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  • AtoZ Database – A premier reference, research, marketing, mailing Lists/Sales leads,
    and job-search database.
  • Auto Repair Source – Repair and maintenance information for a wide variety of cars and pickup trucks.
  • Business Source Premier – Full-text articles from more than 2000 journals as well as company profiles, industry reports, SWOT analyses and more.
  • Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook – Provides member contributed ratings and reviews of local service companies, based on quality and price. Registration is required.
  • Consumer Health Complete – Healthcare information from a consumer perspective, gathered from health and wellness periodicals.
  • Consumer Reports – Product reviews from the independent, nonprofit Consumers Union. Paid for by Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.
  • Cook County Clerk’s Office – Voting Information
  • Financial Ratings Series Online – View financial strength ratings for insurance companies across the industries, as well as investment ratings for mutual and exchange-traded funds.
  • – The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. Compare fuel economy ratings for vehicles, get tips for how to save money and fuel, and find up-to-date consumer information on alternative fuel vehicles (e.g. electric and hybrid).
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business – Full text reference sources on various business topics.
  • – Information about stocks and mutual funds including analysts reports.
  • Reference USA – Information about businesses by type, size and location.
  • Regional Business News – Full text from more than 100 journals (including Crain’s) with a local business focus.
  • Secretary of State Illinois – Information regarding Illinois residents
  • Small Business Reference Center – Journal articles, reference books, videos, business plans and more for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
  • Weiss Ratings – View stock ratings, company info and read articles about finance and investing.

  • Art Museum Image Gallery – An online collection of over 155,000 works of art from around the world.
  • Freegal – Download MP3 format songs from the Sony music catalog of over 400,000 songs of all musical genres.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Arts – Full text reference sources on various topics related to the arts.
  • Hoopla Digital – View movies and listen to music or audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. You can borrow up to 10 items per month. An app is available for iOS and for Android.
  • Kanopy Movies – An online database of thought-provoking films for all ages. Apps are available for iOS or Android, as well as many TV-connected streaming devices such as Roku, AppleTV, etc. (search your device’s built-in apps/channels for “Kanopy”)


  • Ancestry Library Edition – Provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In library use only.
  • HeritageHub – Searchable obituaries and death notices from over 4,100 U.S. sources.
  • JewishGen – Provides research tools, and resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.

  • EBSCO Mobile – Articles and reference books available for iOS or Android.
  • Hoopla Digital – Stream and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, Videos and Music. Apps are available for iOS or Android, as well as many TV-connected streaming devices such as Roku, AppleTV, etc. (search your device’s built-in apps/channels for “Hoopla”)
  • Libby (Digital Library of Illinois/Overdrive) – Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines for iOS or Android. If you use an e-paper Kindle device (such as the Paperwhite), you can transfer most ebook titles into your Kindle library so they can be read with that device.
  • Kanopy Movies – An online database of thought-provoking films for all ages. Apps are available for iOS or Android, as well as many TV-connected streaming devices such as Roku, AppleTV, etc. (search your device’s built-in apps/channels for “Kanopy”).

  • Academic Search Premier – More than 13,000 academic journals, many offering full-text articles.
  • Access World News – Find information on topics of current interest including business, science and technology. Features Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, Popular Science, the Smithsonian and more.
  • America’s Obituaries – Searchable obituaries and death notices from over 4,100 U.S. sources.
  • Chicago News Collection – Searchable full text from 256 Chicago region news outlets, including Glencoe News 1995 – present.
  • Chicago Sun-Times Collection – Full text and full page, 1986 – present.
  • Chicago Tribune – Full text 1985 – present.
  • Chicago Tribune Archives – Full text 1849 – 1988.
  • DLIL Magazines – Digital editions of some of your favorite magazines delivered to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Requires Libby app for Apple or Android devices.
  • Gale Popular Magazines – Popular magazines covers a wide range of news and popular culture and includes the full collection of National Public Radio programs, including transcripts and podcasts.
  • Flipster – offers popular digital magazines that can read off your computer or devices
  • Glencoe News – Full text Sept. 1995 – present.
  • LexisNexis Library Express – over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources, including the Washington Post, Standard and Poor’s, Hoover’s and decisions from U.S. courts.  Some sources are not available from outside the library.
  • MasterFILE Premier – Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
  • New York Times – Full text of the newspaper from 1980 to the present; full text of the Book Review and Magazine 1997-present.
  • New York Times (Historical) – Full text 1851 – 2007.
  • Proquest Discovery – Articles from 2,000+ newspapers and magazines, most in full-text.
  • SIRS Researcher – Selected full-text resources on leading issues of the day.
  • Special Report and Hot Topics – Includes national and international topics of current interest. It is a great spot for students to find search topics and articles on key issues and monthly themes including National Poetry Month, Earth Day, 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and more.
  • USA News – Full text and articles.
  • US Major Dailies – Search across several major daily papers at once. Includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

  • Pronunciator – learn new languages with these interactive online courses. Pronunciator also offers an app for iPhones, iPods, and iPads, Android Mobile, Android Tablets and a Kindle Fire App.
  • LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda) Features courses and video lessons on subjects including technology, business, photography, video, and more.
  • Illinois Driving Tests – Preparing for your driving exam? Learn online from home at our Driving Test training page. Take practice tests, review study guides and download material to help you succeed. Motorcycle, CDL study material are also available!
  • Glencoe Academy – Our very own video tutorials, offering step by step directions on many of our digital services. Learn about eBooks, streaming video, digital magazines and more at your own pace.
  • Students Guide to MOOC’s – This online resource is the ultimate handbook to learn all about MOOC’s

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  • Illinois State Board of Elections – Information on voter registration, polling places, elected officials, campaign financials, and running for office/candidate filing.


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