REMOTE ACCESS TO MOST DATABASES IS LIMITED TO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RESIDENT CARDHOLDERS
Recipes and cultural background of US regional food and traditions.
A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.
Information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries.
Thousands of detailed international maps (countries, regions, states, etc.), as well as topographic maps, climate maps, and more.
Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics.
Historical access to scanned pages from hundreds of newspapers. Coverage varies by paper. Includes the Daily Herald, 1901-present. [Note: Newspapers.com and Access Newspaper Archive both cover different sets of newspapers, with some overlap.]
NEW: A single page for quick access to the library's online magazine and newspaper collections.
During the library's closure, this product will be available to library cardholders from home.
NOTE: Replaced by Newsbank's new, more comprehensive Chicago Community Collection database.
This product has been replaced by the new, larger HeritageHub database, also from Newsbank.
From newspapers across the U.S. Note: Chicago Tribune obituaries are in ProQuest Newsstand/Global Newsstream.
Extensive genealogical searching for census, vital and military records. From the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
NOTE 6/22/20: Full remote access will be available to cardholders while the library building has limited public access.
Non-cardholders outside the library still have limited access to some records here.
Family history data, census information, immigration, etc.
NOTE: Starting January 1, 2022, Ancestry Library Edition will only be available inside the library. Please consider using HeritageQuest or other genealogy databases that are available via remote access.Database accessible only from within the library.
Source for Swedish genealogy. Contains millions of historical documents, including church records, court records and estate inventories. | Login Tips
During the library's closure, you can ask for at-home access to ArkivDigital, which is normally only available inside the library. Use the library's contact form and specify "research" as the option for how to direct the feedback.
Local daily newspaper Covers January 1966 to June 1970.
NEW: Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date “do-it-yourself” service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
NEW: Bluebird is a new app from Pronunciator for learning languages through quick audio lessons via your mobile device. Read these sign-up instructions to get started!
More than 120,000 book reviews. Includes the new monthly digital edition of Booklist magazine.
NEW: From the publishers of Booklist, this new magazine for library users features monthly themed issues, top 10 lists, author interviews and more.
Monthly magazine highlighting new book releases and author interviews. Current freely available issues available online for January 2020-present. Also visit their YouTube channel for additional features and interviews.
Recommends books for readers. Explore by author/title/genre. Reviews included.
Live resume reviews. Articles on job search tips and interview preparation.