Databases

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Access Science

Go to ACCESS SCIENCE

Articles, videos, pictures, biographies, and definitions covering all major scientific disciplines.

America's News Magazines Logo

Go to AMERICAS NEWS MAGAZINES

Articles from 27 popular magazines in recent years, including titles like National Review, The New Yorker, and Popular Science.

Ancestry Library Edition

Go to ANCESTRY

Search family histories using census, marriage, birth, death, and military records from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. International records continue to grow.

Biblioboard

Go to BIBLIOBOARD then choose from "BiblioBoard Library of Illinois," "biblioboard open access," or "RAILS for Schools."

Download FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks, featuring community-created content, local self-published books, and thousands of other always-available titles. No account needed.

USER GUIDE

BiblioBoard support page

AMOUNT

Unlimited with no return period

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Download files to read, watch, and listen on your Computer or Mobile device

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "biblioboard" in your app store

Business Source Elite

Go to BUSINESS SOURCE ELITE

Search over 1,000 business and economics journals, and read profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

Chicago Tribune 1985-Present

Go to CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Full text articles (excluding images) from 1985 to the present. Search historical articles from 1849-1989 in the Historical Chicago Tribune database.

Consumer Reports logo

Go to CONSUMER REPORTS

Expert ratings from Consumer Reports magazine, evaluating hundreds of products from appliances to cars to electronics.

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook Logo

Consumer ratings, comments, and advice on repair services, finance, home care, and more in the greater Chicago area.

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Creativebug logo

Go to CREATIVEBUG

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. 

CultureGrams

Go to CULTUREGRAMS

Cultural information on other countries in the world and states within the U.S., including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles.

DPLA logo

Go to DPLA: DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.

Explore free photographs, museum objects, government documents, and so much more!

EBSCO Host

Go to EBSCO HOST

Allows for simultaneous searching of any combination of EBSCO databases including: BIR Entertainment, Book Index with Reviews, Business Source Elite, Health Source (Academic and Consumer editions), Masterfile Premier, Regional Business News, Fiction Core Collection, and AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

First Search

Go to OCLC: FIRST SEARCH

Popular and scholarly full text articles from 13 different databases including ERIC and MedLine. Search simultaneously or individually.

Freegal Music logo

Go to FREEGAL

Download up to three Sony Music songs each week to your device or computer. Downloads are yours to keep forever.

USER GUIDE

Getting Started with the Freegal app

AMOUNT

3 downloads per week

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Computer
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android devices

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "freegal" in your app store