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Title Description Use @ home? Edit
Academic Search Premier
Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics. Tutorial.
Yes
Access Newspaper Archive
Articles from historical newspapers.
Yes
Alldata Pro
Automobile repair information and diagrams. (Will not work in Google Chrome.)  The library’s Tech Help Desk now lends OBD scanners for reading diagnostic trouble codes.  Contact us for details.
No
Amazing Animals
Animals of the world for elementary students and higher.
Yes
America the Beautiful
Information on states and current events (elementary/middle school).
Yes
America's Newspapers (Chicagoland Edition)
Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and Arlington Heights Post.
Yes
America's Obituaries & Death Notices
From newspapers across the U.S. Note: Chicago Tribune obituaries are in ProQuest Newsstand.
Yes
Ancestry Library Edition

Family history data, census information, immigration, etc.

No
Arlington Heights History Yes
Arlington Heights Post
Articles from 4/04/06-present.
Yes
Arlington Heights Wiki

NEW!  Community-edited site featuring local organizations, businesses, activities, etc.

Yes
Atomic Training
In-depth video tutorials, now on over 300 topics, including MS Office, Windows, MacOS, Photoshop, Garage Band, etc. AHML cardholders only.
Yes
Biography in Context
Biographies and full text articles; see also Access My Library app.
Yes
BookFlix
Interactive stories, true books and games to play (preschool-3rd grade).
Yes
Booklist

120,000 book reviews.

Yes
Books & Authors
Recommends books for readers. Explore by author/title/genre. Reviews included.
Yes
Business Source Premier
Articles, market research, industry/country/company reports and profiles, SWOT analyses.
Yes
Career Center (Tutor.com)
Live resume reviews.  Articles on job search tips and interview preparation.
Yes
Chicago Sun-Times
Articles from 1/1/86-current.
Yes
Chicago Tribune (via ProQuest)
Search the complete text of The Chicago Tribune from 1849 to today.
Yes
Chicago Tribune Historical Archives: Selected
1849-1984.  Less complete than the Proquest Chicago Tribune, but has easier obituary/death notice searching.
Yes
Consumer's Checkbook
Now available from home. Find high-quality products and services at competitive prices.  Full access (including at-home access and the ability to submit reviews) is for AHML cardholders only.  Non-AHML cardholders, please click here.
Yes
ConsumerReports.org
Product reviews for home, health, electronics, etc. You can also browse individual CR issues (2009-present).
Yes
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Critical articles on writings by contemporary authors now living or who died after December 31, 1959.
Yes
Core Concepts: Biology
Explore plant & animal life, evolution, genetics, ecology, scientists' biographies and more. Includes lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers.
Yes
Core Concepts: Periodic Table
Explore the elements, learn about their properties and uses. Includes lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers.
Yes
Corporate Affiliations
Directory of 200,000 parent and subsidiary companies worldwide.
Yes
Country Reports
In-depth profiles of countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Yes
CultureGrams
Learn about world's countries and peoples; see Quick Start Guide.
Yes
Daily Herald
Articles from 1/1/95-
Yes
Encyclopedia Americana
In-depth encyclopedia for high school-adult.
Yes
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Current and past U.S. and Canadian tribes, large and small.
Yes
ERIC
Education research. The ERIC website may have more recent sources. Tutorials.
Yes
Fold3
Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions.
Yes
Gale Directory Library
Features American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory,  Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual 2010, Companies & Consultancies, Encyclopedia of Associations 2010, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Market Share Reporter 2010, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, Tradeshows Worldwide, Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies.
Yes
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on business, environment, history, law, medicine, religion, social sciences, and more. See also Access My Library app.
Yes
Green File
Covers global climate change, green building pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more; see tutorial for database interface.
Yes
Grolier
Includes Encyclopedia Americana, the New Book of Knowledge, the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, the New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples.
Yes
Grolier Elementary School
Geared to help elementary school students with projects, assignments, homework. Has magazine articles, videos, images, books. 
Yes
Grolier High School
Geared to help high school students with projects, assignments, and homework.
Yes
Grolier Middle School
Geared to help middle school students with projects, assignments, and homework.
Yes
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Reference articles, pamphlets, and magazine articles.
Yes
HeritageQuest
Census records 1790-1930, family/local histories, PERSI article index, Revolutionary War applications
Yes
Illinois Career Resource Network
Resources on occupations, job search hints, a resume writer, and links to employers.
Yes
Illinois Legal Aid
Find articles videos and forms on legal topics as well as obtain referrals to free and low-cost legal aid offices.
Yes
Industry Surveys
From Datamonitor, IHS Global, Business Monitor International, etc.
Yes
Lands and Peoples
Countries, cultures, and current events (middle school/high school).
Yes
Learn4Life Online Classes
NEW--In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health-care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification. For AHML cardholders only.| More Info
Yes
Legal Forms
Thousands of legal forms for personal, business, real estate, litigation, etc. (MS Word or PDF). See also Access My Library app.
Yes
Lexis Nexis Library Express
Legal (statutes and case law from all 50 states) business and news content. Note: Legal material is available only on library's computers.
Yes
Little Pim
Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.
Yes
Lynda.com
 Now available from home. Video tutorials on software packages, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS.
Yes
Mango Languages
Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids. NEW: iPhone/Android Apps.
Yes
MasterFILE Premier
Magazine, journal and reference articles on all topics. Includes Consumer Reports issues. Tutorial.
Yes
Medline
Index of medical research articles 1965-. Search PubMed for articles 1950-. Tutorial
Yes
MedlinePlus
Comprehensive health and drug information for the layperson. Tutorial.
Yes
Milestone Documents in American History
Primary source documents pertaining to the history of the United States
Yes
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Includes Morningstar Mutual Funds, Morningstar FundInvestor, Morningstar StockInvestor, Morningstar ETFInvestor. Help and Education.  Morningstar is also hosting a series of free investment webinars--feel free to sign up to view from home or work.
Yes
National Geographic
Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880- ) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010- ).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.
Yes
National Geographic Kids
Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more.
Yes
Natural Standard
Information on herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Tutorial.
Yes
New Book of Knowledge
Reference and current events for elementary students and higher.
Yes
New Book of Popular Science
Science in the news for middle and high school students.
Yes
New York Times
Articles from 1/1/80-present.
Yes
NoveList K-8 Plus
Help connect young readers to books of interest.
Yes
NoveList Plus
Find fiction/nonfiction based on your interests. Try the mobile version.
Yes
Occupational Outlook Handbook
In-depth career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Yes
PebbleGo: Animals / Earth & Space
Discover animals and planets--articles, audio/video, and games (K-2).
Yes
Plunkett Research
Industry statistics trends and company analysis. Tutorial.
Yes
Prices for Antiques (P4A)
Antiques collectibles and fine art database of US auction prices.
Yes
Pronunciator
NEW:  In-depth lessons for via your PC or device for over 80 languages, with a special emphasis on pronunciation skills. App | About
Yes
Proquest Digital Microfilm
Browsable, full-page scans of the Chicago Tribune, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, 2008-.  Browse by paper/date/page. | Quick Start Guide.
Yes
ProQuest Newsstand
Access Chicago Tribune (1963-current), Wall Street Journal (2009-current), New York Times (1980-current), Boston Globe (1987-current), and more.
Yes
Public Records
Home sales business licenses foreclosures and bankruptcies.
Yes
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1980
Historical index for magazine and journal articles.
Yes
ReferenceUSA & OneSource
Business residential directory; includes the OneSource international business directory/news source. Video tutorials
Yes
Special Reports (from Newsbank)
Selected news and reference articles from around the world on leading issues.
Yes
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
Business industry and investment information. User guide.
Yes
Standard Rate & Data Service (SRDS) Advertising Rate Data
The Advertising "Redbooks."  Rates, descriptions and contacts for magazines, digital media, newspapers, television, direct marketing, out-of-home, and radio, to help you target your ad spending. | Tutorials
No
Student Resources in Context
Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.
Yes
SWOT Analyses
Companies'  Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT).
Yes
Testing & Education Reference Center
Prepare for standardized (ACT, GRE, SAT, etc.) and job-related tests.  Includes college/scholarship search tools and has an online resume builder and career exploration tools.  See also Access My Library app.
Yes
Tumble Book Library
Animated stories you can read along to!
Yes
Tutor.com: Live Homework Help & More
Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.) | App (iOS)
Yes
Ulrich's
Publishing facts and figures about magazines and journals.
Yes
Value Line Research Center
Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy.
Yes
Visual Thesaurus
Explore words using an interactive map; great ESL tool. Tutorial.
Yes
Wall Street Journal
Business and financial news from 1/2/84-present.
Yes
Weiss/The Street Financial Ratings
Rates safety and financial stability for banks, credit unions, insurers, stocks and mutual funds. Includes a Medigap Plan selection tool.
Yes
Westlaw
Illinois appellate court cases, annotated statutes (Illinois & federal) and selected analytical materials. For use inside the library only.
No
World Vital Records
Immigration lists, census records, vital records, parish/land records, etc.
Yes
WorldCat
National (and international) library catalog.
Yes
WorldCat.org
Easier-to-use version of WorldCat. Tutorial.
Yes
Zinio
Over 100 popular magazines you can read online from your computer or tablet. AHML Cardholders Only | Quick Tips
Yes

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