Research

Access the following resources with your La Grange library card:

Academic Search Premier - Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP). (tutorial)

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 September. Just enter your library card number. (tutorial)

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)

History Reference Center - Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning. (tutorial)

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

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

MasterFILE Complete - A good place to start for research and homework. Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, flags, and videos from the Associated Press (AP).

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)

Middle Search Plus - Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).

Newspaper Source Plus - Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles.

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

Small Business Reference Center - Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans. (tutorial)

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 - Catalog of collections of libraries from around the world.