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Glassdoor is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share salary details about specific jobs for specific employers or company and interview reviews describing life on the inside of an employer. Information comes from the people who know these companies best - either the employees who work there or the candidates who have interviewed there.

Global Issues In Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Global Newsstream - Proquest

Search the most recent global news, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s, featuring full-text content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites. Stay informed with one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.


Health Reference Center

Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.

Heritage Quest

Provides access to thousands of family and history books, the complete U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), PERSI (The Periodical Source Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and more. Digitized images are fully searchable and printable.

History Virtual Reference Library

Find information from full-text history reference sources. Search through history encyclopedias and other resources such as The Gale Encyclopedia of World History, American Decades, The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, and much more.

Home Improvement Collection

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.


Illinois DMV Practice Tests

EAPL has partnered with to provide free DMV practice tests. Practice our sample permit tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real DMV test!

Investor’s Business Daily (In-Library Use Only) *

Access the Investor’s Business Daily digital edition, IBD Stock Checkup, Stock Lists, and other research tools. Ask at the Reference desk to log in.



Need help with your resume? JobNow offers live job coaching assistance for adults! This resource is available everyday from 2-11PM.


Lake Zurich Courier (1995-current)

The Lake Zurich Courier provides news and information for Lake Zurich and the surrounding area. Features of the newspaper include business news, entertainment, politics, food, and sports.

Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Includes official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Literature Resource Center

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers thousands of novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of hundreds of authors.

Literature Virtual Reference Library

Find full-text articles from print literature reference sources. Search through literary criticism from resources such as Drama For Students, Novels for Students, Short Stories for Students, and more.


Lynda - Technology training with over 20,000 training videos on over 300 topics with exercise files included. Please remember to log out when you are finished.


Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

New! Mango Languages now has a Library app available for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users. Now, anyone with an Ela library card can access the language courses for free directly from their mobile device. Search your device's app store for Mango Library to get the Mango Languages Library Edition app.

To use the Mango app, you must first have an account with Mango set up (click the link above to set up an account if you don't have one yet, this link does not work on some devices and may require a desktop or laptop computer for log in.) Download the free app for your iPhone/iPod or Android device, enter your Mango Languages login information, download a course and start learning at your own pace with or without an Internet connection!


The U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database containing references to articles in thousands of medical, dental, and nursing journals. Corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.

Modern World History

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history, from the mid-15th century to the present.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Identify and research stocks and mutual funds, and create and analyze portfolios. Includes reports and exclusive Morningstar Ratings on stocks and mutual funds.


New York Times (1985 - current)

Full-text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record. Offers coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts. Library Edition

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s onward, containing thousands of well-known regional, state and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.


An extensive database of fiction for adults, teens and children, offering subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.


O’Reilly Media (formerly Safari Books Online)

Access complete books, in-depth video courses, and guides from industry experts on a wide range of current, high demand technology topics, such as coding, digital photography, cyber security, and system administration.


PressReader (formerly Press Display)

Find specific newspapers from all over the world in full text and full color!

*Please note: when accessing PressReader outside of the library, you may be taken to an extra login screen. Please enter your entire 14-digit Ela card number in the box marked "Barcode/Library card No." If you are using the PressReader App, it will ask you for your library card number and a PIN. Your PIN is the password you use to log into the library catalog.

Public Records Online

Information about recent local new home sales, new business licenses, foreclosures and bankruptcies. Includes Lake, Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall, and DeKalb counties.


Reference Solutions

ReferenceUSA is now Reference Solutions.

Directory information for publicly and privately owned companies in the United States, as well as information about individual consumers. The database is compiled from hundreds of Yellow page directories, Business White Pages, Corporate Annual Reports, SEC 10K reports, Chamber of Commerce Directories, state directories, and other public information sources. It is searchable by: Company or Executive name, and Ticker symbol; SIC & NAICS codes; city, MSA's, state, area code or zip code; business size (sales, numbers of employees, etc.).

New - ReferenceUSA now has an app for iPad available! Click here for more information.


Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online is now O'Reilly Media

Access complete books, in-depth video courses, and guides from industry experts on a wide range of current, high demand technology topics, such as coding, digital photography, cyber security, and system administration.


Scholastic Bookflix

Watch, Read, and Learn - Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Scholastic Teachables

Thousands of teacher-created worksheets, mini-books, printable packs and lessons to use in class or at home, for grades pre-k to 8.

Scholastic TrueFlix

TrueFlix offers the award-winning True Books content to help students build literacy skills as they learn about a variety of social studies and science subjects. All of the True Book titles are accompanied by related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.

Science in Context

Includes thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as the latest scientific developments covered in articles from dozens of magazines and academic journals and links to websites. Covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

Science Virtual Reference Library

Find information from full-text science reference sources. Search through science encyclopedias and other resources such as The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Science in Dispute, Science and Its Times, and much more.

Scribner Writer Series

Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

SIRS Discoverer

General reference database for grades 1-9 with three reading levels of age-appropriate full-text articles and images selected from hundreds of sources.

Something About the Author

An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers.


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