Databases

Database Type
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AtoZ logo

Go to AtoZdatabases
https://www.atozdatabases.com

What you can do with it

Research sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends and relatives, and a whole lot of other possibilities.

Biblioboard

Go to BIBLIOBOARD
https://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/biblioboard/"
then choose from "BiblioBoard Library of Illinois," "biblioboard open access," or "RAILS for Schools."

What you can do with it

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

App available, search for "biblioboard" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Cloud Library logo

Go to CLOUDLIBRARY
https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/lakeforestlibrary/Featured

What you can do with it

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, especially new and recently published titles.

User Guide

Getting Started with the cloudLibrary app

Amount

5 checkouts at a time

Loan Period

2 weeks

How to access

App available, search for "cloudlibrary" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
No, does not work on Kindle eInk reader
Chicago Consumers' Checkbook Logo

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

In the Library: click here.

From Anywhere: click here.

CultureGrams

Go to CULTUREGRAMS

What you can do with it

Explore cultural information including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles from other countries in the world and states in the U.S.

DPLA logo

Go to DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA
https://dp.la

What you can do with it

Explore the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions, including 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.

The Great Courses and Hoopla logos

Go to THE GREAT COURSES ON HOOPLA
https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/6051

What you can do with it

The Great Courses are engaging, immersive learning experiences. These college-level courses are presented by exceptional professors chosen for their ability to teach. Hoopla has dozens of TGC eAudiobooks.

User Guide

Getting Started with the Hoopla app

Watch a tutorial

Amount

10 per month (total for Hoopla plus Hoopla Kids Mode)

Loan Period

3 weeks for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Comics
3 days for Movies and TV shows
1 week for Music

How to access

App available, search for "hoopla" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Works with Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku