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  • Adult Career Center (Live Tutor)

    MPPL offers help from real, live tutors via our website or from the Library's in-house computers -- Free!

  • All Music Guide

    The source for music information. Read artist biographies, album reviews, and find the best of new and upcoming releases.

  • AMA Doctor Finder

    DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.

  • American Memory

    American Memory provides written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

  • American Physical Society

    APS publishes some of the finest physics journals in the world. Only available inside the Library.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (Proquest), the leading name in online genealogy, offers this special Library Edition.

  • Article First

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

  • AtoZ The USA

    AtoZ the USA is the "go-to" resource for US state and territory information for cultural, historical, and social topic reports with many modern and vintage maps, photos, and other images.

  • AtoZ The World

    AtoZ the World provides detailed coverage of every country.

  • AtoZ World Travel

    AtoZ World Travel provides the low-down on cities, in-town excursions, day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders' tips.

  • Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco)

    AARC contains repair and maintenance information on more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to the present.

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

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

  • Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

    Locate articles and ratings on local services, such as plumbers, heating and air conditioning contractors, auto repair shops, dentists, doctors, and more. Home users will be asked to register with Chicago Consumers' Checkbook.

  • Chicagoland Travel/Calendar of Events

  • Chicago Tribune (Proquest)

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

  • Chicago Tribune, Historical (Proquest)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1849 to 1990.

  • CIA World Factbook

    The World Factbook is an almanac of country information produced by the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products. Includes's independent product evaluations.

  • Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco)

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

  • Consumer Reports (Ebsco)

    This is a special access point for Consumer Reports Magazine through EBSCO's MasterFILE Premier.

    How to Search Consumer Reports

  • Cook County Genealogy Online

    The Genealogy Unit of the Cook County Clerk's Bureau of Vital Records provides non-certified versions of birth, death and marriage records for the purpose of genealogical research.

  • Cyndi's List

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

  • Daily Herald (Proquest)

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

  • Digital Microfilm (ProQuest)

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

  • Ebsco Discovery Service and A to Z Publications Locator

    Search for articles across multiple databases with a single search.

  • Elected Officials for Mount Prospect Area

    A listing of all elected officials, including contact information.

  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

    Eciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos is the Spanish-language version of World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia.

  • Encyclopedia of Associations(Gale)

    Search the newest edition of the Encyclopedia of Associations through the Gale Directory Library.

  • Financial Rating Series

    Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, and Insurance Companies.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

    Search more than 500 full-text reference sources on a wide range of topics including science, history, literature, law, and religion.

  • GVRL Business eBook Collection (Gale)

    Searches business plans, company and industry information, management, finance, national and international economics, and small business information.

  • GVRL Health and Medicine eBook Collection (Gale)

    Search a reference library of health and medicine related encyclopedias.

  • GVRL History eBook Collection (Gale)

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

  • GVRL Movie eBook Collection (Gale)

    Search History of American Cinema, International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, and Videohound Golden Movie Retriever.

  • GVRL Music eBook Collection (Gale)

    Search Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 and a variety of titles for teens.

  • GVRL Religion eBook Collection (Gale)

    Search The Encyclopedia of Religion and other encyclopedias of religion and spirituality.

  • GVRL Science eBook Collection (Gale)

    Search Includes a variety of encyclopedias about the environment, medicine, biology and other areas of science.

  • Gale Virtual Youth eBook Collection (Gale)

    Includes encyclopedias on a wide range for topics for youth.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog

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

  • Heritage Quest Online (ProQuest)

    Search your family history using census records, Revolutionary War documents, full-text books and articles, and Freedman's Bank.

  • Illinois Catalog (FirstSearch)

    Search for materials in Illinois libraries.

  • Illinois Digital Archives

    The Illinois Digital Archives is a repository for the digital collections of libraries, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions in Illinois.

  • Illinois Physician Profile

    Access important information about the professional and disciplinary background of 44,000 physicians and surgeons licensed to practice in Illinois.

  • Internet Movie Database

    Search for movie facts and information.

  • International Children's Digital Library

    A library for the world's children

  • Jobs and Career Development Research Guides

  • Kelley Blue Book

    Enter information about a vehicle to find the value.

  • Literature Criticism Online (Gale)

    Explore the online edition of Short Story Criticism (volume 139- current) and Drama Criticism (volume 39- current). The older volumes can be accessed via print in our reference collection (R813.01 SHO & R809.2 DRA)

  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

    Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

  • Marshall Cavendish Digital

    Comprehensive encyclopedias about dinosaurs, the universe, mammals, life sciences, and mythology.

  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

    Full-text articles for approximately 1,700 periodicals that cover weekly news, business, health, education science, and more.

  • Medline (FirstSearch)

    Provides access to journal articles in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing, including links to some full-text articles.

  • Medline Plus

    Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

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

  • Mount Prospect Community Organizations and Clubs

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

  • Mount Prospect Public Library Obituary Index

    Locate newspaper citations with this Library-made database. To request copies of obituaries, contact the Reference Desk at 847/253-5675 or email us at

  • MyMediaMall

    Download audio books, ebooks, and video.

  • NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's)

    A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering access to Standard & Poor's research products.

  • New York Times (ProQuest)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text.

  • New York Times, Historical (ProQuest)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1851 to 2009.

  • Newspaper Archive

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

  • Newsstand (ProQuest)

    Full-text access to the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and many others from 1997 to the present.

  • Novelist Plus (EBSCO)

    Use for mobile
    A reader's advisory tool for all ages that helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested.

  • NoveList K-8 (EBSCO)

    Enter a title or author you like, or describe a book you would like to read, and NoveList finds books for you.

  • Omnifile Full Text Select (EBSCO)

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

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

    This full-text resource covers today's hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control.

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    A historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day; shows not only the current meanings of words, but also traces their development through time.

  • Physics Today

    The flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics, featuring articles, news stories, analyses, book and product reviews.

  • Preschool and Childcare Directory

    A listing of some of Mount Prospect's preschools, child care centers, and home day care providers, compiled by the Mount Prospect Public Library.

  • (Record Information Services)

    Scroll through Chicagoland's 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.

  • Regional Business News

    Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including Crain's Chicago Business.

  • Rootsweb

    A free genealogy community that uses online forums and mailing lists to help people research their family history.

  • Salem Health

    Provides access to Magill's Medical Guide, including information about diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues.

  • Salem History

    Includes historical information, primary source documents, biographies and information about 20th century decades.

  • Salem Literature

    An online collection of classical and current literary criticism of the world's most-studied literature from Salem Literature's popular reference series.

  • Salem Science

    Salem Science presents up-to-date encyclopedias on science, energy, and the environment.

  • Science Online (Facts-on-File)

    Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

  • SILC WorldCat

    A catalog of books and other materials in Illinois libraries.


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

  • USA Trade Online

    Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities.

    See Reference Desk for login information.

  • Value Line

    Online investment research service including stocks and mutual funds.

    Company name, Ticker or Industry Lookup

  • Visit Chicagoland

    Chicagoland travel and calendar of events.

  • 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 Reference Center

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

  • WorldCat

    A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.