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Due to renovation work, the Library will open at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, and Thursday, September 19. We will close both days at our regular time of 9 p.m. 

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History and Social Studies

Homework Help

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

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

English grammar for students and instructors.

Idiom, slang and links to other ESL websites.

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

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 3:00-10:00 p.m. Grades K-12.

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

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

Science Fair project ideas.

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.

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.

Jobs and Careers

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

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 3:00-10:00 p.m. Grades K-12.

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

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.

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

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

Employment support for people with disabilities.

A resource for immigrant professionals and employers.

Official job site of the U.S. federal government

Languages

English grammar for students and instructors.

Idiom, slang and links to other ESL websites.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

Laws and Legal Information

Directory of Local Pro Bono Programs

Legal Research Sites

Site includes the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional Record, and more.

sponsored by Cornell Law School

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

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

Libraries

Includes the resources of 86 Illinois colleges and universities belonging to CARLI.

Search the Illinois State Library.

Find books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Search the WorldCat database for dissertations.

Literature and Poetry

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

Full-text Reference Books.

Use your favorite books to find more books to read.

Project Gutenberg offers nearly 30,000 free e-books including literature classics.

Magazines and Newspaper Articles

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

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. (Available from within the Library only.)

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

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

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.

Find service bulletins, recalls, and maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

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

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.

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 3:00-10:00 p.m. Grades K-12.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.