Education

Licensed resources

A to Z Food America

One of the largest food databases, AtoZ Food America contains over 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes as well as historical and reference articles related to American cuisine. 

A to Z Maps

One-stop shop for maps with over 145,000 different maps. Also includes geography quizzes and lesson plans for teachers, and antique maps that can be printed.

A to Z World Culture

Learn about the countries of the world. A to Z World Culture is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.

Academic OneFile

Includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences, technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Academic Search Premier

The premier resource for academic research providing access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

America's News

Find information for research assignments relating to controversial issues, current events, business, economics, and more.

ArticleFirst

An index that allows you to search for journal articles from over 12,000 journals including the name of the library that owns the title.

BrainHQ

Helps improve cognitive performance through a variety of clinically-proven brain training exercises developed by Posit Science. Sign up using your web browser and then download the Apple or Android app for use on your mobile device.

Career and Adult Learning Center (Tutor.com)

Live, online career coaching and adult learning service. Login for resume and cover letter review, job search assistance, GED and other high school equivalency exam prep, access to ESL tutors, U.S. citizenship exam help, and more.

Career Transitions

A complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.

ClasePeriodica

An index of journals, articles, book reviews, technical reports, and more published in over 20 Latin American counties, specializing in science, technology, social sciences, and the humanities.

Consumer Health Complete

Contains health and wellness information from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

ECO

An index of full-text articles available through OCLC member libraries.

ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education from FirstSearch. 

FirstSearch

An online reference tool that provides quality content from WorldCat and other quality, respected databases.

Gale Virtual Reference E-books

Search business & finance reference titles from Gale.

History Reference Center: World

Reference and journal articles, primary sources, images, maps and charts covering all aspects of world history.

Illinois Catalog

Find records of items in Illinois and libraries worldwide.

Illinois DMV Practice Tests

Provides access to car, motorcycle, and CDL practice tests as well as driver's manuals and an FAQ specifically for Illinois DMVs.

Learning Express Library

Provides a computer skills section that includes instructional how-to videos on Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office products and more!

Literary Reference Center

In-depth literary collection perfect for student or the casual researcher.

Lynda.com

This renowned database offers an extensive video library complete with courses in computer education & programming, 3D animation, graphic design, music, video, web design, marketing, and more!

MasterFile

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business and more.

Middle Search Plus

Contains full text articles for popular middle school magazines, assigned to Lexile reading level indicators. Find biographies, historical essays, reference books, photos, maps, flags and primary source documents. Designed for middle school students.

New York Times Digital Access

Get access to all New York Times has to offer: articles, blogs, podcasts, videos and more. This service includes unlimited access on Library computers as well as promotional codes for remote access on your home computer or mobile device. Click on the link above to see how you can access this great resource.

Newsbank

Full-text articles to many USA and international newspapers. The Brookfield/Riverside Suburban Life is included.

Points of View

Start your research here on position papers and controversial topics. Points of View can be used as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student's science research needs.

ScienceFlix

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

Tutor.com

Live, online tutoring service. All tutors are certified and background-checked. Log in for help with math, social studies, English, and science. Use ProofPoint to have your papers proofread before you turn them in.

Universal Class

Access to over 540 online courses with real instructors guiding the learning, including business, accounting, human resources, and office skills.

WorldCat

Catalog of books, movies, and other materials in libraries worldwide.

WorldCat Dissertations

Provides access to dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Most theses are available, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.