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  • Adult Career Center

    Adult Career Center

    Get live, one-on-one assistance with resumes, job searching, and online applications.

  • American Memory

    American Memory

    Includes material from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.

  • American Physical Society

    American Physical Society

    Access 9 APS journals, including Physical Review and Physical Review Letters.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry.com, the leading name in online genealogy, offers this special Library Edition.

  • Article Finder

    Article Finder

    Search for articles and periodicals across multiple databases with a single search.

  • Article First

    Article First

    Article First is an index of items listed on the table of contents page of journals.

  • AtoZ The USA

    AtoZ The USA

    Resource for state and territory information for cultural, historical, and social topic reports.

  • AtoZ The World

    AtoZ The World

    AtoZ the World provides detailed coverage of every country.

  • Britannica Library

    Britannica Library

    Encyclopedia with articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

  • Britannica Library Children

    Britannica Library Children

    Encyclopedia Britannica redesigned just for kids.

  • Britannica Library Young Adults

    Britannica Library Young Adults

    Encyclopedia Britannica redesigned and written for teenagers.

  • Business Insights: Global

    Business Insights: Global

    Comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, useable context.

  • Business Source Complete

    Business Source Complete

    Locate articles from over 1,800 full-text trade journals and general business magazines.

  • CheckIllinois

    CheckIllinois

    Do a quick, free background check online in less than 60 seconds.

  • Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

    Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

    Articles and ratings on local services. Home users will be asked to register with Chicago Consumers' Checkbook.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune

    Full-text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to the current day.

  • Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1849 to 1993.

  • Chilton Library

    Chilton Library

    Keep your vehicle running smoothly using specs, info sheets, videos, and more from Chilton Libraries.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete

    CHC is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

  • Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports

    ConsumerReports.org provides unbiased ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice from expert Consumer Reports’ testers.

  • ConsumerSearch

    ConsumerSearch

    Consumer information drawn from print and online reviews of products and services.

  • Cook County Genealogy Online

    Cook County Genealogy Online

    Provides non-certified versions of birth, death and marriage records for genealogical research.

  • Cyndi’s List

    Cyndi’s List

    Cyndi's List contains links to 290,000 genealogy sites in 180 categories.

  • Daily Herald

    Daily Herald

    Includes full-text articles of the Daily Herald from 1995 to today.

  • DemographicsNow

    DemographicsNow

    Highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight, finding an audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.

  • Digital Microfilm

    Digital Microfilm

    Original full page images of the Chicago Tribune, searchable by date, 2008 to the present.

  • Driving Test Prep

    Driving Test Prep

    Take free practice tests for your license to drive a car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle.

  • Elected Officials for Mount Prospect Area

    Elected Officials for Mount Prospect Area

    A listing of all elected officials, including contact information.

  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

    Spanish-language version of World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia.

  • Encyclopedia of Associations

    Encyclopedia of Associations

    Find and compile lists of associations with this popular resource.

  • FDsys

    FDsys

    Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

  • Find My Past

    Find My Past

    Search an extensive collection of records from Australasia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

  • Fold3

    Fold3

    Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

  • Full-Text Finder

    Full-Text Finder

    Find full-text of journals available online by title or subject.

  • Gale  PowerSearch

    Gale PowerSearch

    Search all of Gale's article databases: General OneFile, GVRL, Opposing Viewpoints, and Gale Literary Sources.

  • Gale Courses

    Gale Courses

    Gale Courses offers programming with over 350 six week courses in personal and professional development.

  • Gale Literary Sources

    Gale Literary Sources

    An integrated resource searching Gale Virtual Reference Library, Drama Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Literature Resource Center.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Thousands of reference books available online.

  • General OneFile

    General OneFile

    Millions of full-text articles, updated daily.

  • Global Newsstream

    Global Newsstream

    Formerly ProQuest Newsstand. Full-text access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a large selection of world newspapers.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog

    GPO Monthly Catalog

    An index to U.S. Government publications from 1976 to the present day.

  • Grey House Reference Collection

    Grey House Reference Collection

    A collection of reference books from Grey House Publishing.

  • GVRL Business eBook Collection

    GVRL Business eBook Collection

    Business plans, management, finance, economics, small business, and more.

  • GVRL Health & Medicine eBook Collection

    GVRL Health & Medicine eBook Collection

    Search a reference library of health and medicine related encyclopedias.

  • GVRL History

    GVRL History

    History related encyclopedias, including world history and specific eras of U.S. history.

  • GVRL Religion

    GVRL Religion

    Includes The Encyclopedia of Religion and other religion and spirituality titles.

  • GVRL Science eBook Collection

    GVRL Science eBook Collection

    Encyclopedias covering the environment, medicine, biology and other areas of science.

  • GVRL Youth

    GVRL Youth

    Includes encyclopedias on a wide range for topics for youth.

  • Heritage Quest Online

    Heritage Quest Online

    Search census records, Revolutionary War documents, Freedman's Bank, and more.

  • Hoopla

    Hoopla

    Enjoy free movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks from Hoopla on your mobile device or computer with your Mount Prospect Public Library card.

  • Illinois Digital Archives

    Illinois Digital Archives

    Digital collections of Illinois libraries, museums, historical societies and more.

  • Illinois Physician Profile

    Illinois Physician Profile

    View professional and disciplinary background of licensed physicians and surgeons in Illinois.

  • Intercept

    Intercept

    Designed to help entrepreneurs create a professional Business Plan.

  • Jobs and Career Development Research Guides

    Jobs and Career Development Research Guides

    Links to resources compiled by MPPL staff.

  • Lincoln Middle School Online Textbooks

    Lincoln Middle School Online Textbooks

    Access online text books You will need your student username and password.

  • Lynda Business Tutorials

    Lynda Business Tutorials

    Learn business skills through video tutorials.

  • Lynda Marketing Tutorials

    Lynda Marketing Tutorials

    Learn marketing skills through video tutorials.

  • MasterFILE Complete

    MasterFILE Complete

    Full-text access to thousands of general interest periodicals on a wide variety of topics.

  • Medline

    Medline

    Access journal articles in all areas of medicine, including links to some full-text articles.

  • Medline Plus

    Medline Plus

    An excellent source of health information from the National Library of Medicine.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Provides access to information on stocks and mutual funds for potential investors and researchers.

  • Mount Prospect Community Organizations and Clubs

    Mount Prospect Community Organizations and Clubs

    A list of clubs and organizations located primarily in Mount Prospect.

  • Mount Prospect Obituary Index

    Mount Prospect Obituary Index

    Locate newspaper citations with this Library-made database.

  • MyMediaMall

    MyMediaMall

    Download audio books, ebooks, and video.

  • New Oxford Shakespeare

    New Oxford Shakespeare

    Oxford’s scholarly edition provides trustworthy, annotated primary texts for scholars and students. Users outside MPPL will need to login with a Library Card.

  • New York Times

    New York Times

    1980 to present with searchable full-text.

  • New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1851 to 2013.

  • Newspaper Archive

    Newspaper Archive

    Search hundreds of local newspapers from across the country, including the Daily Herald.

  • NoveList K-8

    NoveList K-8

    Find new books based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested.

  • Novelist Plus

    Novelist Plus

    Use for mobile
    Find new books based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.

  • OmniFile Full Text Select

    OmniFile Full Text Select

    Full text articles in science, humanities, education, and business, 1994-present.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Full-text articles and more on a wide range of social issues.

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    Oxford English Dictionary

    A historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day.

  • Powerspeak Languages

    Powerspeak Languages

    Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.

  • Preschool and Childcare Directory

    Preschool and Childcare Directory

    A listing of local resources compiled by MPPL staff.

  • Public-Records.com

    Public-Records.com

    Illinois public records for real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more.

  • ReferenceUSA

    ReferenceUSA

    Search for US or Canadian businesses and residential listings, new home owners, and more.

  • Regional Business News

    Regional Business News

    Full text for nearly 100 regional business publications including Crain's Chicago Business.

  • Rootsweb

    Rootsweb

    A free genealogy community that uses online forums and mailing lists.

  • Salem Press

    Salem Press

    Access detailed articles on literature, history, science, and health.

  • SILC WorldCat

    SILC WorldCat

    A catalog of books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

  • SILC Worldcat Discovery

    SILC Worldcat Discovery

    New interface for Statewide Illinois Library Catalog. Search for material in Illinois Libraries and place ILL requests.

  • Small Business Resource Center

    Small Business Resource Center

    Hundreds of sample business plans, journals, multimedia content, and more.

  • Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

    Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

    Access to stock reports, industry reports, historical stock prices, and more.

  • TumbleBookCloud Junior

    TumbleBookCloud Junior

    TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, videos, and audio books! It’s for kids in grades two to six.

  • TumbleBooks

    TumbleBooks

    TumbleBooks’ mission is to provide quality e-books for children which will encourage and engage tech-savvy young readers.

  • USA Trade Online

    USA Trade Online

    Access U.S. export and import data. See Reference Desk for login information. Please ask at the Reference Desk for login information.

  • USA.gov

    USA.gov

    Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.

  • Value Line

    Value Line

    Online investment research service including stocks and mutual funds. Value Line Tips

  • Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal

    Full-text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the current day.

  • WebMD

    WebMD

    A leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

  • World Book Online

    World Book Online

    Encyclopedia articles, maps, timelines and multimedia content. Also available in Spanish.

  • WorldCat

    WorldCat

    A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

  • Zinio Digital Magazines

    Zinio Digital Magazines

    Use Zinio to read full-color, cover-to-cover issues of over many popular magazines.