General Reference

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General Reference Databases

Database Name Description Click to use at home Click to use at the library
Ancestry A subscription-based genealogy research website with over 5 billion records online and more being added almost daily.

A business reference and marketing database containing details on businesses and households across the US. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

Auto Finance Resource

Search auto loan rates for new and used cars for both local and national banks and credit unions to find the best deal and check out the loan calculator and education center to learn more about the automotive financing process.


Watch a story, read a book! This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. Geared towards ages 4-8.

Brainfuse HelpNow! Live one-on-one online tutoring service for homework help and writing assistance. Includes Spanish language tutoring and standardized practice tests. Grades K-12. Available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m. 
Chicagoland News Newspapers from the Chicago area including The Mundelein Review, Daily Herald, and Chicago Sun-Times.
GenealogyBank Discover your family history. This database offers access to over 3,600 fragile, rare newspapers, books and documents.
General OneFile General-interest periodical, journal, and newspaper database. It includes travel guides, radio and television transcripts, and more. - US Healthcare Information The official government website for information on the Affordable Care Act, the Healthcare Marketplace, and more.
Heritage Quest Online A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including U.S. census data, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, bank records, and more.
Illinois Driving Practice Tests

Free driving practice tests for Illinois permits, road signs, fines and limits, and sights and situations. Available in Español.

LitFinder Literature Database Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn what you want, when you want, and practice with the instructor's files while you watch and listen.

MedlinePlus Health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Find information on health topics as well as drugs and supplements. Useful for answering health-related questions with plenty of easy to understand information and resources.
Merck Manuals

The Manuals, known as the Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Merck Manuals are available for free in digital form in multiple languages to professionals and patients around the world.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Pro/Con views for over 13,000 subjects, court cases and other topics, biographies and profiles.  Includes pictures, graphs, references, and more.
ProCitizen Available through Pronunciator, ProCitizen is a resource that prepares you for U.S. Citizenship.
ProCitizen (Espanol) Preparación para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense.
Value Line Investment Survey

 The online edition of Value Line Investment Survey includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries for 1,700 companies as well as TimelinessTM and SafetyTM Ranks. Access within the library or from home with your library card. 


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