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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

    Special Library Edition of Ancestry.com.

  • Article Finder

    Article Finder

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

  • AtoZ Food America

    AtoZ Food America

    Contains more than 2,000 state, regional and ethnic easy-to-follow food and beverage recipes.

  • AtoZ Maps Online

    AtoZ Maps Online

    With over 100,000 maps, this is one of the world's largest online collections.

  • AtoZ The USA

    AtoZ The USA

    Information about states.

  • AtoZ The World

    AtoZ The World

    AtoZ The World provides detailed coverage of every country.

  • AtoZ World Food

    AtoZ World Food

    Over 6,500 recipes in this food culture database for 174 countries.

  • AtoZ World Travel

    AtoZ World Travel

    Country information for school reports and travel.

  • AtoZdatabases

    AtoZdatabases

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

  • Auto Repair Source™

    Auto Repair Source™

    Auto Repair Source™ provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of vehicles.

  • Biblioboard

    Biblioboard

    Illinois residents have access to thousands of e-resources free of charge & no library card is required.

  • BookFlix

    BookFlix

    BookFlix is an exciting online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.

  • 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

    Contains market research reports, case studies, industry profiles, and more.

  • Business Source Complete

    Business Source Complete

    Contains market research reports, case studies, industry profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

  • Census Business Builder

    Census Business Builder

    The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau.

  • Check Illinois

    Check Illinois

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

  • Chicago Community Coverage

    Chicago Community Coverage

    Read the Daily Herald and Chicago Sun-Times, Mount Prospect Journal and more.

  • Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

    Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

    Articles and ratings on local services.

  • Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1849 to 1996.

  • Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Recent Newspapers)

    Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Recent Newspapers)

    Digitized Chicago Tribune from 2008 to current (3 month embargo).

  • Chicago Tribune (ProQuest US Major Dailies)

    Chicago Tribune (ProQuest US Major Dailies)

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

  • Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports

    Unbiased ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice from expert testers.

  • ConsumerSearch

    ConsumerSearch

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

  • Creativebug

    Creativebug

    More than 1,000 art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

    Mobile App

  • Cyndi’s List

    Cyndi’s List

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

  • Daily Herald

    Daily Herald

    Explore Mount Prospect area history through local news, events and people.

  • 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.

  • Explore More Illinois

    Explore More Illinois

    Explore More Illinois provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, and more. For more information, click here.

  • Financial Ratings Series Online (Weiss)

    Financial Ratings Series Online (Weiss)

    Find ratings for banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and Medigap plans.

  • Fold3

    Fold3

    US military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served.

  • Foundation Directory Online

    Foundation Directory Online

    Information on more than 140,000 grantmakers. Full version available only in the library. FDO Essential Day Pass available remotely.

  • 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 Literature

    Gale Literature

    Search Gale Virtual Reference Library, Drama Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Literature Resource Center.

  • Gale Presents: Udemy

    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

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Thousands of reference books available online. Includes VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Youth eBook Collection

    Gale Virtual Reference Library Youth eBook Collection

    Includes encyclopedias on a wide range for topics for youth.

  • GovInfo.gov

    GovInfo.gov

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

  • Haines Criss+Cross

    Haines Criss+Cross

    Search for people or businesses by address, phone number, or other criteria.

  • Heritage Hub

    Heritage Hub

    Access hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States.

  • Heritage Quest Online

    Heritage Quest Online

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

  • High School (Gale in Context)

    High School (Gale in Context)

    Articles covering all core subjects from Science to Literature to History.

  • Hoopla

    Hoopla

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

    Mobile App

  • Illinois Car Insurance Calculator

    Illinois Car Insurance Calculator

    Calculate auto insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc.

  • Illinois Digital Archives

    Illinois Digital Archives

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

  • Illinois Home Insurance Calculator

    Illinois Home Insurance Calculator

    Estimate home insurance costs based on home replacement value and location.

  • Illinois Physician Profile

    Illinois Physician Profile

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

  • IndustrySelect

    IndustrySelect

    Research U.S. manufacturers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

  • Jobs and Career Development Research Guides

    Jobs and Career Development Research Guides

    Links to resources compiled by MPPL staff.

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy

    Stream free movies on your mobile device or computer with your Mount Prospect Public Library card.

    Mobile App

  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy

    A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Over 3,600 video tutorials! Emphasis on the STEM subjects. Life-long learning tool for all.

  • Lincoln Middle School Online Textbooks

    Lincoln Middle School Online Textbooks

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

  • Lingo Lite

    Lingo Lite

    Build your multilingual vocabulary in 30 languages.

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

    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.

  • Little Pim

    Little Pim

    Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.

  • Mango Languages

    Mango Languages

    Learn over 70 languages, including ESL.

  • MasterFILE Complete

    MasterFILE Complete

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

  • Medigap Report

    Medigap Report

    Build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.

  • Medline Plus

    Medline Plus

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

  • Mergent Archives

    Mergent Archives

    Includes Mergent's full collection of digitized manuals (formerly Moody's) as well as historical annual reports for public companies.

  • 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 Journal

    Mount Prospect Journal

    Archive of the Mount Prospect Journal.

  • Mount Prospect Obituary Index

    Mount Prospect Obituary Index

    Locate newspaper citations with this Library-made database.

  • Museum Adventure Pass

    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

    MyHeritage Library Edition

    Genealogy database containing millions of records.

  • National Geographic Kids

    National Geographic Kids

    Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more.

  • National Geographic Virtual Library

    National Geographic Virtual Library

    Full-text issues of National Geographic (1888- ) and National Geographic Traveler (2010- )

  • New Oxford Shakespeare

    New Oxford Shakespeare

    All of Shakespeare's works with annotations. This resource is a gift from the Friedrichs Memorial Fund.

  • New York Times

    New York Times

    Enjoy full access to NYTimes.com.

  • Newspaper Archive

    Newspaper Archive

    Search local newspapers from Illinois, including the Daily Herald.

  • Newspapers.com Library Edition

    Newspapers.com Library Edition

    Extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s.

  • Niche Academy

    Niche Academy

    View tutorials on how to use our many databases.

  • 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.

  • O’Reilly for Public Libraries

    O’Reilly for Public Libraries

    Unlimited accesss to 50K+ titles, 30K+ hours of video and more.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.

  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

    Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

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

  • OverDrive

    OverDrive

    Download audiobooks, ebooks, and video. View a Tutorial.
    Mobile App

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    Oxford English Dictionary

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

  • PebbleGo

    PebbleGo

    Username is mppl, and password is library. Explores animals, science, social studies, and biographies in English and Spanish.

  • Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR)

    Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR)

    Compilation of manufacturers' prescribing information on prescription drugs.

  • Plan Builder (Gale Business)

    Plan Builder (Gale Business)

    Formerly Gale Small Business Builder. Designed to help entrepreneurs create a professional Business Plan. Good for nonprofit as well.

  • Preschool and Childcare Directory

    Preschool and Childcare Directory

    A listing of local resources compiled by MPPL staff.

  • PressReader

    PressReader

    Offers access to enhanced digital replicas of more than 6,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60+ languages.

    Mobile App

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: Los Angeles Times

    ProQuest Recent Newspapers: Los Angeles Times

    (2008-Recent; 3-month embargo)

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The New York Times

    ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The New York Times

    (2008-Recent; 3-month embargo)

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal

    ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal

    (2008-Recent; 3-month embargo)

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Washington Post

    ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Washington Post

    (2008-Recent; 3-month embargo)

  • Prospect Day

    Prospect Day

    The Prospect Day Newspaper Archive

  • Public-Records.com

    Public-Records.com

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

  • Regional Business News

    Regional Business News

    Includes access to Crain's Chicago Business and other regional news publications.

  • 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.

  • Scholastic Teachables

    Scholastic Teachables

    Worksheets, mini-books, printable packs and lessons to use in class or at home.

  • Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center

    Full text of science and math encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

  • SILC WorldCat

    SILC WorldCat

    State-wide Illinois Catalog, search for books and other materials in Illinois libraries and place Interlibrary Loan requests.

  • SILC Worldcat Discovery

    SILC Worldcat Discovery

    New interface for Statewide Illinois Library Catalog. ILL requests cannot be placed through this interface.

  • Story Cove: Folktales from Around the World

    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

    TumbleBooks

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

    Mobile App

  • U.S. Major Dailies

    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

    USA Trade Online

    Access U.S. export and import data.

  • 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.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal

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

  • Washington Post

    Washington Post

    Full-text of the Washington Post from 1996 to the current day.

  • WebMD

    WebMD

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

  • World Book Complete!

    World Book Complete!

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

  • World Book Kids

    World Book Kids

    A highly visual encyclopedic database designed for children in K-5th grade

  • World Book Student

    World Book Student

    An encyclopedia designed for children in elementary and middle school.

  • World Book Timelines

    World Book Timelines

    Timelines of famous people, histories of countries, religions, sports and many other subjects.

  • Worldcat Discovery

    Worldcat Discovery

    Search Worldcat, ArticleFirst, ERIC, Medline, and more (Provided by Illinois State Library)