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New York Times 1851-2009

New York Times articles (including images) from 1851–2009, including obituaries and marriage and birth announcements.


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Access millions of records from over 2,000 organizations, including books, articles, audio, video, and images.

Online Book Clubs

Sign up to sample a new book from the genre of your choice every week. You'll get an email Monday through Friday with excerpts from the same new book, then you can pick up where you left off with the real book if you liked it.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

RB Digital

Download over 60 magazines to read on your device or computer, including titles like Forbes, Harper's Bazaar, and Martha Stewart Living. For instructions on getting started, see our user guide.

Record Information Services

Search public record information such as bankruptcies, foreclosures and auctions, and real estate transactions in Lake and Chicago area counties.

Reference USA

Business directory, residential listings, demographics, and health care listings.

Regional Business News

Search business journals, newspapers, and news-wires across the U.S.

Something about the Author

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books.

Sorkin's Directory of Business & Government

Profiles of companies and organizations in the Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas.

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Find business and investment information, including a daily stock price record and printable industry surveys.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical reference information covering social, political and economic conditions of the U.S. from the 1950s to present.

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Value Line

Investment research information including online versions of the Value Line Investment surveys, the mutual fund survey, and more.

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Wall Street Journal

Articles from 1984 to present (1984–2006 excluding images).

World Book Online

Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines and Discover versions of World Book Encyclopedias. French and Spanish versions available.