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Company Dossier (from Nexis Uni)

Now part of Nexis Uni. Use the drop-down menu at the upper left of the page and select "Company Dossier." Millions of public and private companies, with contact information, analysis and news/industry links. No download limit.


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 Arlington Heights cardholders only.  Non-Arlington Heights cardholders, please click here for limited access.


ConsumerReports.org

Product reviews for home, health, electronics, etc. You can also browse individual CR issues (2009-present).


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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 the upper right when you're done using this database.


Creativebug

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. | Privacy note.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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CultureGrams

Learn about the world's countries and peoples.


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Daily Herald

Articles from 1/1/95-present. For historical articles (1901-present) search the Arlington Heights listings in the Access Newspaper Archive.


Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Collection of millions of scanned historic images, documents and media from libraries, museums and universities across the country.


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DigitalLearn.org

Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.


Driving-Tests.org

Practice tests and FAQs to help get and renew your driver's license.


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Ebsco Explora

Updated interface allows simultaneous searching of MasterFile PremierAcademic Search PremierBusiness Source Premier and ERIC, with additional browsing tools.


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Encyclopedia of Associations: National

Part of the Gale Directory Library. Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations.


Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional

Part of the Gale Directory Library. Information on associations and societies that are organized and function at the regional (both interstate and intrastate), state, county, city, neighborhood, and local levels.


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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FamilySearch

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.


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FindMyPast

Access to over 2 billion records from the U.K., Ireland and the British Commonwealth, including census records, military collections, immigration and naturalization records, and the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).

Database accessible only from within the library.

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Flipster

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


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Fold3

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


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Foundation Center Online

One-stop source for researching grants and foundations. Includes the Foundation Directory and Foundation Grants to Individuals.


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Gale Academic OneFile

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


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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.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Gale eBooks

Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
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

Health encyclopedia and pamphlets, drug lookup, alternative health info and medical articles.


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.


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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