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Automobile recalls

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Crash tests and rollover ratings

Countries and Cultures

Full-text Reference Books.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

Access travel ebooks online.

Encyclopedias and General Research

Search multiple databases for magazines, newspapers, and reference articles. This is a great way to start your research.

Research health topics on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and more. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

En Español. Search comprehensive articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.

 

Search journal articles, records and reports going back to 1966 in the field of education.

Full-text Reference Books.

Search digital resources from open archives including audio and images.

"Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia that is being written collaboratively by contributors from all around the world." The quality of the content on this site varies dramatically because of the lack of editorial oversight, but it is worth exploring.  

Explore videos, maps, games and pictures to help you learn more about many topics. Grades K-5. 

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

En Español (Spanish)

Search this index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

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Full-text Reference Books.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

Genealogy

Search census, military, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. (Remote access to Ancestry provided.)

Search full-text back to the first issues of the Chicago Tribune.

Includes about the past eight years of Chicago Tribune obituaries.

Discover the past by address. A project of the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Search birth, death, and marriage records dating back to 1872. The Clerk's Office requires payment to download copies of the records.

Cyndi Howells has created the most comprehensive listing of genealogy websites in existence. This is the first place to go, especially when researching a new topic. There is a topical and alphabetical index.

DuPage County's vital records website. Certified copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates are available from the County Clerk and from the State of Illinois. Certified copies of birth and death certificates are also available from the DuPage County Health Department.

Search information about DuPage County history and how to obtain local genealogical information.

Search passenger records between 1892 and 1924for Ellis Island and the Port of New York.

Family Search is a service of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and provides free access to family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources around the world.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Fold3 has a partnership with <a href="http://go.footnote.com/nara/">The National Archives</a>, and the Library of Congress, which allows you to view a substantial amount of images.

Find your ancestors in Census records, genealogies, local histories, and military records.

Illinois Department of Public Health’s Vital Records Web site with links to general information and application forms for obtaining copies of Illinois birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates.

Get started on genealogy research in the Illinois State Archives.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society, with Illinois genealogy links and information about the Society’s activities.

Research NARA resources including military records, immigration records, Native American records, census records, and African American research.

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RootsWeb is a free genealogy site, sponsored by Ancestry.com, which includes links to genealogy search engines and databases, and to genealogy mailing lists.

"Go Green"

From Consumers Union

School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

Search images and full-text articles in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. The Science Image Collection includes images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.

Government

The main access point for current Census Bureau statistics.

Free Illinois practice driving tests for cars and motorcycles as well as practice CDL exams.

Find U.S. government documents.

Affordable Care Act official marketplace for Illinois. Get Cover Illinois

Services include job placement, unemployment claims, and job training.

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Services and resources by local township

Township Map

U.S. government's official web portal

Register to Vote at the Carol Stream Public Library

 

Are you registered to vote? If not, you can take care of that the next time you are in the library!

In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

Health and Medicine

Research health topics on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and more. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y

Play games, watch videos, and learn to read at the same time. Grades Pre-K to 2. (Available from Library computers only.)

Search business and financial news, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Investor's Business Daily.

Search census, military, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. (Remote access to Ancestry provided.)

Search multiple databases for magazines, newspapers, and reference articles. This is a great way to start your research.

Locate articles on business, science, humanities, and popular culture.

Audiobooks for all ages.

Find service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Watch video storybooks and then read e-books to learn more about the topic in the story. Grades Pre-K - 3. 

Research into accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Search the full-text of all articles in all editions and sections of the Chicago Tribune.

Search full-text back to the first issues of the Chicago Tribune.

Recommended fiction and nonfiction works recommended for readers in preschool through grade five.

Find service bulletins, recalls, and Chilton maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. ***use an access code of “swan” in place of your regular barcode authentication.

Search this index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Research health topics on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and more. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

Search for product ratings, reviews, and buying guides from home or out at the store.

Discover highly-recommended fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults.

Attend craft classes and workshops for all skill levels.

Free Illinois practice driving tests for cars and motorcycles as well as practice CDL exams.

Locate articles from scholarly journals.

En Español. Search comprehensive articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.

 

Search journal articles, records and reports going back to 1966 in the field of education.

Find the next book in a series. Search by author, title, character, location, subject, or keyword.

Recommended popular and widely-read classic and contemporary works of fiction. Covers many genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, Western, and romance.

Full-text Reference Books.

Find U.S. government documents.

Find your ancestors in Census records, genealogies, local histories, and military records.

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 12:00pm to 12:00am. Grades K-College.

Find books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

Explore careers, create resumes, search jobs, and get hired all in one place.

Achieve your educational and career goals, including test preparation and study aids.

Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full text reference books from Nolo

Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

Search articles covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing

Recommended fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.

Research stocks and mutual funds, including ratings, reports and key ratios.

Read full-text newspaper articles and television and radio transcripts. Includes the Associated Press (AP), CNN Wire, PR Wire, UPI (United Press International), Xinhua, The Chicago Citizen, and more.

Recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry.

Use your favorite books to find more books to read.

Use your favorite books to find more books you might love. Grades K-8.

Search digital resources from open archives including audio and images.

(In Library use.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

(Remote access.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

Search for people and businesses including doctors and conduct market research.

Romance ebook collection.

Search images and full-text articles in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. The Science Image Collection includes images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.

Highlights fiction and nonfiction titles for students in grades 9 through 12. Covers young adult literature and adult novels with teen appeal.

Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Ebooks for teens grades 7-12.

Access travel ebooks online.

Over 1100 titles for grades K-6 including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

Math ebooks for grades K-6.

Need help with your homework? Test Prep? Or your job search? Tutors are available live online from 12:00pm to 12:00am. Grades K-College.

Monitor stock and mutual fund performances. Research by company name, ticker symbol, or industry.

Explore videos, maps, games and pictures to help you learn more about many topics. Grades K-5. 

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Search the WorldCat database for dissertations.