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Literary Reference Center

is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC is a full text database that combines content from major respected reference works, monographs, classic books and anthologies, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO.
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Novelist Plus

Helps you find books that you are interested in reading. Search by subject, title, or genre and find a variety of books as well as suggested readalikes for your favorite authors.
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A to Z Databases

Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
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Atomic Training

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today’s most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.
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Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
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Check Illinois

Fast Background Checks. Search Public Records, Find Contact Information, Criminal Arrest Records, Information on Properties, and More
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Fox Valley SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than fifty years.

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Learning Express Library

Build Academic & Workplace Skills with Easy-to-Use Online Resources. Improve your basic skills with Math, reading, and writing tutorials. Learn about in-demand careers. Prepare for occupational exams as well as the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, HiSET®, and TASC tests. Tutorials, practice tests, eBooks and more.
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Record Information Service

Illinois Public Records provided by Record Information Services, Scroll through Chicagoland’s public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment – your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more. Record Information Services is a 18 year old data compiler of public records serving the Chicagoland area.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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Small Business Association

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy.

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ERead Illinois

Brought to you by the Illinois Secretary of State and using Axis 360, the West Chicago Public Library offers patrons thousands of free eBooks and Audiobooks.  All you need is a compatible device and a library card!

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RB Digital

RB Digital offers thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Check them out through the website and read them where ever you go on any compatible mobile device using the RB Digital app.

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Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

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A to Z Maps Online

AtoZMapsOnline.com is the world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.
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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it encompasses the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. Users accessing this resource will be provided with comprehensive content right at their fingertips, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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Credo Reference

Search over 600 online reference resources to find the answers to your questions. This database provides broad coverage of the social sciences and humanities.
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Explora

A powerful search and discovery engine. Ideal for research assignments or general curiosity.
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MasterFile Premier

MasterFile provides full text for thousands of general reference magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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Middle Search Plus

contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
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Primary Search

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school children.
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Consumer Health Complete

is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
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Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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Science Reference Center

contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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A to Z Maps Online

AtoZMapsOnline.com is the world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit A to Z Maps Online







A to Z Databases

Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit A to Z Databases

Atomic Training

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today’s most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Atomic Training

Learning Express Library

Build Academic & Workplace Skills with Easy-to-Use Online Resources. Improve your basic skills with Math, reading, and writing tutorials. Learn about in-demand careers. Prepare for occupational exams as well as the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, HiSET®, and TASC tests. Tutorials, practice tests, eBooks and more.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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WorkNet DuPage

Training, connecting, and developing the workforce of DuPage County.  Provides job search advice, job search workshops, job fairs, layoff recovery resources, and resource room with computers.

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ProCitizen

ProCitizen is a comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.
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Pronunciator

This versatile language learning product allows you to learn how to speak 75 different languages. It includes instruction from native speakers to guide you through learning the language of your choice in your primary language! There is also an English as a Second Language (ESL) component built in to the program. When you create an account, this database will keep track of your progress and let you pick up learning the language of your choice right where you left off. Try it today!
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

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Freegal®

Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.

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A to Z Databases

Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit A to Z Databases

A to Z Maps Online

AtoZMapsOnline.com is the world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit A to Z Maps Online

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it encompasses the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. Users accessing this resource will be provided with comprehensive content right at their fingertips, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Academic Search Premier


Atomic Training

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today’s most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Atomic Training

Auto Repair Reference Center

This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
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Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Business Source Premier

Check Illinois

Fast Background Checks. Search Public Records, Find Contact Information, Criminal Arrest Records, Information on Properties, and More
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Check Illinois

Consumer Health Complete

is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
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Credo Reference

Search over 600 online reference resources to find the answers to your questions. This database provides broad coverage of the social sciences and humanities.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Credo Reference


FirstSearch

Find a Book or Journal Article by Searching WorldCat; WilsonSelect; ArticlesFirst; WorldAlmanac and GPO
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Learning Express Library

Build Academic & Workplace Skills with Easy-to-Use Online Resources. Improve your basic skills with Math, reading, and writing tutorials. Learn about in-demand careers. Prepare for occupational exams as well as the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, HiSET®, and TASC tests. Tutorials, practice tests, eBooks and more.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Learning Express Library

Literary Reference Center

is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC is a full text database that combines content from major respected reference works, monographs, classic books and anthologies, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Literary Reference Center

MasterFile Premier

MasterFile provides full text for thousands of general reference magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit MasterFile Premier

Middle Search Plus

contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Middle Search Plus


Novelist Plus

Helps you find books that you are interested in reading. Search by subject, title, or genre and find a variety of books as well as suggested readalikes for your favorite authors.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Novelist Plus

Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Points of View Reference Center

Primary Search

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school children.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Primary Search

ProCitizen

ProCitizen is a comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit ProCitizen

Pronunciator

This versatile language learning product allows you to learn how to speak 75 different languages. It includes instruction from native speakers to guide you through learning the language of your choice in your primary language! There is also an English as a Second Language (ESL) component built in to the program. When you create an account, this database will keep track of your progress and let you pick up learning the language of your choice right where you left off. Try it today!
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Pronunciator

Record Information Service

Illinois Public Records provided by Record Information Services, Scroll through Chicagoland’s public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment – your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more. Record Information Services is a 18 year old data compiler of public records serving the Chicagoland area.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Record Information Service

Science Reference Center

contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Science Reference Center


Atomic Training

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today’s most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Atomic Training

Science Reference Center

contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
*Access anywhere with your valid library card and PIN

Visit Science Reference Center