The Elmwood Park Public Library offers a variety of online resources to its card holders. All of these can be accessed 24/7 and from outside the Library, with the exception of Ancestry. Find out more about them below.

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Are you looking for sources to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

 

ancestry2Ancestry Library Edition
Find out more about your background with Ancestry. Records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; birth, death, and marriage records; church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists, international records, and more are available. Access to this database is available only while at the Library.

 

 

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Plug in the year, make and model of your car to find diagnostic information and diagrams. Includes repair and maintenance information for over 31,660 domestic and import vehicles from 1945 models to the present. All content created by ASE certified technicians.  Watch the Tutorial

  

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Biography Reference Bank 
Find information about the lives of celebrities, politicians, historical heroes, and legends. Watch the Tutorial

 

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A complete online tutoring system with study tools for grades Kindergarten through college. Also includes practice tests for the High School Equivalency Exam, preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test, and one of a kind career assistance for job seekers.  FAQs

 

 

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Find national economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.

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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and students with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

 

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Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, reports, popular reference books, fact sheets, and magazine articles. 

 

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Access to Consumer Reports’ unbiased product and service ratings and recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Health, a searchable archive of the past four years of ratings, product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.

 

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Driving-Tests.org 
Get a jumpstart on passing your DMV Permit tests! Car, motorcycle, and CDL practice tests available. Try out this wonderful resource brought to you by the Driving-Tests.org website. 

 

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Complete full text content of local and regional news from Elmwood Park's weekly paper. Community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community are covered. Paid advertisements are excluded.

 

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A good starting place for adults to cite for a paper or personal research. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

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Explora for Kids & Teens
A good starting place for kids and teens to find sources to cite for a paper or personal research. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

 

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 
Are you looking for a quality overview of a topic? Search this encyclopedia to get started. Content is updated annually. Watch the Tutorial

 

 

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Access to Trade Shows Worldwide. Provides listings for trade shows, their sponsoring organizations, and facilities, services and information sources on trade shows and exhibitions held in the United States and around the globe.

 

 

gvrlGale Virtual Reference Library
Read eBooks in your browser on business, the arts, DIY projects, literature, and more. 

 

 

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Are you looking for sources on history to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.  Watch the Tutorial 

 

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Legal Information Reference Center
Find legal forms and information related to property, wills, financial planning, family affairs, immigration, business, intellectual property, and more. Watch the Tutorial

 

 

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Find literary criticism, articles from literary journals, book reviews, and plot summaries as well as poems and short stories here.  Watch the Tutorial

 

 

litcritonlineLiterature Criticism Online
Read literary criticism, reviews, articles, biographies, and more here. Analyze term usage in literature through the years.

 

 

mango-languagesMango Languages
Offers interactive language learning in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and more. Use Mango on your computer or mobile device. There are also ESL courses for Spanish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and more speakers. 

 

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Are you looking for sources to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

  

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Middle Search Plus 
Search more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All articles are assigned a Lexile score. Thousands of biographies and a collection of images are also included. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

 

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Newspaper Source 
Read newspaper articles from regional and international publications including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostUSA TodayChristian Science MonitorThe Evening Standard, and more. Television and radio transcipts from NPR, CNN, FOX News and CBS News are also available. Watch the Tutorial

 

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NoveList K-8 Plus features read-alikes and information about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

 

 

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Search an author's name or the title of a book you liked to find read-alikes. Tell NoveList what you liked about a book (pacing, tone, characters, and more) to get more specific suggestions.

 

 

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Points of View Reference Center
Read about both sides of social issues, from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control. Includes pro and con viewpoint articles, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, and primary source documents. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. 

 

Power SearchPower Search 
Are you looking for sources to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA and APA formats, or export it to a citation manager. 

 

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Primary Search 
Search more than 70 elementary school magazines. All articles include a Lexile score. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial

 

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Regional Business News 
Search more than 80 regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas of the United States. Includes Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's Small Business - Chicago Edition. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial 

 

salem-press-200Salem Press: Great Events from History
The Salem History series contains more than 5,000 essays covering the milestones of world history from the Ancient World through the twentieth century.

 

 

salem-press-200Salem Press: Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
This encyclopedia offers nearly 500 articles on broad topics and trends in American business history from colonial times to today. Each article is complemented with a bibliography and the appendixes include a glossary of terms, lists of federal agencies and federal laws, notable court decisions, and a time line of events.

 

 

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Are you looking for sources on science to cite for a paper or personal research? Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.  Watch the Tutorial

 

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Small Business Reference Center 
Browse resources for small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs, including sample business plans, industry information, video lectures, tax forms, and more. Watch the Tutorial

  

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WorldCat 
Are you looking for a book, movie, or CD that is not owned by any libraries in the SWAN system? Discover which libraries do own the item using WorldCat. If you find an item you want to request, use our request form or contact us at 708-395-1217.

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