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Academic Search Premier
Ancestry Library Edition
This resource is only available inside the library.
Article Finder (Ebsco Discovery Service)
Search for articles and periodicals across multiple databases with a single search.
AtoZ Food America
AtoZ Maps Online
With over 100,000 maps, this is one of the world's largest online collections.
AtoZ The USA
Information about states.
AtoZ The World
AtoZ The World provides detailed coverage of every country.
AtoZ World Food
AtoZ World Travel
Country information for school reports and travel.
Auto Repair Source™
Britannica Library Children
Encyclopedia Britannica redesigned just for kids.
Britannica Library Young Adults
Business Insights: Global
Contains market research reports, case studies, industry profiles, and more.
Business Source Complete
Contains market research reports, case studies, industry profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
Census Business Builder
The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau.
Do a quick, free background check online in less than 60 seconds.
Chicago Community Coverage
Read the Daily Herald and Chicago Sun-Times, Mount Prospect Journal and more.
Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
Articles and ratings on local services.
Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Chicago Tribune (ProQuest US Major Dailies)
Full-text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to the current day.
Comics Plus (Children’s Collection)
Read children's comics online.
Consumer Health Complete
Resource for key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
ConsumerLab.com provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements and nutritional and health products.
Consumer information drawn from print and online reviews of products and services.
More than 1,000 art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing, quilting, knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more.
Cyndi's List contains links to 290,000 genealogy sites in 180 categories.
Explore Mount Prospect area history through local news, events and people.
Daily Herald – Historical (from NewspaperArchive)
Access the archives of the Daily Herald from 1901 to recent.
Driving Test Prep
Take free practice tests for your license to drive a car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle.
Elected Officials for Mount Prospect Area
A listing of all elected officials, including contact information.
Encyclopedia of Associations
Find and compile lists of associations with this popular resource.
Britannica's Spanish encyclopedia for Elementary and Middle school students.
Explore More Illinois
Explore More Illinois provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, and more.
FAFSA: Federal Student Aid
Information, contacts, instructions and forms for federal student financial aid.
Search family history through records compiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Search for scholarships, get student financial aid, and find money to pay for college.
Find full-text of journals available online by title or subject.
This subscription ends March 29. The last day to start a course is Feb. 15.
Gale Ebooks (formerly GVRL / Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Explore an extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Includes analysis from book excerpts, periodicals, and more.
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
Gale Presents: Udemy
Gale Presents: Udemy offers 6,000 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Youth eBook Collection
Includes encyclopedias on a wide range for topics for youth.
Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
GVRL Health and Medicine eBook Collection
Includes a collection of health and medicine related encyclopedias.
Access hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States.
Heritage Quest Online
History Reference Center
Enjoy free movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks from Hoopla on your mobile device or computer with your Mount Prospect Public Library card.
Illinois Car Insurance Calculator
Calculate auto insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc.
Illinois Digital Archives
Digital collections of Illinois libraries, museums, historical societies and more.
Illinois Home Insurance Calculator
Estimate home insurance costs based on home replacement value and location.
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is a non-profit organization to help people understand their legal options.
Illinois Physician Profile
View professional and disciplinary background of licensed physicians and surgeons in Illinois.
Research U.S. manufacturers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Inkie.org (formerly Biblioboard)
Features content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities.
iVox is an interactive storybook app for children ages 4-8. Available for iOS and Android, iVox brings favorite stories to life with three dimensional characters and scenes that children can explore.
Jobs and Career Development Research Guides
Links to resources compiled by MPPL staff.
Stream free movies on your mobile device or computer with your Mount Prospect Public Library card.
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Over 3,600 video tutorials! Emphasis on the STEM subjects. Life-long learning tool for all.
Legal Information Reference Center
Library of Congress Digital Collection
Includes material from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.
Lincoln Middle School Online Textbooks
Access online text books You will need your student username and password.
Build your multilingual vocabulary in 30 languages.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Join today to get access to thousands of courses.
Literary Reference Center
Includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.
Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, and Korean.
LOTE Online for Kids
Children's picture books in World Languages
Build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.
An excellent source of health information from the National Library of Medicine.
Includes Mergent's full collection of digitized manuals (formerly Moody's) as well as historical annual reports for public companies.
Business directory, executive contacts, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.
Middle Search Plus
Provides full text access to magazines covering general topics for middle and junior high school students.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Mount Prospect Community Organizations and Clubs
A list of clubs and organizations located primarily in Mount Prospect.
Mount Prospect Journal
Archive of the Mount Prospect Journal.
This resource is only available inside the library.
Mount Prospect Obituary Index
Locate newspaper citations with this Library-made database.
Museum Adventure Pass
Use the smartest card - your library card - to receive admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations!
MyHeritage Library Edition
Genealogy database containing millions of records.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Virtual Library
New Oxford Shakespeare
All of Shakespeare's works with annotations. This resource is a gift from the Friedrichs Memorial Fund.
New York Times (NYTimes.com)
Enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com. (does not include NYTimes Games or Cooking)
New York Times (ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies)
Full-text of the New York Times from 1980 to today.
Search local newspapers from Illinois, including the Daily Herald.
Newspapers.com Library Edition
Extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s.
View tutorials on how to use our many databases.
Find new books based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested.
Use for mobile
Find new books based on books you've read.
O’Reilly for Public Libraries
Unlimited accesss to 50K+ titles, 30K+ hours of video and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
Oxford English Dictionary
Username is mppl, and password is library. Explores animals, science, social studies, and biographies in English and Spanish.
Points of View Reference Center
Preschool and Childcare Directory
A listing of local resources compiled by MPPL staff.
Prescribers’ Digital Reference (formerly Physicians’ Desk Reference/PDR)
Compilation of manufacturers' prescribing information on prescription drugs.
Offers access to enhanced digital replicas of more than 6,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60+ languages.
Elementary school students can access full articles from magazines like Highlights and Ranger Rick, as well as full text reference materials from publishers like Abdo and Cherry Lake.
The Prospect Day Newspaper Archive
Illinois public records for real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)
Regional Business News
Includes access to Crain's Chicago Business and other regional news publications.
A free genealogy community that uses online forums and mailing lists.
Access detailed articles on literature, history, science, and health.
Worksheets, mini-books, printable packs and lessons to use in class or at home.
Science Reference Center
State-wide Illinois Catalog, search for books and other materials in Illinois libraries and place Interlibrary Loan requests.
Story Cove: Folktales from Around the World
There is nothing like a good picture book to stir a child’s imagination and create excitement about reading.
TumbleBooks’ mission is to provide quality e-books for children which will encourage and engage tech-savvy young readers.
U.S. Major Dailies
Formerly ProQuest Newsstand. Full-text access to Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times and Washington Post.
USA Trade Online
Access U.S. export and import data. Registration required.
Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.
Wall Street Journal (Proquest U.S. Major Dailies)
Full-text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the current day.
Washington Post (Proquest U.S. Major Dailies)
Full-text of the Washington Post from 1996 to the current day.
A leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.
Only available inside the library.
This resource is only available inside the library.
Weston Woods Plus
With Weston Woods + you can stream your favorite Weston Woods story book videos, including titles like Creepy Carrots, School's First Day of School, and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late.
Search Worldcat, ArticleFirst, ERIC, Medline, and more (Provided by Illinois State Library)