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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Browse and search digital reference sources. Topics covered: Business, Education, and Science. 

The Great Courses and Hoopla logos

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.

The Great Courses and Kanopy logos

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

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Search consumer health magazines, pamphlets, reference books, and reports.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Search over 500 full text scholarly medical journals.

Heritage Quest

Genealogical database searching census, military, immigration records and more.

Hoopla logo

Go to HOOPLA

Borrow FREE movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and TV shows.

USER GUIDE

Getting Started with the Hoopla app

AMOUNT

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

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Computer
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android devices
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Fire TV
  • Roku

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "hoopla" in your app store

Hoopla Kids logo

Go to HOOPLA then click KIDS

Enable Kids Mode to only show kid-appropriate content in your browse and search results.

USER GUIDE

Getting Started with the Hoopla app

AMOUNT

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

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Computer
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android devices
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Fire TV
  • Roku

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "hoopla" in your app store

Illinois Digital Archives

Historical articles and photographs related to Lake Forest.

Investor's Business Daily

Daily stock market and business news, quotes, mutual fund performance and market analysis.

Kanopy Video

Go to KANOPY

Kanopy offers a wide range of on-demand streaming videos including selections from the Criterion Collection, foreign films, classic cinema, documentaries, and more. Stream video through the available smartphone or tablet app, or watch in your computer's browser.

USER GUIDE

Getting Started with the Kanopy app

AMOUNT

10 per month (total for Kanopy plus Kanopy Kids)

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Computer
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android device
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "kanopy" in your app store

Kanopy Kids logo

Go to KANOPY then click GO TO KANOPY KIDS

Free streaming videos ... Just for kids! Kanopy Kids uses Common Sense Media ratings, making it easy for you to decide what's best for your family.

USER GUIDE

Getting Started with the Kanopy app

AMOUNT

10 per month (total for Kanopy plus Kanopy Kids)

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Computer
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android device
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "kanopy" in your app store

Lake Forester 1995-Present

Searchable Lake Forester from 1995 to present. See historical editions in the Historical Lake Forester database.

Lake Forester logo

Searchable Lake Forester issues from 1899–1943.

LexisNexis logo

Company and investment information, legal cases, and news stories from hundreds of foreign and domestic sources. Legal Case information available only in the Library.

In the Library: Click here

Outside the Library: Click here

LibriVox

Go to LIBRIVOX
librivox.org

Download FREE audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

USER GUIDE

LibriVox help page

AMOUNT

Unlimited

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Download audio files and listen on your Computer or Mobile device
  • Add audio files to iTunes

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "librivox" in your app store