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Databases by Title

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Title Description Use @ home?
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
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
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
Brands and Their Companies
Match brands to their manufacturers and manufacturers to their brands, including many no-longer-produced brands.
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
CheckIllinois
Look up public records in northern Illinois across communities quickly by personal or business name.  Part of Public Records Online.
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
Computer eBooks (3M)
Includes titles from popular series such as  "Dummies" and "Teach Yourself Visually."
Yes
Computer eBooks (Overdrive)
Includes titles from popular series such as  "Dummies" and "Teach Yourself Visually."
Yes
Consumer's Checkbook
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. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. Tip: Please click the "Sign Off" link at upper right when you're done using this database.
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 Britannica--for Children
NEW: Kids' edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies, animal profiles and much more.
Yes
Encyclopedia Britannica--for Young Adults
NEW: Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies, and more, as well as "how-to" guides for research projects, presentations, etc.
Yes
Encyclopedia Britannica--Reference Center
NEW: The world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies and much more.
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
UPDATED: Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions.  Includes access to the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.
Yes
Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)
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
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. Listings can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.
Yes
Gale Virtual Reference Library Yes
Green File
Covers global climate change, green building pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more; see tutorial for database interface.
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 Information System
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
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 sources (federal/state statutes/cases), business directories, news/magazine/journal articles and much more. Directory listings can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.  Note: Legal material is only available in the library.
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
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
Medical Reference Books
From the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Includes: The Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior | The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine The Gale Encyclopedia of DietsThe Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests Human Diseases and Conditions.
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 York Times
Articles from 1/1/80-present. Also available:  New York Times Magazine (one week delay) and the New York Times Book Review (one week delay).
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
Learn about animals--articles, audio/video, and games (K-2).
Yes
PebbleGo: Earth and Space
Learn the earth, the planets and the stars--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:  Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also teaches English from 50 source languages. 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. Now includes access to CheckIllinois (quick searching by personal/business name, across communities and record types).
Yes
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1980
Historical index for magazine and journal articles.
Yes
ReferenceUSA
Business directory, residential listings, demographics, health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. Compiled/maintained by InfoGroup. | 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
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
Treehouse: Online Training
NEW: Learn web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers. AHML cardholders only. | iPad App | About Treehouse
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. | Tutorials
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
Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Comanies
In-depth profiles of over 100,000 companies, 90% of which are private.
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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