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

  • Artemis Literary Sources

    Artemis Literary Sources

    Search Lit Resource Center, Lit Criticism Online, and more.

  • 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 Source Complete

    Business Source Complete

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    Get instant access to thousands of expert Reviews and Ratings.

  • 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


    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


    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 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 Courses

    Gale Courses

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

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Search full-text reference sources and encyclopedias on a wide range of topics.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog

    GPO Monthly Catalog

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

  • Grey House Publishing

    Grey House Publishing

    Access a collection of reference ebooks.

  • GVRL Business

    GVRL Business

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

  • GVRL Health and Medicine

    GVRL Health and Medicine

    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

    GVRL Science

    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


    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.

  • 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


    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


    Download audio books, ebooks, and video.

  • New York Times

    New York Times

    1980 to present with searchable full-text.

  • 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.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1849 to 1992.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1851 to 2012.

  • ProQuest Newsstand

    ProQuest Newsstand

    Full-text access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others from 1997 to the present.


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

  • ReferenceUSA


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

  • Regional Business News

    Regional Business News

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

  • 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.

  • Science Online

    Science Online

    Includes a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of formats.

  • SILC WorldCat

    SILC WorldCat

    A catalog of books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

  • 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’ 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.


    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


    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


    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.