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Find modern outline, political, thematic, topographic, scientific and animated maps, as well as thousands of antique maps of places throughout the world. Download, modify, and use any of the maps however you wish.

A great resource for travellers and students in grades 5 and up, find historical and current information about all 50 states and 5 territories.

Covering more than 200 cities worldwide, this database is perfect for travelers and students that need quick and accurate information. A to Z World Travel also includes local recipes and language tips.

Including more than 13,000 titles, this database offers peer-reviewed articles, full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present, podcasts and more.

Find thousands of scholarly articles in full-text on a broad range of topics.

ALLDATA is an online source for automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer information. ALLDATA provides vehicle manufacturers' diagnostic and repair information for foreign and domestic vehicles from 1982 through the current year. ALLDATA is only available within the library.

Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.

The largest and most comprehensive newspaper collection of obituaries and death notices with an easy-to-use interface.
Use your library card number to log in from home.

For in-library use only.  Search United States census records, military records, directories, passenger lists and more with the library edition of the popular genealogy resource.


Contains biographies on more than 300,000 people, including scholarly overviews.

Looking for a good book to read? Try BookBrowse! Find latest releases, what other readers thought about them, and then search the SWAN catalog, all from one place.

Discover a new favorite author or title with the "if you like" function, or find an in-depth critique of an old favorite.

One of the most comprehensive databases on business research available, this database contains company profiles from around the world, articles on people, industries and finance, as well as company histories.

Packed with thousands of full-text articles from leading business publications, this database also contains business profiles, industry rankings and more.


Click here for out-of-library access. Looking for a good plumber, lawn care service or contractor? Chicago Consumers' Checkbook Online can help you find these and many other service providers in your area, along with user ratings. Chicago Consumers' Checkbook Online is funded by individual consumers who subscribe to the print or online content. They take no money from companies or advertisers. See what your fellow consumers are saying about businesses in your area!

 You will be asked create an account when you access this from home, allowing you to rate and review companies.

Full-text articles from the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Tribune covers 1985-current.

Get full-text and images from historical articles, as well as the full text of historical obituaries and death notices. Covers 1850-1984.

The historical Chicago Tribune covers 1849-1993.

Find full-text information on health conditions, diseases, holistic remedies, and more.

The online version of the popular consumer magazine.

Start here to find out about people in other countries! Listen to the national anthem, look at pictures, and try recipes. Learn about each country’s history, customs, and government, and see what everyday life is like. Great as a homework resource or if you're just curious.


Full-text articles from the Arlington Heights edition of the Daily Herald, which covers news in the Harwood Heights and Norridge area.


This database provides information for professional development and for educators and administrators. This massive file offers a robust collection of full-text education journals.

Enjoy this classic encyclopedia in its online form in the library or access it remotely. Use the main search screen if you're in middle school or older, or switch to the Kids view for younger searchers.


Consists of various databases grouped by subjects. 
A password is needed to search. Contact us for password information.

Available to anyone, Footnoted provides reports on the news items that companies put in the fine print of the reports they submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Useful information for financial professionals and serious investors alike.


Imagine searching hundreds of reference books all at once on almost any topic imaginable. Now you can, with Gale Virtual Reference Library. You can print, e-mail or download entries.

One of the largest general reference online resources available, it includes about 80 million records that are updated daily.

A homework resource from Sharpe Online Reference, this database is designed for grade school through undergraduate students. Find articles from hundreds of highly-reviewed reference sources on:
Booms and busts: economic history (1630s-Present), civilizations and societies: ancient and modern worlds, native peoples of the world, and world terrorism.

Love to travel? Global Road Warrior can help you find your bearings and feel at home in over 150 different countries. Find information on local customs, currency, health care and more.

This free resource brought to you by the creators of Google allows you to search for scholarly documents across multiple disciplines.


Designed for the layperson, this database contains useful information about health conditions as well as about alternative health practices.

Allows you to search through census records, genealogy books, over 1 million genealogy articles and more. 

Find full-text articles from reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books, as well as full-text articles from leading history magazines.


Access local history files of the area.

Provided by Record Information Services. Scroll through Chicagoland's public records, either within the library or from the comfort of your own home. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more.

This resource provides full-text articles from hundreds of Spanish-language and bilingual magazines and newspapers. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.


Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, 

Students looking for literary criticism for school assignments need look no further. This database contains full-text articles from hundreds of well-established reference works and periodicals.

A must for literature students. Find critical articles, biographical information, timelines and more.

Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. Requires free account creation and can be used from home or within the library.


Mango Languages allows you to interactively learn 60 different languages online, including English for Polish speakers.

Designed specifically for the public library user, this database contains full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources.

For both the savvy investor and the newbie, provides stock and mutual fund information and over 100 classes on stocks, funds and portfolio building. Remote users can log in here.


Search the Times all the way back to 1851 and through to the present.

Find information on topics of interest including business, education, health, government, politics and more from a variety of media including newspapers, videos and web-only content including the Chicago

Full-text articles from the Norridge News.

Do you love a book or author and want to find more like it? Novelist Plus will help you do just that, as well as provide you with complete series information, reading levels, and more.


Based on the popular Opposing Viewpoints print series, this database offers point and counterpoint articles on hundreds of topics.


Points of View contains more than 370 topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint.


This multi-purpose information resource is designed for middle and high school students and anyone that is new to the English language.

For the job seeker, the small business owner or the general public, this directory provides information on more than 20 million business and directory information on 222 million consumers.

Offering a proven immersion method of language learning trusted for over 20 years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library - or anywhere, anytime.


Another great science database, Science In Context offers access to over 2 million articles on math, chemistry, biology, astronomy and much more. You can also find ideas for science fair projects.

Science Reference Center contains full-text access to hundreds of reference books and periodicals.

A collection of homework resources designed for grade school through undergraduate students, find articles from hundreds of highly-reviewed reference sources.

Designed for the entrepreneur, this database offers users information on creating business plans, franchising and marketing.

This resource, aimed at high school students, offers articles from sources such as journals, reference books, maps and primary sources.


Directory of industrial product information covering 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies within 67,000-plus industrial categories.

You can get free homework help from a live, online tutor. All you need is an Eisenhower Public Library card and an Internet connection. You can use Live Homework Help from home, school and even the Library.


A homework resource from Sharpe Online Reference, this database is designed for grade school through undergraduate students. Find articles from hundreds of highly-reviewed reference sources on:
The settlement of America (1607-1890), the Civil War era and Reconstruction (1861-1877), Postwar America (1945-Present), and Democratic, Republican, and third parties (1790-2013), as well as culture wars, social issues, and sports in America and Latino history and culture.

A great index for information specifically related to United States history.


This database contains all the articles from the beloved World Book Encyclopedia in addition to thousands of articles from other trusted sources.

High school students and older can use this online version of World Book for general information about the world and its inhabitants.

The world version of History In Context. Another excellent online history index.