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.

Academic Search Complete buttonAcademic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is great for students looking for scholarly sources for a research project or paper. It offers full-text articles on multiple disciplines from peer-reviewed journals, periodicals, books, and other valuable resources. Click here to watch the tutorial.


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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. This database is only accessible while visiting the Library.



auto repair source buttonAuto Repair Source
Auto Repair Source provides accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. This includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls.  Click here to watch the tutorial.


business source premier buttonBusiness Source Premier
Business Source Premier provides access to full-text articles from top journals covering a variety of business disciplines, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management information systems, and operations management. Click here to watch the tutorial.


Proquest & Chicago Tribune Historical buttonChicago Tribune Historical Archives (1849-1990)
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.


Consumer Health Complete buttonConsumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, reports, popular reference books, fact sheets, and magazine articles. Click here to watch the tutorial.


Consumer Reports offers unbiased product and service ratings and recommendations from the latest issue of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Health. Search the archive for 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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Get a jumpstart on passing your DMV permit tests. offers practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL permits, as well as handbooks and guides regarding state traffic laws and regulations.


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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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Explora offers an easy-to-use interface to browse and search for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics. Click here to 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, and create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more. Click here to watch the tutorial.


History Reference Center buttonHistory Reference Center
History Reference Center is great for students and history buffs looking to learn more about U.S. and world history. It includes full-text articles from reference books and peer-reviewed journals, as well as primary source documents, photos, maps, and videos. Click here to watch the tutorial.


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Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card.



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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center has thousands of book summaries, book reviews, author biographies, critical essays, and literary journal articles, plus full-text classic novels, short stories, and poems. Click here to watch the tutorial.



MasterFILE Complete buttonMasterFILE Complete
Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFile Complete offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, photos, maps, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Click here to watch the tutorial


Middle Search Plus buttonMiddle Search Plus
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus has full-text articles from popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags. Click here to watch the tutorial.


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Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus has millions of full-text articles from the world's major newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. It also offers television and radio transcripts, as well as ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Click here to watch the tutorial.


NoveList K-8 Plus buttonNoveList K-8 Plus
Find book suggestions for kids & teens in grades K-8, including reading lists for fiction, non-fiction, and read-alikes. Search or browse by grade-level, Lexile score, or interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find information about teaching with books and engaging young readers.


NoveList Plus buttonNoveList Plus
Find book suggestions based on genre, theme, age level, and more. Search an author's name or a book title to find read-alikes, or try the appeal mixer to get customized recommendations based on a combination of factors, like writing style, pacing, tone, storyline, and character.


Points of View Reference Center buttonPoints of View Reference Center
Designed to meet every upper grade school and high school student researcher's needs, Points of View Reference Center includes supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications, providing a backdrop for further exploration of controversial topics. Click here to watch the tutorial.


Primary Search buttonPrimary Search Plus
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.


Science Reference Center buttonScience Reference Center
Designed to meet every upper grade school and high school student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Click here to watch the tutorial. 200x100px
Get homework help from live tutors between 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. Practice with lessons and worksheets based on your grade level. Find study materials and practice questions for the ACT, SAT, and GED. Upload your resume and cover letter for specific feedback from tutors. Find information about U.S. citizenship and practice questions for the citizenship also offers webinars on a variety of topics, from time management for students to interview tips for job seekers. Click here to watch past webinars. 


Vocational & Career Collection buttonVocational & Career Collection
Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.



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Use WorldCat to find books, movies, or CDs that are not owned by libraries in our SWAN system. If you find an item you want to request, use our request form or contact us at 708-395-1217.