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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

  • 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.

  • AtoZdatabases


    30 million business and executive profiles, over 220 million residents, 7 million real-time job listings, 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.

  • 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.

  • Career Center

    Career Center

    Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here. Great for NCLEX-RN test prep.

  • 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.

  • CFRA Marketscope (formerly S&P NetAdvantage)

    CFRA Marketscope (formerly S&P NetAdvantage)

    Detailed reports on companies, mutual funds, and ETFs, Includes The Outlook newsletter, and Industry Surveys.

  • Check Illinois

    Check Illinois

    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 (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


    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.

  • Creativebug


    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

    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 (Gale Business)

    DemographicsNow (Gale Business)

    Demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.

  • 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.

  • FDsys


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

  • Financial Ratings Series Online

    Financial Ratings Series Online

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

  • 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-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.

  • 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.

  • 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 (Gale)

    General OneFile (Gale)

    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.

  • High School (Gale in Context)

    High School (Gale in Context)

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

  • Hoopla


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

  • 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.

  • 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


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mergent Intellect

    Mergent Intellect

    Company facts on over 20 million North American companies and over 70 million global companies. Also includes industry reports from First Research, Key Business Ratios, and more.

  • Mergent InvestorEdge

    Mergent InvestorEdge

    Over 4000 Equity Research Reports, updated weekly, providing expert analysis and buy, sell and hold recommendations from Ford Equity Research.

  • 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.

  • MyHeritage Library Edition

    MyHeritage Library Edition

    Access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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


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

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    Oxford English Dictionary

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

  • 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


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

  • Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

    Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

    Comprehensive resource for identification, research, and pricing antiques for collectors, dealers, and appraisers.

  • 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


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

  • RBdigital Digital Magazines

    RBdigital Digital Magazines

    Use RBdigital to read full-color, cover-to-cover issues of many popular magazines.

  • ReferenceUSA


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

  • Rootsweb


    A free genealogy community that uses online forums and mailing lists.

  • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

    Rosetta Stone Library Solution

    Start your interactive language-learning journey today with the online Rosetta Stone® Library Solution, available in 30 languages.

  • 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.

  • TumbleBooks


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

  • 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.


    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.

  • WebMD


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

  • World Book Advanced

    World Book Advanced

    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)