNow