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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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. 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.  Normally access to this database is available only while at the Library, but is now available online while libraries are closed.


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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.


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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.


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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 health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, reports, popular reference books, fact sheets, and magazine articles.


CRO New CR Logo 9 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-search interface to search for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics. 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. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range, and create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more. Watch the Tutorial 


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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.


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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.


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Offers interactive language learning in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and more. There are also ELL courses for native speakers of Spanish, Polish, French, and other languages.

Use Mango on your computer or download the mobile app (Apple / Android).  


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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.


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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. Watch the Tutorial


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.
Get homework help from live tutors between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.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 test.


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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.


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.

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