All Research 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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Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
Ratings of Chicago area stores and service providers.

Chicago Tribune
Find articles from the Chicago Tribune, from 1985 to the present.

Chicago Tribune – Historical
Find articles from the Chicago Tribune, from 1849 to 1990.

Cloud Library
Downloadable books that you can read on your iPad, Android tablet, Nook, or computer.

Creativebug
Video tutorial courses on crafting projects and techniques.

Consumer Reports
The complete online Consumer Reports. Includes automobile and appliance ratings.

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Data Axle (formerly Reference USA)
A business and residential directory. Search by geography, company size, NAICS, and more.

Digital Magazines
Download magazines to read on your device or computer. Check our Getting Started with RB Digital Magazines Guide (PDF) for details.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks
Thousands of books and audiobooks available on all your devices through the Cloud Library or Libby/Overdrive.

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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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HeritageQuest
Research genealogy and local history information.

Hoopla
Instantly stream digital movies, music, eBooks and more

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Kanopy
Stream acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers.

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Mango Languages
Learn a new language the fun way with this interactive tool. Over 50 languages are available. Put the app on your phone! You must create a profile before you are able to log into the app.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Contains company ratings and analysis, as well as stock and fund screeners.

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New York Times – NYT.com
Paywall-free access to the New York Times online, with no article limit.

New York Times – Recent Archive
Find articles from the New York Times, from 1980 to the present.

New York Times – Historical Archive – Find articles from the New York Times, from 1851 to 2009.

Novelist
Tell Novelist your favorite authors, and it will tell you your next favorite book.

Novelist K-8
Find children’s books based on their favorite authors and topics.

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Overdrive
Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks which you can use on your computer and media player (Kindle and many iPod and Mac compatible).

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

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Project Gutenberg
Offers thousands of free public domain eBooks, with a focus on older titles and classic literature.

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Reference USA (Data Axle)
A business and residential directory. Search by geography, company size, NAICS, and more.

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Streaming Music and Movies
Digital movies and music available on all your devices or viewing on TV screen.

Skillshare
Thousands of creative classes available for Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District cardholders.

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Treehouse
Thousands of online courses related to web design, coding, business, and much more.

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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 – WSJ.com
Paywall-free access to the Wall Street Journal online, with no article limit.

Wall Street Journal – Archive
Find articles from the Wall Street Journal, from 1984 to the present.

Washington Post
Paywall-free access to the Washington Post online, with no article limit.

The Winnetka Talk
Find articles from the Winnetka Talk, from 1995 to the present.

World Archives (United States)
Search the full text of U.S. newspapers from the mid-1700’s 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.