Bringing the diversity and history of the USA to life in a beautifully-illustrated resource. Covers all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia. Information includes local cuisine, animals & plants, history, government & politics, and historical map collections.
Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing. IPPL cardholders can check out an OBDII automotive diagnostic tool to read and clear check engine lights.
Provides practical tools for job seekers. Receive personalized expert analysis of your resume and cover letter, get live interview coaching 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. daily, plus browse other career and interview resources.
Explore and stay informed on local topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political & social issues & more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the Chicago area including the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald & Daily Southtown & more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Explore Arlington Heights and suburban area history through local news, events and people with the Daily Herald Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Explore Chicago area history through local news, events and people with the Daily Southtown Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
From World Book, uses dramatic readings of plays to help students gain reading fluency, understand core concepts, and internalize content. Activities, lesson plans, and mini-inquiry projects tie to curriculum correlations.
A resource of over 6,000 publications from around the world, featuring the full-text of many major metropolitan newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune (1996 to present) and Daily Herald (1997 to present). Obituaries are included in full-text coverage.
The world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, travel, history, customs, and language. Profiles are available for 175 different countries and include information on business customs, travel essentials, food, and transportation.
How-tos and creative ideas in arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids' crafts, model building, needlecrafts and textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science and technology, and scrapbooking and papercrafts.
Illinois specific driving exams, including 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions.
Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full-text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
LinkedIn Learning platform combines everything that was found in Lynda.com with what is offered in the LinkedIn Learning platform. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve professional and personal goals.
MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Offers information on health topics, human genetics, medical tests, medications, dietary supplements, and healthy recipes sourced from more than 1,600 selected organizations and provides 40,000 links to authoritative health information in English and 18,000 links to information in Spanish.
Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic, and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).
Resources for students to understand issues, develop critical thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts on citizens' rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.
Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children's magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.
More than 4,000 language learning combinations at your finger tips! Courses are offered in your native tongue and you can learn whatever language you choose. Live, teacher led conversation groups are offered in many languages. Want to prepare to be a citizen? Try ProCitizen as well.
ReferenceUSA now has a new name: Reference Solutions. 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.
This database is supported through a generous donation from the Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation & Friends.
Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality science images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.
Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.
Provides access to 2,500 titles, including 460 that are proprietary to World Book. Download the World Book eBook app to take titles on the go (requires you to first create an account at World Book online. Click any World Book link and in the upper right corner, click the person icon and click "create account."
Created for those ages six to 10, the site offers simple navigation, easy-to-understand articles, thousands of colorful illustrations and other multimedia, and dozens of activities and science projects.
For kids ages 10 to 14, this is a premier online reference source with thousands of articles, state-of-the-art multimedia, editor-reviewed websites, Behind the Headlines and Compare Places features, a How to Do Research guide, periodical content, and more.