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Product reviews for home, health, electronics, etc.

ParentTV ›

Videos about parenting topics.

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Illinois appellate court cases, annotated statutes (Illinois & federal) and selected analytical materials. (In-library use only.)


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Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Current and past U.S. and Canadian tribes, large and small.

ERIC (FirstSearch)

Education research. The ERIC website may have more recent sources. 

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Exploring Race in Society

Offers essential content covering important issues related to race in society today. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness. Non-AHML cardholders can use this link for access outside the library.



Large genealogy database maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anyone may use FamilySearch from home, etc., but additional content is available only when used inside the library. NOTE: Requires creation of a free personal profile. Some full records/images are only available via local Family History Center. More details here.

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Access to over 2 billion records from the U.K., Ireland and the British Commonwealth, including census records, military collections, and immigration & naturalization records. NOTE: The PERSI (Periodical Source Index) database is now only available directly from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center site.

Database accessible only from within the library.

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Selected popular magazines you can read online from your computer or tablet.

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Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions. Includes the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.

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Foundation Directory Online

Full access to this database is only available inside the library. Gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. Access to the "Grants to Individuals" search tool is now available here (in-library only).

3/27/24: The Foundation Directory Online now includes access to information from the Grants to Individuals Database in a single interface.

Full access to the Foundation Directory Online is available to users inside the library. Select nonprofits can apply to Candid's "Go for the Gold" program for one-year remote access to the separate "FDO Essentials" product.

Database accessible only from within the library.


Gale Academic OneFile

Millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts.

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Gale Books & Authors

Recommends books for readers. Explore by author/title/genre. Reviews included.

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Gale Business Insights

A one-stop source for company profiles and analysis, including SWOT Analysesinvestment reportsindustry overviewsmarket informationcase studies, in-depth news & articles and more. Also includes Plunkett Research Reports.

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Gale Courses

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 and continuing education units (CEUs)

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Gale Directory Library

Search several different national, regional and international directories simultaneously or separately.

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Gale eBooks

Reference eBooks on biographybusinessenvironmenthistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnations/worldreligionsciencesocial science, and more. See also Access My Library app.

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Gale General OneFile

Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics.

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Gale Health and Wellness

Reference, magazine and journal articles on medical conditions and medications.

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Gale in Context: Biography

Biographies and full text articles; see also Access My Library app.

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Gale in Context: Elementary

Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference sources to help students with projects and exploring their own interests.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Topical overviews and reference, magazine and journal articles covering environmental issues.

Gale in Context: Global Issues

Covers news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more.

Gale in Context: High School

Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Pro/con articles on major issues:  gun control, drug legalization, immigration, etc. Especially useful for debate preparation, gaining context for election issues, etc.

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Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms for personal, business, real estate, litigation, etc. (MS Word or PDF). See also Access My Library app.

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Gale Literature

UPDATED: Combines in one database the contents of multiple sources for criticism, literary biography, and full-text literature. (Click the "What's Inside" link on the main menu to see the full list of included sources.)

Gale Literature Criticism

Update: Use Gale Literature for this content.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Update: Use Gale Literature for this content.

Gale Literature: Book Review Index

Millions of book reviews from thousands of sources.

Gale OneFile: Business

Full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy

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