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ProQuest Newsstand / Global Newsstream

Access Chicago Tribune (1963-present), Wall Street Journal (2009-present), New York Times (1980-present), Boston Globe (1987-present), and more.


Public Records

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


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RBdigital Magazines

Dozens of popular magazines to read on your computer or tablet.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1980

Historical index for magazine and journal articles.


ReferenceUSA / Reference Solutions

NOTE: Name changed to "Reference Solutions." Business directory, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.


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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.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for small engines, including lawn equipment, motorcycles, boat motors/watercraft and more, covering routine maintenance and more advanced repairs.


Social Media & Internet Tutorials

Simple, straightforward tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, GMail and more. From Niche Academy.


Special Reports (from Newsbank)

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


StoryCove

A read-along collection of international folktales.


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Testing & Education Reference Center

Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Full list of tests & courses.


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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):

    • Treehouse Festival--July 27-31:  Free 5-day online event focused on careers in coding, working from home and developing 21st century skills. Register here.
    • Livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates.
    • YouTube edition of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.
    Arlington Heights cardholders only

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    Tumble Book Library

    Animated stories you can read along to!


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    TumbleMath

    Fun, simple math lessons, focusing on basics, in the form of read-alongs. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools for home-schoolers


    Tutor.com: 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.) IOS App available.


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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 for Business (presented by Gale)

    Online card registrants will have access after they receive their permanent library card. If you are unable to access your existing account, CONTACT US (select "Tech Help" as your feedback topic).

    Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs)

    IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DETAILS


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    Value Line Research Center

    Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy.

     


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    Wall Street Journal

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


    Washington Post

    Full text for 1996-present. Also available: blog posts and videos.


    Weiss Financial Ratings Series

    Rates safety and financial stability of banks, credit unions, insurers, stocks and mutual funds. Includes a Medigap Plan selection tool.

    Special training video: A Beginner's Guide to Investing 


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    Westlaw

    Illinois appellate court cases, annotated statutes (Illinois & federal) and selected analytical materials. Now using the Westlaw Next interface. 

    UPDATED 8/26/20--Westlaw is allowing users to apply for personal logins that provide 20 hours of access over 14 days. Details here.

     


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    World Book Discover

    A comprehensive encyclopedia with easier-to-read articles. Includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.
    Until April 30, additional World Book resources are available by clicking on the "World Book Home" link at the lower left of the World Book Discover page.


    WorldCat

    National (and international) library catalog.


    WorldCat.org

    An easier-to-use version of WorldCat


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