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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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Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

Current full text and pertinent backfile content covering topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

Provides full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Periodicals and reference book content designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Articles from wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.

Gale OneFile: News

Provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Authoritative content supporting nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Gale PowerSearch

Search multiple Gale "OneFile" (e.g., General, Academic, News, Health & Medicine, etc.) and "In Context" databases (Opposing Viewpoints, High School, Global Issues, etc.) simultaneously, along with Gale eBooks. Includes a powerful Subject Guide Search tool to retrieve more precise results.

Free tutorials, designed by Goodwill, focusing on computer, job and life skills.

Google Scholar

Google's gateway to research articles. Why use this link? By logging in via the library's website, you can take advantage of special "Full Text @ My Library" links that connect you to full articles in the library's databases. Use the "Quick search for articles and more" box on the library's databases pages for more powerful searching and better full-text access.

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Guided resume creation for users, with professionally designed resume templates, context-sensitive resume writing tips and real-time preview of resume designs. Export in Word or PDF format.

Government Sources for Data & Analytics

A selection of federal and state/local online sources for demographic, statistical and open data.

Grants to Individuals

3/27/24: Grants to Individuals has been merged with The Foundation Directory Online. Please use that product now.

Search for grants and scholarships that are available to Individuals. From Candid (formerlyThe Foundation Center)

Database accessible only from within the library.

Great Courses (via Kanopy)

Binge-watch selected Great Courses on science, history, art, culture and more via Kanopy for 30 days.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

Green File

Covers global climate change, green building pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Easily search 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations, and thousands of faith-based nonprofits. Includes insights on financials (including Form 990s), people/leadership, mission, and more.

Database accessible only from within the library.



Includes all listings from America's Obituaries & Death Notices, plus additional full-image obituaries and death notices from 1704 –.

Note: Chicago Tribune obituaries are in ProQuest Newsstand/Global Newsstream.

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Census records, family/local histories, Revolutionary War pension & land applications, city directories and more.

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Hispanic Life in America

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

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History Reference Center

Reference books, magazine/journal articles and multimedia focusing on U.S. and world history.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts, with full text from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, videos and music. "Kids' Mode" available to highlight age-appropriate titles.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Hoopla Read-Along/Read Aloud Collection

Hundreds of read-alongs, many based on popular movies, comics and children's books. (Children with a Kids' World-only card will need to use a parent's/guardian's hoopla account for access.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Illinois Career Information System

Information on a variety of occupations, job search hints, a resume writer, and links to employers.

Illinois Legal Aid

Find articles videos and forms on legal topics as well as obtain referrals to free and low-cost legal aid offices.



Stream thousands of classic/foreign/independent films, documentaries, and educational videos via your PC or device web browser, up to 10 per month (three-day loan period)."Kids' Mode" available to highlight age-appropriate titles. 

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Legal Information Reference Center

Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. 


An interactive platform that gives business owners step-by-step, customized directions to complete 50+ legal essentials in advance of working with a lawyer. It can save owners significant legal fees and 60+ hours.

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Literary Reference Center

Includes plot summaries, critical essays, reviews and author biographies/interviews, as well as thousands of full-text poems and short stories.

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Little Pim

Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.

LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English)

LOTE (Languages Other Than English) is collection of thousands of children's read-alongs from around the world, presented in both their original languages and English. Also try the new LOTE4Kids app for Android/iOS.


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