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  • ABMS Directory

    ABMS Directory

    Information about more than 900,000 board certified physicians.

  • 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. View a Tutorial.

  • Article Finder

    Article Finder

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

  • AtoZ The USA

    AtoZ The USA

    Information about states.

  • 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 Insights: Global

    Business Insights: Global

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

  • CheckIllinois

    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.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune

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

  • Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1849 to 1993.

  • Chilton Library

    Chilton Library

    Keep your vehicle running smoothly using specs, info sheets, videos, and more from Chilton Libraries. View a tutorial.

  • Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports

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

  • ConsumerSearch

    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

    DemographicsNow

    Demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.

  • 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.

  • EZ Select

    EZ Select

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

  • FDsys

    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

    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  PowerSearch

    Gale PowerSearch

    Search all of Gale's article databases: General OneFile, GVRL, Opposing Viewpoints, and Gale Literary Sources.

  • Gale Courses

    Gale Courses

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

  • Gale Literary Sources

    Gale Literary Sources

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

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Thousands of reference books available online. View tutorials.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Medicine Book Collection

    Gale Virtual Reference Library Medicine Book Collection

    Specially selected titles on health and wellness from GVRL.

  • General OneFile

    General OneFile

    Millions of full-text articles, updated daily.

  • Global Newsstream

    Global Newsstream

    Formerly ProQuest Newsstand. Full-text access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other world newspapers.

  • GVRL Business eBook Collection

    GVRL Business eBook Collection

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

  • GVRL Health & Medicine eBook Collection

    GVRL Health & Medicine eBook Collection

    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 eBook Collection

    GVRL Science eBook Collection

    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

    Hoopla

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

  • 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.

  • Intercept

    Intercept

    Designed to help entrepreneurs create a professional Business Plan.

  • 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 Plus

    Medline Plus

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

  • Mergent Archives

    Mergent Archives

    Provides access to more than 180,000 corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

  • Mergent Intellect

    Mergent Intellect

    Company facts on over 20 million North American companies and over 70 million global companies

  • Mergent Investoredge

    Mergent Investoredge

    Provides investment reports on over 5,200 companies.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Morningstar Investment Research Center

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

  • 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

    MyMediaMall

    Download audio books, ebooks, and video.

  • 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

    1980 to present with searchable full-text.

  • New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1851 to 2013.

  • Newspaper Archive

    Newspaper Archive

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

  • 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 or topics in which you are interested. View a tutorial.

  • 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

    Thorough and complete language program.

  • Preschool and Childcare Directory

    Preschool and Childcare Directory

    A listing of local resources compiled by MPPL staff.

  • Public-Record.com

    Public-Record.com

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

  • ReferenceUSA

    ReferenceUSA

    Search for US or Canadian businesses and residential listings, new home owners, and more. View a tutorial.

  • 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.

  • SILC WorldCat

    SILC WorldCat

    State-wide Illinois Catalog, search for books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

  • SILC Worldcat Discovery

    SILC Worldcat Discovery

    New interface for Statewide Illinois Library Catalog. Search for material in Illinois Libraries and place ILL requests.

  • Small Business Resource Center

    Small Business Resource Center

    Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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. View a tutorial.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal

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

  • WebMD

    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 Discovery

    Worldcat Discovery

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

  • Zinio Digital Magazines

    Zinio Digital Magazines

    Use Zinio to read full-color, cover-to-cover issues of over many popular magazines. View a tutorial.