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  • Academic Search Premier

    Academic Search Premier

    A multi-disciplinary database of thousands of magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Special Library Edition of Ancestry.com.

  • Article Finder (Ebsco Discovery Service)

    Article Finder (Ebsco Discovery Service)

    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.

  • 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.

  • BookFlix

    BookFlix

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

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Brainfuse HelpNow

    Get one-on-one help from a tutor, 2 - 11 p.m., or use the Skills Center, 24/7.

  • Brainfuse JobNow

    Brainfuse JobNow

    Get live, one-on-one assistance with resumes, job searching, and online applications from 1 PM to 10 PM.

  • 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 2012.

  • 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.

  • Comics Plus

    Comics Plus

    This database offers over 20,000 digital comics and graphic novels for all ages. The comics are updated weekly and there are no holds, no waits and no limits on checkouts.

  • Comics Plus (Children’s Collection)

    Comics Plus (Children’s Collection)

    Read children's comics online.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete

    Resource for key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

  • Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports

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

  • ConsumerLab

    ConsumerLab

    ConsumerLab.com provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements and nutritional and health products.

  • ConsumerSearch

    ConsumerSearch

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

  • 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.

  • Daily Herald – Historical (from NewspaperArchive)

    Daily Herald – Historical (from NewspaperArchive)

    Access the archives of the Daily Herald from 1901 to recent.

  • 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.

  • Encyclopedia of Associations

    Encyclopedia of Associations

    Find and compile lists of associations with this popular resource.

  • Escolar

    Escolar

    Britannica's Spanish encyclopedia for Elementary and Middle school students.

  • 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, stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and Medigap plans.

  • Fold3

    Fold3

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

  • Full-Text Finder

    Full-Text Finder

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

  • Gale Courses

    Gale Courses

    350 six week courses on a wide variety of subjects.

  • Gale Ebooks (formerly GVRL / Gale Virtual Reference Library)

    Gale Ebooks (formerly GVRL / Gale Virtual Reference Library)

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

  • 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 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.

  • GVRL Health and Medicine eBook Collection

    GVRL Health and Medicine eBook Collection

    Includes a collection of health and medicine related encyclopedias.

  • 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.

  • History Reference Center

    History Reference Center

    This is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.

  • 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.

  • Inkie.org (formerly Biblioboard)

    Inkie.org (formerly Biblioboard)

    Features content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities.

  • 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.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collection

    Library of Congress Digital Collection

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

  • 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.

    Mobile App

  • Literary Reference Center

    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.

  • Little Pim

    Little Pim

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

  • LOTE Online for Kids

    LOTE Online for Kids

    Children's picture books in World Languages

  • 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.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Middle Search Plus

    Provides full text access to magazines covering general topics for middle and junior high school students.

  • 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 (NYTimes.com)

    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)

    New York Times (ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies)

    Full-text of the New York Times from 1980 to today.

  • 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, e-books, and magazines. 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.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Points of View Reference Center

    This a full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

  • Preschool and Childcare Directory

    Preschool and Childcare Directory

    A listing of local resources compiled by MPPL staff.

  • Prescribers’ Digital Reference (formerly Physicians’ Desk Reference/PDR)

    Prescribers’ Digital Reference (formerly Physicians’ Desk Reference/PDR)

    Compilation of manufacturers' prescribing information on prescription drugs.

  • 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.

  • Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

    Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

    Business directory, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.

  • 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.

  • 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. Registration required.

  • 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 (Proquest U.S. Major Dailies)

    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)

    Washington Post (Proquest U.S. Major Dailies)

    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.

  • Weston Woods Plus

    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.

  • Worldcat Discovery

    Worldcat Discovery

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