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*Article Finder (Ebsco Discovery Service)

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

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Academic Search Complete

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.

This resource is only available inside the library.

A to Z USA

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 World Food

AtoZ World Food

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

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

HelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation.

Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow

JobNow provides users with help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia with articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library Children

Encyclopedia Britannica redesigned just for kids.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library Young Adults

Encyclopedia Britannica redesigned and written for teenagers.

Business Source

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.

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Chicago Community Coverage (Newsbank)

Read Mount Prospect Journal, Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, and other area papers.

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

Articles and ratings on local services.

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Chicago Sun Times (Newsbank)

Access to articles from 1986 to the current day, plus digital copies from 2018.

Chicago Tribune (PressReader)

Chicago Tribune (PressReader)

Read today’s Chicago Tribune through PressReader. (Three most recent issues)

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Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text from 1849 to 2014.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies)

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies)

Database-style, HTML, full-text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to the current day.

Chicago Tribune (PressReader)

Chicago Tribune Sunday Edition (PressReader)

Read the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune through PressReader. ( 7/22/2018 to the most recent issue)

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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.

Consumer Lab

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.

Creativebug

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 – Historical (NewspaperArchive)

Daily Herald – Historical (NewspaperArchive)

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

Daily Herald

Daily Herald (Newsbank)

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

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.

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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.

FAFSA: Federal Student Aid

FAFSA: Federal Student Aid

Information, contacts, instructions and forms for federal student financial aid.

FamilySearch

FamilySearch

Search family history through records compiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

FastWeb

FastWeb

Search for scholarships, get student financial aid, and find money to pay for college.

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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.

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Gale Ebooks (formerly GVRL / Gale Virtual Reference Library)

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

Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms

Download thousands of official legal forms in areas such as divorce, wills, leases, and real estate.

Gale Literature

Gale Literature

Explore an extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Includes analysis from book excerpts, periodicals, and more.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Practice tests for academic placement and job-related tests. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder.

Udemy

Gale Presents: Udemy

Gale Presents: Udemy offers 20,000 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth.

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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.

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GVRL Health and Medicine eBook Collection

Includes a collection of health and medicine related encyclopedias.

Obituary Index

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.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts, with full text from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of images not found anywhere else online.

Hoopla

Hoopla

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

e-Library

Illinois 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 Insurance Calculator

Illinois Home Insurance Calculator

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

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is a non-profit organization to help people understand their legal options.

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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.

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Inkie.org (formerly Biblioboard)

Features content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities.

iVox

iVox

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

Jobs and Career Development Research Guides

Links to resources compiled by MPPL staff.

JSTOR

JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

This resource is only available inside the library.

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.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

Includes top consumer legal reference books from NOLO, as well as thousands of legal forms.

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

Lincoln Middle School Online Textbooks

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

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

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, Portuguese, and Korean.

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.

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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

Mergent Archives

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

Mergent

Mergent Intellect

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

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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

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.

This resource is only available inside the library.

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- )

The New Oxford Shakespeare

New Oxford Shakespeare

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

The New York Times

New York Times (access to NYTimes.com)

Access NYTimes.com from anywhere! Use our link to create your account, and you can start using the site immediately. Your access will be available for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

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

Technology and business-related e-books, videos, tutorials, personalized learning tools, and certifications for career advancement.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.

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

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 7,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60+ languages.

Mobile App

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Primary Search

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.

Pronunciator.

ProCitizen

This online course will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization test with drills and practice exercises.

Pronunciator.

ProCitizen en Español

Use esta base de datos para prepararse para las partes de educación cívica, lectura, y escritura del Examen de Naturalización de los Estados Unidos. En español.

Pronunciator.

Pronunciator

Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation.

Mobile App

Pronunciator.

Pronunciator en Español

¡Aprenda cualquiera de los 80 idiomas gratis! Usted puede aprender Inglés (ESL) con las instrucciones en español o en 50 diferente idiomas.

Aplicación Movil

The Prospect Day

Prospect Day

The Prospect Day Newspaper Archive

This resource is only available inside the library.

Public-Records.com

Public-Records.com

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

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Read It!

Read It! is for anyone who has a good foundation in English grammar and reading skills to find easy reading material about many subjects.

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

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

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

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.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines from motorcycles to mowers to snowmobiles and more.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks

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

Mobile App

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U.S. Major Dailies (ProQuest)

Database-style, HTML, full-text of the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

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

Wall Street Journal (access to wsj.com)

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Use our link to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Washington Post

Washington Post (access to WashingtonPost.com)

Access Washington Post from anywhere! Use our link to create your account, and you can start using www.washingtonpost.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 7 days. After 7 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

WebMD

WebMD

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

Westlaw

Westlaw

Only available inside the library.

This resource is only available inside the library.

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)



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