All Databases & Resources A to Z


  • 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.




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



  • 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.




  • Illinois Legal Forms – Thousands of State and Federal forms, on topics such as wills and estates, bankruptcy, and real estate.
  • InfoTrac OneFile – Search for newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of subjects, including current events, economics, sports and more.


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


  • 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.
  • – Video tutorial courses on creative and professional skills.


  • 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).



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




  • TumbleBookCloud Junior – A collection of videos and chapter books including read-alongs, graphic novels, and videos from National Geographic.
  • TumbleBooks – A collection of animated, talking picture books.


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History in Context – History research with an emphasis on primary sources, such as speeches, magazine articles, and historical documents.


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


  • 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.
  • World Vital Records – Search for family history and genealogical information, including census, military, Social Security, and newspaper records.