Online Research Tools

AlldataAlldata: Automotive diagnostic and repair information.

Note: Alldata is only accessible using a library computer or the library’s WiFi.

Ancestry Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.

Note: is only accessible using a library computer or the library’s WiFi.

AtoZ AtoZdatabases: Electronic phone book plus listings of over 30 million businesses and 220 million U.S. residents. Create and export marketing lists, research your business competition and discover information about companies by location or type of business. Great for job seekers!

Booklist Booklist: Booklist Online offers a generous selection of content from Booklist magazine-a book review journal published by the American Library Association. It includes archived reviews and some Web-only features.

ConsumerChkbk Chicago Consumer’s Checkbook: An independent non profit consumer authority that helps consumers find quality area products and services at competitive prices.

ChicagoTrib Chicago Tribune: Search articles from 1985 – today. Historical archive of articles going back to 1849 is a great place to find primary sources and obituaries.

ConsumerReports Consumer Reports: Search the full-text of Consumer Reports from 1988 to current (through Ebsco’s MasterFile Complete).

Credo Credo Reference: An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.

DailyHerald-01 Daily Herald: Search articles from July 1997 to today.

CultureGrams-01 CultureGrams: Learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world. Four editions are available, including World Edition, Kids Edition; States Edition and Provinces Edition. For students in Grades 2-8.

EbookEbsco eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): Read ebooks at your computer. No need for a device! The collection includes classics, nonfiction instruction manuals, psychology, philosophy, and more.

EmediaLibOverdrive eMediaLibrary: Download eBooks and digital audiobooks to virtually any device, including Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, mp3 players, Android phones, and more. Our digital collection grows bigger and better by the month.

OCLC FirstSearch: Connects to full-text magazine and journal articles, as well as abstracts, in a wide range of subjects.Includes access to ERIC and Medline.

FreegalFreegal: Download music to any MP3 player. Use your PC or Mac to add three songs a week to your personal collection.  Stream music to your device for three hours per day.


Go Grolier: Provides access to kid friendly databases including Amazing Animals of the World and Popular Science.

Grolier Grolier Online: A great research project tool for teachers and students grades 3 through adult, produced by Scholastic. Includes newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles organized by level, lexile, and Core Curriculum Standards.

HeritageQuest Heritage Quest Online: A great research project tool for teachers and students grades 3 through adult, produced by Scholastic. Includes newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles organized by level, lexile, and Core Curriculum Standards.

LearnExp Learning Express Library: Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises and information to help achieve success at school, at work, or in life. Topics include math and reading skills for elementary, middle and high school; college preparation tests such as the ACT and SAT; computer skills, GED preparation, job search skills, U.S. citizenship and more. Register for a free account with your Glen Ellyn Library card.

LexisNex LexisNexis Library Express: News, *Legal, Company information and more. Includes Company Dossier which covers over 43 million public and private companies, globally. *Legal information available in-library only.

LittlePim-01 Little Pim: Language learning for kids Pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.

Mango Languages: An online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 languages from around the world, including English as a new language. Learn grammar, the culture of the country, and compare your speech to a native speaker. Learn a new language today!

Muzzy: Language learning for children ages 0 – 12; kids can learn Spanish, French, German and Italian from this playful online training system.

Masterfile Magazines-MasterFILE Complete:Search popular magazines and academic journals on a variety of topics for school or personal enjoyment.

Morningstar Morningstar Investment Research Center: Get comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange traded funds, as well as market overviews. Includes portfolio tools and calculators to determine your optimal asset mix.

NYTimes New York Times: Covers full text from June 1980-current. Includes abstracts from January 1969-May 1980.

Newsstand-01 Newsstand: Contains fully searchable electronic copies of articles from over 1,500 state, regional, national, and international newspapers.  Find back issues of the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Daily Herald, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.

Novelist Novelist: Find books by Title, Author, Genre (type of story), or Who (character or occupation), What (setting), When, (time period), Series. Create book lists. Find similar books.

NovelistK-8 Novelist K-8: Find Lexile Measure which is a number indicating the reading level,demand, difficulty and complexity of the sentences. Children’s version of Novelist.

OnlineBkClub Online Book Club: Get a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book and by the end of the week, you will have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start a new book. Sign up and start reading.

PopSciencePopular Science: Research thousands of articles from Popular Science Magazine.

PublicRecData Public Records Database: Public and marketing-oriented data for the Chicago land area: New Homeowners, New Business, Foreclosures & Sales, Bankruptcies.

GaleScience Science in Context: An in-depth science database. This resource focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms, including: Earth Science, History of Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as Inquiry, Space Science and more.

ScienceFlix-01ScienceFlix: Offers a mobile-ready interactive resource perfectly designed for those interested in science, technology, and engineering, with an emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the newest science standards. For students in Grades 3 through 8.

ValueLine Value Line: Investment advice on stocks, industries and the economy.

GaleVRL Virtual Reference Library: Access more than 1,000 electronic reference titles. Subject areas including health, medicine, science, art, history, business, biography and more.

WallStreetJournal-01 Wall Street Journal: Search articles from January 1984 to today.

WorldCat WorldCat: Find items in the catalogs of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.