General Resources

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center

    Health & Wellness Resource Center

    Contains up-to-date material on diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drugs, and herbal remedies.

  • Medline via FirstSearch

    Medline via FirstSearch

    Contains articles on medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

  • Needy Meds

    Needy Meds lists pharmaceutical companies that offer programs to assist patients unable to buy necessary medicines.

  • Wellness House

    Community-based independent organization that offers psychosocial support, education, and information as a complement to medical treatment to cancer patients, their families, and friends. Located in Hinsdale.

Doctors & Hospitals

Government Resources

  • Access DuPage

    Access DuPage is a collaborative effort whose mission is to provide access to medical services to those people in DuPage County who lack access because of economic reasons.

  • DuPage County Health Department

    Provides information about ACA (Affordable Care Act) resources, and links to community ACA events.

  • DuPage Rx

    An RX card may be used by all DuPage County residents regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee, and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their families may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. Stop by the Ask Us Desk for a card or call 630/887-8760 ext. 240 for more information.

  • GetCovered Illinois

    The Illinois Healthcare Marketplace website provides information about health care coverage, plans, and free, in-person help choosing a plan.

  • HealthCare.gov

    Learn about the Affordable Care Act, and find local help for the nearest application assisters, Medicaid or CHIP, small business, or non-English resources.

  • Medicare.gov

    Use the official website to sign up, access forms, and learn what Medicare covers.

  • Nursing Home Compare

    This tool provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Also includes a Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home and a Nursing Home Checklist to help you with your nursing home choice.

  • The U.S. Administration on Aging Online Eldercare Locator

    By entering a zip code, caregivers and older persons can locate local information and referral organizations. These organizations can help them locate appropriate services. The Eldercare Locator can also be reached by calling 800/677-1116.

Health Sites

  • Centers for Disease Control

    Supplies information on health related travel warnings, cruise ship inspection scores, and other health topics.

  • FamilyDoctor.org

    The American Academy of Family Physicians provides information on a wide variety of topics related to health and medicine.

  • Medline Plus

    The National Library of Medicine provides reliable information on diseases, health topics, prescription and nonprescription drugs, clinical trials, and medical terms.

  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    The National Institutes of Health created the NCCAM division to study complementary medicine and to educate both practitioners and consumers on these therapies.

Databases

  • Access Business News

    Access Business News

    Contains over 600 business sources from local, national, and international perspectives. Set up an alert to be notified of new articles on a particular topic.

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Business Insights: Essentials

    Contains company profiles, brand and industry information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and articles.

  • Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

    Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

    Contains consumer ratings on businesses and services for the Chicago metro area. Search for plumbers, roofers, doctors, dentists, and more. Now available from home! Note: registration is required. 

  • Demographics Now

    Demographics Now

    Contains census data plus demographics info to analyze population and marketing trends. Find data by town or create a custom region.

  • Financial Ratings Series

    Financial Ratings Series

    Independent ratings from Weiss and TheStreet. Covers life and annuity insurers, property and casualty insurers, plus health insurers. Rates banks and credit unions, plus stocks and mutual funds. 

  • Glassdoor

    Glassdoor

    Glassdoor holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.

  • Investor's Business Daily

    Investor's Business Daily

    Contains stock market news and analysis. Includes research, charts, and videos. In library use only.

  • Lynda.com

    Lynda.com

    Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve professional and personal goals. Course topics include Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, 3D printing, web design, and much more.

  • Public Records

    Public Records

    Search public records for new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

  • ReferenceUSA

    ReferenceUSA

    Directory of over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses (including historical data) and 89 million residential phone numbers. Search by industry or yellow page heading and limit by sales, business size, or geographical location. Explore consumer and lifestyle data. Create marketing lists.

    This resource supported through a generous donation from the Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation.

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