Heritage Quest Designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections.
Hoovers An excellent starting point for business and industry information. Provides a corporate description, financial information, key officers, and competitors, for thousands of companies.
I-Share Online catalog featuring the resources of 45 Illinois libraries, mostly academic.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Information on Illinois history or preservation. Find a museum, a list of historical sites, how to get your building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or read and article from Illinois History Teach.
InfoTrac A collection of databases including Business Resource center, Health Resource Center, Literature Resource Center, and General Reference, Opposing Viewpoints, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Something about the Author. Provides citations and full-text information on a variety of subjects.
Information Please Reference source that allows you to search the contents of an encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and both the TIME and ESPN almanacs.
JAMA Online Journal of the American Medical Association offers limited searchable access to the current and past issues of this medical journal. Some full text is available.
Kelly Blue Book Website to assist the car buyer or seller. Includes pricing information for new cars as well as used cars, incentives and rebates, vehicle reviews and buying advice as well as JD Powers' quality ratings. Includes valuation for motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Mango Languages Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. Available in-house and remotely.
Martindale-Hubbell Need a lawyer to help with your lawsuit? This site can help you find one. You can search by state, country or area of practice.
Morningstar (in the library) Morningstar (at home) Morningstar is a source for information on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, and 529 college savings plans. Currently tracks more than 100,000 investment offerings worldwide, according to their website.
NADA Guides This site covers new and used cars, recreation vehicles, classic cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, sailboats, aircraft, and manufactured housing. Prices are given for a range of years. Insurance quotes and lemon checks are available for free.
Netlibrary(Now in EBSCOhost Research Databases) Contains a large collection of online e-books, available with your library card. Available in-house and remotely. You will need to establish an account at the site to read and download e-books. Please Note: NetLibrary has ceased, but its collection is available through EBSCOhost, another of the library's database vendors. Please see the Ereader and Content Page of the website for more information.
Newsbank: America's Newspapers Find current and archived local, state, and national full-text articles on issues, events, people, government and more including the Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current), Herald News (1997-Current), Naperville Sun (1997-Current), The Reporter (Bolingbrook) (2/9/07-Current), New York Times (1985-Current), and the Washington Post (1977-Current).
NoveList Search for fiction books by author, title, series title, plot, or genre. Available in-house and remotely.
Overdrive eMediaLibrary Download best selling digital titles 24/7 to your PC at home, in the office or from anywhere in the world and transfer to your MP3 or burn onto CD for listening on-the-go. Ebooks also available.
ProQuest Newsstand Access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, and many other national and regional titles.