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.
Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
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.
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.
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 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.
EAPL has partnered with Driving-tests.org 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!
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.
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.
Interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, U.S. Citizenship Test, careers, and other exams. First time users click on "New User" button to register. Returning users click on "Returning User" button.
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.
Access over 9,500 news, company, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify, Hoover reports and compare companies matching specific criteria. Find legal information from Supreme Court rulings to state statues to legal information on several businesses all in one database.
Please note: The legal information portion of the database is only accessible inside the library. Business information and news content are accessible remotely. If accessing the database from home, please use the LexisNexis remote access link.
If you are accessing this database from home, please click here. The legal information portion of the database is only accessible inside the library. Business information and news content are accessible remotely.
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.
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.
LitFinder represents a core repository of literary works. International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.
Geared to kids, this is Mango powered language-learning system that uses games and videos to teach another language. This link is to create an account and track your progress as you learn! If you are at Ela Area Public Library and just want to give Little Pim a try without creating an account, please click here.
Lynda.com - 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 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.
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history, from the mid-15th century to the present.
Identify and research stocks and mutual funds, and create and analyze portfolios. Includes reports and exclusive Morningstar Ratings on stocks and mutual funds.
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.
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.
Find specific newspapers from all over the world in full text and full color!
*Please note: when accessing Press Display outside of the library, you will be taken to an extra login screen. Please enter your entire 14-digit library card number in the box marked "Barcode/Library card No."
Information about recent local new home sales, new business licenses, foreclosures and bankruptcies. Includes Lake, Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall, and DeKalb counties.
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.
Access hundreds of computer, IT and other recent and high demand technology titles from O'Reilly Media, The Pearson Technology Group and other key publishers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
General reference database for grades 1-9 with three reading levels of age-appropriate full-text articles and images selected from hundreds of sources.
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.