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.
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.
Information about all 50 United States and 6 territories. Find maps, flags, photos, and facts about states, counties, and cities. Everything you need for your next report is here.
Learn about the countries of the world. AtoZ World Culture is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.
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.
The premier resource for academic research providing access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources including the Chicago Sun-Times and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.
Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
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.
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Back issues of the Chicago Tribune.
Covering Chicago, the nation, and the world from the past 150 years including: the Civil War, Chicago Mayors, U.S. Presidencies, WWI, WWII, and much more.
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.
Contains health and wellness information from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
An index of full-text articles available through OCLC member libraries.
Trusted research from World Book in Spanish.
Journal articles and reports in education from FirstSearch.
An online reference tool that provides quality content from WorldCat and other quality, respected databases.
Search business & finance reference titles from Gale.
Historical documents, journal articles, photographs, maps, videos and encyclopedias covering United States and World history, including biographies of important historical figures.
Find records of items in Illinois and libraries worldwide.
Provides access to car, motorcycle, and CDL practice tests as well as driver's manuals and an FAQ specifically for Illinois DMVs.
Provides a computer skills section that includes instructional how-to videos on Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office products and more!
In-depth literary collection perfect for students or the casual researcher.
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!
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for business communication. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection including your smartphone.
Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business and more.
A database of life science and biomedical information.
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.
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Full-text articles to many USA and international newspapers, including Brookfield/Riverside Suburban Life.
Find listings of digital resources from OCLC member libraries.
Provides access to every published congress, symposium, conference, and meeting information received by the British Library Document Supply Center.
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.
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An index of worldwide conference proceedings.
Read It! helps English Language Learners (ELLs) succeed academically and in everyday life by providing resources to help them build background knowledge on a variety of topics, conduct research and improve study skills.
Designed to meet every student's science research needs.
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.
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Access to over 540 online courses with real instructors guiding the learning, including business, accounting, human resources, and office skills.
Catalog of books, movies, and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Provides access to dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Most theses are available, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.
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