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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. Due to our current health situation, Ancestry.com has granted home use until end of July. Just enter your library card number.

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.

Lynda.com -  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.