General Reference

Book an appointment with one of our trained librarians for one-on-one training and assistance with any of our databases or on-line services. Use our computers or bring in your own laptop. Call 847-918-3225 or stop by any of our service desks to schedule an appointment.

General Reference Databases

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

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.

Chicagoland News Newspapers from the Chicago area including The Mundelein Review, Daily Herald, and Chicago Sun-Times.
eLibrary

Full-text and multimedia materials from more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts.

General OneFile General-interest periodical, journal, and newspaper database. It includes travel guides, radio and television transcripts, and more.
Grolier Online Online Encyclopedias, Thesaurus, Dictionary, and Multi-media reference.
Healthcare.gov - 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.
LitFinder Literature Database Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
Lynda.com

Lynda.com 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.

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.
World Book Encyclopedia Access encyclopedia content for kids through adult, including the Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.