Reference USA

  • Detailed information on businesses nationwide
  • Consumer profiles to help with market research
  • 2.5 million job and internship postings

Use it for: Finding a local physician or dentist, compiling a list of businesses in a geographical area  market research, competitive analysis

Did you know? There are 13 florists located within a 5 mile radius of the library. Go buy someone flowers!

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Public Records

  • Public record data for real estate transactions, foreclosures, bankruptcies and new businesses in Illinois

Use it for: Market research, competitive analysis

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Newspapers

  • Full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to present day
  • Full text of  select newspapers from 1980 to present day; includes Wall Street JournalNew York Times, LA Times, Baltimore Sun and USA Today

Use it for: Locating a specific article or obituary, other general research 

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NoveList

  • Book reviews, award winners, and read-alike recommendations

Use it for: Finding your next favorite book

Did you know: If you like Sue Monk Kidd, you’ll probably enjoy Elizabeth Gilbert, Kim Edwards, and Curtis Sittenfeld

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Mango Languages

  • Self-paced, interactive courses to learn 72 languages
  • English courses for foreign speakers of 21 languages
  • Interactive audio for pronunciation practice
  • Memory building exercises, beginner and advanced courses

Use it for: Learning a language, preparation for travel

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Heritage Quest

  • U.S. Census data from 1790-1940
  • Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application files
  • Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874)

Use it for: Genealogy research

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Scholastic Go

  • Eight encyclopedias for research
  • Separate interfaces for middle school, high school, and adult patrons
  • Lexile scores for every article

Use it for: School projects, general reference

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Global Road Warrior

  • Country profiles for business or casual travelers
  • Guide to local customs, tipping etiquette, places of interests, terms and phrases to know, and  cuisine

Use it for: Preparing for a business trip or personal vacation; finding authentic recipes from other countries

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Chilton Online Auto Repair

  • Instructions for vehicle repairs and maintenance
  • Original equipment manufacturer maintenance schedules
  • Technical service bulletins

Use it for: Vehicle repair and maintenance

Did you know? There have been 36 technical service bulletins issued for the 2012 Ford F-150

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