All Databases & Resources A to Z

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  • Ancestry Library Edition -Search through a wide variety of genealogical sources, including census, birth, and marriage records. This resource can only be used inside the Winnetka Library or the Northfield Branch.

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  • Demographics Now – Provides easy access to census information, including interactive maps and customized reports.

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  • FirstSearch – Search for books and articles that are unavailable in our local library system. If you find something of interest, you may request it here.

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  • Illinois Legal Forms – Thousands of State and Federal forms, on topics such as wills and estates, bankruptcy, and real estate.

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  • Kids InfoBits – Information about current events, science, government, sports, and more. Created for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.

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  • LexisNexis Library Express – News, business, and legal sources, including international newspapers, trade publications, and company information. Legal research is only available in the Winnetka and Northfield libraries.
  • Literature Resource Center – Summaries and analysis of over 90,000 books and authors, with a focus on the classics.
  • Lynda.com – Video tutorial courses on creative and professional skills. Lynda accounts now use your Library card number as username and your Library catalog password to authenticate, rather than the dedicated Lynda passwords used previously. You may need to relogin after this change.

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  • Mango Languages – Learn a new language the fun way with this interactive tool. Over 50 languages available.  Put the app on your phone!
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center – Contains company ratings and analysis, as well as stock and fund screeners.
  • MyMediaMall – Downloadable books, audiobooks and videos which you can use on your computer and media player (many iPod and Mac compatible).

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  • Oxford English Dictionary – The online version of the authoritative dictionary for word history, meaning, and pronunciation.

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  • TumbleBooks – A collection of animated, talking picture books.

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  • U.S. History in Context – History research with an emphasis on primary sources, such as speeches, magazine articles, and historical documents.

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  • Value Line Research Center – Investment research information including online versions of the Value Line Investment surveys, the mutual fund survey, and more.

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  • Wall Street Journal – Find articles from the Wall Street Journal, from 1984 to the present.
  • The Winnetka Talk – Find articles from the Winnetka Talk, from 1995 to the present.
  • Worldcat – Search for books and articles that are unavailable in our local library system. If you find something of interest, you may request it here.