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Choose from thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines on your PC or mobile device. NOTE: PressReader's authentication process has recently changed. See details here.

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Prices for Antiques (P4A)

Antiques collectibles and fine art database of U.S. auction prices.

Primary Search

Search for full text for the most popular children's magazines, eBooks, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.


U.S. citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.


UPDATE: Lessons in over 315 languages, including English, from dozens of source languages. Also try Pronunciator's new Bluebird app for quick audio-based lessons on mobile devices. Those preparing for the US Citizenship test can also use the ProCitizen preparation course by Pronunciator. Now offers an AI-based multilingual conversation partner for language practices, enhanced grammar tools and a high-quality translator from English to dozens of other languages.

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ProQuest Global Newsstream

Search over 2,800 news sources including newspapers, newswires, transcripts, video, and digital-first content in full-text format. Access Chicago Tribune (1851-present), Wall Street Journal (2009-present), New York Times (1980-present), etc.

Proquest Recent Newspapers: Chicago Tribune

(Formerly Proquest Digitized Newspapers) Full-page scans of recent Chicago Tribune issues (2008-3 months ago).

Proquest Recent Newspapers: New York Times

(Formerly Proquest Digitized Newspapers) Full-page scans of recent NY Times issues (2008-3 months ago).

Proquest Recent Newspapers: Wall Street Journal

(Formerly Proquest Digitized Newspapers) Full-page scans of recent Wall Street Journal issues (2008-3 months ago).

Public Records Online

Illinois home sales business licenses foreclosures, mortgages, bankruptcies and more. Now includes access to CheckIllinois (quick searching by personal/business name, across communities and record types).


Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1980

Historical index for magazine and journal articles.

Reference Solutions

Business directory, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. Use the "Consumers & Lifestyles" module for a powerful analytics tool.

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Rules of the Road / Traffic Safety Publications

From the Illinois Secretary of State. Includes a link to the most recent Illinois Rules of the Road booklet.

Rules of the Road Review Course Workbook

From the Illinois Secretary of State. Prepare for your written driving test with this helpful review booklet (PDF).


Sanborn Maps (Library of Congress)

Searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.

Scholastic Teachables

Online tool offering unlimited access to award-winning activities and printable skills sheets, lesson plans, clip art, games, and other resources for teaching kids grades Pre-K to 8.

Science Reference Center

Provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos, as well as science experiments, images, and curriculum-aligned lesson plans.

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NEW: A comprehensive mapping, analytics, and data visualization tool with 100,000+ variables. It includes US Census and ACS demographic data, Consumer Expenditure Survey insights, D&B's premium business directory (30 million profiles), and the premium MRI-SimmonsLOCAL dataset covering 8,000+ brands, 450 categories, and detailed psychographics. Users also have access to the Community Lifestages dataset based on Age, Income, and Family Status, along with Claritas PRIZM Premier for marketing segmentation data. Additionally, CDC PLACES health data with 27 diverse health measures is available. Users may log in as a Guest, or create an account to save their work.


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SizeUp Arlington Heights

SizeUp Arlington Heights provides business owners, start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs with market research and business insights to help them make smarter decisions with data to effectively grow their business.

Attend a biweekly virtual "SizeUp Open House" | Register

See the video tutorial link below for an in-depth product demo for Arlington Heights users.

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Social Media & Internet Tutorials

Simple, straightforward tutorials from Niche Academy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GMail, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets and more. Use these as a "quick start" before trying more in-depth tutorials from GCFLearnFree.orgUdemy or Gale Courses.

Special Reports (from Newsbank)

Selected news and reference articles on current "hot topics" around the world.


Treehouse: Online Training

    Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

    If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

    New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

    Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

    Arlington Heights cardholders only

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    Tumble Book Library

    Animated stories you can read along to, as well as story books, full eBooks, graphic novels, nonfiction, puzzles & games and more.  Also try the iOS and Android apps.

    App     Video Tutorial 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.). Also features on-demand practice tests, learning materials and video tutorials from The Princeton Review. IOS & Android Apps available. Limit 10 live sessions/document drop-offs per week (no limit on test prep, resume creation tools, etc.). Requires creation of a free profile in (at the upper right of the sign-in page).

    Free Webinar: "Resumes and All the Frills" - Tues., 4/9, 3:00 pm. | Register

    Archived webinars (free) for Job Seekers | Students & Parents | College Readiness/Management for Working Adults | College Readiness/Management for High Schoolers

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    U.S. National Archives

    Preserves US historical documents and manages federal records. Of use to genealogists, historians and legal researchers.

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    Udemy (presented by Gale)

    Gale Presents: Udemy (based on the Udemy for Business collection) offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, languages, job & career skills, arts, hobbies and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs). Also includes test prep for GMAT, GRE, PMP and other professional/technical certifications.

    IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DETAILS  |  Using the Udemy for Business App (iOS & Android)



    Value Line Research Center

    Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy. Learn more about their specialized tools here.

    NOTE: The main link above now takes you to the Value Line Dashboard page, which features links to their newsletters and reports reports (Options Survey, Fund Advisor, Special Situations, etc.). Visit the "Browse Research" page for screeners and other analysis tools.

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    Wall Street Journal via Proquest

    NOTE: Full access to the website is now available to Arlington Heights cardholders. Details here.

    Articles from the eastern print edtion. Business and financial news from 1/2/84-present. Articles from the online edition also available.

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