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Online Research A-Z

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Online Resources A-Z

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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.

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.

Consumer Health Complete - health-related topics

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.

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

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

Legal Forms - Access to legal information--simplified. -  Video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.

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 e-books 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.

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.

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.

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